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Docu Edit


$250 DCTV Members // $300 Non-Members
Now: $175 DCTV Members // $225 Non-Members

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 fundamental concepts such as pacing, scene structure, and layering sound, images and text. Then apply this understanding of documentary craft to cut together a short sample from start to finish.

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: 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 8.5, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, and Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3. Personal equipment is not permitted.

All DCTV Workshops have limited enrollment and require pre-registration.
By enrolling you verify you have basic Mac OS X literacy and have read and agree to the prerequisite 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 2018
Thu 2/22 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat 2/24 11:00am - 5:00pm
Martyna Starosta