Unique Creative

Learn how to create an engaging narrative, and perfect the art of story telling



Learn from a highly respected editor with 15 years of documentary and entertainment TV experience


35 hours of
raw footage

500GB of raw documentary footage to practice techniques and principles learned



A learning experience that transcends any editing course on the market


Early bird price


£3000 + VAT

25% discount for our
first 100 customers

The Course


Inside The Edit is the world’s first creative editing course. This highly specialised training program has been developed over three years by a prime time editing team working at the very highest level of television.

The Creative Editing Course goes way beyond basic editing theory. You will learn hundreds of structural, journalistic and creative techniques used in documentary and entertainment television. From the fundamentals to the highly advanced.

No other course provides you with professional level theory, raw footage to practice on and a guided tour through the creative editing process.

The Course



Editors learn in isolation and pick up the hundreds of skills and techniques needed over many years of analysis and self teaching. The Inside The Edit course is the first time that the secrets of the edit suite have been available to the public, as most of our content has never been written down before.

Our tutorials are a mix of high end editing theory, footage analysis and timeline demonstration that teach the actual artistic process of creative editing.



A huge barrier to learning the art of editing has always been the ability to practice on professional rushes. Production companies never release their raw footage and technical training courses only provide you with a very small amount. We’ve changed all that. Inside The Edit is the first training company to give you a complete set of unedited rushes from a one hour, high end documentary, shipped to you on a 500GB drive.



High end editing requires high end music. We’ve teamed up with the industry’s leading production music company Universal Publishing to provide you with 2000 fantastic tracks for you to practice scoring with. Universal’s cutting edge U-Drive software allows you to search for the perfect track in seconds and place it directly on your timeline no matter what software you’re using.

Universal U-Drive
Lacie hard drive
  • 35 hours of pro documentary rushes on a 500 GB USB 3.0 Lacie Drive.
  • Dozens of scenes & interviews to cut from an hour long documentary.
  • Script versions, director’s notes, creative tasks, tape logs & transcripts.
  • Universal Production Music’s U-Drive with 2000 tracks to score with.

Benefits of the course

  • Unprecedented content
  • 80 tutorial videos
  • 35 hours of raw footage
  • Creative tasks
  • Highly experienced tutor
  • Industry insights and advice
  • New content added regularly

Watch our videos on your computer, tablet or mobile device.

Lesson Topics

80 video tutorials

Everything you need to become a professional editor.


  1. 01 Introduction & Fundamentals
  2. 02 Setting up & Organising
  3. 03 Breaking down your footage
  4. 04 Laying down your sync
  5. 05 Painting Pictures: Concepts
  6. 06 Perfecting The Pictures
  7. 07 Pace & Timing
  8. 08 Cutting Actuality
  9. 09 Intercutting
  10. 10 Creating Professional Sync
  11. 11 Hiding Everyday Problems

Coming soon

  1. 12 Scoring concepts
  2. 13 Basic scoring techniques
  3. 14 Advanced scoring techniques




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1. The creation of art from available raw materials.

We’ll soon be launching Bricolage, a member’s area full of stylisation techniques for you to sharpen your skills as a professional editor. Learn how to construct dozens of beautiful and creative looks that can enhance any scene. We add to these all the time and let you know by email whenever new content is available.

Raw footage shop

The greatest way to maximise your employability as a professional editor is to master as many genres as possible. Inside The Edit members have access to The Raw Footage Shop, a growing library of pro level rushes from multiple productions. Nowhere else within the industry can provide you with this vital learning tool.

Our partners

Crafted for Creatives

TV Filmmakers

Inside The Edit has been specifically created for anyone working or wanting to work in the narrative based television found in high end documentaries, entertainment shows and reality TV.

The future of television is the multi talented filmmaker. In todays broadcast world filmmakers are expected to excel in every aspect of the process. Mastering creative editing gives any aspiring program maker an unbelievably powerful edge over the competition. After completing this course you will know how to edit to a professional standard.

Production Companies & Broadcasters

Creative editing is the least understood aspect of the television process. As an editor you spend hours watching, analysing and crafting raw footage. You learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s been shot well, what hasn’t and most importantly, how to fix it.

Training your staff in broadcast level editing will cut hours of expensive production time off of your shooting schedules. If a person knows how to edit, they know what to shoot, how to shoot it and when to stop shooting. There is a reason that people in the industry say ‘editors make the best directors’.



Inside The Edit is 100% creative. We do not teach anything to do with the inner workings of any software. We demo on Avid’s Media Composer 7 but as our course is creative and not technical you can cut on Adobe’s Premiere Pro or Apple’s Final Cut Pro just as easily.

However, when learning any technical art form it’s important to have a basic grasp of the workflow. If you can mark clips, edit them onto the timeline and trim, you’re ready.

This course is perfect for…

  • Editors who wish to bring a fresh creative dimension to their work
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Camera operators
  • Edit assistants
  • Assistant Producers
  • Production Assistants
  • Media & Films Students
  • Videographers
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The Tutor

Paddy Bird

Paddy Bird is one of television’s most prolific and accomplished editors. For the past fifteen years he has edited dozens of prime time documentary, entertainment and reality TV shows for British and American television. He has even worked in war zones, spending time editing news stories on location in Iraq.

Paddy has worked on multiple seasons of many of the world’s most renowned format shows including X Factor, Big Brother, Wife Swap and Secret Millionaire while at the same time editing numerous high-end political, historical and observational documentaries.

He has worked for broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 (UK), ITV (UK), Discovery Channel (USA),

— Paddy Bird, Founder & Tutor

National Geographic (USA), PBS (USA), The Smithsonian Channel (USA), ABC (USA) and CBC (Canada). For them he has edited some of television’s most respected documentary strands such as America’s NOVA science films and Britain’s award winning observational documentary series Cutting Edge.

He is a voting member of the prestigious BAFTA Editing Chapter and has spent many years teaching Final Cut Pro and Avid at Soho Editors, Europe’s largest post production training centre.

He has taught hundreds of producers, directors, cameramen, video engineers and professional editors from production companies and broadcasters around the world.

Paddy Bird is one of the most inspired editors I have ever worked with. His understanding of narrative is excellent and the style of his editing is both dramatic and compelling. He is able to enrich films with his excellent feel for music. With all his talent, creativity and hard work, he took the documentaries he cut for me to such a high level of quality that I remain extremely grateful to him.

—Ben Fox,
Emmy Award winning Exec Producer & Show Runner

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Course Fees



25% discount
for our first
100 customers



1 year of access
£50/month after 1 year

  • 500gb Raw Documentary Footage delivered to you within 78 hours*
  • 80 Video Tutorials
  • Expert Advice & Tips
  • 1 year of full access to Inside The Edit. Renewable at £50/month thereafter.

* Course goes live in early Summer 2014. We will email to let you know when your drive is on it’s way.

Industry Reviews

Paddy is one of the industry's most talented editors. The depth and detail of this course gives an unparalleled understanding of how television programmes are made. It could add real value and insight to a career in television.

— Tayte Simpson,
Director of Factual Television at multi award winning Mentorn Media Former Exec Producer of Secret Millionaire & Wife Swap

Paddy is one of the most talented editors I’ve worked with in 20 years of making television in the UK and the US. Not only does he have an innate understanding of how to tell the best story within any genre but with this course he offers you the real world experience and creative tricks of the trade that you won’t find in any text book, media course or film school.

— Mark Powell,
Vice President, Development & Original Programming truTV, Turner Broadcasting

Paddy is one of the best editors around. Versed in all genres and informed by every great movie and documentary, I can’t think of a better teacher. This course is a first, combining creative tutorials with access to a complete set of beautifully shot rushes, director’s notes and scripts. It provides invaluable hands on experience of the television industry.

— Barbie Maclaurin,
BAFTA nominated Director, Locked Up Abroad

Anyone can learn the Avid, Final Cut Pro or Premiere programs but only a few really master the art of editing. Finally, here is a course from someone who is respected within the industry and has mastered his craft

— Jenny Byron,
Executive Producer Channel 4, BBC

This course is totally unique. I have never seen anything else that unmasks the mysteries of editing in such detail. Anyone working or considering a career in television should do this course.

— Russel Trott,
Senior News Producer, BBC World News

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