Editing For Genre: A Film Editing Workshop Series (Online)

Become a well-rounded editor over a series of 4 online classes, learning how to navigate the unique challenges in cutting for different genres such as drama, action, thrillers, & montage sequences.

Apr 15, 2023 – May 6, 2023

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $375 (Includes all 4 editing workshops)
Workshop Duration: 12 hours over 4 Saturdays (9am-12pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 15

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Classes meet for four Saturdays, Apr 15-May 6 from 9am-12pm ET.

In this series of four classes, learn how to navigate the unique challenges an editor confronts in cutting for different genres. Join Luis Zerón, an accomplished editor for television and film, whose credits include popular shows for HBO and Netflix, as you explore how to effectively cut drama, action, suspense/thriller, and montage sequences.

In these three-hour sessions, you’ll learn how to become a well-rounded editor capable of working on different kinds of projects. Through lecture, discussion, and examination of scenes, you’ll explore how to build emotion through dialogue, create spectacular moments through action, use images and sound to connect with the audience, and how to build tension and suspense. No matter the genre or format you’ll understand what it takes to work effectively in the film and series industry.

These classes can be taken individually or as a series.

This series includes the following film editing workshops (can also be taken individually):
1-Day: Cutting Drama (Online)

Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 – 9am-12pm ET
In this three-hour session, learn how to create dramatic tension through dialogue scenes. Participants will examine how to build emotion and get the best out of actors and stories.

1-Day: Cutting Action (Online)

Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 – 9am-12pm ET
Cutting an action scene requires an editor to balance the story, clarity, and energy. In this three-hour session, you will explore a methodology to address action scenes in the cutting room. Examine the characteristics of action as a genre and review examples of scenes edited by the instructor and other representative scenes of the genre.

1-Day: Cutting Montage (Online)

Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 – 9am-12pm ET
Montage sequences are essential to advancing the story and character in any genre. Develop your creativity and storytelling skills to create powerful sequences using images and sound. Learn how to cut them with structure and organization.

1-Day: Cutting Suspense & Thrillers (Online)

Saturday, May 6, 2023 – 9am-12pm ET
What, when, and how to give information is one of the most important aspects of storytelling in the Suspense/Thriller genre.  Learn how to build tension and emotion using visual and sound elements to create powerful moments.

Testimonials from students

“The course helped me see the work of an editor in a global way and, at the same time, the importance of keeping an eye on every detail in the construction of a scene.”
Tiago Roberto Gil
from São Paulo, Brasil.
“A great value! This is truly a course where you have the feeling that you’ve learned and advanced in your knowledge as an editor.”
Juanjo Onofre
from Barcelona, Spain.