Power of Editing- Learn How to Edit Together Clips Into a Finished Film


Power of Editing: The Mysteries of Post Production Revealed

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Duration: Single evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE
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Power of Editing: The Mysteries of Post-Production Revealed

Filmmakers need to understand the power of editing. An editor is one of the key creatives on a film along with the screenwriter, the director and the actors.

Find out what the film editor requires from the shoot. Learn how the director works with the editor before, during and after production. Understand how to make sure an edit runs smoothly. Discover what makes a good cut and how directors can increase an editor’s options.

The Power of Editing Workshop teaches attendees about the importance and influence of editing, how and why the edit determines how the audience feels, the art of storytelling in the edit, approaches to telling a story, how to think like an editor, shot types and transitions, how to organise footage before an edit, working with directors, dissecting how a feature film scene is edited, video formats and more.

It all also consider a range of software to use for editing, both free and paid, as well as places one can get access to footage for practicing editing.

What you will learn at Power of Editing

  • The workflow and the scheduling of the editing process
  • Technical advances and their effect on film editing
  • Different shooting formats
  • The finishing of the process: mixing, ADR, grading and finishing.

Who Should Attend

The role of an editor and what they do can greatly inform your decisions as a film’s writer, director or producer.
Directors, producers and writers who want to understand the role of the editor. Learn what an editor can add to your project.

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About the tutor

Power of editing

Dennis Morrison is probably the last generation to learn to edit on the original NLE, a Steenbeck.

A film school graduate from UAL, and an independent film-maker, his post-production and editing work has spanned, TV, music videos, short films and dance. He’s been teaching others how to edit for over 10 years, on short courses and at various film schools including Raindance.

Back in 2008, he launched zzizzl, an independent online video distribution platform for short films and independent filmmakers. Although zzizzl is no more, he amassed valuable and extensive knowledge of online video technology and strategy. He has recently created his digital book ‘Online Video Success Toolkit to help content creators embrace the power of online video. Understandably Dennis believes that video and the web are a marriage made in heaven. Anyone who is not using online video to market and promote who they are and what they do, is missing a major trick!

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3 reviews for


Power of Editing: The Mysteries of Post Production Revealed

  1. Vanda Ladeira

    Enjoyed every minute! Great depth and delivery from Denis. Quite inspired by his experience and advice.

  2. Isabel

    Great teacher with obvious love for the subject. Covered a good balance of technical Vs Artistic.

  3. Dan Bachmann

    Fantastic instructor who has great energy and is motivating. We got into some concepts and then saw some incredible clips of great editing. It could be improved by pointing out specifically what isn’t working/what is working in the scenes to see if we agree. I think this was a limitation of being on-line for the first time rather than the instructor or material.

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