Editing Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Collaborate with an industry professional to shoot footage and discover how to utilise Final Cut Pro to professional standards on your film projects. Learn the editing fundamentals to construct story through moving images using timing, pace and drama.

Course components

  • Film and edit rushes to create an engaging visual story using moving images.
  • Engage in the post production process; edit your rushes confidently, aligned to industry practice.
  • Learn how to create dramatic moments using music, timing and shot selection.


  • Ability to use editing software, Final Cut Pro.
  • Skills in editing rushes effectively in accordance to the creative direction of the DOP/Director.
  • Awareness of how post production processes lead towards a professional product.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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