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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Film editor and Virginia Tech alumnus Jeff Consiglio will return to his alma mater Monday to conduct several workshops and oversee a screening of the Oscar-winning film he worked on, "Inocente."
"Inocente" tells the story of a 15-year-old undocumented immigrant in California. Homeless, at constant risk of deportation, Inocente chases her dream of opening her first art show.
"Inocente" raised part of its funding through Kickstarter, and in February became the first such project to win an Oscar when it claimed the Academy Award for best short documentary .
A Vienna native who graduated from Tech in 1983 - and whose four older siblings also attended Tech - Consiglio edited "Inocente." He previously edited "War/Dance," an Oscar-nominated documentary about Ugandan schoolchildren competing in a nation-wide music competition. "War/Dance" won Emmy Awards for best documentary and best cinematography.
On a lighter note, he also edited the Grammy Award-winning video for alternative rock band Weezer's song "Pork and Beans," which features cameos from the stars of a number of viral YouTube videos.
He'll be accompanied at the workshops by the film's composer, Marc Aramian.
Presented by the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, the workshops and screening are free.
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