Immerse yourself in learning the tools, techniques and methodologies of film post-production in this dynamic editing intensive.

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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, Feb 19-Mar 1 from 12-5pm ET.

This intensive takes you deep into the aesthetics, tools, and workflow involved in film editing and post-production. You’ll examine the art and craft of editing, and explore the full editing process, from workflow and file management to cutting and storytelling.

This two-week track includes Digital Workflow, The Editor’s Craft, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve.

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Digital Workflow

Gain a strong understanding of the technical theory and organizational workflow that is foundational to a successful editing process. The course covers how to properly set up a project, and keep media, assets, and project files organized throughout the post-production process. Students examine various types of footage with different resolutions, frame rates, and codecs, and explore the processes and possibilities of working with each. The course will discuss the purposes of the various post-production software, and how they work in conjunction with one another. Students will finish the week fully ready to start working with footage in Adobe Premiere, and with a strong foundational understanding of the processes that go into a post-production workflow.

Editing digital content - Photo by Nicole Geri

The Editor's Craft

Through analysis of scenes and sequences, students explore how pacing, shot selection, rhythm, and juxtaposition can be used to create emotional impact and advance a story. The workshop examines how good editors approach their footage, and what actually makes a cut effective. Rough edits and homework will be critiqued and discussed in class. The combination of hands-on experience and discussion of aesthetics helps students develop a new perspective on the craft of editing.

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere has become the preferred software choice for many editors. This course will give students a robust introductory understanding of Premiere and its interface. Students will learn window layout and customization, folder structure, sequence creation, keyboard shortcuts, 3-point editing, trimming tools, and navigation within a project. The course will also cover building and fine-tuning a rough cut, working with audio and effects, creating titles and graphics, the basics of color correction, and exporting and sharing your projects. Students will have open lab time to practice the techniques learned and to work with the instructor one-on-one.

Adobe After Effects

Knowledge of basic Motion Graphics and Animation is desired by most production companies and employers when seeking candidates for editor positions. Adobe After Effects continues to be the industry standard software for compositing and motion graphics. In this course, students gain an understanding of visual effects features such as keying and compositing, layers, blending modes, masks, and alpha channels. Core animation concepts such as keyframes and parenting are covered.

Student learning DaVinci Resolve online in real time

DaVinci Resolve

With the rapidly evolving technology in today's cinema cameras and digital imaging, editors with a strong understanding of color correction and color grading will stand out in the crowd. This workshop provides students with a strong foundation in DaVinci Resolve, the standard software for professional colorists across the industry. (Resolve is also developing increasingly powerful tools in non-linear editing and effects). Utilizing a workshop atmosphere in combination with lectures, demonstrations, and projects, students will take their first steps toward a robust technical understanding of the art and craft of color correction and grading as used in professional filmmaking.

Instructor: Alex Burnett

Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.