2016 Practical Filmmaking graduate Charles Carter is joining the 2017 summer intake at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California.

Charles will be one of fourteen fellows on the Editing programme at a conservatory that boasts illustrious alumni, including David Lynch, Patty Jenkins, Scott Frank, Wally Pfister, Andrea Arnold and many more.

Charles says:

I am really looking forward to being able to specialise in my chosen field within the industry. It will be a great opportunity for me to continue honing my skills further after my training at Central.

For graduation projects, Charles directed comedy-horror Orloc & The Twilight Goblins and edited the multiple award-winning Nordic drama Holmgång, and he attributes the variety of the projects he worked on at Central to gaining his place at the AFI:

I think both these films worked well for my application... The variety and diversity of these films showcased two differently edited pieces.

Charles looks back on his time at Central with fondness:

Central gave me a fantastic platform to take on and experience all the various roles that form the film production cycle. I think this breadth of training, even when you have decided to specialise, allows you to be a more collaborative and well-informed member of the team. Central is also a place, especially in your first year, to embrace failure and learn not to be scared of it; to try, fail and then try again. 

We're really excited for this next stage in Charles' career, and can't wait to see what happens next. Congratulations!

Charles Carter (top right) and his department heads for Orloc & The Twilight Goblins (l to r: (top) Jenna Worlin, Jordan Mihailovsky; (bottom) Andrew Newsome, Camille Hamadet)

Charles Carter (top right) and his department heads for Orloc & The Twilight Goblins (l to r: (top) Jenna Worlin, Jordan Mihailovsky; (bottom) Andrew Newsome, Camille Hamadet)