Author: Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman is Head of Screen Studies at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She is also a freelance film editor who cuts drama, documentary, and experimental projects. Pearlman has edited many award-winning shorts, and is also co-founder of The Physical TV Company, which specializes in the creation of dance on screen

Posts by Karen Pearlman:

Film Tension

How an Editor Can Shape and Sustain Story Tension


If a story that should be interesting is shaping up to be a bit boring, it is helpful to understand one of the key drivers behind an audience’s interest: Dramatic Questions. A dramatic question is a question that implies an action and has something at stake. What does this have to do with editing? Usually…


VIDEO: What is Rhythm?


Karen Pearlman, author of Cutting Rhythms, explains what this term means as well as delves into the world of editing.

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