Introduction to Documentary Editing (In Person)

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Introduction to Documentary Editing (In Person)


Learn the fundamentals of editing and gain an understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro’s user interface.

Four Wednesdays in September from 7pm to 10:00pm at Docs In Progress
9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

This course is specifically tailored for students who have limited or no prior experience in editing. Over the course of four sessions, you will be taught various aspects of editing, including navigating the editing interface, importing and organizing media files, establishing an efficient workflow, utilizing tools for trimming, placing, and moving your material, incorporating still images, and applying basic transitions, titles, and effects. Additionally, you will learn about working with titles and graphics, gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of color correction, and finally, exporting and sharing your projects. For practical exercises, you will have access to provided footage to practice and apply your newly acquired skills.


Early registration: $400 (ends: August 11)

General admission: $425 (ends: September 3)

Late registration: $450 (ends: September 5)

LOCATION: Docs In Progress

8560 2nd Ave Suite 113, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Docs In Progress is located on the ground level of the Alexander House. The entrance of Docs In Progress is on Apple Ave. Parking garage, walking distance: Cameron Street Garage. Free parking on weekends. Metro Station Red Line: Silver Spring (walking distance 5-7 minutes).

TEACHING ARTIST​: Birgitta Sunderland

Birgitta Sunderland is a DC area filmmaker who loves films and TV shows that take place in this city. In addition to her freelance work for clients including Five Guys, WTOP, and Storytellers, she’s taught editing, video production, and writing to everyone from tiny little people to senior citizens. Shebelieves that to be an amazing filmmaker, you have to have a good understanding of all aspects of production, from pre-production to post. She is currently working on writing a rom com feature, and is producing a web series about the people who live in Baltimore.

Birgitta earned an MFA in Film Electronic Media from American University and has been instructing editing at multiple institutions, including Arlington Independent Media, American University, and Fairfax Collegiate.

REFUND POLICY If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of Docs’ refund policy: Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund. Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund


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