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Shadow Day Mentor Intake Form
Thank you for your interest in being a mentor!
ADE's Shadow Day Program was developed to address a lack of mentorship in today's documentary industry. With tight budgets and schedules, assistant editors are increasingly asked to do more technical work, are often kept away from the edit bay, and thus are left out of the creative process. As a result, there is a broken path forward for assistants and consequently a less diverse pool of editors.
Shadow Days are for documentary assistant editors (AE’s) and emerging editors seeking guidance and mentorship from experienced editors and skilled AE’s. This is an opportunity for individuals searching for more education, support, and direction in the doc editing field to learn from the pros and foster meaningful relationships that strengthen our community.
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My pronouns are (i.e. ze/hir, they/them, she/her, he/him)
Are you an ADE member? (If not, please let us know if you are associated with another organization)
I am based in (Note: During this time, all sessions will be over video or phone call)
I am an
Links to your work (i.e. website, IMDB, etc.)
Why do you want to be a mentor?
I edit or AE on
Final Cut Pro
I am able to provide information about
The craft of cutting a scene
Transitioning to a new genre
Navigating workplace discrimination
I have experience editing/AE-ing on the following types of projects
Some mentees are looking for a mentor who they can identify with on a personal level. Do you belong to any of these communities? (if you'd like to include more detail, please include in Other)
Do you have any accessibility needs you would like to request for your virtual Shadow Day? (ex: closed captioning)
Your information will be kept confidential and stored in a private, password-protected email account only accessible to Shadow Day coordinators. We will use your information strictly for purposes of the Shadow Day program. By checking the box you are consenting to sharing your personal information and acknowledge that your participation in this program is voluntary. You also agree to keep the personal information of any of your mentees confidential. If you have any concerns about the use and sharing of your information, please feel free to reach out to us at
ADE Code of Conduct: Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, ageism, or xenophobia will not be tolerated. Anyone who speaks or acts in a racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, classist, ageist, or xenophobic manner will be asked by Committee Chairs to immediately stop and the incident will be brought to the Conflict Resolution Committee. If the act is egregious or repeated the member may be asked by the Conflict Resolution Committee to withdraw from the Shadow Days program and/ or in extreme cases from the ADE, if a member. We expect people to take responsibility to inform, learn, and participate in re-educating themselves and taking actionable steps with a commitment to change.
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