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January 18, 2017 /Member Stories /

Lights, Camera, Edit: Directing with an Editorial Eye


Adobe is headed to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and you can join us! Whether you’re in Park City or keeping tabs on all the action from home, don’t miss our panel on Friday, January 20th at 3pmMT, showcasing an inspiring line-up of filmmakers who wear a lot of hats and work on projects ranging from independent to studio and from feature length to serial content.

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Lights, Camera, Edit: Directing with an Editorial Eye

Whether moving from the director’s chair to the edit bay or working collaboratively between the two, having an understanding – or even mastery – of more than one filmmaking discipline can deeply enrich the final project. Hear from a panel of Sundance alums on how diverse perspectives influence success in independent, big budget, and serial content.

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 3 – 4:30pm (Mountain Time) | Cinetranformer on Main Street (approx. 500 Main Street)

Join the live stream or catch the replay on YouTube.

Meet the Panelists

David Lowery is a filmmaker from Texas. His films as a director include St. Nick, Pioneer, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon. As an editor, he worked on Bad Fever, Sun Don’t Shine, and Upstream Color.

At Sundance 2015, Jennifer Phang‘s sophomore feature Advantageous won a U.S. Dramatic Competition Special Jury Prize. The film was acquired by Netflix and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. A sci-fi drama about the future of women, Advantageous was the feature adaptation of Phang’s ITVS award-winning short by the same name. This year Phang directed episodes of The Exorcist on Fox and Major Crimes for Warner Bros. Television. Phang’s debut feature Half-Life premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at SXSW, and was released by the Sundance Channel.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez is a Los Angeles based writer/director. In 2015, The Stanford Prison Experiment, his third feature film, was released theatrically by IFC Films after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. It stars Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano, Thomas Mann, Ezra Miller, and Tye Sheridan. Universal Pictures released the film overseas. His second film, C.O.G., starring Jonathan Groff, Denis O’Hare, and Corey Stoll, was the first movie based on the work of David Sedaris. It premiered in competition at Sundance in 2013 and was released in theaters by Focus Features and Screen Media. In 2010, he won the “Someone to Watch Award” at the Independent Spirit Awards for his writing and directorial debut Easier With Practice. This year, he directed three episodes of the new Netflix Series Thirteen Reasons Why, produced by Tom McCarthy for Paramount TV.

Meet the Moderator

Meagan Keane is a senior product marketing manager on the Adobe Creative Cloud video team overseeing Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Media Encoder, but her beginnings were in documentary film production. She was producer on Defining Beauty (Audience Award for best documentary, Newport Film Festival, 2011) and Associate Producer on We Live in Public (Sundance Grand Jury Winner, 2009) and Join Us (LA International Film Festival documentary selection). Meagan made the move from film production to film technology, remaining connected with the industry, while influencing future innovation in her field. Meagan Keane has a MFA in film from the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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