The Art and Craft of Film Editing
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
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.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Please note this is not a hands-on editing course.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.