Editing: The Practical Art

Class Description

Walter Murch, who edited Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, has written about the importance of the cut: a blink, he calls it, meaning a parallel to thinking. Editing, among other things, is another way to write a film, a form of music-making, and surgery. In this course, students will learn the rudiments of editing on Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the two dominant non-linear editing systems in North America, and through in-class work and exercises will be introduced to the writing, thinking, music, and surgery that are all needed to make film stories: the basics of importing files, of assembly, of separating sound and image, of adding wild or ambient sound, of adding effects and transitions, of fixing background noise and voiceovers, correcting color, and exporting their file so that they can show it to friends, upload it to YouTube, or submit it to film festivals.

Program Continuing Education


When registering, please select one of the two, 6-week sessions:

  • Winter: January 28, 2020 to March 17, 2020
    • Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Winter Registration is closed or full.

  • Spring: April 7, 2020 to May 26, 2020
    • Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Ages 18+

Discipline Film

Price $600.00

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this course.

Location: Main Cornish Campus, 1000 Leonora St, Seattle, WA, 98121

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