You will edit three professionally shot, award winning films, in five weeks. Additionally, each week the class will meet with instructor Misha Tenenbaum online for an hour of training. You'll learn key editing concepts, be assigned practice puzzles, and we will review student work. Each student will receive weekly individual, professional, creative feedback on what they cut.
Edit the Comedy Short Film, Bingo Night!
You'll edit the entire short film, Bingo Night! A Tribeca Film Festival official selection. You'll have access to all of the film's footage, some of which is currently only available to schools with an educational license.
Film's Story: Bingo Night is the story of Ethel, an elderly woman facing the threat of eviction from her retirement community. Rather than accept life in a discount nursing home, she recruits her friends Vivian and Ruth for the "Heist of the century". Their target: the local bingo hall.
- Create a rough cut along a traditional post production schedule.
- Go from rough cut to director's cut by removing lines and rearrange scenes.
- Create a fine cut with added sound effects and music.
Edit the Documentary, Gnarly In Pink
You will edit with more than 450 minutes of content! The goal of this exercise is to drown you in footage until you're crying for mama.
Film's Story: Official Selection to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and distributed by the New York Times, Gnarly In Pink celebrates the "Pink Helmet Posse," three 6-year-old girls who share an unusual passion: skateboarding.
- Practice creating "string out" cuts from transcripts.
- Learn to use b-roll like a pro, instead of as a bandaid.
- Structure a documentary from its scenes.
Edit The Action Short Film, The Boxer
You'll practice a more broad, and more complicated, montage style of editing. You'll be expected to tell a clear story from a relatively vague one. This is a skill most editors fear developing.
Film's Story: Edit the full, educational version of The Boxer, an action film set 100 years ago during WW1. Based on the true story of Harry Mallin, Olympic gold medal winning boxer from Hackney Wick in East London. The Boxer screened at 14 international film festivals.
- Edit action scenes.
- Effectively tell a story using montage.
- Discuss jobs in post production, and how to build a portfolio website.
Who Is This Course For?
This course is designed for people who are already somewhat familiar with editing on any software, but who have limited edited experience with paying clients.
Students looking to build a portfolio are welcome.
Professionals who are switching genres (reality to scripted), or trying to move up from assistant editor to editor are welcome as well.
About the Instructor
Misha Tenenbaum is the founder and CEO of EditStock. He has logged over 5,000 hours of union work on TV and film projects including the FX series American Horror Story and the 2013 feature film Jobs.