Film Festival screens "Snow Day"
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[October 17, 2016]
- As part of the Lincoln Film Festival there was a Sunday afternoon
screening of the movie "Snow Day." The documentary film about life,
death, and skiing follows a group of senior citizens on their weekly
ski trip in the Colorado Rockies sharing their stories.
After the movie, a post-production screening was held giving
movie goers a chance for a question and answer session with
Katherine Ringgold, who edited the movie.
Ringgold is a film editor who has been working at Pixar Animation
Studios for 16 years and has done editing work for movies such as
"Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo," "Ratatouille," and "Up."
Moviegoers had questions about how much footage Ringgold had to work
with, who puts the music in, and how it works when the editor's
vision is different from the director's vision.
Ringgold said she worked with tons of footage. Over 200 hours of
footage was filmed, and 80 hours were given to the producer before
it got to the editing stage.
One filmmaker was the daughter of one of the skiers in the movie and
as she filmed it, she found deeper stories of the skiers at the
Ringgold she said spent evenings and weekends editing it to the
final version since she has another job during the day.
She said some of the music was already recorded and put in, and
other music was composed for what was edited.
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Ringgold said when the footage was sent to her, the director gave her an outline
to follow, but she found she needed to rearrange some of it. The director had
also done some editing, so it was not difficult to make changes. Ringgold said
she used her vision to help the story play out.
Those who watched the movie and attended the question and answer session said
they enjoyed the movie and appreciated hearing about the process of editing it.