Sam Kauffmann

Film & Television

KauffmannProfessor Kauffmann was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts—Film in 2009. He teaches film production and motion picture editing. He recently completed Act Out Against SAT, a film that exposes the many biases that are inherent in the SAT and ACT tests, and his film Kids Living with Slim (2010), about African children who are HIV positive, won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. His previous film, Massacre at Murambi (2007), aired on the PBS series P.O.V. It won top prize and was screened at festivals all over the world. In 2004, he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching production at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In 2006, he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist teaching at the National University of Rwanda. He is the author of Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users (Focal Press), one of the world’s most popular motion picture editing books. It has been translated into Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese editions.

Watch mash-up videos on various social issues from the students in Professor Kauffmann’s Freshman Seminar: “The Camera as an Agent for Social Change.”