Guided by accomplished film editor Luis Zeron (HBO, Netflix), become a well-rounded editor over a series of 4 classes, learning how to navigate the unique challenges in cutting for different genres such as drama, action, thrillers, & montage sequences.

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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Classes meet for four Saturdays, Jun 8, 15, 22 & 29  from 10am-1pm ET.

In this series of four classes, learn how to navigate the unique challenges an editor confronts in cutting for different genres. Join Luis Zerón, an accomplished editor for television and film, whose credits include popular shows for HBO and Netflix, as you explore how to effectively cut drama, action, suspense/thriller, and montage sequences.

Editing the Genre - 4 class workshop
Learn how to effectively cut drama, action, suspense/thriller, and montage sequences.

In these three-hour sessions, you’ll learn how to become a well-rounded editor capable of working on different kinds of projects. Through lecture, discussion, and examination of scenes, you’ll explore how to build emotion through dialogue, create spectacular moments through action, use images and sound to connect with the audience, and how to build tension and suspense. No matter the genre or format you’ll understand what it takes to work effectively in the film and series industry.

These classes can be taken individually or as a series.

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

“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

This series includes the following film editing workshops (can also be taken individually):

1-Day: Cutting Drama (Online)

Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 - 10am-1pm ET
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.

1-Day: Cutting Action (Online)

Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 - 10am-1pm ET
Cutting an action scene requires an editor to balance the story, clarity, and energy. In this three-hour session, you will explore a methodology to address action scenes in the cutting room. Examine the characteristics of action as a genre and review examples of scenes edited by the instructor and other representative scenes of the genre.

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1-Day: Cutting Montage (Online)

Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 - 10am-1pm ET
Montage sequences are essential to advancing the 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.

1-Day: Cutting Suspense & Thrillers (Online)

Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 - 10am-1pm ET
What, when, and how to give information is one of the most important aspects of storytelling in the Suspense/Thriller genre.  Learn how to build tension and emotion using visual and sound elements to create powerful moments.

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.