Master Series Class with Editor Roderick Deogrades

Thursday, April 5

This intimate professional development series focuses on the craft and art of documentary media. Celebrated documentary filmmakers and other acclaimed pros (including editors, cinematographers and sound design) share their expertise and experiences. For more on the DOC Institute’s Masters Series, click here

Investigating the Story: A Master Class with Roderick Deogrades

Roderick Deogrades sees the edit as an investigative process: How do you find the best version of a story?

Take a deep dive into the moody, nuanced work of one of Canada’s most in-demand editors. A frequent collaborator of Michael McGowan, Liz Marshall, Susan Fleming, and Michael McNamara, Roderick Deogrades’ virtuoso filmography include urgent documentaries like Ghosts in Our Machine and David & Me, and critically acclaimed dramatic works like The Expanse.

In this engrossing Master Class, he’ll discuss his theory of shaping performances in documentary, his inventive techniques for improvising story, and how to think “outside the script” in drama. Pulling from his 20 years in the editing trenches, he’ll share anecdotes, creative insights, and clips from new work.

This is a rare chance to learn about the working practice & creative process of a genre-hopping master storyteller – don’t miss out!

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018,  7:00pm – 9:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Location: Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON — M5T 1G4
Price: DOC Members: $25 / Non-members: $35  / Students (with valid I.D.): $20  / CCE Members: $25 / LIFT Members: $25


Rod Deogrades

Roderick Deogrades has worked in the film industry for over twenty years as both a Picture and Sound Editor. This extensive knowledge of both sides of the post equation has proven invaluable. His experience in both the documentary and the scripted formats has established him as one of Canada’s most sought-after collaborators.

His documentary work includes picture editing Michael McNamara’s 100 Films and a Funeral – a film chronicling the rise and fall of UK’s PolyGram Films – for which he received the 2008 Gemini for Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series. He also edited Liz Marshall’s critically acclaimed The Ghosts In Our Machine and Ray Klonsky & Marc Lamy’s David & Me, a documentary about David McCallum, who was wrongfully convicted of murder at the age of 16, at the height of New York City’s crime epidemic in the mid-80s. The documentary was instrumental in his eventual release in 2014. He has also edited many science-based documentaries for David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things, including Lights Out!The Cholesterol QuestionMoose: A Year In The Life of a Twig Eater and, just recently, Fox Tales, which he also Co-Directed.

Some of Rod’s past credits in feature film include picture editing Michael McGowan’s feature films One Week, the musical comedy Score: A Hockey Musical (Toronto International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film in 2010) and Still Mine, where he received Best Editing nominations at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards and the 2013 Director’s Guild of Canada Awards. He then received the 2013 Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in a Feature Length Film for Still Mine. He also edited Victoria Day, the directorial debut of acclaimed author David Bezmozgis (Natasha And Other Stories, The Free World).

His TV series work includes the sci-fi saga The Expanse, Ken Finkleman’s comedy series Good Dog, and its follow-up, Good God, where he also received a 2013 CSA nomination for Editing. He also edited two seasons of the first Canadian Netflix original, Between.

His award-winning sound work includes Istvan Szabo’s Sunshine, Menno Meyjes’ Max, and Paul Gross’ Passchendaelle – all of which received the Genie for Best Sound Editing.


Aaron Hancox

Aaron Hancox is an award-winning producer/director from Montreal. His first film, Cinema L’Amour, won Best Short Documentary at the 2007 Montreal World Film Festival. In 2011, he directed and co-wrote Unheralded for TVO. Since that time, Hancox has produced a handful of successful titles for Markham Street Films in Toronto, including the soccer road movie Celtic Soul (2016) with Jay Baruchel and the wrongful conviction documentary Fight For Justice: David & Me (2014) on Netflix and TVO. Other titles include Ice, Sweat & Tears (2013), a Canadian Screen Award nominated look inside the world of competitive figure skating, Once An Immigrant (2017) and ADHD: Not Just For Kids (2017), all for CBC. Most recently, Aaron co-directed and produced the upcoming Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit for CBC Docs POV, and just started shooting Pugly.


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CCE - Canadian Cinema Editors - Resized
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