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Finding Your Story in Editing

Starts September 21

1 session: Saturday, September 21, 10am-5pm

Have you shot some/all footage for a film project but are hitting a roadblock in editing? Or do you just need some advice or feedback on some solid ideas you have? In this immersive lab-structured workshop, students explore the ways of creating/finding a story or storyline in their footage from a work-in-progress. You’ll have the opportunity to share your footage and then work with the instructor to determine the best way to tell a story with it.

We’ll begin by allowing time for each student to give a short presentation of their project footage, followed by group discussion and feedback. The next block of time is dedicated to hands-on editing with the instructor providing one-on-one guidance. The objective is for participants to leave with a rough cut of one or more scenes of their own material and a plan on how to proceed. Students should have basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro CC (for Mac). iMacs provided. Footage requirement: must be from a work-in-progress; footage recorded with smartphones or tablets is welcome. There is a lunch break.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Anna Goranova is a video editor and TV director with experience editing TV programs, promotional videos, documentaries, narrative films, and educational videos. She edited the SPNN-produced documentary Hmong Pioneers: Honoring the First Wave, which was nominated for a Midwest Emmy® award for Best Documentary-Cultural. She is currently directing and editing her short movie A Present for Grandma.

Anna is experienced in creating stories in multiple genres, editing projects ranging from two-minute long promotions to feature-length documentaries, and everything in between. She has the expertise and skill to find the story in any footage she is working with.

Anna has earned two Master’s degrees—one in Philosophy and another in TV Directing—and a Bachelor’s degree in TV and Film Editing.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.



September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1 session: Saturday, September 21, 10am-5pm