Compare professional editing packages

Course Dates: 21/09/19 - 28/09/19
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Lily Markiewicz

Making the right decision about editing software can affect your film practice, your purse and your career prospects. If you are unsure about which editing software to use, this course will offer the insights and comparisons to help you make that important choice.


What is the course about?

This short course is an introduction and overview to a variety of software, both professional and prosumer, free and paid. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of different software including their ease of use, use of effects, compatability and links to other software and popularity with users. The course is designed to help you make an informed decision for your own future editing practice.

What will we cover?

- Gain an overview of a range of current professional and prosumer packages for both Mac and PC on the market today
- understand some of the differences between them and how that affects your practice
- get help in making an informed choice.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- gain an overview of some of the professional and prosumer packages on the market today
- understand some of the key differences between them
- create and use a template to help in recording differences key to you
- make an informed choice about which editing package to use.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course, no previous experience required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in film making and editing.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills further in VG220 Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1, VG255 Digital video editing using Final Cut Pro X: intensive or you can compliment your skills in a range of short courses in editing, film making and animation.

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VG142

Sat, day, 21 Sep - 28 Sep '19

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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