The Art and Craft of Film Editing

FILM TV X 479.613

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

Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • 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.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.

Wait List
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Robert Scheid
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Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 25, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors by Gabriella Oldham

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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