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Introduction to Film Editing

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 11 @ 9:30 pm


Learn film editing…by editing a scene!

This five-night course will introduce students to the basics of postproduction through a combination of theory and hands-on practice.

Designed for beginners with no editing experience, this class will give students the confidence to edit their own films with style and creativity.

On the first night of the class students will be given footage of a dialogue scene between two characters, shot from multiple angles. This footage will be simple and designed to be easily edited on software such as iMovie that anyone can access.

After two evenings of lecture covering the fundamentals of editing, students will edit this scene at home as homework, using what they have learned. The group will then reconvene on the third day to review different versions of the scene, discuss what works and what doesn’t, and share ideas for improvement.

The final two sessions will be devoted to documentary editing, with an additional nonfiction editing assignment.

Course Dates: Tuesday nights beginning May 14 and continuing May 21 and 28 and June 4 and 11. Courses are from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

About the Instructor:

Raised in Oklahoma, award-winning filmmaker Eric McEver relocated to Tokyo during college to pursue a passion for Japanese theatre and film. While working variously as an actor, translator, game developer, and animation producer, he developed an offbeat cinematic vision fusing the languages and idiosyncrasies of his two homes. He further honed his skills at New York University’s film directing program, where he graduated with the Wasserman Award in Directing, the same honor bestowed on such notable alums as Spike Lee and Ang Lee. His most recent film, the Chinese-Japanese coproduction Paleonaut, has to date won nearly a dozen awards and screened at numerous film festivals in Asia, the United States, and Europe.

Eric has worked in Japan for more than a decade and is fluent in Japanese. He has extensive experience translating and speaks in a clear American accent.


May 14 @ 7:00 pm
June 11 @ 9:30 pm
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English Language Film School Japan


ELFS Japan Studio
2-9-14 Suido
Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0005 Japan
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Introduction to Film Editing Standard Ticket¥25,000

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