"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy." - Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Award-winning filmmaker
Review Of The Digital Editing Program
The New York Film Academy trains students on Avid's Media Composer. Media Composer is the leading digital editing software in the industry. It was used to cut each 2015 Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Best Film Editing. At the end of the 4 week and 12 week editing programs students may opt to earn an Avid User Certification. The Academy is one of only 45 institutions in the country that hold the distinction of being an Avid Learning Partner.
DIGITAL EDITING SCHOOL LA
The Academy’s digital editing school in Los Angeles is committed to training students in the art of editing digital moving images. The editing process is what gives a movie life and transforms it from a collection of scenes and shots into a coherent narrative; it’s where all of the pieces fall into place. At the Academy’s digital editing school in LA, students learn through continuous practice how to work with digital editing stations and software and understand how images and sound can work together to create a compelling experience for the viewer. Students not only learn the fundamentals of digital editing, but are also encouraged to develop their own unique editing styles in order to help them realize their individual career goals.
Digital Editing Courses LA
Students enrolling in a digital editing course at the Academy in Los Angeles can expect to take the following courses.
Editing With Digital Editing Software
Movie Editing Theory
DVD Studio Pro
Digital Editing Classes LA
Students looking to learn the craft of digital editing can enroll at various times throughout the year. The start dates and tuition information for each digital editing class can be viewed here.
Digital Editing Workshops LA
The Academy offers two different digital editing workshops to accommodate students’ schedules. Interested students can take one of the following digital editing workshops.
Students attending the Academy’s digital editing school get the opportunity to work with experienced instructors who are active professionals in the field. Each faculty member comes from a unique background and students are thus able to explore particular editing topics in greater depth. The Academy’s Los Angeles digital editing faculty includes some of the following instructors.
Igor Torgeson: An active editor in Los Angeles, Torgeson has been working as an editor for both creative and professional projects for over a decade. He has worked for such notable companies as the Gameshow Network, McGraw-Hill Publications, Citibank, California Gas Company, Brighthouse Networks, and Cessna Aircraft editing shows and commercials. His film work also includes editing the short film On a Limb and the television movie Teenie Tones.
Leander Sales: A professional editor with over twenty-five years of experience working on feature film, Sales has worked closely with director Spike Lee on nine of his films, beginning his career as an apprentice editor on Do the Right Thing. Sales went on to serve as associate editor on such notable films as Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, and Crooklyn. His editorial credits include Get on the Bus, Hookers at the Point, and Stand Down Soldier. He has also served as the director on the feature films The Life I Meant to Live and Don’t Let Your Meat Loaf, for which he won first place at the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Film Festival of Oakland, California.
Digital Editing Alumni
Students who have attended the digital editing school at the Academy in Los Angeles have gone on to work on numerous television shows and feature films. To learn more about our alumni, please click here.
In addition to educating students in the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of editing, the Academy’s digital editing school in Los Angeles also prepares students to realize their career opportunities upon graduation. Students who attend the digital editing school can pursue the following career paths.
First Assistant Editor
Students who wish to learn more about the Academy’s digital editing school in Los Angeles are encouraged to call our office at +1 (818) 333-3558 and can also download our brochure and application from the following links.