This workshop is for those who have completed the Film Production module and for experienced film directors, editors, and producers who want to develop greater sensitivity and skill in editing and shaping dramatic material. The course explores the creative process of editing with guidance and critique by a master editor. Students explore the use of timing and continuity, the structure of scenes, and the aesthetics of cinematic storytelling in crafting dramatic stories. Students work as part of a creative team while editing, re-editing and experimenting with selected scenes. Lectures cover editing room procedures and techniques for creating drama, suspense and heightened emotional pacing in comedy, romance and suspense films. Additionally, students learn about an editor's relationship with the director and how each contributes to shaping the story.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475per week. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $125.


Kristin Holodak

Kristin Holodak is a professional freelance videographer. She has produced, shot, and edited for clients ranging from the Smithsonian Institution to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra. Her work includes both fiction and non-fiction and ranges from short form web delivered training pieces to feature length films. She has been an Apple certified instructor since 2008 and also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Institute for Documentary Filmmaking. 


Course Dates

May 10 to May 23




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