In my introductory editing classes, I combine visuals, theory, ethics and technology with real world scenarios to help students understand and grasp the foundations of editing. Editing software and technology may change over the years, but the principles of storytelling stay the same.
How does one edit footage to tell a cohesive story? How do we create drama? Comedy? Fear? How do we edit something so flawlessly that the viewer doesn’t even notice our footprint? Editing gives us the opportunity to creatively express ourselves and affords us the knowledge to expand and integrate our ideas into a wider range of other mediums. Storytelling through editing truly has no boundaries.
And it’s okay if one doesn’t want to be a professional editor. Everyone has different ambitions and goals. But learning even the basics of editing gives students a better understanding of what is needed to complete their own projects from start to finish. Ultimately, making each one a stronger producer, director, writer or whatever their heart desires.
Master of Science (M.S.), Journalism – Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film, Video, and Animation – Rhode Island School of Design
Clients include: ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and CNN
Numerous Emmy, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow Network Television Awards as part of team coverage with various news organizations.
Intro to Adobe Premiere, Intro to AVID