September 12, 2019–September 18, 2019

Documentary Film Editing Workshops

Free & Open to the Public / Recommended for ages 13+

Director Adam Isenberg and Writer/Director of Photography Noah Arjomand will both teach workshop participants the basics of video editing software and lead a discussion about the creative process and ethics of documentary filmmaking. Participants will get 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 will be 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 is recommended for people 13 or older.
  • A prize will be awarded to “Best in Workshop.”
  • Space is limited to fifteen participants! To register, please fill out the RSVP form below.
  • All equipment will be provided.
  • A light meal or snack will be provided.
  • For more information, please email the workshop co-leader, Noah Arjomand.

Sponsored by the Indiana University Center for Documentary Research and Practice