Introduction To Documentary Editing

Description: During this six sessions workshop, you'll learn the editing interface, how to establish a workflow, ingest files, use tools to trim/place/move your material where you want it, incorporate still pictures, and add basic transitions/titles/effects. You'll use provided footage for practice material, leading up to a final editing challenge for real-world experience. Besides this technical training, a discussion of documentary editing history and theory will surround each week's topics on: the basics of editing, effects, color, and sound. You'll learn how to construct a scene, deciding which shot comes first and which comes next, making it flow nicely, using shots in a certain order so that they form sentences for storytelling.

Teaching Artist: Paul Moon