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The Documentary Life - The Documentary Life EPISODE 46, 3rd November 2017
5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, C. Fitz
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5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, C. Fitz

5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently

To edit a documentary can be a tricky, sometimes frustrating business, even for the more seasoned veterans. But for the less experienced, the edit can just be a downright intimidating, or worse, even project-ending phase.


We, of course, do not want this to happen to any of you. So for the opening salvo of this week’s episode, we’ve put together a list of suggestions that will not only help ease your editing pain, but it should get you to be able to edit in a more efficient manner!


Podcast Conversation

In our conversation this week, we spoke with television & marketing vet, commercial and documentary filmmaker, C. Fitz, who while finishing up on her first doc (ShowGirls, Provincetown, MA), came across instant inspiration for her latest documentary, Jewel’s Catch One, in the form of her awe-inspiring and charismatic subject, Jewel Thais-Williams.


Topics Discussed

  • can documentary films truly create change?
  • how can our documentary subjects sometimes inspire us as people?
  • how her reality tv experience informed her documentary work
  • how social media is now critical to a documentary filmmaker


Related Resources

As mentioned in our opening segment on 5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently, number four was Create a Drive Infrastructure. As promised, I’ve taken a screenshot of the drive infrastructure that I always use on projects. Feel free to use yourself. Play around with it, see what works for you, what doesn’t, add or subtract folders as you see fit. And by all means, share with us some of your drive infrastructure ideas, by leaving a comment below!


Film Trailer

Watch the trailer for Jewel’s Catch One



Help Jewel

Please consider helping get C. Fitz and Jewel Thais-Williams get Jewel’s Catch One out and into the world by making a contribution of any size to their GoFundMe campaign.



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