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The Edit Center is offering new classes in Dumbo.
The Edit Center is offering a 20% discount on The Art of Editing.

LEARN THE ART OF FILM EDITING WHILE WORKING ON A REAL MOVIE

At the heart of the Edit Center curriculum is our six-week Art of Editing Course, which brings together independent filmmakers who need their movies edited and beginning editors who need the chance to learn on a feature film. We truly believe that editing cannot be learned from a seminar, book, lecture or exercise; cutting a real film -- for a real director -- is the only way to immerse yourself in the field and learn the skills you'll need to start your career.

As a student at the Edit Center, you will:

WORK ON AWARD-WINNING FILMS

Edit Center students have worked on such films as: Winter's Bone (Oscar Nominee, Best Feature 2011), Hot Coffee (Sundance 2011, HBO), In Our Nature (South by Southwest 2012), A Matter of Taste (South by Southwest 2011), The Art of Getting By (picked up by Fox Searchlight) Frozen River (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2008), and Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields (SXSW 2010), to name a few. Other Edit Center class projects have screened -- and won awards -- at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, South by Southwest, Full Frame, and countless other international and regional film festivals.   (To see a list of all our past projects, click here.)  As a student at the Edit Center, you'll work hand-in-hand with the director to help them achieve their vision, and you'll receive a credit on the finished film. 

LEARN THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE FROM PROFESSIONAL EDITORS
Our teachers are in the classroom all day, every day, working one-on-one to help students sort through material, solve problems, and learn the professional workflow of film editing. Our teachers' credits include Beasts of the Southern Wild, Inside Job, No End In Sight, Winter's Bone, The Cove, Sicko, Murderball, Sleepwalk With Me, Greenberg, Margin Call, "Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire," Welcome to The Dollhouse, Happiness, and countless other independent films and television shows, and they are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with the next generation of up-and-coming film editors. (For a full list of our teachers and their credits, click here.)

LEARN THE SOFTWARE USED BY EDITING PROFESSIONALS
Our goal is to make sure you leave the class confident enough with both Final Cut Pro 7 and Avid Media Composer 6 that they become transparent. By the time you finish the course, you'll be thinking about your edits, not the buttons you need to push to make them happen.

BUILD A CAREER NETWORK THAT LASTS FAR LONGER THAN SIX WEEKS

After the class, each student leaves with a credit on their class project -- a real-world credential that helps build your editing resume -- and an editor's reel of cut scenes to show the work you've done during the course. But beyond that, you'll leave with a network of connections in the independent film world.  Edit Center alumni edited Inside Job (Oscar Winner 2011), How to Survive a Plague (Oscar Nominee 2013), The House I Live In (Grand Jury Prize 2012 Sundance Film Festival), Palindromes (Venice, Toronto, New York 2004), Control Room (Sundance 2004; Jury Award, Full Frame 2004), "Stella" (Comedy Central), and more. Our students have also worked in post-production on Slumdog Millionaire, The Messenger, Little Miss Sunshine, Half Nelson, Murderball, and Match Point, among others, and all of them cite the bonds they formed during their six weeks at the Edit Center as crucial in jump-starting their editing careers.  (See what our students have to say about their time at the Edit Center.)

DON'T HAVE SIX WEEKS TO SPARE?
As an Apple and Avid-certified training center, we also offer weekend and one-week Final Cut Pro and Avid classes. All classes are taught by working professionals on top-of-the-line editing systems.




Winter’s Bone
Grand Jury Prize

2010
Class Project
May 2009



Frozen River
Grand Jury Prize

2008
Class Project
May 2007



Great World of Sound
Official Selection
2007
Class Project
January 2006


Manhattan, Kansas
Audience Award
2006
Class Project
June 2005


Room
Director's Fortnight

2005
Class Project

March 2004


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