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Responsive Research Program Resident 2007, 2008 and 2012

Dr Karen Pearlman, author of Cutting Rhythms, Intuitive Film Editing (2015), writes, directs and edits screen productions and she writes about screen culture and creative processes.  She is a lecturer at Macquarie University and a director of the multi-award winning Physical TV Company.  A former President of the Australian Screen Editors Guild, Karen has also had a distinguished career as a professional dancer and choreographer. The embodied knowledge from her years of dancing informs the editing rhythms of her dramas, documentaries and dance films.

Karen’s latest short film, Woman with an Editing Bench had its premiere at CinefestOz in 2016 and won the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Award for Best Short Fiction and the Australian Screen Editors Guild Award for Best Editing in a Short.  2017 will see the premiere of a new Physical TV Company production jointly directed by Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman, Digital Afterlives playfully inquires into the nature of embodiment in a digital void.

Photo Credits:
Nicola Daley; ‘The Dancer from the Dance’, Physical TV Company

Physical TV Company

Australian Screen Editors Guild