Immerse yourself in the art and technique of sculpting image and sound for maximum emotional impact in this 4 Week intensive

4-Week Dates:  Jul 8-Aug 4, 2018
Levels:  All
Workshop Fee:  $4595
Class Size: 12

This intensive takes you deep into the aesthetics, tools, and workflow of editing and post-production.  You’ll explore The Art of Editing, Audio Post Production, Creative Sound Design for Film & TV, and finish the cycle with a master’s perspective in a Film Editing Master Class.  

Need a boot camp on the software programs?  Expand this intensive to eight weeks by adding the Digital Workflow, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve classes that immediately precede this four week track.   

The Art of Editing with David Tedeschi - July 8-14

The program kicks off with "The Art of Editing". This course examines the fundamental theory behind what a film editor does, and the history and development of the craft over time. Through screenings, discussions, and analysis of films, led by a led by an acclaimed editor who works in both fiction and documentary, 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, develop a process, and ultimately create a unique stylistic identity. Students are encouraged to bring their own raw footage, and will be given ample opportunity to practice, experiment, and ultimately learn to execute the techniques and decision-making behind making effective cuts. Proficiency in a non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc.) is required.

Audio Post Production - July 15-21

In the 2nd week of the Intensive, the focus will be on the crucial and often overlooked element of Audio. This course will provide students with a strong foundation in technical audio theory. They'll practice Field Recording, Dialogue Editing, ADR, Foley recording, as well as Music Editing and Mixing, and ultimately learn the potential that sound has to be a driving force behind compelling visual stories.

Creative Sound Design for Film and TV - Jul 22-28

Following Week Two's solid groundwork of the technical aspects of audio post, students now get to focus on what the skills they've learned may achieve. Led by an accomplished sound designer, the class will delve into the techniques and methodology of designing compelling soundtracks. More than anything this week is about exploring the creative dimensions of sound to heighten the impact of a film. You will create different soundscapes for scenes to examine how these choices change and intensify our perception of a moment.

Film Editing Master Class - July 29-August 4

The culmination of the 4 Week Track will be a Master Class in Editing. In this workshop, students develop sensitivity and skill in editing and shaping dramatic material.  Explore the creative process of editing with the guidance and critique of one of today's most successful and knowledgeable film editors. Deepen your understanding of scene dynamics, timing and continuity, and the aesthetics of cinematic storytelling. Learn about an editor's relationship with the director and how each contributes to shaping the film in this crucial phase. Students will have the opportunity to discuss editing and post-production job opportunities in today's industry, and get insight from the instructor on their experiences and professional career path.

Students Looking for foundational training in post-production are invited to Expand this intensive to eight weeks by adding 4 Valuable, software-based classes that immediately precede this four week track:


8-Week Dates:  Jun 10-Aug 4, 2018
Levels:  All
Workshop Fee: $7995
Class Size: 12


Digital Workflow - June 10-16

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 include a full overview of the primary post-production softwares (Adobe Premiere, Prelude, DaVinci Resolve, and more) their purpose, and how they work in conjunction with one another. Students will finish the week 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.

Adobe Premiere I - Jun 17-23

Adobe Premiere has become the preferred Non-Linear Editing Software for much of the Film and Video industry. 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.

Adobe After Effects - June 24-30

A knowledge of basic Motion Graphics and Animation is desired by most production companies and employers when seeking candidates for post production positions, including editors. Adobe After Effects continues to be the industry standard software for compositing and motion graphics. In this course students gain understanding of visual effects features such as keying and compositing, layers, blending modes, masks and alpha channels. Core animation concepts such as key frames and parenting are covered in-depth, as well as kinetic typography.

DaVinci Resolve - July 1-7

This workshop is an introduction to digital color correction and grading using DaVinci Resolve. Utilizing a workshop atmosphere in combination with lectures, demonstrations and projects, students will take their first steps toward a technical understanding of the art and craft of color correction and grading as used in professional filmmaking.

Please contact Registration for information on room & board fees for intensives at [email protected].

This intensive is not eligible for any promotional offers that may occur.

Image Credit: Devin Altobello

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