Learn the Art of Drama Editing

A Step-By-Step Training Course for Filmmakers, Editors and Online Content Creators

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Learn the Art of Drama Editing

A Step-By-Step Training Course for Filmmakers, Editors and Online Content Creators

“Storytelling and sharing the human experience are the foundation of what we do as editors.”

What is The Art of Drama Editing?

Edit a Full Feature-Length Film

Master the Creative & the Technical

This course will guide you through editing a feature film — from technical skills to creative techniques with a professional workflow to support the entire process

Editing Skills For All Projects & Genres

  • Elegant Storytelling
  • Professional Sound Design
  • Useful Visual Effects
  • Seamless Transitions

40+ 1080p HD Tutorials with Over 14 Hours of Training

  • A Complete Set of 1080p Feature-Film Dailies
  • Hands-on Editing Lessons
  • Multiple Homework Assignments
  • Premium Music & Sound Libraries

Real Hollywood Instructors

Get a unique opportunity to learn exactly how a professional editor works

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Decades of Combined Experience

Get access to cutting-edge training from some of the best editors working in the entertainment industry right now.

We’ve taken years of combined editing experience and compiled the best secrets, editing strategies, techniques, workflows and shortcuts.

Our contributing editors have worked for:

THESE MAJOR STUDIOS

&  THESE MAJOR FILMS

Check out these exciting features…

40+ Detailed Tutorials in 1080p Video

Over 14 hours of lessons with step-by-step creative dramatic editing training

HD Feature Length Film to Practice Your Skills

Over 30 hours of high quality film dailies beautifully shot on Arri Alexa cameras

Training From Real Hollywood Editors

Learn the techniques real Hollywood editors are using on the job every day

26 Hands-On Homework Assignments

Follow along as we go through the process of editing a feature-length film from beginning to end

140-Piece Music & SFX Library

Bring life to your cut with our curated dramatic music and sound effect library

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30-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not completely satisfied with your training we’ll refund your purchase

30+ Hours of Beautifully Shot HD Practice Footage

Download an entire set of production dailies for a feature film

Professional source material is essential. We’re incredibly excited to offer you access to 1100+ shots build this film along with us.

Since our goal is to take your editing skills as far as possible, we are providing you with only the best quality source footage to edit.

Additional PRO Practice Footage

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With The Art of Drama Editing PRO, you also get an extra 200+ takes and camera angles to help craft the best performances.

Download the footage fast from our ultra high-speed Amazon S3 server.

High-Quality Music & Sound Library

Work with professional quality audio to create the perfect mix

You’ll get access to the 140-piece Dramatic Music & Sound Library containing the original score from the film you’ll be cutting, plus a curated mix of cues from our partners some of the leading music production companies in the entertainment industry.

We’ve also included a wide range of foley SFX you’ll be using to build immersive environments for the characters.

Additional PRO Foley Sound Pack

400+ additional pieces of fully license-free foley SFX to use in your cut or anywhere else you choose

Quick Reference Guides & Homework Assignments

Support for moving through each lesson and workshop

We’ve distilled the skills and techniques you’ll learn in the course into our pack of printable PDF Quick Reference Guides.

These guides will help as you work through the lessons and can also serve as a great reference on any future projects.

Follow along with any editing software

Step-by-Step Training

Lessons are designed to teach you creative editing skills you can use on any project

MODULE 1 | INTRODUCTION

Lesson1

Lesson 1: Welcome to The Art of Drama Editing

An overview of the course and everything that you’ll be learning in the next 40+ lessons

Length – 1:04

Lesson2

Lesson 2: Introduction to Drama Editing

Learn why dramatic themes are central to every type of story and how this impacts your edit

Length – 2:59

MODULE 2 | DRAMATIC EDITING BASICS

Lesson3b

Lesson 3: Filmmaking Essentials for Editors

An editor’s look at the filmmaking process to improve your understanding of source materials & coverage

Length – 23:03

Lesson4b

Lesson 4: Deconstructing Facial Expressions & Body Language

Dive into the nuance of human expression to help choose the best takes and performances for each moment

Length – 17:17

Lesson5

Lesson 5: Understanding Film Story Structure

A breakdown of the 12 story stages in the linear narrative in an easily understandable way

Length – 15:36

MODULE 3 | GETTING STARTED & PROJECT SETUP

Lesson6

Lesson 6: Project Overview

An overview of the hands-on editing portion of the course and how it’s organized

Length – 2:11

Lesson7

Lesson 7: Downloading Your Files

There’s a lot to download for this project, so we’ll be guiding you through the process

Length – 2:31

Lesson8

Lesson 8: Importing the Footage, Music & Sound

Best practices for importing your files in preparation to begin the editing part of this course

Length – 5:36

Lesson9

Lesson 9: Feature Film Organization Techniques

Learn how to properly manage the large amount of media required for a feature-length film

Length – 6:14

Lesson10

Lesson 10: Setting Up a Feature Film Timeline

Create an organized timeline that meets the unique requirements for cutting a project of this size & length

Length – 4:36

Lesson11

Lesson 11: Reviewing the Script & Watching the Film

Here you’ll learn about story and characters in the film you’ll be cutting along with us

Length – 4:26

Lesson12b

Lesson 12: Film Production Realities

Gain insight into the realities of film production and how that affects your post-production workflow

Length – 6:20

Lesson13b

Lesson 13: Creating Feature Breakdowns & Selects

Learn how professional editors arrange footage, quickly review all the takes and find the best performances

Length – 21:31

MODULE 4 | ROUGH CUT EDITING

Lesson14

Lesson 14: Cutting the First Scene

It’s time to start editing and cut your first scene from the film together with us

Length – 36:59

Lesson15

Lesson 15: Cutting the Argument at the Hotel

Cut another part of the film with us and see the dramatic considerations to take with arguments & anger

Length – 16:26

Lesson16

Lesson 16: Cutting the Love Scene in the Treehouse

Edit with us as we cut a love scene and discuss actor eyelines and blocking

Length – 28:41

MODULE 5 | PLAYING WITH TIME & SPACE

Lesson17

Lesson 17: Deconstructing the Dramatic Montage

Learn the proper techniques for crafting this emotional and widely-used film component

Length – 11:23

Lesson18

Lesson 18: Editing Your Own Montage

Edit with us as we craft a dramatic montage sequence set to music

Length – 32:31

Lesson19

Lesson 19: Flashbacks & Dream Sequences

Explore how to edit flashbacks & dream sequences and the functions they play in an edit

Length – 16:24

Lesson20

Lesson 20: Interweaving Storylines with Cross-cutting

Edit with us as we combine two different sections from the film using cross-cutting

Length – 33:18

Lesson21

Lesson 21: Smoothing Connections in a Cross-cut Sequence - Part 1

Learn how to make a cross-cut sequence play smoothly by fine-tuning both picture & sound

Length – 23:31

Lesson22b

Lesson 22: Smoothing Connections in a Cross-cut Sequence - Part 2

Getting multiple cross-cut scenes to combine naturally is easier said than done! Part 2 continues the process.

Length – 26:11

MODULE 6 | CREATIVE PICTURE & SOUND EDITING

Lesson23

Lesson 23: Using Sound to Simulate Thoughts & Memories

Learn how to show what a character is thinking without hearing them speaking

Length – 5:41

Lesson24

Lesson 24: Deconstructing a Thought Simulation Sequence

Analyzing the sound design and audio effects used to convincingly simulate a character’s thoughts

Length – 24:47

Lesson25

Lesson 25: Bringing a Scene to Life with Foley - Building the Cut

Edit with us as we rough cut a scene to prepare for foley and sound design work

Length – 15:24

Lesson26

Lesson 26: Bringing a Scene to Life with Foley - Layering the Sound

Learn to build a realistic and immersive world with layers of foley and background sounds

Length – 37:42

Lesson27

Lesson 27: Cutting with Style & Imagination - Picture

Edit with us to create a different edit that veers off script but creates more impact

Length – 24:19

Lesson28

Lesson 28: Cutting with Style & Imagination - Sound & Music

Add layers of sound and music to enhance the drama already present in the footage

Length – 31:10

MODULE 7 | BUILDING THE FEATURE FILM

Lesson29

Lesson 29: The Mechanics of Scene Pacing & Timing

Learn how to determine which scenes to cut faster, slower and everything in between

Length – 16:43

Lesson30

Lesson 30: Pacing a Cut Three Different Ways

Watch as we demonstrate 3 pacing variations of a cut and discuss how and why the edit changes

Length – 25:49

Lesson31

Lesson 31: Assembling the Feature

Follow along as we combine all of the edit scenes into a master feature timeline

Length – 6:44

Lesson33

Lesson 32: Basic Scoring Techniques

How to “spot” and score the film – plus learn techniques for upcutting and extending music

Length – 30:51

Lesson34

Lesson 33: Crafting Effective Film Transitions

Learn the roles of transitions, when to enhance them and when to keep them hidden

Length – 11:35

Lesson35

Lesson 34: Smoothing Transitions Between Our Scenes

Edit with us as we smooth and refine the scene transitions throughout the film

Length – 25:02

MODULE 8 | AUDIO & VIDEO POLISHING

Lesson36

Lesson 35: The Audio Mixing Process

Mixing can be tricky but we’ll be showing you exactly how ensure your cuts sound as good as they look

Length – 9:12

Lesson37

Lesson 36: Color Correction & Grading

Learn the theory and principles behind color correction and grading your footage plus best practices for each

Length – 39:39

Lesson38

Lesson 37: Outputting Your Film for Presentation & Delivery

You’ll learn some best practices for outputting a feature film to deliver or present to a client

Length – 4:18

MODULE 9 | WRAP-UP

Lesson39

Lesson 38: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned

A quick review of the most important concepts and ideas that we covered in the course

Length – 2:14

Lesson40

Lesson 39: Next Steps

We’ll be giving you some ideas and suggestions for taking your training further into the future

Length – 3:24

PRO MODULE

LessonPRO TravelScenes

PRO Lesson: Travel Scenes & Cutting the Invisible Journey

Learn how to edit travel scenes plus how to cut an “invisible” one when footage is lacking & budget is tight

Length – 13:48

LessonPRO JumpCuts

PRO Lesson: When, Why and How to Use Jump Cuts

Here we’ll dissect the jump cut and learn how to use them effectively in a scene from our film

Length – 51:33

LessonPRO SplitScreens

PRO Lesson: Using Split Screens to Adjust Scene Timing

We’ll show you both the easy and advanced version of this technique to re-time performances

Length – 35:05

LessonPRO Turnovers1

PRO Lesson: Sending Out Turnovers to VFX, Sound & Color

How to prep & send out materials to VFX, sound & color departments

Length – 35:06

LessonPRO Turnovers2

PRO Lesson: Conforming & QC'ing Turnovers in Your Timeline

How to receive and integrate your VFX, sound & color turnovers back into your feature timeline

Length – 25:26

Step-by-Step Training

Lessons are designed to teach you music editing skills you can use on any project

Lesson1

Lesson 1: Welcome to The Art of Drama Editing

An overview of the course and everything that you’ll be learning in the next 40+ lessons

Length – 1:04

Lesson2

Lesson 2: Introduction to Drama Editing

Learn why dramatic themes are central to every type of story and how this impacts your edit

Length – 2:59

Lesson3b

Lesson 3: Filmmaking Essentials for Editors

An editor’s look at the filmmaking process to improve your understanding of source materials & coverage

Length – 23:03

Lesson4b

Lesson 4: Deconstructing Facial Expressions & Body Language

Dive into the nuance of human expression to help choose the best takes and performances for each moment

Length – 17:17

Lesson5

Lesson 5: Understanding Film Story Structure

A breakdown of the 12 story stages in the linear narrative in an easily understandable way

Length – 15:36

Lesson10

Lesson 10: Setting Up a Feature Film Timeline

Create an organized timeline that meets the unique requirements for cutting a project of this size & length

Length – 4:36

Lesson11

Lesson 11: Reviewing the Script & Watching the Film

Here you’ll learn about story and characters in the film you’ll be cutting along with us

Length – 4:26

Lesson12b

Lesson 12: Production Realities - Editing Out of Order

Gain insight into the realities of film production and how that affects your post-production workflow

Length – 6:20

Lesson13b

Lesson 13: Creating Feature Breakdowns & Selects

Learn how professional editors arrange footage, quickly review all the takes and find the best performances

Length – 21:31

Lesson6

Lesson 6: Project Overview

An overview of the hands-on editing portion of the course and how it’s organized

Length – 2:11

Lesson7

Lesson 7: Downloading Your Files

There’s a lot to download for this project, so we’ll be guiding you through the process

Length – 2:31

Lesson8

Lesson 8: Importing the Footage, Music & Sound

Best practices for importing your files in preparation to begin the editing part of this course

Length – 5:36

Lesson9

Lesson 9: Feature Film Organization Techniques

Learn how to properly manage the large amount of media required for a feature-length film

Length – 6:14

Lesson14

Lesson 14: Cutting the First Scene

It’s time to start editing and cut your first scene from the film together with us

Length – 36:59

Lesson15

Lesson 15: Cutting the Argument at the Hotel

Cut another part of the film with us and see the dramatic considerations to take with arguments & anger

Length – 16:26

Lesson16

Lesson 16: Cutting the Love Scene in the Treehouse

Edit with us as we cut a love scene and discuss actor eyelines and blocking

Length – 28:41

Lesson17

Lesson 17: Deconstructing the Dramatic Montage

Learn the proper techniques for crafting this emotional and widely-used film component

Length – 11:23

Lesson18

Lesson 18: Editing Your Own Montage

Edit with us as we craft a dramatic montage sequence set to music

Length – 32:31

Lesson19

Lesson 19: Flashbacks & Dream Sequences

Explore how to edit flashbacks & dream sequences and the functions they play in an edit

Length – 16:24

Lesson20

Lesson 20: Interweaving Storylines with Cross-cutting

Edit with us as we combine two different sections from the film using cross-cutting

Length – 33:18

Lesson21

Lesson 21: Smoothing Connections in a Cross-cut Sequence - Part 1

Learn how to make a cross-cut sequence play smoothly by fine-tuning both picture & sound

Length – 23:31

Lesson22b

Lesson 22: Smoothing Connections in a Cross-cut Sequence - Part 2

Getting multiple cross-cut scenes to combine naturally is easier said than done! Part 2 continues the process.

Length – 26:11

Lesson23

Lesson 23: Using Sound to Simulate Thoughts & Memories

Learn how to show what a character is thinking without hearing them speaking

Length – 5:41

Lesson24

Lesson 24: Deconstructing a Thought Simulation Sequence

Analyzing the sound design and audio effects used to convincingly simulate a character’s thoughts

Length – 24:47

Lesson25

Lesson 25: Bringing a Scene to Life with Foley - Building the Cut

Edit with us as we rough cut a scene to prepare for foley and sound design work

Length – 15:24

Lesson26

Lesson 26: Bringing a Scene to Life with Foley - Layering the Sound

Learn to build a realistic and immersive world with layers of foley and background sounds

Length – 37:42

Lesson27

Lesson 27: Adding Creativity & Style to an Edit - Picture

Edit with us to create a different edit that veers off script but creates more impact

Length – 24:19

Lesson28

Lesson 28: Adding Creativity & Style to an Edit - Sound & Music

Add layers of sound and music to enhance the drama already present in the footage

Length – 31:10

Lesson29

Lesson 29: The Mechanics of Scene Pacing & Timing

Learn how to determine which scenes to cut faster, slower and everything in between

Length – 16:43

Lesson30

Lesson 30: Pacing a Cut Three Different Ways

Watch as we demonstrate 3 pacing variations of a cut and discuss how and why the edit changes

Length – 25:49

Lesson31

Lesson 31: Assembling the Feature

Follow along as we combine all of the edit scenes into a master feature timeline

Length – 6:44

Lesson33

Lesson 32: Basic Scoring Techniques

How to “spot” and score the film – plus learn techniques for upcutting and extending music

Length – 30:51

Lesson34

Lesson 33: Crafting Effective Film Transitions

Learn the roles of transitions, when to enhance them and when to keep them hidden

Length – 11:35

Lesson35

Lesson 34: Smoothing Transitions Between Our Scenes

Edit with us as we smooth and refine the scene transitions throughout the film

Length – 25:02

Lesson36

Lesson 35: The Audio Mixing Process

Mixing can be tricky but we’ll be showing you exactly how ensure your cuts sound as good as they look

Length – 9:12

Lesson37

Lesson 36: Color Correction & Grading

Learn the theory and principles behind color correction and grading your footage plus best practices for each

Length – 39:39

Lesson38

Lesson 37: Outputting Your Film for Presentation & Delivery

You’ll learn some best practices for outputting a feature film to deliver or present to a client

Length – 4:18

Lesson39

Lesson 38: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned

A quick review of the most important concepts and ideas that we covered in the course

Length – 2:14

Lesson40

Lesson 39: Your Next Steps

We’ll be giving you some ideas and suggestions for taking your training further into the future

Length – 3:24

LessonPRO TravelScenes

PRO Lesson: Travel Scenes & Cutting the Invisible Journey

Learn how to edit travel scenes plus how to cut an “invisible” one when footage is lacking & budget is tight

Length – 13:48

LessonPRO JumpCuts

PRO Lesson: When, Why and How to Use Jump Cuts

Here we’ll dissect the jump cut and learn how to use them effectively in a scene from our film

Length – 51:33

LessonPRO SplitScreens

PRO Lesson: Using Split Screens to Adjust Scene Timing

We’ll show you both the easy and advanced version of this technique to re-time performances

Length – 35:05

LessonPRO Turnovers1

PRO Lesson: Sending Out Turnovers to VFX, Sound & Color

How to prep & send out materials to VFX, sound & color departments

Length – 35:06

LessonPRO Turnovers2

PRO Lesson: Conforming & QC'ing Turnovers in Your Timeline

How to receive and integrate your VFX, sound & color turnovers back into your feature timeline

Length – 25:26

How does The Art of Drama Editing compare to other training options?

OPTION 1: FILM SCHOOL

You could try honing your editing skills by enrolling in a full-time film school and hope that the curriculum includes the range of training you want and need…but most don’t.

FACT: only about 8% of film school classes teach any form of editing

Plus, film school is pretty darn expensive.

Look at these film school tuition stats…

Total tuition & fees for a film degree

To be clear, this is NOT meant to bash film school.

Film schools are great at what they do. They’re meant to give you broad exposure to all aspects of cinematography and they accomplish that very successfully.

But what if you want to specifically improve your editing? 

At a film school, you’re usually out of luck.

Most film schools are not designed to train editors.

You might be lucky to get 2 or 3 classes dedicated to editing, along with a bit of lab time cutting together a final project.

But their focus is not on really teaching the craft of editing. It can’t be – there just isn’t enough time!

OPTION 2: ONLINE TRAINING WITH FILM EDITING PRO

If you choose to enroll in a course with Film Editing Pro, you can feel confident that the training is specifically designed to do three things:

  1. Give you hands-on, real-world editing skills you can apply right away
  2. Share knowledge sourced from full-time professional editors
  3. Not empty your wallet with 10 years of student loans

How the other options stack up against The Art of Drama Editing

Our mission is to deliver step-by-step instruction, led by expert tutors, with affordable pricing – AND – the flexibility and convenience to learn at your own pace on your own time.

The BIG benefits of learning online…

No set schedule – learn at your own pace.

24/7 access to instructors. Our team is always available to help you.

Use any editing software you like to complete the course.

✔ No need to travel. Especially valuable if you live in another country or remote location.

Learn in your pajamas! Enjoy the comfort of working from home or anywhere you like.

Beginner to advanced training – everything you could ever want to learn about editing.

Lower cost and no student loans!

Making a film doesn’t end when the shoot wraps

So, you spent tons of money on the latest film gear and got some beautiful footage…but what’s next? Knowing how to edit that footage is just as important as the best cameras, lenses, lighting and stabilizers.

Learning how to polish and perfect your story after the cameras stop rolling is critical, and the investment is equally important.

How The Art of Drama Editing Compares to Some Popular Filmmaking Equipment

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Try the entire The Art of Drama Editing course. If you don’t LOVE it, we insist that you get 100% of your money back.

We’ll even eat the credit-card processing fees.

Let us tell you exactly why we offer this unbeatable guarantee.

We invested years into developing this course, interviewing industry professionals, creating an all-new curriculum, testing it, hiring top-notch designers, and putting together the best lessons anywhere. And then we tested the whole course from beginning to end with an entire class of students. From experienced editors to total beginners.

We know this material works. We only care about developing super high-quality training full of proven techniques, workflows, strategies and more that you can’t find anywhere else.

That’s why we guarantee The Art of Drama Editing.

It’s simple: Take the course and see for yourself. If it doesn’t work, we want you to email us, prove you did the work, and we’ll refund you 100%.

By the way, we do ask you to show us you’ve applied the exercises because we know how powerful they can be. We have no intention of keeping your money if you’re dissatisfied, but we insist that you commit to taking action if you want the results from this course. We’ve spent thousands of hours developing the material in here, and we’d like to share it with you if you’re ready to start improving your craft, advancing your career and editing like a pro.

What people are saying about our training…

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn in “The Art of Drama Editing”…

  • Discover how to tell the human stories at the heart of all movies!
  • Learn how to use montages to clearly communicate your character’s emotions and personal development.
  • Explore the meaning of body language – how eyes, hands, arms and the body reveal what is in your character’s mind.
  • Hollywood strategies for ingesting and organizing media no matter what NLE you work with.
  • Smart workflows for editing that will help you drive the work rather than let the work drive you.
  • Hands-on editing workshops where you’ll ingest, organize, assemble and edit scenes with professionally shot feature dailies.
  • Practical advice to help you work quickly when the director or client is in the room with you.
  • From script to polished edit and everything in between, we’ll cover everything you need to edit amazing stories.
  • Conquer the art of cross-cutting to create emotional connections and add more interest to your movies.
  • 4 step-by-step guides for stylizing your flashback scenes, reinforcing your edit’s structure.
  • Skills and strategies that will help you to continue learning about the art of drama editing even after the course ends.
  • Fascinating insights into the production process to help you better understand the materials delivered to the editor.
  • The 5 types of montages typically used in dramatic films – everything from love scenes to training sequences.
  • Using the power of sound effects to show what your characters are thinking.
  • The best ways to output your finished film for presentation and delivery.
  • Polishing your finished edit with color grading and audio mixing.
  • Proven techniques to help pace your story, when to let a moment linger and when to draw it out.
  • How to make montages that are easy to follow by carefully crafting the music and shot choice.
  • Breakdowns of the dramatic editing techniques used in popular movies.
  • Creating smooth transitions between scenes as you assemble the edit.
  • The power-user techniques for laying out your audio tracks and mixing audio.
  • Delve inside the mind of experienced Hollywood editors as you watch them edit.
  • A thorough breakdown of the 12-stages of the hero’s journey – the foundation upon which countless stories are built.
  • Amazing visual effects techniques for combining performances from different takes.
  • The simple but effective rule that helps you to maintain spatial continuity when editing your scenes.
  • Filmmaking essentials and fundamental principles that every editor should know.
  • Learn how to arrive late and leave early to stop your edits from getting boring!
  • How to build stories and add production value with sound effects and foley.
  • Using foley and library sound effects to immerse the audience in your character’s world.
  • Learn how there is a dramatic story at the heart of almost every film.
  • Unlock the principles of dramatic film editing that will help no matter what genre you work in.
  • Cross-cutting tips that will help you quicken the pace in boring parts of your edit.
  • The techniques for breaking down dailies to facilitate quick and easy editing.
  • Powerful universal rules for understanding the underlying story structure of traditional Hollywood movies.

Help Every Step of the Way

Fast & friendly support for your creative and technical questions

You’re never alone with The Art of Drama Editing. As you go through the course and learn new skills, it’s natural to have questions.

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Got a creative question?

Email our Editor Support Team and one of our pros will offer you some advice to keep you moving forward.

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The Art of Drama Editing

STANDARD

12 monthly payments of $47

(That’s $1.57 per day)

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Lesson: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Lesson: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Lesson: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow
  • The Ultimate Edit Review Package
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The Art of Drama Editing

PRO

12 monthly payments of $97

(That’s $3.23 per day)

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Lesson: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Lesson: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Lesson: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow
  • The Ultimate Edit Review Package
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The Art of Drama Editing

ULTIMATE

12 monthly payments of $250

(That’s $8.33 per day)

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Lesson: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Lesson: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Lesson: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow
  • The Ultimate Edit Review Package
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Which Art of Drama Editing option is right for you?

OPTION 1:

THE ART OF DRAMA EDITING STANDARD

With The Art of Drama Editing STANDARD, you get the complete Art of Drama Editing course — including all 39 HD video tutorials that will walk you through the process of editing a feature length film from start to finish.

Join Today & Get

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments

12 Monthly Payments of $47

(That’s $1.57 per day)

If you have any questions or concerns about the course, email us. We’re happy to help.

support@filmeditingpro.com

OPTION 2:

THE ART OF DRAMA EDITING PRO

Choose the Art of Drama Editing Pro if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck. This is our most popular version of the course — and it’s filled with a TON of extra stuff.

We’ve included and extra 200+ additional takes and camera angles of 1080p HD film dailies to help you craft the best performances in your cut, along with a 400-piece license-free pro foley sound pack.

Then, you’ll be getting our Pro Training lessons, with 2+ hours of additional teaching that cover jump cutting, travel scenes and split screens that will take your editing education even further. Finally, you’ll receive our VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow lessons that will walk you through the process of sending and receiving your completed VFX, sound & color back into your timeline.

Join Today & Get

Everything in the STANDARD version…

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments

Plus…

LessonPRO TravelScenes

Pro Lesson: Travel Scenes & Cutting the Invisible Journey

Learn how to edit travel scenes plus how to cut an “invisible” one when footage is lacking & budget is tight

Length: 13:48

LessonPRO JumpCuts

Pro Lesson: When, Why & How to Use Jump Cuts

Here we’ll dissect the jump cut and learn how to use them effectively in a scene from our film

Length: 51:33

LessonPRO SplitScreens

Pro Lesson: Using Split Screens to Adjust Scene Timing

Find out how you can use this split screen technique to completely re-time the performances of your characters

Length: 35:05

You’ll also get…

200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles: With the The Art of Drama Editing PRO you will get additional dailies from our feature length film to help you craft the best performances

400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack: We’ve included this completely license free foley pack to help you practice your foley editing throughout the film as well as use for any project you like!

VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow – Part 1: How to prep & send out turnovers to VFX, sound & color departments. These are crucial skills to learn, as every professional project will involve some element of this process.

VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow – Part 2: How to receive and integrate completed VFX, sound & color work back into your timeline. This will complete the round-trip workflow needed to finish a project.

12 Monthly Payments of $97

(That’s $3.23 per day)

If you have any questions or concerns about the course, email us. We’re happy to help.

support@filmeditingpro.com

OPTION 3:

THE ART OF DRAMA EDITING ULTIMATE

Choose The Art of Drama Editing ULTIMATE if you’re looking for the most comprehensive dramatic editing experience. This is our highest level of training, but it’s not for everyone.

The ULTIMATE package includes the “Professional Drama Edit Review Package”. You’ll be submitting a portion of your cut for a serious critique from our editing team with specific, written notes on how to improve it. Just keep in mind, we’re going to be brutally honest.

If you’re looking to use what you’ve done in this course on your demo reel, it absolutely needs to be polished to perfection through direct professional guidance. Then, you might consider this package.

Join Today & Get

Everything in the STANDARD & PRO versions…

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Training: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Training: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Training: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow

Plus…

A Personal Drama Edit Review

We’re happy to help our students improve their cuts and master The Art of Drama Editing.

However, the Personal Drama Edit Review takes this personal mentoring to a whole new level.

Choose 10 Scenes For Review

Pick the scenes that you’re having trouble with — or maybe ones that you’re especially proud of!

STEP 1: Edit your scenes. Feel free to cut them rough or polish them as far as you’d like.

STEP 2: Send us viewing links to your cuts. We’ll give you the feedback and guidance to get it just right. (there’s no expiration date).

Highly-Detailed Feedback

Our professional editors will closely examine your work and send back a detailed, written analysis.

You’ll learn exactly what you’re doing well, which areas could use work and specific instructions on how to improve. We’ll help make sure all of your final cuts are completely fine-tuned and polished to perfection.

12 Monthly Payments of $250

(That’s $8.33 per day)

If you have any questions or concerns about the course, email us. We’re happy to help.

support@filmeditingpro.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about this training course

“Is The Art of Drama Editing right for me?”

"How much editing experience do I need for the course?"

The Art of Drama Editing is designed for editors of all levels. The techniques will take you from the very basics of dramatic editing all the way through advanced concepts. The only requirement is that you are already comfortable using your editing software (any software will work).

"How is The Art of Drama Editing different from other editing courses?"

This is the only course that focuses 100% on creative editing. The techniques you’ll learn can be applied immediately to give your next cut a professional look and feel.

You get 40+ video lessons, downloadable footage and audio so you can practice cutting along with us. Plus a 100% money-back guarantee. No other course comes close.

"Can I take this course from home?"

Yes, The Art of Drama Editing is a video-based training course, so you can take it from anywhere in the world. You’ll get instant access to everything in the course and can go through the training on any device — desktop, laptop, tablet or even phone.

"What if I fall behind?"

Don’t worry — you’ll have lifetime access to the video tutorials, the footage and the audio downloads.

You can work on the lessons at your own pace, as quickly or as slowly as you like. If you’ll be out of town, on vacation, or just get swamped for a few days, The Art of Drama Editing will still be here for you when you’re ready.

How The Art of Drama Editing works

"Which editing software can I use?"

You can use any editing software to follow along with this course. As long as you know how to cut video and audio onto your timeline and move it around, you’ll be able to use the techniques we teach.

"How does the Professional Edit Review work?"

If you choose the Ultimate version of the course, you’ll also receive a Professional Edit Review. The review will include detailed critiques, suggestions and advice designed to help you improve your cut and take your editing to a higher level.

"What genres does The Art of Drama Editing teach?"

The human dramatic story is the foundation from which all other genres are built upon. Mastering the editing techniques and concepts presented in this course will be useful in improving your cuts across every single genre such as comedy, action, suspense, horror, documentary and much more.

"Will I get permanent access to the lessons, footage and audio?"

Absolutely. Once you enroll, you’ll have lifetime access to all lessons, resources and downloadable footage/audio.

"Will I get a certificate that shows I completed the course?"

Yes. When you finish the course, email our editing team at editors@filmeditingpro.com and include a link to your cut.

We’ll take a look, make sure you completed all the assignments and issue you a Certificate of Completion (sample). The certificate will have a unique verification code that you can enter on our website to prove you completed the course.

What if…?

"What if I need help in the course?"

We are here to help. If you ever get stuck on anything in the course or even want a technique explained a bit further, just email us. Our editing team (editors@filmeditingpro.com) will get right back to you with an answer.

You can also email our support team (support@filmeditingpro.com) if you need help with anything in your account or on the website.

"Do you have a payment plan?"

Yes — we offer an affordable 12 month payment plan option. Just choose which version of the course you want (Standard, Pro or Ultimate) and pick the payment plan option.

On the same day each month, your payment will be automatically processed until you reach the 12th month. Keep in mind that this is NOT a monthly subscription. You will need to make all 12 payments, unless you request a qualified refund in the first 30 days.

What if I purchase the course and then decide it's not for me?

We stand by this course with a 100% money-back guarantee. Try the entire course and decide if it’s right for you.

If you don’t love it, no worries. Just email us within the first 30 days, show us you watched the lessons and attempted the work and we’ll refund your money.

"Can I upgrade to PRO or ULTIMATE later?"

Yes — you can upgrade your course package at any time. Just email us at support@filmeditingpro.com We’ll charge you the difference in price as a single payment and open up access to the next tier.*

*Note: The payment plan option is not available if you choose to upgrade later.

“Can I get a discount for being a student? In the military? Paying in cash?"

We do not offer any discounts for the course. We’ve designed it so that all students have access to a variety of pricing levels and payment options to make things fair and accessible for everyone.

"When will this be available again?"

We don’t know the exact dates of each enrollment period. We try to offer a couple opportunities each year but the exact dates depend on our full-time editing schedules. It’s important that we have enough editors available for each enrollment period to help students as they move through the course.

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The Art of Drama Editing

STANDARD

12 monthly payments of $47

(That’s $1.57 per day)

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Lesson: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Lesson: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Lesson: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow
  • The Ultimate Edit Review Package
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BEST VALUE

The Art of Drama Editing

PRO

12 monthly payments of $97

(That’s $3.23 per day)

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Lesson: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Lesson: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Lesson: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow
  • The Ultimate Edit Review Package
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The Art of Drama Editing

ULTIMATE

12 monthly payments of $250

(That’s $8.33 per day)

  • The Full Art of Drama Editing Course
  • 30+ Hours of 1080p HD Film Dailies
  • 140-Piece Dramatic Music & SFX Library
  • 26 Hands-on Homework Assignments
  • 200+ Additional Takes & Camera Angles
  • 400-Piece Pro Foley Sound Pack
  • Downloadable Audio Version of Course
  • Pro Lesson: Jump Cutting
  • Pro Lesson: Cutting Travel Scenes
  • Pro Lesson: Split Screens & Scene Timing
  • VFX, Sound & Color Finishing Workflow
  • The Ultimate Edit Review Package
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