Secrets of Creative Editing

Step-by-Step Tutorials from Professional Hollywood Editors

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 About this editing course... 
36 Editing Tutorials in 1080p HD Video
Over 5 hours of lessons teaching you core editing skills related to video, sound & workflow
Tools & Techniques You Can Use on Any Project
This includes short films, online content, business promos, full-fledged features and more
In-Depth Editing Breakdowns & Deconstructions
Watch as we pull apart real editing situations and demonstrate effective use of picture and audio
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Start with 3 free lessons
    How it works    

Get started by signing up to receive 2 free lessons. We'll email those to you, along with an invitation to join the full course. 


 Fees for this course range from $297 - $497, depending on the package you choose to join. Monthly payment plans are also available, ranging from $57 - $97/mo for 6 months. 

  Course lessons  
Lesson 1: Welcome to Secrets of Creative Editing
Lesson 2: The Roles and Challenges of the Creative Editor
Lesson 3: Key Elements of the Perfect Timeline
Lesson 4: Arranging Video and Audio Tracks
Lesson 5: Timeline Color Coding Strategies
Lesson 6: Final Timeline Tips and Advice
Lesson 7: Working with Different Audio Sources
Lesson 8: Building Conversational Structure
Lesson 9: Mastering the Split Edit
Lesson 10: Polishing Spoken Audio
Lesson 11: Cutting for Scene Objective and Character Focus
Lesson 12: Shaping the Performance
Lesson 13: Synchronous vs Asynchronous Sound
Lesson 14: Deconstructing Professional Sync Sound
Lesson 15: Motivating Drama with Sound
Lesson 16: Creating Humor and Simulating the Supernatural
Lesson 17: Revealing Plot Points with Sound
Lesson 18: Planning the Sound Strategy
Lesson 19: Cutting the Sound Layers – Part 1
Lesson 20: Cutting the Sound Layers – Part 2
Lesson 21: Cross Cutting for Pacing and Tension
Lesson 22: Reviewing the Edited Scene
Lesson 23: Project Overview
Lesson 24: Organizing & Reviewing the Footage
Lesson 25: Creating a Line Breakdown
Lesson 26: Building the Kitchen Table Conversation – Part 1
Lesson 27: Building the Kitchen Table Conversation – Part 2
Lesson 28: Refining the Kitchen Table Scene – Part 1
Lesson 29: Refining the Kitchen Table Scene – Part 2
Lesson 30: Building the Sad Bench Scene – Part 1
Lesson 31: Building the Sad Bench Scene – Part 2
Lesson 32: Bringing the Scenes to Life with Music & Sound – Part 1
Lesson 33: Bringing the Scenes to Life with Music & Sound – Part 2
Lesson 34: Bringing the Scenes to Life with Music & Sound – Part 3
Lesson 35: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned
Lesson 36: Your Next Learning Steps

Our trainers have worked with...
 Meet the Team 
 Trainers with a diverse range of editing skills and backgrounds 
Chris MacDonald
Chris started his career in entertainment fresh from college and held various jobs in the industry before working his way up to staff editor at Universal Studios.

He then held positions throughout Hollywood, focusing primarily on trailer editing for studios like Sony, Disney, Paramount and many more. With 15+ years editing experience, he’ll be the main voice and guide throughout your training with us at Film Editing Pro.

Brian Levin
Brian has over a decade of experience with several award-winning films whose recent clients include Amazon Prime Video, Red Bull and Sesame Street, just to name a few. His resume is varied having worked on narrative feature-length films, documentaries, music videos and brand films.

Brian has a variety of unique editing backgrounds, from his time as a motion graphics designer to his time as a director for various major brand clients while living in Chicago. He primraily focuses on Adobe Premiere and casually tolerates Avid, but regardless of the tool he absolutely loves editing.

Richard Kronenberg
Rich is an Avid Certified Instructor and Emmy award-winning editor obsessed with the craft and mechanics of storytelling.

With over twenty years of experience, he’s edited reality, documentary, corporate, news, promo, cooking, travel, and sports content for ABC, CBS, MSNBC, MTV, ESPN, FOX, CW, Bravo, A&E among countless others. Rich also cut field packages for “The Rachael Ray Show” from seasons 8 – 14. 

Leon Barnard
Leon is a passionate filmmaker with experience in directing, cinematography and editing. You might notice his British accent! Leon comes from London where he works as an instructor for production companies like the BBC, Amazon and ITV, providing training on programs such as Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

Leon has a particular love for teaching editing – both the technical and creative side – but he’ll happily talk about any aspect of filmmaking.

Contributing Editors
For every Film Editing Pro course, we consult and work with the best editors in the genre, style or technique that we’re teaching. Often, these are long-term colleagues, mentors and friends. Then, we pass that knowledge on to you.
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