Sam Pollard, long-timer editor for Spike Lee, will host a workshop on editing and other aspects of film-making at Scribe Video Center (4035 Walnut St.) on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 pm.
Pollard will discuss his work as an editor and "delve into the process of working as a director and with the editors in shaping a story into a documentary." Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for Scribe members.
Pollard has been a professional editor since 1978, and first worked with Lee in 1990 on Mo Better Blues. Working with Lee, he subsequently edited Jungle Fever, Clockers, Girl 6, 4 Little Girls and Bamboozled. Pollard also worked with director Ernest Dickerson on the Tupac Shakur-starring Juice and Surviving the Game.
Since then he's specialized in documentary editing – the film Venus and Serena, and Sinatra: All or Nothing at All for television. As a producer, Pollard's credits include the American Masters segment on Marvin Gaye, and Eyes on the Prize II for The American Experience.