Course Content:        

On this course you will learn the basic principles of digital video editing from capturing footage through to burning a DVD. You will be shown how to create a bin, how to edit rushes, how to take clips of interviews, and you will make one short film using available footage.


  • Discussion on various types of digital editing software, preferences and relative costs.
  • Examples of good and bad editing – film and discussion.
  • Introduction to edit – conventions.
  • Setting up your desktop
  • Basic functions of editing – marking in and marking out, dragging to timeline.
  • What are all the tracks for?
  • Capturing rushes, stills and sound
  • Editing practice using available footage.
  • Exercise 1. Isolate 1 clip and caption it.
  • Exercise 2. Make a 25 second musical montage.
  • Produce a 1 minute package from previously shot footage. Content to include 1 interview clip with set up. 2 vox pops (min), GVs, music and captions.

What you should bring with you:  No requirements.

Qualifications:  No formal qualifications required.

This 1 day course costs £100 for NUJ members and £160 for non-members and this includes all materials, tea/coffees & sandwich lunch.

Check out our Course Calendar for the next date and location for this course.  For availability and to book a place, please contact us on 0141 248 6648/7748 or by email at NUJScotland@nuj.org.uk

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Please note many of our courses are eligible for funding under a SDS Individual Learning Account, so let us know if you have an ILA at the time of booking and we can request a learning token for you.


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