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Master Class in Editing with Nels Bangerter

Nov 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Event Description
Docs In Progress is pleased to welcome back acclaimed documentary editor Nels Bangerter for a special Master Class on Documentary Editing. 

For some, the editing suite is a warm and intimate cocoon from which a finished documentary can slowly but triumphantly emerge. To others, it’s a ghastly cave of weeping and button-mashing where beautiful footage goes to die. For professional editors, it is home. In this three-hour Editing Master Class, award-winning documentary editor Nels Bangerter will share his experience in the edit room, including case studies from his own work and that of others, in order to provide theoretical insights, guiding philosophies, hard-learned truths, and a few outtakes from the most mystical yet brutal stage of documentary filmmaking. He will cover the art and craft of editing theory, the three levels of structure, how to take a project from start to finish, and the director/editor collaboration, and will share a few nifty tricks along the way. This Master Class is intended for editors and/or the people who collaborate with them.

This program is free for our 2017 Docs In Progress Fellows thanks to the support of:

Note: This Master Class is focused on the Art of Editing, so we are less concerned with what editing software you are using than on how you are using it.  If you are looking for hands-on technical training, you may be more interested in our Adobe Premiere workshops. 


About the Presenter

Nels Bangerter is an award-winning documentary film editor. His work includes CAMERAPERSON, the critically-acclaimed winner of Cinema Eye Honors and International Documentary Association Best Editing awards as well as Cinema Eye's Outstanding Feature and grand jury awards for best documentary at San Francisco International Film Festival, Sheffield, Camden, and Montclair; LET THE FIRE BURN, Independent Spirit Awards' Truer Than Fiction Award winner, and winner of Best Editing awards from the IDA, Cinema Eye, and Tribeca Film Festival; HBO's VERY SEMI-SERIOUS, News and Documentary Emmy winner and SFIFF award winner; KUMU HINA, winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary and PBS’s Independent Lens Audience Award; and WAR CHILD, which premiered at Berlin and won Tribeca’s Audience Award. Nels edited the Sundance short documentary PROJECT X, directed by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke and starring Michelle Williams and Rami Malek. He has been nominated twice for News and Documentary editing Emmys.

Nels has been an advisor at the Sundance Labs and has shared his experience on panels at Tribeca, Sundance, IDFA, Full Frame, and True/False Film Festivals. He has mentored projects for True/False/Catapult Film Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, and S.F. Rough Cuts, and has given presentations for the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship/Sundance D.F.P., IDA's Getting Real Conference, BAVC, and Docs In Progress. Nels was also the editor of the fictional short film BUZKASHI BOYS, which was produced and edited in Kabul, Afghanistan and nominated for an Academy Award.

Based in Oakland, California, Nels holds an MFA in film production from University of Southern California (USC). Before becoming an editor, he worked in a gold mine, lived in a redwood tree, and earned degrees in English and electrical engineering from Rice University. He has two terrific kids, ages zero and four.

$85 Early Bird Registration Fee (Register/pay through 11/3)
$95 Regular Registration Fee (Register/pay between 11/4-11/15)
$115 Late Registration Fee (Register/pay 11/16 until filled)

If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, you can get a $25 discount on the registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.  2017 Docs In Progress Fellows may attend this program for free thanks to the support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Please use the comp code when registering which was given to you.
Click the "Get Tickets" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space, advanced registration is highly recommended.
Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the program. If you are registering at the Earlybird or Regular rates, payment must also be RECEIVED no later than the last date to qualify for those fees. 
If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form. 
If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire".  Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:
Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write the name of the program in the memo line)
Your registration will be completed once your payment is received. 

Docs In Progress (801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100 Silver Spring, MD).
Walking distance from Silver Spring Metro and parking (free on weekends)

Please note: This workshop will coincide with Silver Spring's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Because many nearby roads will be detoured and parking garages will be closed, we STRONGLY recommend that you leave a lot of extra time to get to our office at 801 Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring. 

If at all possible, take Metro! From the Silver Spring Metro, it is normally about a 12 minute walk up Wayne Avenue to our offices though you should leave extra time since it also means crossing the parade route (it may be easier to do so at Colesville). Please also note
various Metro track work happening this weekend which looks like it will affect those traveling from the northern part of the Red Line and single tracking at points in all of the other lines).

If you drive, please look at the
map on this page for available garages and a list of street closures. The two garages normally closest to us will NOT be accessible due to the parade. The garages marked in red will be be open. If you are coming from DC up 16th Street, your best bet is probably the Bonifant/Dixon garage near the Metro station. If you are coming from the Beltway, take the Colesville Avenue exit (NOT Georgia Avenue) and the easiest parking will probably be the Spring/Cameron Garage.

If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a program after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday programs, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from us, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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