Director Adam Isenberg and Writer/Director of Photography Noah Arjomand both taught workshop participants the basics of video editing software and led discussions about the creative process and ethics of documentary filmmaking. Participants received hands-on experience editing some of the 900+ hours of footage Isenberg and Arjomand shot for the documentary "Caring for Kathryn." The film provides an intimate look at the life of a family struggling with the mother’s disability and terminal illness. The workshop provided an opportunity for a conversation about the power of editing—selecting and arranging raw footage to create a narrative—and how editors can use that power sensitively, honestly, and artfully.
The workshop was recommended for people 13 or older.
- A prize was awarded to “Best in Workshop.”
- There were 15 participants.
- All equipment was provided.
- A light meal or snack was provided.
- The workshop co-leader was Noah Arjomand.
Sponsored by the Indiana University Center for Documentary Research and Practice