Ann Collins

Editor

Ann Collins, Editor

Classes taught:
Editing I , Editing II

Ann’s career began more than twenty-five years ago when she edited Gini Reticker’s independent documentary, “The Heart of the Matter,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Freedom of Expression Award. Her credits include the documentaries “Belly Talkers”, “The Charcoal People”, and “Sound and Fury”, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before receiving theatrical and television distribution. “Sound and Fury” was nominated for an Academy Award. For television, she edited “Frontline: Merchants of Cool“ and “Porgy & Bess: An American Voice” as well as productions for Martha Stewart, MTV, Lifetime, CBS, and PBS. She has edited web projects for Etsy and Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked extensively as a story consultant and consulting editor on numerous independent documentaries. Ann began her career as an assistant editor working in 16mm film under the auspices of filmmakers George Butler, Ken Burns, Bill Moyers, David Grubin and Maysles Film. She teaches and mentors at the School of Visual Arts in the Masters in Social Documentary and Masters in Photography, Video and Related Media programs. She graduated cum laude from New York University, receiving a BFA in film and television. Most recently, she co-produced and edited “Swim Team,” an independent documentary.

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Application Info Session Jan 22
January 11, 2018

Application Info Session Jan 22

SocDoc is hosting an online info session ahead of our application deadline. Drop in to this online info session anytime from 3-6pm EST to have your questions answered – whether you have a query about the application process, or want more details on the program and department itself. Read More
Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman
January 11, 2018

Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting one of America’s best known documentary filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman, to give a masterclass for SVA students following the recent release of his 41st documentary Ex Libris – The New Yor Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings
December 20, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings

If you're considering joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives
December 06, 2017

NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives

We are excited to announce that new this year, SocDoc is expanding our class offerings to include a couple of weekend-long workshops as well as a two-week summer session. These classes are all open to the public.

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