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Introduction to Film Editing
20th August 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 27th August 2019 @ 9:30 pm¥15,000
Learn film editing…by editing a scene!
This three-night course will introduce students to the basics of postproduction through a combination of theory and hands-on practice.
Designed for beginners with no editing experience, this class will give students the confidence to edit their own films with style and creativity.
On the first night of the class, students will be given footage of a dialogue scene between two characters, shot from multiple angles. This footage will be simple and designed to be easily edited on software such as iMovie that anyone can access.
After two evenings of lecture covering the fundamentals of editing, students will edit this scene at home as homework, using what they have learned. The group will then reconvene on the third day to review different versions of the scene, discuss what works and what doesn’t, and share ideas for improvement.
Aug 20 – Tue
Aug 22 – Thu
Aug 27 – Tue
Courses are from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
About the Instructor
Raised in Oklahoma, award-winning filmmaker Eric McEver relocated to Tokyo during college to pursue a passion for Japanese theatre and film. While working variously as an actor, translator, game developer, and animation producer, he developed an offbeat cinematic vision fusing the languages and idiosyncrasies of his two homes. He further honed his skills at New York University’s film directing program, where he graduated with the Wasserman Award in Directing, the same honor bestowed on such notable alums as Spike Lee and Ang Lee. His most recent film, the Chinese-Japanese coproduction Paleonaut, has to date won nearly a dozen awards and screened at numerous film festivals in Asia, the United States, and Europe.
Eric has worked in Japan for more than a decade and is fluent in Japanese. He has extensive experience translating and speaks in a clear American accent.