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Out of Order Video Storytelling and Editing Workshop Tour with Ross Hockrow

Out of Order Video Storytelling and Editing Workshop Tour-9am-9pm Thursday November 7th, 2013  FORT LAUDERDALE

Presented by Monte Zucker Photographic Education, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD 20895,[masked]

Dealer Sponsors: Calumet Photographic, Midtown Video

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Parking Max Rate $15.00

Out Of Order Full Experience 9AM-9PM Not $199 but $169 If You Use PPA code for a $30 discount


- The Daytime Storytelling Through Editing Workshop Ticket

- The Evening Editing Techniques Seminar Ticket

- Storytelling Through Editing Workshop DVD

- Storytelling Techniques for Digital Filmmakers Book

- Take Home Editing Project

- Free pass to 2014  April 5 – 10, 2014 Las Vegas

VIP SEATING DAYTIME ONLY 9AM-4PM $149 Daytime Storytelling Through Editing Workshop

At its core, editing is learning how to make decisions that produce the most effective result for the appeal of the story. Your editing decisions entice the viewer to become captivated and stay engaged in the story as much as the cinematography does.

The Workshop begins by explaining specific types of stories and outlining types of conflict and plot structures. Ross explores the concept of non-linear storytelling—telling a story out of order— and will demonstrate several options for rearranging the order of a film to create a better and more intriguing story.

Ross will demonstrate the principles of “show don’t tell,” will teach you to properly time cuts, to “play” with time, and will focus on the very important concept of pacing. Ross will then break down the techniques necessary to effectively edit a conversation; in film editing, conversations represent what editing is in its rawest form. Finally, Ross will teach you the importance of creating a constant feeling of anticipation within the viewer via cut selection, timing, and analyzing which shots have the greatest storytelling impact.  All of these techniques are used to make your viewer experience your film instead of just passively watching it.

Daytime Storytelling Through Editing Workshop 9:00am-4:00pm

9:00am - 9:30am Introduction: Stories..what does this word REALLY mean? And why is it used in every single aspect of filmmaking. This we be an exploration of the basic human need for stories, and how that works to our advantage as filmmakers.

9:30am - 10:00am Conflict/Act Structure/plot structure, and why these elements are always present whether you notice it or not. Once you understand conflict and plot structure, you’ll be able to better analyze what editing styles are needed for the best viewing experience. 

10:00am - 10:30am DEMO Show Don’t Tell (with editing) this will be a combo of movie scene examples and live editing examples. (the live editing example will show how one shot can change the entire meaning of a moment or film. 

10:30am - 10:45am Break

10:45am - 11:15am DEMO Storytelling with expression/shot selection.With shot selection we control the audiences anticipation, perspective, and emotion. 

11:15am - 12:00pm DEMO Non-Linear Storytelling. We will take two mediocre scenes and combine them into one great moment. We’ll then explore different ways to non-linear story tell. 

12:00pm - 12:30pm We will discuss the difference between pacing a film, and the rhythm of a story, how they are different, and some training exercises to teach us how to interpret the proper rhythm to a story. 

12:30pm - 1:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm - 2:00pm DEMO Montages. What are the different types? How and when do I use them? 

2:00pm - 3:00pm DEMO  The conversation. How to cut one. (This is the foundation for all of editing.) The conversation will also build upon the concept of pacing and tech us to enhance our subjects performances. 

3:00pm - 3:30pm This will be a discussion and demonstration of how to control time on the editing board. How do we speed up time? How do we slow down time? Once you understand how to draw a viewer into the story, it’s important to understand how to “disconnect” them at the right times.

3:30pm - 3:45pm DEMO The Ball..what is it? and How do I keep it in the air? (many editors can get their viewers engaged, but how do you keep them engaged? 

3:45pm - 4:00pm Q&A

5:00pm-9:00pm Evening GENERAL ADMISSION EVENING ONLY 5PM-9PM $69

The Seminar begins with an intensive, step-by-step overview of the complete editing process. Ross shows students how to organize and log footage and introduces the concept of the dump timeline, a workflow technique used to create the Narrative Base. The art of the professional cut is explored in detail, focusing on the techniques of L-cutting, cutting on the action, popcorn cutting, and the use of natural and scene-to-scene transitions.

Ross teaches you how to achieve perfection in cycles by focusing on a circular editing process, showing you how to discover and constantly enhance the rhythm, pace, and emotional tone of your film. Ross demonstrates audio tricks that take the headaches out of audio editing and mixing, and will outline the process of choosing and incorporating a soundtrack into your film. Learn how audio plays a role in the influence of cutting, and how to formulate music to fit the needs of your film. Finish your film by “cutting out the fat,” the process of applying subtle tweaks to reduce the length but increase the impact of your film. Finally, the seminar covers the basic color correction techniques and various settings for file compression and exporting for a number of different output formats.

Evening Editing Techniques Seminar 5:00pm-9:00pm

5:00pm - 5:30pm This will be an introduction on the editing process, and why the actual process of editing has a major effect on your final product. We also will explore a brief history on the evolution of editing and why that has an effect on the way we do things today. 

5:30pm - 6:45pm Continuing to re-define the editing process, we will learn what a dump timeline is, and how to use one. Then we’ll take the dump timeline and transform it into a narrative base. The narrative base is the foundation for almost every film. 

6:45pm - 8:15pm Ross’ bag of tricks The last 10 percent of changes to a film is what makes the difference between an average film and a great one. With this easy to understand techniques, you’ll have a clear vision on how to make every single frame count. (L- Cutting, Cutting on the Action, pacing, Rhythm of the film and story, 80% rule) 

8:15pm - 8:35pm Audio editing.

8:35pm - 9:00pm Finalizing your film. Color Correction and Color grading. Understand exporting and compression

Take Home Project

The Out Of Order Tour offers everything you need to become a great editor. However, there is one very important part to the equation that you can't get in one day - experience. When it comes to mastering editing, practice doesn't make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect, and that’s exactly what this take-home project is designed to do. After filling you brain with theories, techniques, ideas, and several “ah-ha" moments, it will be time to put them to good use. For those who choose the full experience, you'll receive the raw footage from the Providence 48 Hour Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winning film The Pre-Nup, and you'll get to apply everything you learned on the Out Of Order Tour.

If you're confident about your ability in the editing room, all of the rushing, improving, inexperienced acting, and other production oversights can be completely eliminated to make a great film that looks polished. That’s what great editors do, they knit everything together in the editing room and make everyone else look good.

 Here are some of the challenges you'll run into while editing this film:

·  Cutting conversations

·  Simultaneous inner-cutting

·  Inexperienced actors

·  Select your own music

·  Fix low audio.

·  Length restriction

·  Storytelling without any dialogue

·  Color

Those are just some of the highlights, but make no mistake, as the saying goes, every story has conflict. What is it, and how will that affect your editing style? Shot selection and storytelling with expression are always present. Pacing and rhythm will once again be huge elements, and will determine if your film is good. Remember intensity is 50 percent what’s happening in the scene, and 50 percent how you present the scene. And lastly, this story, like every story that came before it, has a plot structure with 3 acts. How will you choose to create clear separation between those acts, as editors?

Ross Hockrow Bio

Ross Hockrow is an award-winning filmmaker, innovative educator, and published author. He has directed 6 feature-length indie films and several short films, the latest of which won the audience choice award for the[masked]hr Film Festival in Providence, RI. Ross started his career as a screenwriter, and several of his screenplays were optioned by major film companies and television networks. His filmmaking abilities stretch beyond narratives and into commercial work, where he was hired by Fortune 500 companies Skype and Expedia to make on-site event films for their annual company conferences.

Ross, an Adobe sponsored speaker, pioneered live filmmaking education with his Get in Motion Tour in 2011—the industry’s first-ever educational workshop tour created exclusively for filmmakers. During the past three years, Ross lectured in over 100 cities during two international tours, and taught platform classes at several major industry tradeshows— appearing at NAB, CES, WPPI, PPA, Photo Video West, Photoshop World, Photo Plus East, and Photo Pro Expo. In January of this year Ross was selected to teach the first filmmaking course ever on creativeLIVE, attracting over 40,000 viewers. Ross’s first book, Storytelling Techniques for Digital Filmmakers, is being released in September 2013, and a follow-up book on editing theory will be published in 2014.

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