Editing Master Class with Pedro Kos

Posted March 1, 2012

Panel #41
Saturday, March 3, 2:30pm
Columbia Art League, 207 S. Ninth St.

Grab a cup of free Kaldi’s coffee at the Columbia Art League and sit down to learn a thing or three from one of the most skilled editors working in documentary film today, Pedro Kos (The Island President). From Aristotle’s Poetics to three pieces of saltwater taffy a day, Kos shares some of the fundamental steps to becoming a good editor. Malcolm Pullinger moderates.

Pedro Kos (The Island President)

Pedro Kos is a Brazilian-born film editor living in Los Angeles. He edited the Academy Award-nominated documentary Waste Land, directed by Lucy Walker. The film received numerous awards including the audience awards at both the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. He has frequently collaborated with Sundance-winning director Jessica Sanders on March of the Living, and with Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock on Sing China! He began his career as an editor on the making-of documentary about Terrence Malick’s 2005 feature film The New World. Most recently Kos edited the documentary The Island President, directed by Jon Shenk, which brings him to True/False this year.

Malcolm Pullinger

Malcolm Pullinger is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in San Francisco. He produced and edited the award-winning documentaries Winnebago Man, Following Sean, and The Key of G. His films have been released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada, have aired on the BBC, PBS, ARTE, and Channel Four, and have played at film festivals around the globe. Malcolm has created programming for various political and nonprofit campaigns, including Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, Human Rights Watch, and the Democratic National Committee. He is also the Producer & Creative Director of Wholphin, the acclaimed quarterly of rare and unseen short films published by McSweeney’s.