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Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging/Interdisciplinary Media, Documentary, Producing and Film Music.

In this video from the 2021 Directors Lab, Feature Film Program Deputy Director Ilyse McKimmie leads a discussion with veteran Editors Joi McMillon (If Beale Street Could Talk), Terilyn Shropshire (When They See Us), Dylan Tichenor (Zero Dark Thirty) and Michelle Tesoro (The Queen's Gambit). The panel shares clips from their work and provides insights into the craft of editing, what makes a successful collaboration, managing efficient workflows and the keys to building trust between an editor and a director.

Other conversations in this ongoing series include those with editors Michelle Tesoro, Joi McMillon, Teri Shropshire & Dylan Tichenor; cinematographers Stephen Goldblatt, Robert Elswit, Brad Young and Charlotte Bruus Christensen; writer/director Miguel Arteta, writer/director Walter Salles, writer/director Randa Haines and more.

Mr. Tichenor got his start in the craft of editing with editor Geraldine Peroni who brought him on as apprentice editor on Robert Altman’s THE PLAYER. His recent projects have been CHILD 44 (Daniel Espinosa), TRIPLE 9 (John Hillcoat), AMERICAN MADE (Doug Liman), and STRONGER (David Gordon Green). Tichenor’s latest release is another collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson, best-picture nominated PHANTOM THREAD. more...

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