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Editing II - TFT00103M

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Sean Brown
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

Editing 2 takes you up to advanced level in both technical and creative skills. Avid labs move on to the effects palette, speed changes, transcoding, colour correction, titling, export, simple VFX and more. Advanced storytelling will introduce you to use of myth and legend to shape screen story, a popular Hollywood approach and the less well-known Transcendental story found in South East Asia. This international perspective on story will bring the best ideas from the world's strongest storytellers together in this exciting programme. Other lectures will include point of view, lining a script and choosing takes, performance, use of music, suspense, surprise and anticipation and non-narrative art film. Once again you will practice developing your skills with supplied footage editing a short film from import to export.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

This module aims to: -

  • Develop your understanding of advanced function of Avid Media Composer
  • Provide you with opportunities to discover practical and creative tools to structure and shape any film story
  • Allow you to experience industry-ready practices
  • Allow you to explore a range of film editing aesthetics and approaches from around the wor

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module you should be able to: -

  • Use Avid Media Composer and gain skills in editing to early career professional standards
  • Master breaking down and lining scripts to understand the potential of your footage
  • Perfect your skills in using some of the world's best, tried and tested screen storytelling techniques
  • Effectively and diplomatically communicate and share your storytelling ideas to others


Task Length % of module mark
Editing Project
N/A 60
Report 2500 words
N/A 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Film scenes analysis essay 4000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

You will receive written feedback in line with standard University turnaround times.

Indicative reading

Dancyger, K. and Rush, J. (2013). Alternative Scriptwriting. Focal Press

Vogler, C. (2007). The Writer’s Journey. Michael Wiese Productions

Rabiger, M. (2009). Directing the Documentary. Focal Press

Dmytryk, E. (1984). On Film Editing. Focal Press

Lavandier, Y. (2005). Writing Drama. Le Clown et l’enfant

Marks, D. (2009). Inside Story. Three Mountains Press

De Jong, W. and Knudsen, E. and Rothwell, J. (2012) Creative Documentary. Pearson Education

Curren Bernard, S. (2010) Documentary Storytelling. Focal Press

Pinel, V. (2001). Le Montage. Cahiers du Cinéma

Tierno, M. (2002). Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters. Hyperion

Murch, W. (2001) In the Blink of an Eye. Silman-James Press

Katz, Steven D. (2004). Film Directing: Cinematic Motion. Michael Wiese Productions

Truffaut, F. (2008) Hitchcock by Truffaut. Simon and Schuster

Bresson, R. (2016) Notes on the Cinematograph. Edition Gallimard

Rabiger, M. and Hurbis-Cherrier, M. (2013) Directing, Film Techniques and Aesthetics. Focal Press

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