Digital Editing (Final Cut Pro) Workshops


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We run a hands-on weekend training course for people who want to quickly and cheaply acquire comprehensive digital video editing skills. Like our Digital Video Production Weekend Training Course, our editing workshops are particularly useful for aspiring documentary makers, journalists who want to expand their skill set, and voluntary sector workers who want to edit their own films.

We particularly recommend this course to individuals who have completed one of our video production courses and want to add editing skills to their repetoire.

We teach primarily on Final Cut Pro, but offer participants a chance to trial and compare Adobe Premiere and iMovie too. As well as teaching participants the ins and outs of the editing software, we teach workflow techniques: essentially how to turn unorganised raw footage into an ordered final project.

Our course will provide all participants with a solid foundation of practical knowledge and a working understanding of editing software, from importing, marking, logging and editing, to adding soundtracks and effects.

Each participant will have sole or pair use of a computer, giving everyone extensive hands-on experience.





- How to use Final Cut Pro

- An introduction to Adobe Premiere and iMovie

- Editing basics, cutting, moving and arranging clips

- Transitions and effects

- Workflow techniques

- Use of logging, key words and database to organise your edit

- Creating titles

- Using sound

- Importing and exporting media

- Uploading on-line, basic intro to codecs and formats



Mark Saunders is an award-winning independent filmmaker, media activist and writer. His expertise in the field spans over two decades.

He is currently running Spectacle Productions, a company which he founded in 1990. Clients have included Amnesty International, Channel 4, the Rowntree Foundation, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Council of Europe, Groundwork, the London Health Commission, and many others.

His films have been broadcast internationally and exhibited at galleries, including Tate Britain, the National Film Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Musee des Beaux-Arts, the National Media Museum and the Photographers Gallery.

Alongside production work, in 1990 he was a founding member of INURA (International Network for Urban Research and Action).

Mark has also been teaching for over 15 years, and has been a visiting lecturer at a number of institutions, including London School of Economics, the Royal College of Art, the London College of Communications, Bournemouth, Florence, and Coventry Universities. He is currently teaching at Birkbeck College.

Spectacle is a member of the Moving Image Training Alliance (MITA).




2 days. 10am to 4pm

No. 25
99 - 109 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5QL


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