The Editing Department aims to give every student on the MA Filmmaking programme a thorough understanding of the aesthetics and technical principles of the craft.

The basic foundation of Editing is taught to all MA Filmmaking students through practical exercises, which reflect the current professional industry standard workflows and are founded on the principle of filmmaking as an art and a profession. Great emphasis is given to visual storytelling and in the use of all elements of story, performance, cinematography, frame composition, sound, and design to serve the narrative and the director’s vision.

The professional relationship with the director is an essential part of their work and it is developed from the beginning, through the Editor’s participation in the project at the development stage.

As part of their filmmaking education students develop initiative, discipline and communication as the core values in order to successfully collaborate with other departments and technicians involved in the making of a film.

Editing Suite

The School has non-linear editing systems running Avid Media Composer. Some systems are also equipped with Final Cut Pro.

Head of Editing - Peter Hollywood

Senior Lecturer in Editing - Victoria Storey

Editing Lecturer - Manos Ioannou

Editing Lecturer - Chi Yu

Editing instructor / Technician - Tara Verma

Sean BartonNigel Galt, Catherine Creed, Jamie Dickinson, Joan Leese (VET), Lucy Harris, Martin Bennet (Digital Images, representing Nucoda), Kevin ShawMartin Brinkler, Allessandro Doglione, Barry Vince, Paul Carlin, Mick Audsley