This workshop is for editors, directors, and producers who want to acquire an understanding of pacing, transition, cuts, and continuity to create seamless stories. The course covers various editing styles, techniques, and conventions used to edit dramatic scenes. Students learn how to finesse a scene by removing extraneous content and distilling the essence of the story. They screen films while discussing editing styles and aesthetics, and examine how tempo, perspective, and tone in the editing process can completely enhance or dilute a scene's emotional and dramatic impact. Shot selection, juxtaposition, montage, pacing and other techniques are explored during editing sessions.