The art of documentary editing | In person

The art of documentary editing | In person



The art of documentary editing | In person

Workshop - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2022

Tuesday November 15, 2022
6 pm - 9 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

Instructor | Philippe Lefebvre (La fin des terres)

Members 50$ | Non-members 75$

The editing stage can be considered as a rewriting of a film. What about in documentary? How do you assemble images to sublimate the reality of the cinematographic narrative? Through this theoretical workshop, you will discover the multiple techniques and components that contribute to the narrative fluidity of a documentary film.
The course will be illustrated by concrete examples taken from the filmography of experienced editor Philippe Lefebvre.

Trailer: La fin des terres
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The workshop will be given in French but questions may be asked in English.

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Health measures related to COVID-19:

  • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
  • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
  • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
  • Participants may use the washrooms.

Philippe Lefebvre
Born in Montreal, Philippe Lefebvre studied scriptwriting, creative writing and film production at UQAM. Editor since he graduated from university in 2015, he has worked on more than 20 fiction and documentary projects, all selected and awarded at a variety of festivals. It was at the National Film Board of Canada that he edited his first feature-length documentary Where the Lands Ends(Loïc Darses) presented as the closing film at the Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma in 2019, and the series Gatherings (Moïse Marcoux-Chabot), nominated at the 35th Gémeaux Awards. In 2020, he was selected, alongside 11 other creators, to be part of the first edition of La Forge Québec Cinéma, a writing residency where he rediscovered his passion for scriptwriting. He is now editing several films, in addition to developing his own projects as screenwriter and director.


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