Editing Studio

Through a series of interconnected workshops and case studies, expert mentors with backgrounds in both fictional films and documentaries engage and inspire Talents to explore the ethics and politics of the editing room.

Talents are invited to reflect on the inherently collective act of editing, wherein the editor’s skill lies in their ability to translate and transform. The Studio is an editing room of sorts, where everyone gets to voice an opinion in search of the better and the best solutions. All discussions include samples sent in by the participants, and the Talents also inevitably discuss the many challenges and merits of working alongside directors, screenwriters and producers in their own work.

Gesa Marten sharing her expertise at the Editing Studio Workshop.
Gesa Marten sharing her expertise at the Editing Studio Workshop.
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Matthew Swanepoel and Jacques de Villiers listen attentively to fellow Talent Xi Feng at the Editing Studio Workshop.
Matthew Swanepoel and Jacques de Villiers listen attentively to fellow Talent Xi Feng at the Editing Studio Workshop.
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I contributed to the Studio in terms of broadening perspectives, because I was able to share how filmmaking from our region is. It felt good to be aware of the different layers of issues and challenges each editor was dealing with. And the safe space we were provided with created this compassionate and healthy discussion which was motivating for everyone.
Thoughts from a Talent, 2020
Aletta von Vietinghoff shows Julia Kovalenko how it's done at the Editing Studio Workshop.
Aletta von Vietinghoff shows Julia Kovalenko how it's done at the Editing Studio Workshop.
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The Editing Studio Workshop Particpants.
The Editing Studio Workshop Particpants.
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