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Circuit Workshop - Hands on Cutting Series Music Editing in Pro Tools

New York

Address: MPEG Conference Room – 145 Hudson Street, Suite 201 New York, NY 10013


Instructor: Jennifer Dunnington
This is one workshop session with an hour break from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Fee: $40.00

This course is open to 10 active members of the Editors Guild. With basic understanding of Pro Tools.


This workshop will explore the process of temping music for a film.  Members will select music and create a temp score for the edited scenes created in the previous circuit workshops.  Tracks will be prepared for a temp film mix.


-   The use of music in film with examples.
-   The role of temp music.
-    Searching for temp scores – where do you begin?
-    Temp editing strategies with examples.
-    Track layout for the temp mix.
•Music spotting session with member edited scenes.
•Members select scores to edit into their scenes.
•One-on-one review of cue selections and music edits.
•Screening of scenes and discussion.
•Q & A


Jennifer Dunnington’s introduction to music editing began as a young dancer when she edited film scores to use with her choreography.  This kinetic connection to music continues to be a strong influence in her approach to film music editing.
Her film career began with the documentarian Ken Burns, working on many of his projects, including “Baseball”, “Thomas Jefferson”, and “Jazz”. She has enjoyed returning to her documentary roots editing the music for Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison:  Living in a Material World”, “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan” and for Alex Gibney’s “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All”.
Jennifer has worked with Scorsese since 2002 on such films as “Gangs of New York”, “The Aviator”, “The Departed”, “Shutter Island”, “Hugo”, “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Silence”.  
She worked alongside composer Howard Shore on several of the Scorsese projects as well as many others – from David Cronenberg’s “Spider”, “A History of Violence”, “Eastern Promises” and “Maps to the Stars” to John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt”, Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight”, and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.
Jennifer collaborated with director Rob Marshall on his two most recent musicals – “Into the Woods” (Stephen Sondheim – music and lyrics) and with composer Marc Shaiman on “Mary Poppins Returns”.
She has worked with composer Mychael Danna on various projects including “Vanity Fair” (Mira Nair), “Capote” (Bennett Miller), “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” (Ang Lee) and most recently, “After the Wedding” (Bart Freundlich).
Other composer collaborations include Marcelo Zarvos (“Hollywoodland” - Allen Coulter), (“What Just Happened?” and “You Don’t Know Jack” - Barry Levinson) (“Taking Chance” - Ross Katz),  Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine (“The Wizard of Lies” - Barry Levinson), and Jeff Tweedy (“Chelsea Walls” - Ethan Hawke).
She is currently working on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”.
Awards and Nominations

MPSE Golden Reel Awards: 
Nominated: “Mary Poppins Returns”, “Into the Woods”, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, “The Aviator” and “Gangs of New York”
Won: “Hugo”, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan”
Primetime Emmy Awards: 
Nominated: “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan”
Won: “Boardwalk Empire”
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences •Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television • Dance Films Association • Motion Picture Editors Guild


Please email Muneeb Hassan at to RSVP.

Note: No walk-ins and no guests will be permitted.  You will receive a confirmation, once you are registered. No phone call RSVPs will be accepted.