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Digital Editing School at New York Film Academy

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Digital Editing School at New York Film Academy

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“The essence of cinema is editing.”
– Francis Ford Coppola, Director of The Godfather trilogy.

Overview Of The Digital Editing School

Avid Learning Partner The New York Film Academy trains students on Avid's Media Composer software. Media Composer is the leading digital editing software in the industry in the areas of feature length films, television and documentaries. Students edit on the same software that each 2017 Oscar Best Picture feature film nominee was edited on.

Editors hold one of the most critical roles in the filmmaking industry. Filmmakers rely on an editor’s storytelling and digital editing skills to shape the narrative of their story in post production and to polish their films. Editors are not solely 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 Digital Editing Workshops and 12-Week Evening Digital Editing Workshops provide students with hands-on instruction in editing theory, techniques and the fundamentals of digital editing. Students gain hands-on experience by editing various projects with footage provided to them in class. They 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 12-week digital editing course, they will take the following digital editing courses:

Editing with Media Composer Editing Theory
After Effects/Photoshop** DaVinci Resolve**

**These classes are taught in the New York location.

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 three different workshops, which include the following:

Digital Editing Faculty

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:
NYFA digital editing school faculty member Igor Torgeson 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.”

NYFA digital editing school faculty member Leander Sales 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.”

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.

Avid Learning Partner

Avid Learning Partner The New York Film Academy is an Avid Learning Partner, a distinction that is nationally held by only 75 institutions of higher learning. During the four-week and 12-week editing courses, students will learn the art of crafting a story as they train in one of the most useful tools in the industry. At the end of the course, students may opt to take the Avid User Certification exam which can lead to becoming an Avid Certified User.

Career Opportunities

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 the pursuit of a career in filmmaking.

Film Editor Commercial Editor Associate Editor
First Assistant Editor Documentary Editor Television Editor

Contact Us

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.

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*The expedition is planned and supervised by NYFA faculty and staff. Please note: participants pay for the costs of their transportation, accommodation, and food. The trip is scheduled during a school vacation or semester break. It is offered as an optional experience, students and alumni are not required to participate.

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