Guided by an accomplished editor (HBO, Netflix) learn how to create effective montage sequences

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

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.