This workshop is for editors, directors, and producers who want to acquire an understanding of pacing, transition, cuts, and continuity to create seamless stories. The course covers various editing styles, techniques, and conventions used to edit dramatic scenes. Students learn how to finesse a scene by removing extraneous content and distilling the essence of the story. They screen films while discussing editing styles and aesthetics, and examine how tempo, perspective, and tone in the editing process can completely enhance or dilute a scene's emotional and dramatic impact. Shot selection, juxtaposition, montage, pacing and other techniques are explored during editing sessions.

 

Instructors

Chi-Ho Lee

Chi-Ho Lee is a film and television editor located in Boston, MA.  His extensive broadcast work has aired on PBS, BBC, Smithsonian Channel, MTV, NESN, and France 3.  Chi-Ho edited two versions of a broadcast documentary about the influence and impact of popular music of the 60s on the Civil Rights Movement.  “Freedom Songs: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement” is a 60min version edited for PBS.  “Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement” is a 90min version edited for broadcast on TV One and for the combined CD/DVD box set for Time Life. Chi-Ho was the series editor for NESN’sStories From Red Sox Nation, a half hour series about the die-hard fans and their devotion of the Boston Red Sox.  The series won a regional Emmy for best sports series in 2006. In addition to his broadcast work, Chi-Ho also edited a collection of HD videos for the new Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  The main exhibit video is a 4K by 2K image wrapped around a suspended globe called Science on a Sphere

His other works include:

  • The Bat Women of Panama, a natural history documentary about bats and bat scientists, won the Merit Award for Scientific Content and Educational Value at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT.  It aired on The Smithsonian Channel, BBC, and other networks in Europe and Asia. 
  • The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti, an historical docu-drama about the infamous duo, aired on Boston’s WGBH and other PBS affiliates throughout the US.
  • The Busker, a hi-def 24p HDCAM independent film shot in Boston.  It has screened at multiple film festivals and at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. 

Chi-Ho is also an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro trainer.   He has provided training to educational centers and corporations such as The Maine Media Workshops at Rockport, Maine, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, The Boston Globe, Bates College, Future Media Concepts, Mountain Lakes PBS station, and Franklin Pierce University.

 

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Course Dates

Sep 13 to Sep 19

Tuition

$1195

Class Size

14