Takeaways: Trailer Editing

This event took place on Nov 18, 2018

$45 to register
$30 for Forum members
Scholarships available! contact jonah (at) nwfilmforum.org

Duration: 5h
Instructor: Lise Bengson


*Date Change! Now Nov. 18

Age Range: High school students (or ages 14-18)

Limited to 10 participants

Takeaways is an ongoing series of youth workshops with a focus on editing tools and techniques.

Film trailers are their own works of art. They also help a film reach larger audiences and get noticed by festivals and distributors. Learn what goes into creating a successful film trailer, and hone your editing skills in Adobe Premiere as you cut a trailer for a local short film. This workshop will be part lecture, mostly hands-on editing with expert guides, and part screening. You’ll learn techniques editors use to break down a film and understand it, and how to edit a trailer that will remain true to the film and build curiosity in the audience. You’ll also learn how to use music and sound effects to add intensity and emotion to your trailer. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Experience level: Beginner to intermediate. If you are new to editing and Adobe Premiere, this is a great introduction. If you’re more experienced, we will provide instruction to your level and questions throughout the project.
Equipment and Software: Computers and software are provided.
*Students are welcome to bring a laptop with Adobe Premiere installed if they would like to. (Free trial versions of Adobe Creative Cloud are available.) 

Lise Bengson

Lise Bengson

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Lise is a Seattle-based queer interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, with a focus on cinematography and visual effects. They strive to use their work to elevate marginalized voices, particularly within the queer and trans community, fostering a more diverse intersectional film community in-front of and behind the screen.


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