The majority of film editing courses focus exclusively on teaching the software. Without doubt it is important to know the software well (in this case, Adobe Premier Pro). But if the student does not understand the intimate realtionship between emotions, story and rhythm in a film, how will he/she understand what editing/montage really is and what its vital role in filmmaking can be?
The value of this workshop consists in what almost no film editing courses teach: the delicate combination of many different skills and abilities that are essential if we are to edit well: on the rhythmic level, the anecdotal level, the poetic level – and the technical level so that we learn to use our ‘tool’, the non-linear programme, efficiently in order to achieve the result we wish for. This workshop also teaches the value of sound as a central creative element.Furthermore, this workshop can be taught in English and Spanish by a native British, bilingual, award-winning film editor.
1. What is film editing?
2. What is non-linear editing?
3. Montage of different genres: fiction, documentary, experimental
4. Using the programme and programme tools correctly
The students comment
“It has been a perfect initial introduction on both a technical and a human level. An excellent inter-relation between software and the spirit of editing. Congratulations!” Carlos A.
“I can say that I am very satisfied with the course. I loved the emphasis on narrative strategies and design of experiences as more important than the technical elements of the software – which were also more than adequate and were introduced effectively and accurately.” Luca B.
“The course definitely exceeded my expectations. The teacher’s ideas make you love your ‘work’ and appreciate the value of editing.” Francisca A.
“Good balance between theory, practice and technique.” Rogério Q.