FILM EXPO: Editing for Documentary with Jackie Dzuba in Partnership with DGC MB & Zoot Pictures


  • October 2, 2021 – 12pm to 5pm (Via Zoom)
  • Instructed by Jackie Dzuba
  • $30 for non-DGC members
  • $20 deposit for DGC members and permittees, refunded after completion of course

About the course:

Sharpen your editing skills with experienced Gemini award-winning professional Jackie Dzuba. Learn about the difference between editing documentaries and feature films, how to work with director input, getting to rough cuts and fine cuts, and so much more.

FTM is excited to present this course in partnership with the Directors Guild of Canada MB (DGC MB) and Zoot Pictures as part of our FILM EXPO film series.

Topics covered:

  • Documentary editing vs Drama and Series – different skills on the same suite.
  • Feature vs television documentaries – one of these things is not like the other.
  • The Art of the Doc – a moving, collaborative work.
  • Processes and Director Input.
  • Music and Editing.
  • What constitutes a Rough Cut?
  • Fine Cut – how fine?
  • What to cut – and who has input?
  • Info on stock footage, experts, supers, credits.
  • Multiple versions – Canada hour television vs. International 52-minute versions and how to manage them.
  • Organizing projects – tips on the different editing programs.

About the Instructor: Jackie Dzuba is an award-winning editor who works in both drama and documentary. Her awards include: 2000 Gemini Award Best Picture Editing – They Live to Polka (documentary)

2006 Seoul Drama Awards Nomination Excellence in Editing – Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (TV mini-series). 2008 Gemini Nomination Best Picture Editing – The Englishman’s Boy (TV mini-series). In addition to feature drama and mini-series, Jackie has edited television and feature length documentaries including The Nature of Things, and is currently working on a PBS NOVA/ARTE France documentary on the ancient Maya.

Register now! Scroll down and select the Editing for Documentary option that applies to you!

FTM is a member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program through the Department of Economic Development and Training. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community.

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