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

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