Introduction to Documentary Video Editing Workshop


How do you craft footage into a story—better yet, your story? We’ll analyze documentaries to learn basic editing conventions and study the effects of stylistic choices. Then, through in-class exercises, we will try it out for ourselves. Using Adobe Premiere, students will edit the same supplied footage to create their own take on the “same” story, which they will share with each other in class. (12 hours/Beginning)

Note: This weekend workshop is a condensed version of the full eight-week course offered in the fall. It is intended especially for students who live outside the Durham area, and while it is open to local students, it is recommended that they take the full eight-week course.

Durward Rogers is a filmmaker with an interest in scientific and technical documentaries. He started practicing film photography at the age of nine and has used Photoshop and digital cameras since they were first released. Before earning his Certificate in the Documentary Arts, he spent twenty-five years as a computer graphics engineer, working on such projects as the world’s fastest graphics supercomputer and the original Xbox. He is currently working on a film about climate change.

Additional information:
Please bring a portable hard drive.


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Center for Documentary Studies
Room 104
Rogers 4/4 - 4/5 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $253.00 View