Wednesday March 26, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
"20 Feet From Stardom" just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature! Here to tell us more about the making of this important new film – fresh from the Oscar red carpet experience – is the film’s editor Jason Zeldes, with an insider’s look at what it is like to edit a major motion picture – from rough cut to the critically lauded final product.
Jason will show rare raw footage from this acclaimed film and describe how he approached the editing process and its challenges.
Jason Zeldes has been working exclusively in documentary filmmaking for the past four years, racking up credits on several features and getting the opportunity to work with several Sundance Film Fest alums. Steadily rising through LA’s documentary community as a film editor since graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2009, his most recent work include one of the most acclaimed films of the year, 20 Feet From Stardom, which debuted on opening night of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to receive multiple awards. He is currently making his directorial debut with a new documentary Romeo is Bleeding, which is a finalist for the San Francisco Film Society 2014 Documentary Film Fund Award.
20 Feet From Stardom shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and more. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music's most unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with superstars Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Chris Botti and Sheryl Crow.
Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn more about this most important aspect of filmmaking with one of the leaders in the motion picture editing field