Anja Zhukova: Rough Cut – workshop

In this workshop I would like to explore the role of editing as the grammar of visual media, shaping the viewer’s experience in subtle yet significant ways. Specifically I would like to look at the distance between cuts and the use of rhythm, pacing, and repetition as means to support the dramatic development and create a sense of tension or release.

Please bring 

  • one cut you like; it doesn’t have to be video: a gif, a comic strip, framed images on an exhibition wall, a lenticular print, two close ups of a Bruegel painting, a screen in a video game, etc — whatever you think a cut is or can be;
  • one single take video (one shot, no cuts) 15 seconds long;
  • one sentence in English.


Anja Zhukova

Born in Novosibirsk, USSR. Graduated from the Rodchenko Art School Moscow in 2011 and started Diploma studies at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig in 2013, graduating in media art and photography. Won the DAAD Award for Outstanding Achievement during their studies. Graduate of the TP2 Talentpool, a programme for young filmmakers in Central Germany. Worked as an editor and creative producer on multiple documentary projects, ranging from feature to TV series.