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American Film Institute - AFI Conservatory | Faculty
Tamera Martin | Lecturer
Martin is a 23-year, award-winning editor and producer. Her work includes full-length broadcast documentaries with an emphasis on social and environmental justice concerns for PBS, Turner, and Discovery, Avant Garde 35mm shorts, a Fortune 100 branding, commercials, television and news. Cornerstone projects include the Emmy®-nominated documentary THE DAY MY GOD DIED (Editor and Co-producer); WGA-nominated documentary WITHOUT LYING DOWN (Editor and Associate Producer); and two Avant Garde 35mm shorts, LIMINAL and CIGAR AT THE BEACH (Editor and Co-producer) recognized with over 100 festival awards and honorable mentions. Martin served as Director of the Film/TV Editing Program at a Los Angeles based post-production school, is an industry educational post technologies workflow consultant, a 15-year developer of curricula for both professional and academic application, and a 20-year Avid Certified Instructor (Professional Grade) with an equal two decades as classroom teacher of the art and craft of editorial.
Tamera Martin has been a documentary producer and Avid editor/instructor for over 10 years, editing/co-producing feature length documentaries for PBS, Turner and Discovery and over 50 shortform/commercial programs for Fortune 100 clients and studios.
She dedicates half of her professional hours to instruction and consulting, a commitment that extends to include the entire portfolio of Avid editing courses as well as a small slate of instructional models designed to simulate the daily trials and pitfalls of feature/documentary editing. As a Senior Instructor specializing in Advanced Effects and Avid Symphony finishing, Tamera brings a wealth of real world problem-solving experience, story telling/aesthetics and technical mastery together for the benefit of her students and clients. Tamera recently co-produced and edited a Gates Foundation documentary, The Day My God Died, narrated by Tim Robbins and Winona Ryder with music by David Robbins and Bono. Without Lying Down: The Frances Marion Story, Tamera's 2000 centerpiece documentary for Turner Classic Movies, was nominated by the WGA and DGA by GIMP.tv.
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Video Symphony Instructors - Video Symphony
Tamera Martin Tamera has been a documentary producer, Avid editor and instructor for more than a decade, editing and co-producing documentaries for PBS, Turner and Discovery, as well as commercial projects. As one of our senior instructors, Tamera specializes in advanced effects and Avid Symphony finishing. more...
The Day My God Died--Filmmaker Bios
Tamera Martin, Editor and Assistant Producer
Tamera Martin, Editor and Consulting Producer Tamera has been a documentary producer and Avid editor for over 10 years, editing/co-producing feature-length documentaries for PBS, Turner and Discovery and over 50 short-form/commercial programs for Fortune 100 clients and studios. Tamera's 2000 centerpiece documentary, Without Lying Down: The Francis Marion Story was nominated by the Writers Guild of America and the Director's Guild of America. Tamera is Director of Video Symphony's Post Studio Session and dedicates half of her professional hours to instruction and consulting. She brings a wealth of real-world problem-solving experience, story-telling/aesthetics and technical mastery together for the benefit of her students and clients.