“The essence of cinema is editing.” – Francis Ford Coppola, Director of The Godfather trilogy.
Digital Editing School
Editors hold one of the most critical roles in the filmmaking industry, and are key collaborators in the filmmaking process. Many of cinema’s most prolific directors work with the same editor over their entire careers. Filmmakers rely on an editor’s storytelling and digital editing skills to complete and polish their films. Editors are not just limited to the film industry; they work in many areas of media, including news, documentaries, television, and web series.
The New York Film Academy’s 4-week and 12-week evening editing workshops provide students with hands-on instruction in editing theory, techniques and the fundamentals of digital editing. Students are trained on Avid Media Composer, the same software that editors used to cut each 2015 Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Best Film Editing. Students will gain hands-on experience by editing various projects with the footage provided to them in class. They will also learn various theoretical concepts of editing and how to practically apply those theories.
Digital Editing Courses
Whether a student enrolls in the digital editing school’s four- or twelve-week digital editing course, they will take the following digital editing courses.
Editing with Media Composer
Digital Editing Classes
The digital editing school at the New York Film Academy offers digital editing classes year-round. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates for each digital editing class, please click here.
Digital Editing Workshops
Students interested in taking a digital editing workshop at the New York Film Academy can choose between two different workshops, which include the following:
The digital editing school at the New York Film Academy boasts a distinguished faculty of experienced, professional digital editors who are committed to providing students with the hands-on guidance to successfully complete the school’s demanding curriculum. Students enrolling in the digital editing school will study under a faculty that includes:
Igor Torgeson: With over a decade of experience serving as an editor, Torgeson has edited commercials and shows for noteworthy clients such as the Gameshow Network, Brighthouse Networks, McGraw-Hill Publications, Citibank, California Gas Company, and Cessna Aircraft. In addition, he has also edited the short film On a Limb alongside the television movie Teenie Tones.
Leander Sales: An accomplished and experienced editor, Sales has worked in Hollywood for over twenty-five years, editing a number of notable feature films. Having worked with Spike Lee on nine films, Sales was the associate editor for Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, and Crooklyn. In addition, he served as the editor on the films Get on the Bus, Hookers at the Point, and Stand Down Soldier in addition to directing the feature films Don’t Let Your Meat Loaf and The Life I Meant to Live.
The Academy is an Avid Learning Partner, a distinction that only 45 institutions in the country currently hold. Students may opt to earn an Avid User Certification at the end of the course.
Digital Editing Alumni
The New York Film Academy’s digital editing school is proud of its distinguished alumni whose hard work and excellent education has helped them to realize their career goals.
The short-term digital editing workshops are ideal for those interested in a career in post-production as editors or assistant editors. The workshops are also useful for those who already work as directors, producers, cinematographers, or actors. A solid understanding of editing is critical for most careers in production.
First Assistant Editor
If you would like to learn more about the New York Film Academy’s digital editing school, please call us at +1 (212) 674-4430 or click on the below links to get more information.