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Editing: Introduction to AVID

Short study - adults

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.

Participants will each have access to their own computer and be able to edit their own short film in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Digital Training Unit.

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 course aims to provide an insight to the professional world of film editing, giving participants the opportunity to use industry standard software which is used for a variety of genres from television soap operas to blockbuster feature films.

Technical and creative skills will be explored and participants will be introduced to terminology and processes used in the film sector. The course will provide a fun, supportive and challenging environment in which all participants from beginners to advanced can explore and learn.

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.

Participants will each have access to their own computer and be able to edit their own short film in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Digital Training Unit.

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 course aims to provide an insight to the professional world of film editing, giving participants the opportunity to use industry standard software which is used for a variety of genres from television soap operas to blockbuster feature films.

Technical and creative skills will be explored and participants will be introduced to terminology and processes used in the film sector. The course will provide a fun, supportive and challenging environment in which all participants from beginners to advanced can explore and learn.

Course outline

Working with the RCS’s Film teaching staff, film editing skills will be explored and developed. Participants will work primarily with footage created by the Short Film Making course students to create a film edit for screening, using Avid editing software in the Digital Training Unit.

The course aims to provide an insight to the professional world of film editing, giving participants the opportunity to use industry standard software as used for a variety of genres from television soap operas to blockbuster feature films.

Technical and creative skills will be explored and participants will be introduced to terminology and processes used in the film sector. The course will provide a fun, supportive and challenging environment in which all participants from beginners to advanced learners can explore and learn.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

Applications are now closed for the Agnes Allan bursary.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you. You can also download a FAQs document here: Agnes Allan Bursary FAQs



At a glance...

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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.

Who is this course for?

This intensive course is designed for people aged 16+ interested in film editing. It may be useful for anyone wishing to develop film-making skills at the next level, pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in these fields.

Teaching staff

Nigel Honey

Certified AVID Instructor.

Nigel has 20 years experience as a Film Editor in the United Kingdom with his edited work screened at Berlin, BAFTA, Cannes, Edinburgh and Raindance Film Festivals.

Nigel is also one of only Three Certified Avid Media Composer / Symphony Instructors in Scotland trained at Pinewood Studios and teaches at the BBC, RBS, STV, UWS, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh Art College, GMAC, Jump Cut Scheme @ Film City, University of Herts, and Ravensbourne College, London.

Nigel teaches Avid Media Composer Vsn8, Avid Symphony VSN 8 and Adobe Premiere CS6, CC2014/15/16 as well as continuing to edit for the BBC / STV and Independent Production Companies in Scotland, UK and Europe.