The Art & Technique of Film Editing
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The Art & Technique of Film Editing

In the first lesson of the course, Tom takes us back to his early days working in New York City as a commercial, documentary, and TV assistant editor. Wanting to get his hands on the brand new AVID non-linear editing system, Tom worked wherever he could, learning from other masters for years before he transitioned to the editor role. Later in his career, he demonstrates how relationships are the key to the filmmaking business, when he called on his AVID reps to loan him an editing suite for a small budget movie he was working on, “Whiplash”, which would ultimately win Tom an Academy Award in Editing.

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The Art & Technique of Film Editing


Go behind the curtain of Hollywood filmmaking with Oscar-winning editor Tom Cross, ACE as he teaches you the practices that are expected of feature-film editors, as well as the processes and methodologies that have made him one of the leading editors working in the industry today. Over eight hours, Tom's masterclass combines thoughtful lectures with in-depth deconstructions of scenes from many of Tom’s biggest projects including La La Land, First Man, Whiplash and more, making it a must-see for editors and filmmakers of all levels and genres.

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Tom Cross


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Tom Cross is an Oscar and BAFTA-winning film editor, best known for his collaborations with Director Damien Chazelle, including "Whiplash", "La La Land" and "First Man".

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