The Inside The Edit Pro Editor Program is the industry-based training course specifically designed to turn you into a high-end editor. Highly organised, systematic and proven, it is the most immersive one year course in editing.
Craig Clitheroe, Australia
Bri Merkel, USA
Erica Gianesini, Italy
Matt Rice, USA
Martin Leskovšek, Slovenia
Michael Litterio, USA
Zack Worden, USA
Hugo Cavalier, France
Editors are self taught so we never know where our strengths or weaknesses are. We may be good at narrative structure but not good with music. We may be strong with cutting montages but struggle with intercutting. Directors, producers and production companies are only looking for elite level editors who don't have gaps in their talents. And here's the problem… how do we find out what they are?
Feedback within the industry is non-existent. Clients never give you an in-depth assessment of your work. They either continue working with you on the next film or they never call again. Directors and producers expect that you already know exactly how to edit their project. Our career stalls because the feedback that is essential for growth doesn't exist.
Self directed learning can be time consuming, frustrating and overwhelming. Having the discipline, structure and consistency to push yourself every single day is a huge battle. Your progress is slow and the level at which you advance is limited.
The Inside The Edit Pro Editor program has been designed to solve these problems. Our 12 month intensive course puts you through a detailed and rigorous program that replicates the industry environment and pushes you to reach your creative potential.
Learning editing is like learning a language. Every month on our highly structured course you study a new creative skill and edit multiple sequences around that skill. Through weekly masterclasses, live cutting sessions and in depth 1-2-1 feedback, you are totally immersed in the craft of editing. As you progress through The Pro Editor Program you build up a holistic overview of editing and fill in the gaps of your creative knowledge.
Each month has been specifically designed to balance learning with the deadlines and accountability of a professional editing environment.
In Week 1 you'll watch the Inside The Edit tutorials related to this month's particular creative skill. You'll also watch the related Advanced Bootcamp to see more examples of this skill in action. At the end of the week there is a live Masterclass where Paddy edits in real time and you get to ask questions as he cuts.
In Week 2 you receive your Project Brief. This is your workload for the month and contains four sequences due at the end of Week 4. You'll receive the footage required as well as a detailed breakdown of what the scenes need to look like, the required duration and the tonality expected by the director. Each scene has been chosen specifically to master this month's particular skill.
Week Two's live Masterclass is called Movie Night where Paddy takes this month's skill and shows you numerous examples of it at work in mainstream films, documentaries a TV shows.
Week 3 is your second cutting week where you get to perfect your rough cuts and submit them for the Group Feedback Session at the end of the week. This is also the week we have our monthly Grading Theory Masterclass with Byron from Adobe.
As we head towards the month's deadline on Sunday night we go through another layer of feedback, this time an in depth 1-2-1 with Paddy. In these sessions Paddy goes through every single one of your cuts and gives you in-depth feedback for you to enhance your work.
The final week of every month also has our Guest Lecturer Masterclass. High end feature film editors, documentary editors and entertainment editors talk through their process and give insights into their careers.
The cycle then repeats with a new skill mastered every month. You gradually build up an enormous library of diverse sequences and scenes for your showreel. At the end of every term you're given your grade with further written feedback. After 12 months of being pushed to your creative limit you graduate from the program with all the skills required to be a pro level editor.
The Pro Editor Program is based on multiple layers of feedback every month. From Group Feedback sessions to private 1-2-1s to end of term written assessment. These allow us to not only identify your weak points but also to chart an individual career path uniquely designed for you.
In the 1-2-1 sessions, Paddy goes through your cuts and gives you shot by shot analysis of your work. He analyses your structure, your shot flow, your scene tonality, your music use and every creative aspect of your edits. He tells you what you need to focus on and gives you detailed notes on how to make this month's work ready for client submission. This will be the most in-depth feedback you will ever get in your career.
One of the many advantages of our Group Feedback sessions is the insights you get when watching how other editors cut the same scene from their own creative perspective. Seeing which shots they've selected, how they've structured the sequence and what mistakes they've made provides yet another dimension to learning the art of editing.
At the end of each term your work is viewed and graded. You're also provided with detailed written feedback about what the strengths and weakness are in your submitted work. This allows you to pin-point your errors precisely and progress at a much quicker rate.
A world class course requires world class support.
We run The Pro Editor Program like a post production facility with clear communication and fast response times. If you have scheduling or administration questions you can reach out to us anytime.
We use Slack as our main communication tool so you can message Paddy whenever you need to ask a question. No, that's not a mistake, you have access to Paddy all year round via messaging on Slack.
Every week we run an 'Ask Paddy' chat board on Slack. Ask any question you want and Paddy answers them in a video every Monday. He also gives you any updates on the course and a heads up on extra sessions we're running.
Aftercare is non-existent in the film school and edit-training world. You'll have issues, questions and problems as you progress in your career. The Pro Editor Program doesn't end after just one year. All graduate students get automatic membership to our Pro Editor Mastermind Group. We meet up every month to give you continual advice on career choices and creative issues.
The Pro Editor Program is 100% online so you can join us from anywhere in the world. We run all our sessions on Zoom and they are recorded and posted immediately for later viewing if you can't make it. You work in your own time, at your own pace and upload your edits whenever suits you.
You don't have to quit work for a year, the course is specifically designed to fit around a professional working schedule. Most of our students work full time and organise the 10-15 hours of study per week with ease.
Our monthly guest lecturers are some of the industry's leading editors across multiple genres. Every month you'll have a live masterclass with some of film and television's leading drama, documentary and entertainment editors. We also have sessions with Exec Producers, Directors and Cinematographers to get their perspective on working with editors.
Top Gun Maverick, Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning, Kingsmen 1 & 2
Wonka, Paddington 1 & 2, Peep Show, Alan Partridge
Winter on Fire, Five Came Back, Biggie: I've Got a Story To Tell
The Grand Tour, Top Gear
His Dark Materials, Pennyworth
Director/Exec Producer, The Apprentice
Adobe, Senior Development Manager
Director of Photography, Founder of Setnotes
As a member of the Pro Editor Program you get access to our complete and growing library of high end footage. These include 5 films totalling over 70 hours of Raw Footage to practice on. You are set tasks from a wide array of films every month. Our Raw Footage has been deliberately filmed for you to build an extensive showreel to attract clients.
We're passionate about you creating a successful career in editing, so we also give you lifetime access to our Inside The Edit course and pre-recorded Bootcamps. You'll have a permanent resource to come back to again and again throughout your career.
Certified Pro Editor Accreditation will be given to students who attain a B- level or above across the whole course. Clients look for verification of your skills, before they trust you with their production. There are several ways to demonstrate this:
A strong CV and compelling showreel with recognisable brands and clients. This confirms to clients that you have the experience for their project.
Lets clients know that you have gone through a vetting system and provides reassurance of your ability.
Lets clients know you've mastered the software.
Lets clients know you've mastered the numerous creative skills required to edit a complex project.
Whilst most students will have a degree, we will also consider students who do not have a degree if they have a creative track record or an alternative qualification.
A good grasp of an editing software e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer.
Related industry experience or previous training in editing.
The following items should accompany your application.
Please send your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of your previous work. This can include editing, shooting, directing, acting or screen writing.
Application form detailing your experience and where you want to go in your career.
Course fees are payable via two options.
(VAT will be added for UK residents. If you live outside the UK you do not pay UK VAT)
(VAT will be added for UK residents. If you live outside the UK you do not pay UK VAT)
Come and try out the course for free beforehand. Throughout the summer we'll be running several tasters where you'll get to experience The Pro Editor Program. You'll get free access to Inside The Edit tutorials, receive a Project Brief, cut a scene from scratch and have a 1-2-1 with Paddy who'll assess your edit.
Paddy also gives a series of Creative Editing Masterclasses, talks through the structure of the course and answers any questions you may have.
Monday 10th July
7pm - 9pm BST
Sunday 16th July
2pm - 5pm BST
Thursday 20th July
7pm - 9pm BST