Secrets of the edit

Secrets Of The Edit is a half-day seminar/master-class designed to help those new to running edits – APs, potential PDs and Edit Producers – develop the key skills needed to make a great film in the cutting room.  The course will use recent and current programming as examples, and will be relevant to anyone making factual programmes, whether they are documentaries, features or formats. The course will deconstruct the process of the edit and include dealing with Executive Producers and Commissioners!

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Course content

You’ll learn about the key factors involved in running an edit, from story-telling and writing skills to building relationships with editors and Executives who come in for viewings. The seminar will use case studies from recent programming and discuss personal experiences to help strengthen your ability to make a brilliant film. The course has been developed with advice from editor Reva Childs.

Areas covered include:

  • Story-telling
  • Structuring
  • Focus on key characters
  • Writing narration
  • The use of music
  • Building a relationship with your editor
  • Handling Executives

Who it's for

Assistant Producers, and anyone aiming to become Producer/Directors or Edit Producers.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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94 Euston St
Kings Cross
London, NW1 2HA
T: 020 3487 0354