Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.
Whether you’re a director or an editor, editing documentaries can seem daunting. You might have to sift through hundreds of hours of footage to find your story and turn it into a polished, compelling movie. But, documentary editing can also be one of the most creative and rewarding experiences in the film industry. Join Sundance award-winning documentary editor Jacob Bricca as he explains the logistical, creative and collaborative tools you’ll need to shape and complete a successful film.
In this live and interactive three-hour event, Jacob will use examples from his own feature films as editor and director to demonstrate the key things you need to know about the post-production process. If you are a director or producer, you will gain a better understanding of what your editor does and how to elevate your collaboration. You will have an opportunity to ask questions so that you’ll walk away with the knowledge you need for a rewarding post-production process.
Topics covered include:
- Planning your schedule
- Organizing your footage
- Observing patterns and drawing conclusions with select reels
- Collaborating with your director and producer
- Understanding documentary editing styles
- Editing with verité footage
- Using narrative structure
- Working with music and graphics
- Interpreting notes
- Going from rough cut to fine cut to final cut