Brian Funck film editor
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Notes from the Edge of Life – An innovative new medical series following people as they face cutting-edge and often life-saving surgery. Aired recently on Discovery Channel. (editor & producer)
Goal Keepers – A feature documentary about a team of grade-school Arab and Israeli boys who learn to compete together when they find themselves on the same soccer team. Aired recently throughout the Middle East. (editor & co-writer)
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***
Jury Duty – A collaboration with artist Sara Hendren, this short film examines the experiences and ethical quandaries
people encounter while serving as jurors. It's part of a larger public art project and was recently on view at 18th Street Arts Center
in Santa Monica.
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):
Build It Bigger –
Host Danny Forster explores some of the world's most spectacular feats of architecture and engineering. Airing Thursdays on Discovery-Science Channel
. Check local listings.
NOVA / 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
FRONTLINE / 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.