24/27 . 05 . 2021


PRICE: 499EUR (299EUR Until 22nd of May)






Jonathan Morris first worked as a child actor, appearing in the original stage production of “Oliver” in London’s West End. Soon after, he sang with Judy Garland in her final film. Deciding against the uncertainties of life as an actor, he took a job in 1966 as a trainee second assistant film editor at Elstree Studios, then worked on television series, including “The Saint” and “The Champions”, and several feature-length films, including the cult classic “Witchfinder General”.

In 1972, he took a position at ATV and in 1976 was promoted to Editor. There, he edited many documentaries and dramas, and worked with well-known directors including Adrian Cowell, Ken Loach, David Monro and Anthony Thomas, and went to the United States to cut an Emmy Award-winning episode “Vietnam – An American History”. In 1982, Morris formed a post-production company in London and edited numerous award-winning films. In 1992, he was nominated for a BAFTA for the documentary “Hellfighters of Kuwait”.

Director Ken Loach's prolific output as a feature film-maker since the early 1990s owes a lot to the regular group of collaborators who have worked with him during this period. One of these is Jonathan Morris.

Having worked with Loach in over 30 films, Morris brings to the table a sense of aesthetics that he has matured while working with the director and, generally being the first viewer of the films, the editor is well accustomed to the constrictions that social realism entails.

Loach’s use of regional dialects and very closed accents, his faithful mise-en-scène, and his movies naturalistic cutting techniques lead to some restrictions when it comes to editing. When the work is passed on to Morris, so he can edit it, he has to take the genre of the film into consideration. This means that every editing decision he makes has to tie the film together, making it look and feel as real as possible, which can be a challenge.

Jonathan has worked on 12 films selected for the Official Competition at the Festival de Cannes, two of which took the Palme d’Or, as well as three films in competition at the Venice Film Festival and the Berlinale. Recently, Morris edited the award-winning docudrama series “The Great War – The People’s Story” for ITV.

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Ken Loach is a British film and television director, and the UK's foremost political filmmaker.

Born in 1936 in Nuneaton, Ken Loach studied law at Oxford, but branched into a repertory stage career (at one point understudying Kenneth Williams in Leicester). Shifting into television, he forged an alliance with producer Tony Garnett and developed the docudrama format via a series of hard-hitting ‘plays’ such as Cathy Come Home.

Loach made his feature debut Poor Cow in 1967 and with Kes, two years later, he directed what is now acclaimed as one of the finest films ever made in Britain. His socially combative work over the next decade or two was often kept off the radar by a combination of poor distribution and broadcasting censorship. Loach's star rose again in the 1990s as award followed award for feature work no less engaged, and he came to be regarded as one of Europe's premier filmmakers.

The Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Jonathan Morris and Ken Loach, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future.

The workshop will have four session, Jonathan Morris will be present in al sessions, and Ken Loach will be present on the second session.

The topics covered on the workshop will be:
Getting the job.
Reading the script.
Liaising with director, producer , cameraperson and crew during the shoot.
Editing during filming.
Editing with the director.
Re editing with the director
Liaising with the sound editor.
Deciding where music is needed.
Discussing with the composer where we feel music is required.
Recording music and ADR.
Grading and picture FX.
Viewing completed film before finalising.
Recutting , regrading, redubbing .
Viewing final version.

The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing

The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops:

-The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants.

- We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants.

- We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content.

Duration: 4 days
Dates: 24-27 May 2021
9AM - 1PM GMT (London)
10AM - 2PM CET (Brussels)
12PM - 4PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai)
6PM - 10PM EST (Sydney)
4PM - 8PM CST (Beijing)
Location: Online
Price: 499EUR - 325EUR with 35% discount until the 22nd of May
Maximum number of participants: 25
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