The Art of Teaching Creative Editing

When students walk into a class named 105 Intro to Editing Aesthetics, they don’t know exactly what to expect but they are almost universally excited by it. It’s as if they are about to learn a secret. How to edit creatively. Ah! If only they had this one class years ago they would be editing Avatar 2,3 and 4 right now.

As the class rolls along students begin to realize that they are at the beginning of a very long road toward creative awareness.  What is taught in aesthetic editing classes is how to be open minded and at the same time objective about your own work.

There is no exact way to cut a scene.  Instead, instructors train students how to accept feedback from others, and then implement that feedback through their own creative voice.

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