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Introduction to Filmmaking: Editing

Weekly Class for Adults

Introduction

This ten week course is directly connected to the Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development and the Introduction to Filmmaking: Shooting Scenes evening courses. You can apply for the full year, or for individual terms depending on experience and interest.

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.

The course aims to provide an insight to the professional world of film editing, giving participants the opportunity to use industry standard software, be introduced to terminology and processes and create a finished film that can be saved on DVD.

Introduction

This ten week course is directly connected to the Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development and the Introduction to Filmmaking: Shooting Scenes evening courses. You can apply for the full year, or for individual terms depending on experience and interest.

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.

The course aims to provide an insight to the professional world of film editing, giving participants the opportunity to use industry standard software, be introduced to terminology and processes and create a finished film that can be saved on DVD.

Course outline

During this course, 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

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.

The students will edit together the footage from Introduction to Filmmaking: Shooting Scenes course and will finish the term with a completed short film. Classes will focus on how to load and log footage, editing styles and techniques, adding effects, audio mixing and how to export a film to a personal website, compress footage and create a DVD.

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



Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this open access course, although having attended Introduction to Filmmaking: Story Development and/or Introduction to Filmmaking: Shooting Scenes would be beneficial.

Preparing for your course

There is no preparation required before attending the course. Students are advised to bring a notepad and pen for note taking.

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 course is both for people who have never picked up a camera or used editing software before and for those who wish to develop skills in specific areas of filmmaking.

The most important student attribute is a passion for filmmaking and a desire to be creative.

The course will also suit professionals from other backgrounds who wish to gain experience in filmmaking.