Brian Funck film editor
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The Atomic Artists – In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a group of artists is challenging
Japan's unusually strong faith in nuclear power. Marco Werman of PRI's The World
reporting for FRONTLINE.
War of the Worlds – It's the most famous radio broadcast of all time - thousands of people plunged into panic, convinced that America was under a deadly Martian attack. It turned out to be a radio play, performed by 23-year-old Orson Welles.
I.M. Pei: Building China Modern – A feature documentary for PBS American Masters about the renowned architect's final challenge: to create a modern museum in his ancestral home, a 2500-year-old Chinese village. (editor & co-writer) Winner 2010 Cine Golden Eagle Award
After the Fall: HIV Grows Up –
As communism fell in 1989, Romania was gripped with an epidemic of pediatric AIDS. This film looks back with those who were on the front lines, and looks forward at the hopes and struggles for the survivors who, against all odds, are now teenagers. Winner 2014 SIMA Award: Best Editing, Documentary Short
Brian Funck is a film and television editor based in Boston. His work has been seen in theaters, at film festivals, and on TV networks, including CBS, PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Science Channel, National Geographic, The Learning Channel, MTV, and Animal Planet, among others.
Brian is regularly involved in the heavy lifting stages of post-production: finding the story, combing interviews and transcripts, creating a workable structure. He has worked with and without a script, and with all manner of post-production teams. Brian is also a former Avid Certified Instructor and has led workshops on editing with Final Cut Pro. He works on either platform.
Recent projects include (editor unless noted):
Making Stuff: Smaller
– New York Times
technology correspondent David Pogue
journeys into the world of nanotechnology, where computer chips are one atom thick and micro-robots are battling cancer. It's no longer the stuff of science fiction. Second in a four-part series airing early 2011 on PBS
Doctor Hotspot – New Yorker writer and FRONTLINE correspondent Atul Gawande reports on a doctor who actually seeks out his community’s sickest — and most expensive — patients. It's a practice called "hotspotting," which not only improves health, but dramatically reduces costs.
Endgame: AIDS in Black America
– A groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country's
most urgent, preventable health crises. A FRONTLINE special presentation.
– A closer examination of the sexual abuse scandal that shook the Penn State community. A parable of guilt, redemption and identity crisis for a small town caught in the glare of the national spotlight. The Los Angeles Times
calls it a "thorough, thoughtful and heartbreaking film." Coming in 2014