Editing Workshop with Hansjorg Weissbrich

Editing Workshop with Hansjorg Weissbrich

Iran Broadcasting University played host to a workshop on editing by award-winning German film editor Hansjorg Weissbrich.

The editing workshop focused on filmmakers’ audiences, how to use the editing process to make a film connect emotionally with viewers, and addressed ways to reduce the burnout that comes with editors’ demanding schedules.

Weissbrich said: I began editing in the 1980s. It took me three years to make my debut movie. I mostly did commercial editing. Then I managed to edit art films. The movie I edited in 1999 went and won an Oscar.

He added:  I worked with different editors and this helped me master the craft. I did edit short films at nights and after three years went for feature editing. I always begin editing by reading the screenplay first. It helps me review the scenes in my mind and begin the actual editing process from the first day of shooting. It’s important to start early so that you can connect and build close relationship with director.

Hansjörg Weissbrich, award-winning German film editor, has contributed to more than sixty films since 1995 including Storm, Distant Lights, Trade, Colonia, and Night Train to Lisbon.

The curtain falls on the 37th Fajr International Film Festival on Thursday, April 25. Vahdat Hall will host the closing ceremony, attended by Iranian and international filmmakers and guests.


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