Edward Ratliff

photo by Anja Hitzenberger

Edward Ratliff is a composer, filmmaker, designer, and multi-disciplinary artist.

As a composer and performer, he has led bands in Europe and Asia and throughout New York City and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on HBO, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Hulu, the Discovery Channel, PBS, and more — everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra. He “is best known for making richly cinematic music that captures New York City’s momentum and diversity…” (The Wall Street Journal).

Edward is a designer who works in both print and digital — developing websites and designing books and other printed material for clients ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to individual artists. His film and video work has been exhibited in festivals internationally, and he has studied film devotedly for decades.

Edward’s Classes

This has been a great class to finally learn how to put the many images that live on my computer in a book form — Edward lays out a clear and very helpful course to accomplish your own zine or book.
—MG (Brooklyn, NY)
What a great class — I learned a lot and found it very inspirational!
—Jessica (New York City)
Anja and Edward did a great job creating this class. I especially enjoyed the Hong Kong films featured in the class — they were new to me. I must say that the class made me think of films in a different way. It was strange to me that I reacted to the assignments as real challenges that made me quite nervous — a sure sign that the class was a true growth experience. I hope I can take another course with you someday down the road.
—Mike (California)
I want to tell you again that your class was great. I'm very inspired. Is there any chance you and Edward can continue this class? I don't want it to end!! It encompasses everything I love.
—Lee (California)