Digital Video Editing

Editing film and video is about movement, choreography, the play of light, color, and graphics. The course explores techniques that can be applied in a range of non-linear editing programs, such as Avid, Final Cut, and Adobe Premiere Pro. But the main focus is not just on developing software skills; it's on exploring the magic behind video modification.

Challenging projects including editing a commercial, an interview, a narrative scene, a music video, a video diary, and a text title sequence. Hands-on learning helps you explore how to apply time-honored principles of film editing using today's digital technology.

Students will need access to a digital video camera and ability to connect it to a computer to capture footage. Students will also need a non-linear editing program. The course includes full directions for Adobe Premiere Pro and some notes for Final Cut Express, but students can use a non-linear editing program of their choice (Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Elements, iMovie, and so on). Students who do not use Premiere Pro will need to adjust for differences in interface and features.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2015-16 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet HERE. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.