Explore the aesthetics and craftsmanship necessary to edit film successfully including the artistry of editing performance, pacing, action, and continuity through extensive study and practice with editing systems
Develop a keen understanding of exemplary editing through viewings and study
Appreciate the art of editing through an exploration of film editing history, aesthetics, craft, and theory
Learn principles of editing that can be applied to any choice of software or post-production workflow
About this course:
Editing is storytelling. Throughout the process, from first assembly to final delivery, editors are responsible for fulfilling the film's potential through a full command of craft, as well as an aesthetic understanding of story, character, and rhythm. By examining different editing styles, this course covers the elements of storytelling, performance, pace, emotion, action, continuity, and time manipulation. Instruction includes lectures, discussion, and viewing exercises. You also learn to select the most appropriate editing systems and technology by evaluating the limitations of budgets and time.