Film Editing Pro – Secrets Of Creative Editing

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Film Editing Pro – Secrets Of Creative Editing

Learn the Secrets of Creative Editing

A Step-By-Step Training Course From Real Hollywood Pros

Here’s what’s inside…

36 Editing Tutorials in 1080p HD Video

Over 5 hours of lessons teaching you core editing skills related to video, sound & workflow

Tools & Techniques You Can Use on Any Project

This includes short films, online content, business promos, full-fledged features and more

In-Depth Editing Breakdowns & Deconstructions

Watch as pull apart real editing situations and demonstrate effective use of picture and audio

Designed for all types of editors:

Beginners looking to build a strong foundation

Intermediate Editors who want to polish their skills

Hobbyists & Enthusiasts trying to up their game

Online Content Creators looking to stand out

Use what you learn with any editing software

Watch as We Edit Scenes in Real-Time

As part of your training follow us as we edit entire scenes step-by-step in full HD 1080p video. Learn the what, why, and how of each editorial decision and technique.

Real Hollywood Instructors

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

Years 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:



Step-by-step training

Lessons are designed to teach you creative editing skills you can use.


Lesson 1: Welcome to Secrets of Creative Editing

An overview of the course structure and details on what you’ll be learning

Length 01:38

Lesson 2: The Roles and Challenges of the Creative Editor

See where you fit in the production process and how to overcome common obstacles

Length 12:05


Lesson 3: Key Elements of the Perfect Timeline

Discover the 5 important principles you must follow to setup a professional timeline

Length 03:44

Lesson 4: Arranging Video and Audio Tracks

Step-by-step instruction on how to layout your video and audio tracks

Length 07:59

Lesson 5: Timeline Color Coding Strategies

Learn the tricks to make your timeline easy to understand at a quick glance

Length 05:58

Lesson 6: Final Timeline Tips and Advice

A few final secrets that will set your project on the right path

Length 05:08


Lesson 7: Working with Different Audio Sources

Master key audio principles you’ll need when starting any new project

Length 07:00

Lesson 8: Building Conversational Structure

Watch as we demonstrate how to quickly rough out a dialogue scene

Length 05:02

Lesson 9: Mastering the Split Edit

Learn exactly how to use this vital cutting technique that every editor should know

Length 09:30

Lesson 10: Polishing Spoken Audio

Minimize distracting audio issues and smooth out your cut with these helpful tips and tricks

Length 07:18


Lesson 11: Cutting for Scene Objective and Character Focus

How to determine the primary goal of a scene and what that means for your cut

Length 05:28

Lesson 12: Shaping the Performance

Watch as we edit a scene step-by-step to sculpt and shape the actor performance

Length 12:51


Lesson 13: Synchronous vs Asynchronous Sound

Learn the 2 primary types of sound in a film and analyze the roles of each

Length 08:31

Lesson 14: Deconstructing Professional Sync Sound

Watch as we deconstruct a professionally-edited scene to gain a deeper understanding of synchronous sound

Length 05:31


Lesson 15: Motivating Drama with Sound

How experts use asynchronous sound to push the story forward

Length 08:56

Lesson 16: Creating Humor and Simulating the Supernatural

How to use off-screen sound to craft jokes and scares

Length 05:50

Lesson 17: Revealing Plot Points with Sound

Learn to inform your viewer of key plot points with this incredibly powerful approach to sound

Length 04:45


Lesson 18: Planning the Sound Strategy

How to create a plan that shapes an alternate narrative in a scene using only audio

Length 07:40

Lesson 19: Cutting the Sound Layers – Part 1

Watch step-by-step as we edit an invisible story by layering effects and foley into our cut

Length 07:04

Lesson 20: Cutting the Sound Layers – Part 2

Part 2 of the editing process as we finish crafting our invisible story

Length 14:38

Lesson 21: Cross Cutting for Pacing and Tension

Watch as we carefully build a scene to its climax with cross-cutting and music

Length 08:05

Lesson 22: Reviewing the Edited Scene

Examine the final scene and review the elements of our sound-based storytelling

Length 03:49


Lesson 23: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned

A quick review of key lessons learned in the course

Length 01:14

Lesson 24: Your Next Learning Steps

Suggestions for taking your editing skills even further

Length 01:50


Lesson 25: Project Overview

Edit two scenes together from start to finish using all the information you’ve learned in the course plus some new tips from our editor

Length 11:32

Lesson 26: Organizing & Reviewing the Footage

We’ll discuss some best practices for importing your assets and color-coding them for easier editing

Length 11:32

Lesson 27: Creating a Line Breakdown

Learn a handy trick that professional editors use to arrange the footage, quickly review all the takes and find the best performances

Length 18:03

Lesson 28: Building the Kitchen Table Conversation – Part 1

Here we begin rough cutting our scene using the line breakdown as our guide

Length 15:55

Lesson 29: Building the Kitchen Table Conversation – Part 2

Follow along as we dig into the script and finish assembling this section to create story and context for the fine editing process

Length 9:28

Lesson 30: Refining the Kitchen Table Scene – Part 1

We spend time adjusting the coverage by trimming takes, finessing the cut with split edits and doing a little rough audio work

Length 14:49

Lesson 31: Refining the Kitchen Table Scene – Part 2

It’s time to strengthen the emotion of the scene as we shape the actor’s performance by finding and inserting more reaction shots

Length 16:51

Lesson 32: Building the Sad Bench Scene – Part 1

We begin creating our second scene and talk about how to do some basic cleanup on the rough cut

Length 15:44

Lesson 33: Building the Sad Bench Scene – Part 2

Follow along as we seamlessly stitch the two scenes together by tweaking character movement and audio

Length 7:14

Lesson 34: Bringing the Scenes to Life with Music & Sound – Part 1

Starting at the beginning of the cut, we add sound design and music to enhance the story and mood

Length 12:12

Lesson 35: Bringing the Scenes to Life with Music & Sound – Part 2

Arrange your audio tracks while using crossfades and keyframes to smooth out our music and sfx

Length 8:35

Lesson 36: Bringing the Scenes to Life with Music & Sound – Part 3

We build an emotional sound bed for the climax and do some audio mixing to complete our edit.

Length 14:25

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn in “Secrets of Creative Editing”…

  • 4 important roles that every creative editor will need to fill
  • How to combat the major challenges you’ll face on any project
  • A step-by-step method for creating the ideal timeline setup
  • The 5 key elements of timeline organization to streamline your editing process
  • How to arrange your video and audio tracks for optimum efficiency
  • Discover color-coding strategies that will improve workflow
  • 5 crucial timeline tips that will save you wasted effort
  • Four essential dialogue editing skills every editor should have
  • How to work with different audio sources to achieve a professional result
  • The smartest and most efficient way to build conversational structure in a scene
  • A deep look into an editorial best practice, the split-edit technique
  • How to smooth your sound for seamless, natural and clear dialogue
  • Essential strategies for highlighting an actor’s strength and hiding their weaknesses
  • Editing tricks to help actors deliver a performance accomplishing a scene’s objective
  • The importance of manipulating reaction shots to shift character focus
  • Key components for fleshing out the audio bed in a scene
  • Gain a deep understanding of how synchronous sound is used to drive emotion
  • 4 ways to use off-screen sound to tell rich and compelling stories
  • The secrets of using sound to clarify the meaning of a moment
  • Which types of sound in a scene will inform your character, viewer or both
  • Hollywood tricks for fabricating the presence of something that didn’t exist on set
  • Three professional examples of how sound can reveal important plot developments
  • A live editing demonstration using sound to the affect events and meaning in a scene
  • Layering sound design, foley and music to create an invisible narrative
  • How to use cross-cutting to control and escalate pacing and tension

How does Secrets of Creative Editing compare to other training options?


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!


You could take individual editing classes at a trade school.

But these are still pretty pricey and they’ll typically only cover the fundamentals.

Look at these trade school tuition stats…

Individual class prices at popular trade schools

So far, none of these are great options, which is why we created this…


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 our low introductory cost

How the other options stack up against Secrets of Creative Editing

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

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