This proposal is for support for a seven-week period of acquiring and developing film editing skills in order to create an ethnographic film on Music in English prisons during sabbatical leave in 2013-14. The proposal involves attendance at two editing courses, acquisition of materials relating to film editing and ethnographic film, and time between the courses to practice the skills acquired. The larger outcome of this training will be an ethnographic film, shot and edited during sabbatical leave, completed by December 2014, and submitted to film festivals for possible inclusion in 2015. I also plan to put the film forward for commercial documentary distribution. The skills acquired in this project will also enrich my teaching, in the shape of an in-depth unit on ethnographic filmmaking in my core ethnomusicology class (Music 206: Seminar in Ethnomusicology) in Fall 2014. These skills will also feature in a new collaborative course: a team-taught class with Visual Anthropologist Sam Pack in Fall 2015. The music and anthropology departments at Kenyon are fully supportive of these plans, and the music department is currently requesting installation of Final Cut Pro X in the computer lab, in anticipation of 2014-15. On a personal level, this project would enable me to develop the skills to fulfill a long-term ambition of mine: making ethnographic films about the role of music in people's lives. I plan that this film will be the first of several, bringing together my interests in musical performance and identity in a new and exciting way.