Guided by accomplished editor Luis Zerón (HBO, Netflix) learn how to maximize the emotional impact of dramatic scenes.

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Button - Take this workshop as part of our series Editing the Genre

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

From “In the Mood for Love” directed by Wong Kar-wai

In this three-hour session, learn how to create dramatic tension through dialogue scenes. Participants will examine how to build emotion and get the best out of actors and stories.

Guided by accomplished editor Luis Zerón, whose editing credits include popular series for HBO and Netflix, participants will analyze the characteristics of drama as a genre and review examples of scenes edited by the instructor and other representative scenes. The instructor will share his methodology for how to approach dramatic scenes in the editing room, and how to deal with the different challenges posed by the form.

Leave with new strategies to maximize the emotional impact of the story and performance. The class will end with a Q & A session.

What we’ll cover:

  1. Characteristics of dramatic scenes
  2. Review representative scenes of the genre in films and series, including scenes cut by the instructor.
  3. Editing a dramatic scene:
    • Four important questions
    • Scene beats
    • The instructor’s approach in the cutting room
    • How to bring all the scenes together for the film or episode.
  4. Q&A

Testimonials from previous students:

“The course helped me see the work of an editor in a global way and, at the same time, the importance of keeping an eye on every detail in the construction of a scene.” – Tiago Roberto Gil from São Paulo, Brasil.

“A great value! This is truly a course where you have the feeling that you’ve learned and advanced in your knowledge as an editor.” – Juanjo Onofre from Barcelona, Spain

This workshop is part of a series:

Editing For Genre: A Film Editing Workshop Series (Online):

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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). Luis is currently the Lead Editor for the Netflix series “Oscuro Deseo”.