Post-Production

FilmSkills

Editing Kit

In the FilmSkills Editing Course, Emmy-winning television and film editors take you inside the process and psychology of film editing. Learn how to properly shoot your footage on set to maximize your options in the editing room, when to cut from one shot to the next, how to choose your shot selection, how to work with the editor, and how to create the most emotion in each scene. We will take you step-by step through the editing process itself from developing a workflow and managing your data through the assembly cut, rough cut, fine cut, online process, and color grading. Learn how to conduct test screenings, manage feedback from producers, and deliver a final product that meets both technical demands as well as the director’s vision.

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• 5 DVD Series

• 274 minutes of engaging videos

• 12 Hollywood Instructors, several Emmy winners

• 115 page illustrated companion guide

• Covers the entire editing process

• Used in the nation's top film schools

With a Thousand Combinations, Find the Right One.

 

To use the long shot, or the close up - that is the question. A film can be made or broken in the editing room, and whereas understanding the software and hardware is important, the art and psychology of editing is the true secret to moving the hearts and minds of the audience.

 

In the FilmSkills Editing Course, Emmy-winning television and film editors take you inside the process and psychology of film editing.  Learn how to properly shoot your footage on set to maximize your options in the editing room, when to cut from one shot to the next, how to choose your shot selection, how to work with the editor, and how to create the most emotion in each scene. We will take you step-by step through the editing process itself from developing a workflow and managing your data through the assembly cut, rough cut, fine cut, online process, and color grading. Learn how to conduct test screenings, manage feedback from producers, and deliver a final product that meets both technical demands as well as the director’s vision.

 

Find the heart, soul, and rhythm of your movie in the editing room in the FilmSkills Editing Course.

 

 

 

“As an actor with over 200 national commercial credits, 15 feature film credits and countless TV guest star appearances, I’ve seen it all and I can certainly attest that FilmSkills teaches you the way it really is and will help the first time filmmakers avoid common pitfalls that I’ve seen destroy productions.”

 

 - Michael Emanuel, actor

 

 

 

Learn From the Best

 

Learn from 12 Instructors, including:

 

  • Larry Jordan - Post-Production and Apple Final Cut Pro Expert

  • Diana Friedberg, ACE - Award-winning Film and Television Editor, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, and The Simple Life

  • Lori Jane Coleman, ACE - Emmy-nominated Film and Television Editor, Fun with Dick and Jane, Which Way Is Up?, and Up in Smoke

  • Barry Zetlin - Emmy-winning television and film editor, The Bachelor, Project Runway, The Mole, Bionic Woman, Basketball Wives and Starting Over

  • John Coldiron - Emmy-winning Editor and Colorist, Project Runway, Models of the Runway, and The Prom

  • Brad Schwartz - Emmy-winning Editor, Top Chef

 

Disc 1:

Hiring an Editor - In this module, you will learn how to find a qualified editor, how to assess an editor’s demo reel, tips for ensuring his vision and communication style match yours, and how to ultimately get the best person for the job.

 

Working with an Editor - Learn techniques for communicating your vision to the editor, the editor’s workflow, and what you can do to get the best results possible in the editing room.

 

Concepts of Editing - Learn when to cut, how to determine whether you should cut or not, the hierarchy of story-telling importance when editing, what to show or not show, and how to use psychology to craft a scene the invokes powerful emotions – all through how it is edited.

 

 

Disc 2:

Data Management and Workflow - Learn how to develop a system for organizing the footage from set to post, how to develop a workflow that keeps the process smooth and conflict-free, how to conduct post-production meetings, the role of the post-production supervisor, standard techniques for labeling and managing footage, and data handling techniques.

 

The Assembly Cut - Learn how to approach the assembly cut, how to manage music and sound effects, what should or shouldn’t be included, and how to address issues of pacing, story, and character development.

 

Stock Footage - Learn how to use stock footage, how to understand a licensing agreement, where to find stock footage, how to manage the technical requirements, and what your rights are when distributing your production.

 

 

Disc 3:

Editing a Dialogue Scene - Learn the correct and incorrect ways of shooting dialogue on set, advanced techniques for manipulating the pacing and emotional intensity of the scene, how to work with changing background ambiance, techniques for balancing the visual performance with the dialogue, how to mix the audio, ultimately how to get the best performance through the edit.

 

Editing Action - Learn how to edit action for proper flow, continuity, and pacing.  Learn techniques for compressing time, revealing only the essentials to keep the story moving forward, and advanced editing techniques used by master editors.

 

The Rough Cut - Learn how to approach the rough cut, determine what moments work, how to re-structure the story, and ultimately create a movie that stands on its own- divorced from the script.

 

 

Disc 4:

Test Screenings - Learn how to prepare for and conduct a test screening, how to choose the right test audience, what questions to ask after the test screening, and how to filter the responses into usable comments that can improve the story.

 

The Fine Cut - Learn techniques for perfecting every single frame of your movie before locking the picture edit, how you will know when the movie is done, the implications of locking the picture, and the process of prepping the film for audio.

 

 

Disc 5:

Offline/Online Editing - Learn how and when to work in an offline environment, how to transition to an online cut, and techniques for ensuring the process goes smoothly.

 

Color Timing - Learn the color grading process, how it differs amongst formats, the balance between technical and artistic grading, how to protect yourself from the “fix-it-in-post” mentality, and how to get the look you want.

 

 

 

About Us

FilmSkills is the leading online training resource for the motion picture and television industries.

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Our objective is to provide a real-world education of the complex world of motion picture production through a series of easy-to-understand, yet comprehensive videos, workbooks and resources. By partnering with industry leaders in the creative and technological fields, we strive to teach real, cutting edge techniques to filmmakers around the globe. We also seek to build an online community of filmmakers to help forge long-term connection between filmmakers from all disciplines.

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