The Art of Drama Editing

Step-by-Step Tutorials from Professional Hollywood Editors

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 Edit a Full Feature-Length Film 
Master the Creative & the Technical
This course will guide you through editing a feature film — from technical skills to creative techniques with a professional workflow to support the entire process
Editing Skills For All Projects & Genres
- Elegant Storytelling
- Professional Sound Design
- Useful Visual Effects
- Seamless Transitions
40+ 1080p HD Tutorials with Over 14 Hours of Training
- A Complete Set of 1080p Feature-Film Dailies
- Hands-on Editing Lessons
- Multiple Homework Assignments
- Premium Music & Sound Libraries

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 Fees for this course range from $497 - $997, depending on the package you choose to join. Monthly payment plans are also available, ranging from $47 - $97/mo for 12 months. 

  Course lessons  
Lesson 01: Welcome to The Art of Drama Editing
Lesson 02: Introduction to Drama Editing
Lesson 03: Filmmaking Essentials for Editors
Lesson 04: Deconstructing Facial Expressions & Body Language
Lesson 05: Understanding Film Story Structure
Lesson 06: Project Overview
Lesson 07: Downloading Your Files
Lesson 08: Importing the Footage, Music & Sound
Lesson 09: Feature Film Organization Techniques
Lesson 10: Setting Up a Feature Film Timeline
Lesson 11: Reviewing the Script & Watching the Film
Lesson 12: Film Production Realities
Lesson 13: Creating Feature Breakdowns & Selects
Lesson 14: Cutting the First Scene
Lesson 15: Cutting the Argument at the Hotel
Lesson 16: Cutting the Love Scene in the Treehouse
Lesson 17: Deconstructing the Dramatic Montage
Lesson 18: Editing Your Own Montage
Lesson 19: Flashbacks & Dream Sequences
Lesson 20: Interweaving Storylines with Cross-Cutting
Lesson 21: Smoothing Connections in a Cross-Cut Sequence – Part 1
Lesson 22: Smoothing Connections in a Cross-Cut Sequence – Part 2
Lesson 23: Using Sound to Simulate Thoughts & Memories
Lesson 24: Deconstructing a Thought Simulation Sequence
Lesson 25: Bringing a Scene to Life with Foley – Building the Cut
Lesson 26: Bringing a Scene to Life with Foley – Layering the Sound
Lesson 27: Cutting with Style & Imagination – Picture
Lesson 28: Cutting with Style & Imagination – Sound & Music
PRO Lesson: Travel Scenes & Cutting the Invisible Journey
PRO Lesson: When, Why & How to Use Jump Cuts
PRO Lesson: Using Split Screens to Adjust Scene Timing
Lesson 29: The Mechanics of Scene Pacing & Timing
Lesson 30: Pacing a Cut Three Different Ways
Lesson 31: Assembling the Feature
Lesson 32: Basic Scoring Techniques
Lesson 33: Crafting Effective Film Transitions
Lesson 34: Smoothing Transitions Between Our Scenes
Lesson 35: The Audio Mixing Process
Lesson 36: Color Correction & Grading
Lesson 37: Outputting Your Film for Presentation & Delivery
Lesson 38: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned
Lesson 39: Next Steps
PRO Lesson: Sending Out Turnovers to VFX, Sound & Color
PRO Lesson: Conforming & QC’ing Turnovers in Your Timeline
Bonus Lesson: Visual Stylization Techniques & Effects

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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