Guided by accomplished film & TV series editor Luis Zerón (HBO, Netflix), learn how to create effective montage sequences.

Jun 22, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: 125
Workshop Duration: 3 hours on a Saturday (10am-1pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 15

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

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Saturday, Jun 22 from 10am-1pm ET.

From “Battleship Potemkin” Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Montage sequences are essential to advancing story and character in any genre. Develop your creativity and storytelling skills to create powerful sequences using images and sound. Learn how to cut them with structure and organization.

In this three hour session we will analyze the characteristics of montage sequences and review representative examples from film and television. The instructor will share his methodology to address how to build these sequences in the editing room, and will cite examples from his own work.

The class will end with a Q & A session where the students will have the opportunity to discuss concepts and ideas related to the unique challenges of the form.

What we’ll cover:

  1. What is a montage sequence?
  2. Review representative montage sequences in films and series, including sequences cut by the instructor.
  3. Editing the montage sequence:
    • Reviewing footage
    • Telling a story with images
    • Tarkovsky vs Eisenstein
    • The instructor’s approach in the cutting room
  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).

Most recently, Luis was Lead Editor for the Netflix global hit series "Triada" which premiered in 2023. He has also worked as Lead Editor and Editor on series like "Dark Desire" (2020-2022, Netflix), "Yankee" (2019, Netflix), "Ingobernable" (2018, Netflix), "El Chapo" (2017, Netflix), and "Sr. Ávila" (2016, HBO), an International Emmy Award-winner. He also recently worked on the feature documentary "Out of Reach: The Struggle of the American Dream" (Socially Distant Productions), which is currently in post-production.

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 Puebla. He teaches editing workshops at Maine Media Workshops + College.