Master Class – amb Joe Bini

EMBRACING YOUR INNER CO-FILMMAKER: AN EVENING WITH JOE BINI

Joe Bini talks about his life as a filmmaker and editor, including his 20-year collaboration with Werner Herzog and recent films with Lynne Ramsay and Andrea Arnold. Showing clips from a career that has navigated between fiction and non-fiction, he will share his insights on what makes for a successful creative partnership and on the editor’s role as co-filmmaker.

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT ABOUT THE CLASS 

I have done many master class/lectures internationally, including being an advisor for ten years for the Sundance Institute Documentary Editing Labs. The talks cover my 30-year career in the film business where I have mostly worked as an editor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction films. It is important to note that I have learned the craft of dramatic structure through cutting unscripted documentaries, films where I was primarily responsible for character development and ordering the narrative. In this sense, I see myself as much a screenwriter than what is classically considered an editor in the fiction film world. This is central to my approach to editing and to how I speak about the craft.

I always improvise the classes. They rely heavily on things that are going on in my life in the moment but always involve using clips I have collected through the years, examples from my work that touch on themes such as structure, character development, narration and poetic approaches. I also discuss my working methodology with different directors including Herzog and Ramsay. I always enjoy the interplay with the audience and encourage audience participation through questions and comments.

 

BIOGRAPHY, Joe Bini  

Joe Bini is a film editor, writer and director best known for his long-time collaboration with Werner Herzog on such notable documentaries as, “Little Dieter Needs to Fly,” “Grizzly Man,” “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” and “Into the Abyss,” and narrative films such as “Rescue Dawn,” and “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.” He has also worked with Andrea Arnold on “American Honey” and Lynne Ramsay on “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and “You Were Never Really Here,” a film for which he recently won the Independent Sprit Award for Best Editor. He has an Emmy award for non-fiction writing of the film, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” and directed a live theater/film piece about the Kronos Quartet called “A Thousand Thoughts,” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He has been an advisor at the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Labs since 2005.

 

WHERE AND WHEN

Wednesday 22nd of May from 19.00h to 20.30h. CCCB Auditori.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Acredited and public at large 

Price: 10€ (VAT included). 50% discount online from 10th April to 3rd May. Free entry with accreditation, pre-booking required through the online form.

 

Members of AMMAC

Free entry, pre-booking required through the online form until 8th May.

 

ACTIVITY COORGANIZED WITH THE ASSOCIACIÓ DE MUNTADORES I MUNTADORS DE CATALUNYA, AMMAC

 

 

ACTIVITY SPONSORED BY ANTAVIANA FILMS AND SGO

 

 

Master Class – amb Joe Bini | Edition 2019, Industry