Editing the Documentary (Apr 10 - May 22)

Editing the Documentary (Apr 10 - May 22)

Tuition (Members): 
Tuition (Non-members): 
Matt Lauterbach
Class Duration: 
This course meets once per week for three hours over a six-week term.

Documentary editors distill dozens – sometimes hundreds – of hours of raw footage into compelling, layered, human stories. How do they achieve this alchemy? Discover the tools, techniques, and traits that today’s non-fiction storytellers need. This course will help you navigate the wilderness of raw footage; manage a solid workflow for your media; understand and serve your director’s vision; and craft character arcs and scenes that feed an audience’s curiosity to learn more. Students are encouraged to come to class with raw footage from an edit-ready project, with an eye towards crafting a demo video for a documentary-in-progress. The final session will involve a critique and feedback screening of students’ work.  


Suggested prerequisite: Developing the Documentary.



Upcoming Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm