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Film Editing

Short study - young people

Introduction

Editing is often referred to as a ‘second chance to direct.’ This is where all the raw footage and potential for a film comes together to be shaped into a finished article. An understanding of editing is a crucial skill for any want to be filmmaker.

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand how to load and log all footage
  • How to safely back up all files
  • How to use the production paperwork to assist the editing process
  • How to import music, audio and images into a project
  • How to mix and set audio levels
  • How to select the correct shots to achieve the proper look and feel of the film
  • How to export a finished film into a DVD or for upload to a personal website
  • Have the opportunity to watch the film footage edited throughout the course on a large screen

The students can select to edit the short films from the ‘Shoot A Horror Film,’ ‘Shoot a Chase Scene’ and ‘Shoot A Music Video’ weekend courses. This course is open access and can be attended by students who were involved in making one of the films, or by students who have never attended a class at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Introduction

Editing is often referred to as a ‘second chance to direct.’ This is where all the raw footage and potential for a film comes together to be shaped into a finished article. An understanding of editing is a crucial skill for any want to be filmmaker.

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand how to load and log all footage
  • How to safely back up all files
  • How to use the production paperwork to assist the editing process
  • How to import music, audio and images into a project
  • How to mix and set audio levels
  • How to select the correct shots to achieve the proper look and feel of the film
  • How to export a finished film into a DVD or for upload to a personal website
  • Have the opportunity to watch the film footage edited throughout the course on a large screen

The students can select to edit the short films from the ‘Shoot A Horror Film,’ ‘Shoot a Chase Scene’ and ‘Shoot A Music Video’ weekend courses. This course is open access and can be attended by students who were involved in making one of the films, or by students who have never attended a class at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Financial support

At a glance...

Film Editing 20180527

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.

Teaching staff

Duncan Sanders

Duncan Sanders graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with First Class Honours in Digital Film and Television. During his time at the Conservatoire he was lucky enough to meet and work with artists as diverse as Kevin Spacey (House of Cards, American Beauty) Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park, Ghandi) James McAvoy (X-Men Days of Future Past, Atonement) and Seamus McGarvey (Avengers Assemble, Godzilla)

Since graduation he has worked as a workshop facilitator and film maker, collaborating with companies such as the Lyceum Theatre, Fresh Creations and Short Courses, where he has been a Film Making tutor for the better part of four years. He has devised and delivered courses covering the practical, technical and theory side of film making.