This week on Teaching in the Arts, my friend, Emmy Award winning editor, and teacher in the arts, Jason Rosenfield. Jason joined me on Skype, as you can see here, and check out that Emmy Awars (one of three) over his right shoulder.
As you will hear, I think Jason is terrific. We have only known each other a short time, and have only spent maybe 80 hours in each others’ company, but we get along famously.
Jason and I worked at Columbia College Hollywood together. I guess, technically, I was his boss, but we were more colleagues. We co-taught a documentary theory and production class, and those Wednesday nights in the Valley were the highlights of my time in Los Angeles.
On this episode we talk about his career from editing Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean for Robert Altman, to his current work as supervising editor on Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s Amazon series Lorena.
We also discuss, his documentary work, his career as a dancer, and the book he is writing as part of his Master’s Thesis at Vermont College of Fine Arts. And two pictures in his bathroom- one of Jason accepting an Emmy, the other of his wife, Lynn, showing off her prize catch.
The Lesson of the Day is mixing it up- keeping things fresh, and going out of your comfort zone. The LOTD (has it caught on enough to be an an acronym?) is inspired in part by Jason going to graduate school rather late in his career (he will be awarded his MFA in October).
It is a big show, and something of a bromance. I just think Jason is terrific as a filmmaker, teacher, and person. I am glad he took the time to be on the podcast.
Jason’s IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0742590/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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