Emmy-nominated editor Carla Gutierrez (Julia, RBG, When Two Worlds Collide) made her directorial debut with Frida. The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2024 and won the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award, is an intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Told through her own words for the very first time - the film is drawn from her diary, revealing letters, essays, and print interviews - and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation inspired by her unforgettable artwork.

Gutierrez and Emmy-winning supervising editor David Teague (Cutie and the Boxer, E-Team, Freeheld, Life Animated) will discuss their collaborative process in the editing room, using Adobe’s tools to create their vision, and working with their team of sound designers, musicians, and animators to achieve their revolutionary portrait of the artist.

In this one hour session, Carla and David will also cover the use of archival materials, giving and receiving notes, editing in multiple languages, bringing artwork to life with animation, and fostering a strong director/editor relationship.

Whether you’re a director who edits your own films, a filmmaker who wants to learn more about the art of collaboration, or simply interested in how this beautiful film came together, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

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Carla Gutiérrez is an Emmy and Eddie nominated documentary filmmaker. Her directorial debut FRIDA, about iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, premiered at Sundance 2024 where it won the prestigious Jonathan Oppenheim Award for Best Editing. FRIDA is an Amazon MGM Studios Original film and it's currently streaming on Prime Video. more...
David Teague is an Emmy-winning documentary film editor and writer. His work as an editor includes the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning LIFE ANIMATED, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning CUTIE AND THE BOXER, the Independent Spirit-nominated THE DEPARTURE, the Emmy-nominated E-TEAM, and the Oscar-winning FREEHELD. He wrote and produced STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING, shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for his work on the film. more...
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Erica Elson is a Producer, Writer and Educator based in the mountains outside Los Angeles. Her short film, WING NIGHT, premiered at Method Fest in Los Angeles. She is the co-author of the book THE AWKWARD HUMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE and co-hosted a podcast by the same name on the 5by5 network for five years. Elson's articles have been published by HuffPost, Lifehacker, and Reader's Digest. Prior to working in education, she worked in television development and writers’ rooms such as VH1’s HINDSIGHT, where she had the chance to write for the spinoff web series PLANET SEBASTIAN. more...

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