The Art of Editing

Learn to apply style and aesthetics to the editing process and enhance your film’s impact with the help of Chris Nelson and Katie McQuerrey.

There is much more to editing than technical mastery of the software. 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. The class screens 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. Students collaborate on the creative decision process as they edit scenes, experiment with options, and apply different approaches to maximize impact on the audience. Editing Proficiency strongly encouraged.

Testimonials:

"Once more (this is my fourth visit) I am learning the workshop experience inspires to create"
- Jonelle Lipscomb, Fayetteville, AR

"A microcosm of multimedia genius"
- Lisa Doherty, New Castle, CO