Documentary Editing

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
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The editor plays a key role in the creation of a documentary. Learn how to wield that power wisely in this intensive lecture course with an industry professional. Topics covered include how to organize your footage, paper edit and structure a story line without being intimidated by large volumes of material. Learn how to use the tools of editing to shape the visual and thematic flow of the film, and balance verbal and visual content. Technical tips to prepare a documentary for broadcast will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to discuss their own projects.

This is not an introductory level workshop. Participants should understand non-linear editing software basics, but editing software will not be used or discussed in-depth during this workshop. This course is recommended as a companion to the Editing Aesthetics, Documentary Film Writing, Producing Documentary Film, Directing Documentary Film workshops.



Tina Hahn is a producer, director and editor of documentaries that incorporate creativity, health and the environment with a multicultural perspective. She was nominated for two Gemini awards for producing and editing Life’s A Twitch which won the coveted Golden Sheaf at the Yorkton Film Festival. She directed and produced the first season of the series, Heart of a Poet, and was awarded an Honorable Mention as Best Feature Documentary at the ReelHeart Film Festival for How Come You Walk Funny? Her feature documentary about cycling and sustainable transportation entitled Tales of a Yellow Bike screened at international festivals from China to Israel. Most recently, she was picture editor on Patron Saint which premiered at the Reel Artists Film Festival 2015.