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Master Class #1 – Editing – The Relationship Between the Director and Editor

March 25 @ 1:00 pm

Due to Popular Demand (our 6pm class is SOLD OUT!), we are adding a 1pm class to accommodate everyone who wants to learn about what happens behind the scenes in the cutting room!

On Monday, March 25 at 1pm and 6pm, CCA will host the first in its series of Master Classes to offer cinema fans greater insights to the many different aspects of filmmaking.

The series begins with Master Class #1 – Editing – The Relationship Between the Director and Editor — conducted by Paul Barnes, ACE (America Cinema Editors).  Here’s his description of the class:

The class will compare my editing work for two completely different filmmakers – Errol Morris, for whom I cut The Thin Blue Line – a film that BROKE every rule of editing – and Ken Burns, for whom I cut The Roosevelts: An Intimate History – a film that MAINTAINED every rule of editing.

We will screen the opening scene in both films and then I will present an extensive analysis behind the decisions the directors and I made for every cut, every choice of image, every line of dialog, every sound effect and piece of music, etc etc. I will talk about the role of an editor as a “chameleon”, getting inside the skin, inside the head of the director to be able to help realize the director’s vision for their film.    

These two directors couldn’t be more different in temperament and aesthetics. So, the contrast between the two is very illuminating about the editing craft. 

For those of you who know nothing about editing – this will be an eye opener, I guarantee it!

— Paul Barnes

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