Documentary editors distill dozens – sometimes hundreds – of hours of raw footage into compelling, layered, human stories. How do they achieve this alchemy? Discover the tools, techniques, and traits that today’s non-fiction storytellers need. This course will help you navigate the wilderness of raw footage; manage a solid workflow for your media; understand and serve your director’s vision; and craft character arcs and scenes that feed an audience’s curiosity to learn more. Students are encouraged to come to class with raw footage (however, the teacher will have raw footage for you to use) from an edit-ready project, with an eye towards crafting a demo video for a documentary-in-progress. The final session will involve a critique and feedback screening of students’ work. Suggested prerequisite: Developing the Documentary.
This course meets once a week for three hours over a six week term.
April 10 - May 22 // Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
**No class on Tuesday, May 8th
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