Filmmaking & editing

Filmmaking and editing courses

Successful film making requires good editing knowledge and skills. We offer courses that teach you how to use the latest software for editing, colour and audio correction, creating animated SFX, and exporting your films as well as developing your awareness and skills in professional film making and editing practice. 

Whether you're a beginner, or you would like to advance your current knowledge, we offer courses in the popular editing software applications including Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Media Encoder and After Effects, to suit your level, project needs, and purse.

Our courses, delivered by professional practitioners in our editing studios or online at a time right for you, could be exactly what you're looking for.

For more information please contact Visual Arts: VisualArts@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Final Cut Pro X and digital editing
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Already have some editing experience but want to up your game? Take things to a more professional standard by mastering some of the more advanced features of the industry software Final Cut Pro X. Get to grips with screen-direction, advanced trimming techniques, effects, and basic colour correction, as well as working on your narrative skills, to create impressive portfolio pieces.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  2. Motion graphics with Adobe After Effects
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Inch
    Are you a designer or film maker that would like to develop skills in motion design? On this fast paced course online course you will learn to use Adobe After Effects to create engaging animated graphics and titles.



    Enhance and transform your video projects and develop key skills for professional or personal work.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  3. Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Benjamin Austin
    Revise and develop your processes, techniques and skills in After Effects to produce more professional animation projects. Learn to manage your workflow professionally and create engaging characters and objects moving and interacting in 2D and 3D environments.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  4. A short introduction to free editing software
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    You don’t have to spend money to get editing. This is a short introduction to video editing using DaVinci Resolve, a free but highly professional editing package comparable to Final Cut X, Avid and Premiere Pro.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
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  5. Final Cut Pro X tips and tricks
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    This course offers some valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with FCPX 10.4 is essential.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  6. Adobe Premier Pro tips and tricks
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    This course offers valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with Premiere Pro CC is essential.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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  7. Compression techniques for filmmaking
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Understanding compression is crucial for all film makers, whether you’re posting work online, sending films to festivals or preparing clips for editing. All video uses compression, starting with the camera and ending when sent out into the world. This course gives you an essential understanding of how to compress your material, and find the best solution for your needs.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

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