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Docu Edit


$250 Members // $300 Non-Members

Explore the detail and nuance of editorial decisions that make the art of documentary so distinct from sheer documentation. Beyond the technical skills of an editor lies the challenge to build a narrative and tell an enticing story. After reviewing and discussing a wide range of documentary clips, explore essential concepts such as pacing, scene structure, and layering sound, images and text. Then use this heightened understanding of documentary craft to cut together a short piece with provided footage. You’ll review and discuss with your fellow students and see the resulting array of styles and filmic points of view.

This is a Post-Production workshop at the Extensions level.

Topics include:

  • Editing Structures
  • Approaches to Editing
  • Sample Edit Project
  • Organizing and Managing Media
  • Screening Footage and Pulling Selects
  • First Assembly to “Radio” Cut
  • Rough to Fine Cut

Size: 6 students | Duration: 9 hrs

Prerequisite(s): This is not a software-specific workshop. Fluency and the ability to work independently in one of the non-linear editing softwares listed in Materials below is required.

Materials: All you need to bring is yourself! Each student will be equipped with a 27-inch iMac with 5K retina display running Avid Media Composer 2018.8, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018, DaVinci Resolve 15, and Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3. Personal equipment is not permitted.

All DCTV Workshops have limited enrollment and require registration in advance. By registering you verify you have basic Mac OS X literacy and have read and agree to the prerequisites above and our Workshops Policies.

If registration is closed for a section you are interested in, please call 212.966.4510 x646 and request to be added to the wait list.


Winter/Spring 2019
Thu 4/25 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat 4/27 11:00am - 5:00pm
Instructor TBD