Digital Editing

Editing is an art form unto itself. As such, the Digital Editing School’s section provides invaluable resources for the aspiring or working digital editor to gain insight into particular techniques, industry trends, and realities faced by working professionals through Q&A’s and interviews, articles on current trends in digital editing, and helpful how-to guides.

  • What is Adobe After Effects?What is Adobe After Effects?
    November 22, 2019
    If you are interested in pursuing a career as a motion graphic designer, you’ll quickly find Adobe After Effects to be essential software. After Effects ...
  • Editing Like an Oscar Winner: Why Learn Avid Media Composer?Editing Like an Oscar Winner: Why Learn Avid Media Composer?
    March 5, 2018
    by NYFA Instructor Igor Torgeson

    With a new semester beginning, students at NYFA campuses are starting their first introduction to Avid’s Media Composer system.  Hard drives are ...

  • 6 Tips for Working With an Editor6 Tips for Working With an Editor
    February 23, 2018
    As a director, you may have trouble putting your baby in another’s hands. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about your project for years. But working with ...
  • From Rough Cut to Director's Cut to Final Cut: How a Film Transforms Over TimeFrom Rough Cut to Director's Cut to Final Cut: How a Film Transforms Over Time
    April 28, 2017
    There’s a reason why filmmakers don’t just toss together the footage they took and call it a day. This unprepared footage is called rough for ...
  • Movie Trailer Editing: How Much Should You Reveal?Movie Trailer Editing: How Much Should You Reveal?
    December 15, 2016
    “So they’ve basically just shown us the full movie, then.”
    It’s a common charge against many movie trailers, particularly in recent years. For whatever reason, it’s ...
  • A Beginner's Guide to Film Editing VocabularyA Beginner's Guide to Film Editing Vocabulary
    December 15, 2016
    It was Francis Ford Coppola who said, “The essence of cinema is editing.” If you’re an aspiring film  editor, you know your craft matters — ...
  • How To Use DissolvesHow To Use Dissolves
    January 14, 2015
    What are dissolves?
    A dissolve is a classic editing technique used to transition between shots, typically shots that bridge two scenes together. As opposed to a straight ...
  • Interview With Editor Leander SalesInterview With Editor Leander Sales
    February 2, 2015
    NYFA: Hi Leander, would you mind telling us a bit about your background and what drew you to filmmaking and editing in particular?
    Leander Sales: ...