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Richmond – “The Invisible Art” Editing Panel – July 21 – Free/$5

On Tuesday, July 31, the Virginia Production Alliance Richmond District presents “The Invisible Art,” a panel on editing, at WCVE, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235.

The panel will unpack what goes into making their work so imperceptible and yet so essential to the filmmaking process, as well as provide tips for filmmakers on how to provide the essential visual language for the editor to complete their story.

The panel will be moderated by VPA Richmond District board member Roger Hommel, himself a 30-year broadcast TV veteran and local videographer. He will be joined by Rex Teese, whose recent projects include “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” and “Homeland.” Also on the panel are local filmmaker Devon Doyle, who just completed a noir crime thriller, “Sugar Crash,” which he wrote, directed and edited, and Kristen Wilson, whose film “Exposed” won the grand prize at the Arts Club of Washington’s documentary competition.

The event begins with networking at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to VPA members and only $5 for non-members.

Here is so more information on the panelists:



Roger has more than 30 years broadcast TV experience, most recently with CNN’s Washington bureau as a senior producer, where he worked on shows including “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and “Anderson Cooper 360.” The winner of three Emmys and four Peabody awards, Roger was also honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his coverage of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Today, Roger produces and edits projects for businesses and nonprofits, and has been a member of the VPA Richmond District board for three years.



A member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Rex began his career with apprenticeships on the shows “Black Hawk Down,” “Hannibal,” and the series “Legacy.” He was also a dailies projectionist on “The Ring,” “Domino,” and “Flight of the Phoenix.” He was also an associate producer and postproduction supervisor on the ESPN miniseries “The Bronx is Burning.” Most recently, Rex was the dailies supervisor for the AMC series “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” the PBS series “Mercy Street,” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” all of which were filmed in Richmond. He also directed, produced and edited the documentary “611: An American Icon.”



Devon has worked on and off camera on shows including ABC’s “Revenge,” HBO’s “John Adams,” and the indie films “The Red Cape” and “Hick.” He wrote, directed and edited the noir crime short “Sugar Crash” and was the director of photography and editor for the indie feature “Class Acts.” A two-time winner of the Flicker Film Society screening and winner of the audience choice award at the Reel Teal Film Festival, Devon’s work in the short “Conspiradating” can be seen on Amazon Prime. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a member of the VPA Richmond District board.



Kristen has worked for clients ranging from local musicians to HBO. She is a videographer who specializes in dance videos, live events, graphic design, and retouching photos. Her film, “Exposed,” won the grand prize in the Arts Club of Washington’s documentary competition, as well as the Best Experimental Film at the Vision Film Fest. She majored in kinetic imaging at VCU.


For 30 years and counting, the Virginia Production Alliance has supported the commonwealth’s film and television community by hosting development and networking events for, and providing assistance to, those who create moving images for a living. The VPA is a leading advocate for Virginia’s production community through its lobbying efforts to help pass legislation to strengthen filmmaking across the state.


Whether stopping by to check it out, or seriously considering membership, we encourage you to come to this event, or at least follow the VPA Richmond District on Facebook [www.facebook.com/pg/VPARichmond] to join the conversation.