Take your documentary editing workflow to a new level.

Nov 16, 2024 - Nov 16, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $185
Workshop Duration: 5 hours (Saturday, 12-5pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Saturday, Nov 16 from12-5pm ET.

Tackling a documentary project can be daunting enough without the added challenge of figuring out the most efficient workflow. In this course, students will gain valuable insights and practical techniques to optimize their documentary editing process.

From project setup to final export, learn how to properly keep media and assets organized, manage diverse footage with different resolutions and frame rates, and learn how to use proxies to improve your editing experience. Explore different tools in Adobe Premiere Pro—such as multi-camera and text-based editing—and discover how they work together to enhance your editing capabilities. Students will also delve into essential workflow strategies such as pulling selects and creating radio edits.

Through a combination of demonstration and hands-on practice, students will emerge from this course with the skills to tackle documentary editing with efficiency, and the confidence to start their next project with the big picture in mind.

Editing at Maine Media
Students learn editing on-campus.
Instructor Alex Burnett teaching an on-campus editing class.

Course Requirements

Basic proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro is required, and students must have the software installed on their computers.

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Instructor: Alex Burnett

Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.