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Introduction to Documentary Editing

Presented by Docs In Progress at Docs In Progress, Silver Spring MD

Sep 06 - Sep 27, 2023

Introduction to Documentary Editing

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

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 ... view more »


Early registration: $400 (ends: August 11)

General admission: $425 (ends: September 3)

Late registration: $450 (ends: September 5)

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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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.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113, Silver Spring, MD 20910


Our entrance is on Apple Ave. around the corner from Alexander House.

The Cameron Street garage is open 24/7 and requires payment between 7 am - 7 pm on weekdays ($1 per hour for the first four hours and 65 cents per hour for each additional hour). Parking in the garage is free on weekends, federal holidays, and after 7 pm on weekdays. You must remember your space number and pay at one of the pay stations with cash, credit card, or the ParkMobile or MobileNow apps.

You can also sometimes find nearby metered street parking as well. While street spaces are usually free after 6 pm, they do require payment during the daytime Mondays-Saturdays and most are limited to one or two hours. Meters accept coins or the Parkmobile and MobileNow apps.

Do NOT park (or even stand) in any spots marked for police only.

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