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New York Film Academy Digital Editing

Hands-on Intensive Evening Digital Editing Workshop

Digital Editing School student edits a project using editing software NYFA Guest Speaker Award-Winning Editor Craig McKay Digital Editing students edit sound on Apple computers


The Twelve-Week Evening Digital Video Editing Workshop follows the same structure and curriculum as the four-week full-time workshop, but was designed to meet the needs of students who have other daytime commitments.

This evening workshop gives students all the necessary skills to edit with the film industry’s leading editing software, Avid Media Composer. In addition to training on Media Composer students are taught multiple theoretical editing approaches.

The workshop meets three evenings each week—Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday—from 7:00-9:30 pm at our New York campus and from 7:15 to 9:45 pm in Los Angeles. Some classes may be held on Saturdays.

Over the course of the workshop, students are provided footage in class to edit 5 varying types of projects. Students will edit: a short dramatic scene, a music video, a shot documentary, and a trailer for a major motion picture. The final week of the workshop is dedicated to building a digital reel of all the projects created during the class.

The Academy is an Avid Learning partner, a distinction that only 45 institutions of higher learning in the country currently hold. Students may opt to earn an Avid User Certification at the end of the course.

Course Descriptions

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

Editing with Media Composer

This is the core class of the 12-Week Digital Video Editing Evening Workshop. In daily meetings, students are instructed on the latest version of Avid Media Composer. Critical skills such as starting a project, making cuts, post-production workflow, sound design, media management, basic effects and other advanced skills are taught.
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Editing Theory

In Theory class, students explore picture editing and sound editing conventions and techniques. The instructor presents relevant movie scenes to the topic of class in order to facilitate discussion. Students analyze such things as mood, rhythm, coverage conventions, continuity, and film grammar.
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After Effects/Photoshop

During the last week of the course the students learn the basic tools of Adobe After-Effects and Photoshop. Filmmakers will encounter these two popular programs multiple times in their careers.
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DaVinci Resolve

Students are given an introduction to the color correction capabilities of this robust and groundbreaking color correction software.
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Dates & Tuition


Tuition: $3,650 (USD)

Location & Available Dates

For New York City:
Sep 19, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016
Jan 9, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017
Mar 13, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017
Jun 12, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

For Los Angeles:
Jan 9, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017
Mar 13, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017
Jun 12, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

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