Enter the creative process of a master editor.

Date:  Jul 29 – Aug 4, 2018
Levels:  Advanced, Master
Workshop Fee:  $1395
Class Size: 12

A film has three fundamental phases of creation: writing, production, and editing. The role of a successful film editor is often overlooked by the viewing public. When the editor does the job well, the audience enjoys a seamless storytelling experience from titles to credits.

This workshop is for experienced filmmakers, directors, editors, and producers who want to develop greater sensitivity and skill in editing and shaping dramatic material.  Explore the creative process of editing with the guidance and critique of one of today’s most successful and knowledgeable film editors.  Deepen your understanding of scene dynamics, timing and continuity, and the aesthetics of cinematic storytelling.

Once the shooting is over, the editing room delivers revelations of every variety. Whatever the creative vision that has steered the project this far, the editor and director must now react to what has been shot and explore how to heighten what works and transcend what doesn’t.

Students work as part of a creative team while editing, re-editing and experimenting with selected scenes. Lectures cover editing room dynamics and techniques for heightening tension, performance, and pacing in both comedy and dramatic films.  Learn about an editor’s relationship with the director and how each contributes to shaping the film in this crucial phase. By the end of the week, your vision of editing will be transformed.   

Students are encouraged to bring an edited sequence, a film, a professional reel, or a rough cut of a current project. Everyone participates in the critiques of peer work. Experience with a non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid) is required. 

Students will have the opportunity to discuss editing and post-production job opportunities in today’s industry, and get insight from the instructor on their experiences and professional career path.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop is also the Final week of the 4 Week Editing and Post Production Intensive.

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Instructor: Mark Goldblatt

An Oscar-nominated film editor, Mark Goldblatt has edited over 40 motion pictures including such films as “The Terminator”, “Pearl Harbor”, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Armageddon”, “Rise of The Planet of The Apes”, “Chappie”, “Predator 2”, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, “Starship Troopers”, “Bad Company”, and “The Last Boy Scout”. He was nominated for an Academy Award (with Conrad Buff and Richard Harris) for his work on “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, and twice nominated for an ACE Eddie Award for “T-2” and “True Lies”. He is also the recipient of The 2018 ACE Career Achievement Award.

He has worked with directors like James Cameron, Neill Blomkamp, Michael Bay, Penny Marshall, Lee Tamahori, Tony Scott, Brett Ratner, Eli Roth, and Paul Verhoeven. His work straddles many genres: drama, action, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, and thrillers. A life-long film buff, he is passionate about film history.