DAOUD SARHANDI WILLIAMS

Filmmaker
Writer
Film Editor
Teacher

I am an award-winning FILMMAKER with a wealth of additional creative experience.

Writer

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I am currently working on a book about Ukrainian Street Art. This project is in development and almost complete. I anticipate that it will be out in March 2023.

Bosnian War Posters was published by Interlink Books in May 2022. It is distributed by Simon & Schuster. More here.

ABC of Film & Video Editing will be out in 2023, published by Interlink Books. It is currently in the final stages of being edited. More here.

Film Step by Step: Methodology of Self-Awareness, by Carolina Rivas, was published in Barcelona in 2020. I edited and redesigned this Spanish-language cinema book, which was originally published in Mexico in 2010.

I have written for a variety of print and online publications, including Eye magazine, London, and Proceso, Mexico City.

Filmmaker

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In the early 2000s, I started to evolve as a multidisciplinary filmmaker. I defined myself as the producer, writer-director, photographer, as well as editor and sound designer of three feature films that won 15 prizes around the world.

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Film Editor

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I have been editing and sound-designing films since the 1980s—first on celluloid and digitally since the mid-1990s. Today I mainly work in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition, but I also have working knowledge of Avid, Final Cut Pro, Lightworks and Protools.

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Teacher

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I started teaching film editing in Mexico in 2006. After moving to Barcelona in 2012, I became the head of film editing at La Casa del Cine. I stayed in this position until 2021. I now give classes at ECCIT, in Lerida. I give private individual classes if asked, and teach all Videovalores courses. I teach in Spanish and English.

NEWS

UKRAINE AT WAR: STREET ART, POSTERS + POETRY

I was in Kyiv, Ukraine for three weeks in August this year. I was taking photos and gathering material for a book about popular art during the war. It is my second book on this theme, after Bosnian War Posters.

Ukraine At War (320 pages) is almost ready.

Literary Projects in Progress

UKRAINE AT WAR: STREET ART, POSTERS +POETRY

Coming soon

ABC of Film & Video Editing

Subtitled Practical & Creative Working Dictionary for Filmmakers & Film Editors, this is the sum of all I know about film editing, written after 35 years as a working film editor and 15 as a teacher of editing in Mexico and Spain. This book is currently being edited and will be published in early 2023.

Other Information

My profile on Internet Movie Database