Nick HectorUWindsor film prof Nick Hector is leading a workshop on editing documentaries, this weekend in Halifax.

Film prof to offer masterclass in editing

University of Windsor film professor Nick Hector is the featured clinician at a one-day workshop presented by Canadian Cinema Editors and Directors Guild of Canada in Halifax on Saturday, July 13.

Hector, a documentary film producer and editor, brings a unique approach and powerful sense of story to the edit suite. Some of his best-known work stems from his long creative relationships with Canadian filmmakers Allan King, Yvan Patry, and Sturla Gunnarsson.

With 30 years of editing and more than 100 films under his belt, he promises to take masterclass attendees through the beats of a film’s life cycle, including putting on the director’s glasses, playing the role of “first audience,” and revealing the story’s spine through a careful reduction process. Using practical advice, editing theory, war stories, and personal journal excerpts, Hector will offer a fascinating look at his working process.

Find details on the event website.

—Susan McKee