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Video Editing as Storytelling

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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About the workshop

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basics of video editing, with an emphasis on using video to tell a compelling story. Participants will discuss the role of an editor and vertical and horizontal storytelling, and will explore the various paths a story can take. Participants will also analyze basic shots, cuts and transitions. Finally, the instructor will cover prep work, best practices and basic editing techniques. The workshop is based on ideas developed in Walter Murch’s filmmaking book In the Blink of an Eye.

While the instructor will be using iMovie for the workshop, the workshop is software agnostic and participants are welcome to use other applications if they wish. The concepts explored during the workshop are applicable to any video editing software; it is not meant to be a “how to” workshop on iMovie per se.

About the instructor:

Tusia Dabrowska is a time-based artist and writer. Her focus is on video and live art projects. Recent work has been seen at, among others, The Print Screen Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016), The Great Wall of Oakland (Oakland, CA, 2016), TAFNY (NY, NY, 2015), Loop Discovery (Barcelona, Spain 2015), CologneOff (Cologne, Germany/Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014), Slingshot (Athens, GA, 2014). Her writing/translation has appeared in the Nth Position (poetry), the Forward (translation), Aish (personal essay), Vida, and The Vassar Review (translation). Tusia is a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant (2014) and an Asylum Arts alumni (2015 and 2016). In the winter 2017, she will attend the Signal Culture Residency. She holds degrees from the New School, Trinity College Dublin, and NYU. Tusia shares her time between Warsaw and Brooklyn.