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.
Summer 2021 Schedule
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.