This course gives the beginning filmmaker hands-on experience practicing the fundamentals of post production editing and sound design. Through lectures, reading, and a series of shooting and editing exercises, you learn how to shape your story and guide your audience’s emotional and intellectual experience of your film.

Students must already have already installed editing software on their computer (Premiere, FinalCut Pro, Avid, or other) and understand basic editing moves such as cutting clips, creating sequences, and outputting.

Throughout the semester, students shoot and edit three short 30- to 60-second exercises. The final project is prepping, shooting, editing, and scoring a 2 to 5-minute narrative short.

This course will combine practical with theoretical learning in helping students gain a solid foundation in postproduction editing and sound design.