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

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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 story.

Guided by accomplished editor Luis Zerón, whose 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 story and performance. The session 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

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.