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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7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More
SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!
August 08, 2017

SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!

A big shout-out to our own David Osit (class of 2011) for his News and Documentary Emmy Awards nominations for his film Thank You For Playing: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing: Documentary, and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. The film is directed and produced by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and David also served as the film's editor, cinematographer, and composer. Read More
Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles
August 02, 2017

Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles

It is just the middle of summer and our steadfast SocDoc alumni and faculty are covering themselves in glory! Like iridescent pearls, they are picking up the light from industry, networks and festivals alike and sending it back out into the world.&nb Read More
Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup
April 13, 2017

Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup

Tis the season to celebrate documentary filmmaking and SocDocers are certainly joining the fun.  From Hot Docs in Canada to Monclair Film Festival in our own backyard and doc labs around the world, we’re thrilled to have such a strong show Read More