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Short Courses for Adults

Masterclass: Film Editing

Key Information
  • Dates and time

    Sunday 18 February 2024, 10:00–17:00

  • Location

    Christchurch Studios, Bristol

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Embark on an exciting journey into the art of film editing with our masterclass, brought to you by our Head of Film Production, Charlie Parkin. Designed specifically for beginners, this course is your gateway to mastering the fundamentals of film and video editing.

Unlock the secrets of editing theory from scratch, progressing to crafting a fully edited dialogue scene by the end of the course. Led by industry expert Charlie Parkin, a seasoned video editor and award-winning visual effects compositor, you’ll gain hands-on experience using DaVinci Resolve – the industry-standard editing and colour tool.

Throughout the course, you’ll delve into the essential principles of editing, equipping yourself with the knowledge to make impactful decisions even before the cameras start rolling. Whether you aspire to be a filmmaker or an editor, this course lays the foundation for a successful journey in the world of visual storytelling.

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Key Highlights

Learn the basics of editing theory, its origins, and its critical role in filmmaking. Gain practical experience by editing both action and dialogue sequences in DaVinci Resolve. Understand crucial editing principles to consider before stepping onto a set.

Professional Environment: Being situated in a studio environment, learners can benefit from a professional setting similar to what they might encounter in the film and video industry. This immersion can enhance the learning experience and provide insights into real-world workflows.

Networking Opportunities: Studios often attract professionals from the creative industries. Participants may have the chance to interact with industry experts, potentially leading to valuable networking opportunities that can be beneficial for future collaborations or career advancement.

Inspiring Atmosphere: Creative spaces like studios can be inspirational and foster creativity. Being surrounded by an atmosphere dedicated to filmmaking may enhance the overall learning experience and encourage participants to think creatively.

This is a full day Masterclass which runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The course will be taught at our  film studios Christchurch Recording Studios.

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