Master in Film Editing

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Program Description

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The Editing program is designed around the aesthetic, technical, and collaborative aspects of post-production with the primary focus on storytelling. Fellows develop the skills to be editors, assistant editors and post-production producers while collaborating with other team members.

The Sony Digital Arts Center is an Avid based state-of-the-art post-production facility.

During the first year, editors work on six narrative digital projects — with instruction including not only picture and visual effects editing but also the aesthetics of sound design — as they create and mix sound with Pro Tools audio workstations.

Second-year editing Fellows collaborate on two film or high-definition digital projects, taking them through a complete post-production process, replicating a studio or independent production and developing professional relationships with outside vendors.

First Year Curriculum

  • PRN 510: Introduction to Cycle Production – Boot Camp
  • PRN 511: Cycle Production I
  • PRN 512: Cycle Production II & III
  • PRN 521 & 522: Narrative Workshop and Analysis
  • EDT 511 & 512: Editing Workshop
  • EDT 521 & 522: The Art and Craft of Editing/Dramatic Analysis
  • CON 511 & 512: Master Seminars
  • CON 521 & 522: American Approaches to Film
  • Year One Portfolio Review

Second Year Curriculum

  • PRN 610: Thesis Production – Editing
  • EDT 611 & 612: Advanced Editing Workshop
  • EDT 621 & 622: Advanced Art & Craft of Editing
  • EDT 670: Internship Practicum
  • EDT 690: Thesis Portfolio – Editing
  • CON 621 & 622: World Approaches to Film
Last updated May 2019

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The American Film Institute is America's promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a nonprofit ... Read More

The American Film Institute is America's promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. As a nonprofit educational arts organization, AFI provides leadership in film and television and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. Read less