Guided by an accomplished editor (HBO, Netflix) learn how to maximize the energy and impact of action scenes

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NOTE: This Course will be held in a live, online format
Class meets 10:30am-1:30pm ET

From “Léon the Professional” Directed by Luc Besson

Cutting an action scene requires an editor to balance story, clarity, and energy. In this three hour session you will explore a methodology to address action scenes in the cutting room. Examine the characteristics of action as a genre and review examples of scenes edited by the instructor and other representative scenes of the genre.

Students will leave with an understanding of the unique challenges of editing an action scene or sequence and the role that tempo plays in it. Learn a proven methodology to address these challenges in the cutting room. The session will end with a Q & A session where the students will have the opportunity to discuss concepts and ideas related to the genre.

What we’ll cover:

  1. Characteristics of action scenes
  2. Review representative scenes of the genre in films and series, including scenes cut by the instructor.
  3. Editing an action scene:
    • Identifying the actions and listing them
    • Creating the actions map
    • The instructor’s approach in the cutting room
    • Sound design
  4. Q&A

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this course is also part of the 4-Session – Editing For Genre Series

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Instructor: Luis Zerón

Luis Zerón has edited series for Netflix and HBO, feature films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials.  Based in Mexico City, he is a member of the AMAE (Spanish association of editors). 
Most recently, Luis was Lead Editor for the Netflix series “Oscuro Deseo (Dark Desire)” which premiered in 2020.  He has also worked as Lead Editor and Editor on projects like “Yankee” (2019) produced by Netflix and Argos, “Ingobernable 2” (2018) produced by Netflix and Argos, “El Chapo” (2017, seasons 1 and 2) for Netflix and Story House, and “Sr. Ávila” (2016, seasons 2 and 3), an International Emmy® Award-winner produced by HBO and Lemon Films.
His feature film work includes “Restos” (2012), directed by Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, “Puebla Sinfonía Inaudible” (2010), a feature documentary directed by Juan Manuel Barreda, and “The Marching Quixotes” (2016), a feature documentary directed by Florencia Davidzon.
Luis has edited commercials and corporate films for leading brands like Coors Light, Nintendo, JW Marriot, and Tecate, as well as music videos for artists like the popular Mexican group Moenia. 
He has also worked in the editorial department of series and films including “Map of the Sounds of Tokyo” (2009) directed by Isabel Coixet, an official selection at the Cannes International Film Festival, “Sobre Ella” (2013) directed by Mauricio T Valle, “Volando Bajo” (2013) directed by Beto Gómez, “After Darkness” (2018) directed by Batan Silva, and “La Sagrada Familia” (2009) a series produced by Mediapro Barcelona and TV3 Catalunya. 
He has a Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts from Maine Media College, a Masters degree in Film Editing from ESCAC Barcelona, and a BA in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico. He also teaches editing at Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City.