David Teague

David Teague
Workshop Instructor

David Teague is a documentary film editor whose work includes Oscar-winning and Emmy-winning films. His work has played at Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Hot Docs and Full Frame amongst many other film festivals.

His most recent film, the Sundance-winning Life, Animated, will hit theaters in summer 2016. Other recent projects include Emmy-nominated and Sundance-winning E-TEAM, an in-the-trenches portrait of war crimes investigators, and the Oscar-nominated Cutie and the Boxer, a Sundance-winner named by the New York Times as one of the top five docs of the year.

Other documentaries include the Oscar-winning Freeheld (2007) and two other Oscar-nominated films (Mondays at Racine, Sun Come Up), the Full Frame winner Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light), the feature documentary The Iran Job, the PBS series “Constitution USA”, and the Emmy-winning Sesame Street primetime special “Growing Hope Against Hunger”. Currently, David is editing a new documentary directed by Lana Wilson (The Departure).

David has served as an editing mentor with the IFP Documentary Labs and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. He has taught editing or guest lectured at Columbia University, the New School, DCTV, Union Docs, the Manhattan Edit Workshop, Brooklyn College and Long Island University, and he is the author of three best-selling guides to film editing with Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express.

In 2009, David directed and edited his own award-winning documentary Intifada NYC about a controversial Arabic language public school. His documentary directing work also includes Our House, co-directed with Greg King, which premiered at Hot Docs 2010. In the mid-2000s, David shot and edited many music videos with Flip Productions for artists such as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Dolly Parton. He also produced, shot, and edited numerous videos for Broadway theater productions including The Producers, Sweeney Todd, and Chicago. David has worked extensively with Super-8 film and directed the Super-8 feature film Love Suicides (2007). For ten years, David ran Flicker NYC, a Super-8 film festival that held over twenty-five events and screened hundreds of new films.