Film Editing Pro – The Art Of Music Editing

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Film Editing Pro – The Art Of Music Editing

Learn the Art of Music Editing

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

“Aside from storytelling itself, music editing is the #1 most powerful skill any editor can master. It will dramatically improve every single project you ever touch.”

What is The Art of Music Editing?

Music Can Make or Break Your Cut

Take full advantage of the power of music

Simply dropping a cue under your footage isn’t enough – learn how to properly analyze, deconstruct and custom edit your music to perfectly accent every moment

Use these skills on every type of project

  • Films, documentaries & shorts
  • Ads & promos
  • Online content
  • Literally anything else that contains music!

70+ 1080p HD Tutorials with Over 14 Hours of Training

  • 1080p HD Practice Footage
  • 4 hands-on music editing workshops
  • 50+ Homework Assignments
  • Premium Music & Sound Libraries

Real Hollywood Instructors

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

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:



Check out these exciting features…

70+ Detailed Tutorials in 1080p Video

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

Professionally Shot HD Footage to Practice Scoring

Develop your skills and build your reel by utilizing high-quality film footage

Training From Real Hollywood Editors

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

Multiple Workshops & Homework Assignments

Follow along as we go through the process of scoring a short film from beginning to end

750+ Element Music Library

Create polished music edits and score along with us using a massive library of cues and sounds

30-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

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

Professionally-shot HD Practice Footage

Work with the best possible footage to get an authentic experience

No matter how good of an editor you might be, having better quality footage to work with will ALWAYS improve your final product.

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

Download a second short film and cut together a new score with music stems

With The Art of Music Editing PRO, you get an extra 12 lesson workshop with over 3 hours of teaching guiding you through the versatile technique of cutting with music stems.

To complete this project, we’ve provided you with the HD footage from a second short film to score.

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 a library of over 500 music cues from our partners at Alibi Music Library and Position Music two leading music production companies in the entertainment industry.

Using this huge library of cues, you’ll learn to create professional mixes and discover industry secrets that will change the way you work with audio forever.

Additional PRO Music Stems Library

Over 250+ pieces of instrumental stems to use in your second film scoring workshop

Quick Reference Guides & Homework Assignments

Support for moving through each lesson and workshop

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

Additionally, we’ve provided detailed breakdowns for each workshop so you can follow along as much or as little as you want.

Edit in your own software package to practice the skills you’re learning. This course is NOT software-specific.

Use what you learn with any editing software

Step-by-Step Training

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


Lesson 1: Welcome to The Art of Music Editing

An overview of the course and a bit of information about what you’re going to learn

Length 1:13

Lesson 2: How This Course is Organized

A review of the course structure with the various types of lessons, live editing practice and more

Length 1:40


Lesson 3: The 4 Main Functions of Music in Film

An in-depth examination of when, where and how music is used in various types of film

Length 18:19

Lesson 4: Musical Styles, Genres & Meaning

Discover the many musical genres you’ll be working with and the characteristics of each

Length 14:05

Lesson 5: Creating Emotional Tones & States

Explore the dramatic impact music can have on your viewer’s emotions

Length 23:43


Lesson 6: How to Find the Right Music

Learn how to conduct quicker and more effective music searches

Length 20:11

Lesson 7: How to Analyze & Prep a Music Cue

The step-by-step process of breaking down a music cue and prepare it for editing

Length 14:30

Lesson 8: How to Correctly Use Crossfades

How to correctly and creatively use crossfades in your music

Length 12:33

Lesson 9: How to Place & Join Music Edits

Learn the rules for making good music edits and how to fix common problems with bad ones

Length 14:00


Lesson 10: Spotting for Editors: Where Does the Music Go?

Learn where to add music, where to let your footage play dry and how to figure out the right style and tempo

Length 16:14

Lesson 11: Accenting Dramatic Moments with Music

How to manipulate your music to accent the right part of the cut with the right part of the music

Length 14:21

Lesson 12: Cutting Loops & Repeating Elements

The focus of this lesson is how to seamlessly lengthen your cue in order to fit your scene

Length 10:03

Lesson 13: Adding Variety to Your Music

Now that you’ve mastered loops, we’ll teach you the best ways to keep them from feeling too repetitive

Length 19:20

Lesson 14: The Importance of Tones & Drones

Explore how to use these versatile musical elements where understated ambience is needed

Length 11:16

Lesson 15: How to Use Tones & Drones With Music

Learn the best ways to weave drones & music together to flow seamlessly through your cut

Length 10:55

Lesson 16: How to Start & Stop Music with Ringouts & Reverses

Master these two powerful & fun editing techniques to gain complete control over your music

Length 15:23


Lesson 17: Music Mixing & Level Guidelines

Study the general best practices & guidelines to begin your mastery of mixing audio

Length 5:05

Lesson 18: Mixing with Keyframes & Rubber Banding

How to use keyframes to gain extremely granular control over your music levels

Length 14:03

Lesson 19: Mixing with Edits & Crossfades

Learn about the pro’s and con’s of using this approach, known for it’s speed and versatility

Length 12:42

Lesson 20: Mixing with Live Automation Recording

Discover the basic techniques and principles of this method rooted in live mixing with faders

Length 6:55

Lesson 21: Mixing with Auto Ducking

Watch our breakdown of this method which attempts to create a much faster mix…but there’s a catch

Length 8:40

Lesson 22: Mixing with EQ & Notching

Learn an advanced technique for adding EQ to your music to create the best possible mix

Length 10:43


Lesson 23: Introduction & Project Overview

This hands-on workshop will teach you one of the most useful music editing skills you could ever learn

Length 2:38

Lesson 24: Cutting the 2:00 Version – Part 1

Use all the techniques you’ve learned in this course to shorten a cue from 3:11 to 2:00

Length 13:40

Lesson 25: Cutting the 2:00 Version – Part 2

Take a break and come right back, it’s time to finish up that 2:00 cut!

Length 15:12

Lesson 26: Cutting the 1:00 Version

Learn how to remove 50% of a cue while still maintaining a natural-sounding intro, build and climax

Length 7:36

Lesson 27: Cutting the 1:00 Version – Part 2

Let’s keep going! Now we’ll wrap up the 1:00 version of our cut

Length 10:35

Lesson 28: Cutting the :30 Version – Part 1

How to trim this music to 30 seconds using your entire editing toolkit — this is where things get interesting

Length 12:37

Lesson 29: Cutting the :30 Version – Part 2

Grab another cup of coffee…we’ll tackle the rest of this :30 cut together

Length 19:15

Lesson 30: Cutting the :15 Version – Part 1

15 seconds is pretty short — learn how to get in and out of a cue in a fast and elegant way

Length 8:27

Lesson 31: Cutting the :15 Version – Part 2

You’re not done yet – walk through the end of this :15 cut-down with us

Length 9:49

Lesson 32: Cutting the :05 Version

Learn the impossible, cutting a 3:11 cue to only 5 seconds…perfect for online ads and short promos

Length 6:55


Lesson 33: Project Overview

An overview of this editing workshop and the project we’ll be cutting

Length 14:45

Lesson 34: Setting Up the Project

Follow along as we set up the project and get our materials imported

Length 3:18

Lesson 35: Creating Your Music Roadmap

Create a music roadmap for the footage with macro and micro spotting techniques

Length 15:08

Lesson 36: Gathering & Organizing Your Music

Let’s find, gather and organize the music we need based on our spotting process

Length 12:54

Lesson 37: Laying Out A Rough Music Pass – Part 1

It’s time to edit! Watch as we paint with music to see how things flow

Length 9:20

Lesson 38: Laying Out a Rough Music Pass – Part 2

Work together with us to finish up this part of the scene

Length 11:36

Lesson 39: Going Beyond the Rough Cut

Now that we’ve got a strong foundation, we’ll be walking you through our next steps…

Length 4:33

Lesson 40: Scoring the Intro Sequence

Edit along as we fine-tune the intro of this short sequence

Length 21:36

Lesson 41: Scoring the City Sequence

Watch our process as we continue working with music in the city sequence

Length 3:27

Lesson 42: Scoring the Bar Scene – Part 1

Learn how to mix score and source music to ebb and flow in a cut

Length 10:38

Lesson 43: Scoring the Bar Scene – Part 2

This isn’t the final mix, but we’ll work on fine-tuning that source cue to match the atmosphere

Length 19:37

Lesson 44: Scoring the Apartment Scene – Part 1

Watch us try out a bunch of cool tricks to create a unique music bed

Length 15:28

Lesson 45: Scoring the Apartment Scene – Part 2

Find out how we shift and manipulate our cues to make a musical theme

Length 13:53

Lesson 46: Scoring the Finale

Let’s dive in and see how we can craft the perfect musical climax

Length 15:33

Lesson 47: Creating the Final Mix

Mix your work with us as we polish this music bed to perfection

Length 17:01

Lesson 48: Reviewing the Final Cut

It’s time to review our work and analyze how effective we were at creating this custom score

Length 15:21


Lesson 49: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned

A quick review of key lessons learned in the course

Length 1:43

Lesson 50: Your Next Steps

Suggestions for taking your music editing skills even further

Length 3:25


Lesson 51: Pro Edit Demo – Spotting

Join us as we prepare to re-score a scene from a Hollywood movie using brand-new music

Length 6:48

Lesson 52: Pro Edit Demo – Cutting Accents

See a real-world example of how to align specific parts of the music with key moments in the cut

Length 23:25

Lesson 53: Pro Edit Demo – Cutting Loops

Follow along as we fix gaps in the score by using what we know about loops and repeating elements

Length 13:41

Lesson 54: Pro Edit Demo – Adding Variety

Watch an in-depth demonstration as we add variety to our music using techniques learned in the course

Length 5:13

Lesson 55: Pro Edit Demo – Mixing

View the actual process we use to level-shape a cut and carve out dialogue from music

Length 8:56

Lesson 56: Edit Demo – Drones

Follow along step-by-step as we edit tones and drones to amplify the emotion in our Hollywood scene

Length 8:59

Lesson 57: Edit Demo – Editor vs Composer

Compare our final cut with the original scene from the film and see how we did!

Length 6:41


Lesson 58: Pro Workshop – Project Overview and Introduction to Stems

In this workshop, we’re challenging ourselves to score a short film from start to finish utilizing only 2 music cues with stems

Length 11:12

Lesson 59: Pro Workshop – Setting Up & Organizing the Project

You’ll learn what stems are, why they’re so useful & the best ways of preparing to work with them in your cut

Length 7:16

Lesson 60: Pro Workshop – Scoring Duncan’s Death Scene, Part 1

We check out the opening scene, do a little spotting & start laying down some tracks to figure out the tone and tempo

Length 10:27

Lesson 61: Pro Workshop – Scoring Duncan’s Death Scene, Part 2

As the scene progresses, we begin to roughly line things up & add a few accents to important moments

Length 11:35

Lesson 62: Pro Workshop – Scoring Duncan’s Death Scene, Part 3

Here we work with keyframes & hits to figure out how to transition in & out of the title card

Length 15:28

Lesson 63: Pro Workshop – Scoring the Love Theme, Part 1

The film changes pace so we test some interesting new stem options to align with the mood

Length 17:05

Lesson 64: Pro Workshop – Scoring the Love Theme, Part 2

Watch as we utilize our handy reverses & a few other editing tricks to finish scoring this section

Length 10:55

Lesson 65: Pro Workshop – Scoring James’ Tense Moment, Part 1

We mix & match tones and drones from different stems to echo the theme we created at the beginning of the cut

Length 11:24

Lesson 66: Pro Workshop – Scoring James’ Tense Moment, Part 2

Continue to build the tension of this scene by isolating parts of the stems & doing a little keyframing

Length 10:45

Lesson 67: Pro Workshop – Scoring James’ Tense Moment, Part 3

At the climax of this moment watch as we start stacking our stems & really dig in to customizing the score

Length 19:24

Lesson 68: Pro Workshop – Scoring the Finale Sequence, Part 1

In this scene we work our way around a pivotal conversation by modifying the tempo

Length 18:32

Lesson 69: Pro Workshop – Scoring the Finale Sequence, Part 2

Needing a new character theme, we try some time compression to highlight a pivotal moment

Length 14:58

Lesson 70: Pro Workshop – Scoring the Finale Sequence, Part 3

Nearing the end of the film we figure out a way to change the emotion & resolve into the credits

Length 17:12

Lesson 71: Pro Workshop: Reviewing the Final Cut

Let’s watch the result of all our hard work & see what we’ve accomplished using only two pieces of music!

Length 11:17

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