Edit Sessions with BIPOC Filmmakers

 

I’m available for feedback sessions with filmmakers who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, particularly those who do not have institutional support. These sessions are free-of-charge. The process involves you sending me:
– a link to: raw footage, selections, an assembly, a teaser, or a rough cut as well as any other material you’d like (if you’re unable to upload to a video hosting service, please let me know – I have an account you can use)
– a message about where you are in your filmmaking process
– a message about what kind of feedback you’d like, if you have preferences (ie: a description in my own words of what I’m seeing, constructive comments, proposals for paths forward in the edit)

I will watch your material, take notes, and send feedback via email or over video chat as soon as I can. I’ll keep your material and our communication confidential, unless you specifically tell me otherwise.

I’m able to accept one project per week. This calendar indicates which weeks others have already booked. If there’s nothing on a given week, I am free. Please send me a message here to book a session (I’m currently available starting the week of December 6th, 2020, though that could change depending on cancelations).

I edit, produce, and direct films where people use filmmaking to make sense of overwhelming experiences. Films I have edited include Juan Pablo González’s Caballerango, Dominique Cabrera’s Grandir, and Laurent Bécue-Renard’s Of Men and War; Liam is the first film I directed. Films I’m currently editing include Iliana Sosa’s Lo que dejamos atrás, Lucas Habte’s Happy You’re Here, Arturo González Villaseñor and Antonio Mecalco’s Semillas de pólvora, and Tuğçe Aydın and Elsa Ginoux Dönmez’s Merzifon short. I’m white, cisgender, and gay; I am a US-French citizen and speak English, French, and Spanish.

Supporting films as an editor and producer has taught me about others’ ways of approaching the world. Accompanying filmmakers on the journeys they chart out for themselves gives my own life purpose and meaning. I look forward to figuring out how I can be useful for you.

-Isidore

Comemos la tierra / La tierra nos come – 2017