Editing the Documentary

Editing the Documentary

Tuition (Members): 
$450
Tuition (Non-members): 
$465
Instructor: 
Matt Lauterbach
Class Duration: 
120 min.

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 students navigate the wilderness of raw footage; manage a solid workflow for media; understand and serve a director’s vision; and craft character arcs and scenes that feed an audience’s curiosity to learn more. Students may come to class with raw footage from an edit-ready project or adopt a sample project to use. 

By the end of this course, students will have edited a demo video for a documentary-in-progress. The final session will involve a critique and feedback screening of students’ work in the Chicago Filmmakers theater. Suggested prerequisite: Developing the Documentary
 
Upcoming Sessions
Mondays, April 8 - May 20, 6:30 - 9:30 PM