1. This is a section from the middle of Wilhemina's War. One of the activists we've been following goes to chat with a pastor, and then we go to a local barbershop to hear some men talk about how seriously they take AIDS prevention. Without spoiling anything, it turns out the men try to tell us what they think we want to hear when the activists are around, but it's a different story later on.

    We had so much great stuff from the barbershop, I swear there's another film hiding just in the conversations there.

    As an editor, both of these sections are things that didn't seem promising at first, but that had some great stuff hiding in the footage. The scene with the pastor felt stagey, but the pastor's reactions are not staged, and really demonstrate the difference between hearing something and understanding it - you see him make that transition. And the barbershop is a funny way to get at the point that people are gonna be people, and no matter what we know, we still will do what we want anyway.

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  2. Part of a documentary I co-edited for Dan Rather Presents, about international adoptions gone wrong, and the unintended consequences when adoptive parents feel they've taken on something they can't handle.

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  3. Part of a documentary I co-edited for Dan Rather Presents, about international adoptions gone wrong, and the unintended consequences when adoptive parents feel they've taken on something they can't handle.

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  4. This is the beginning few minutes of the 'festival' version of "Wilhemina's War". It sort of eases into the story, letting you meet several of our main characters in an evocative way.

    We had an even longer version of the church service that was very pretty, but that kept us from really getting the film started for too long. We also had parts of this scene at the end of the film several times before we came up with the ending we settled on.

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  5. This is part of a show I edited last fall for the Military Channel. We tried to take fairly dramatic approach to history, and use whatever we could from the world of reality/documentary editing to make the characters in the situations real. I really loved the amazing archive footage we got from Sergei Kruschev that shows up in this segment, of his dad and various officials sitting around the big table coming up with a plan to freak out the US government.

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