Digital Video Editing (Beginners)





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About the course

This short evening course provides an introduction to the basic principles of video editing. Macs computers are used on this course and we use Final Cut Pro X, industry-standard software. The course will give you the basic skills, and the opportunity to edit your own short project, as well as introducing the core skills that all digital video editors require.

Entry Requirements

  • A keen interest in making videos
  • Your own media storage device of at least 64gb (hard drive or flash drive)
  • Something to record video footage (a Smart phone will do)
What will I do on this course?

The 5-week course structure is listed below:

  • Week 1 - Introduction to video 
  • Week 2 - Adding clips together
  • Week 3 - Transitions
  • Week 4 - Adding text, graphics and, other elements
  • Week 5 - Practical task

Across the course, you will learn

  • About why good video editing is so important
  • How to build a video timeline
  • How to create smooth transition between clips
  • How to save your projects so you can work on them at different locations
  • How to transfer large data files with no loss of quality
  • How to add text to a digital video
  • As the course progresses you will be shown how to add graphics
  • There will be an introduction to basic light correction
  • You will be encouraged to film your own footage to edit
  • As part of this course you will create your own short video project
Who is it for?

The course is suitable for complete beginners to digital video editing, and also for people who have been making short videos themselves but want to develop their skills in a more structured environment.

How to apply

There is no need to apply, you can enrol directly by calling 0117 312 5000 or emailing 

How Is this course assessed?

There is no formal assessment for the course however, you will receive practical feedback on what you have done and how to develop it further.

What could I do next?

You may wish to expand on your knowledge by doing our Digital Video Editing (Intermediate) programme. If you are interested in entering full-time eductaion. we offer media programmes at level 3 and 4.

Additional cost

The course fees are £150





How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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