When beginning any edit, if you dont have a process, things can get messy and overwhelming, fast! Having a tried and true process that’s simple and easy to follow will help cut out the guesswork and allow you to focus all of your brainpower on creative storytelling. Hi, I’m Sean Dykink, a filmmaker and editor from Vancouver Canada. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to improve my own editing process and am excited to help you refine yours too! After taking this class. You will gain a solid understanding of the post-production process that you can use when establishing your own workflow or refining your current one. This class will help you think more critically about the how and why of the story you are telling. You will find that you have the power to create purpose with your edits and gain more leverage over how an audience views your edit. What will you learn in this class?Get in-depth training on the post-production process, from preparation to delivery. Learn how to connect your edit to its audienceEditing with purposeChoosing the best shots for your storyHow sound, and color contribute to a successful storyLearn a step-by-step process that can be applied to any editPrepare and organizeAssembly to final cutEditing TechniquesTips for smooth looking editsCreating a great soundscapeTechniques to achieve accurate colour correctionWho is this class for?This class is designed for editors who have a basic technical ability using their preferred editing program. There are a lot of lessons that do not require technical editing skills that all levels can learn from. The beginner will come out with a better understanding of the overall post-production process whereas the advanced user may be surprised to learn the “why” behind their editing choices and perhaps pick up some useful tips along the way. This class is great for editors who want to develop their own process and workflow or refine one that is already in place. What do you need before taking this class?All you need is an editing program to try out the learned processes! I recommend using Premiere Pro but you are welcome to use the program you are most comfortable with. Eventually, there will be some lessons (11, 12, 13, 14, 17) that will include filters or processes within Premiere Pro that might not be exactly the same as in another program. Enjoy the class! Class TestimonialsLewis: Up to now I have mostly followed classes on “how does premiere pro work” or “how to do this effect”. And those are great and helpful, but I think the classes by Sean Dykink are not only a good follow-up, but also a necessary one if you want to continue to learn video-editing as efficiently as possibly. There is a level of mastery that Sean shows by really highlighting underlying understandings in his own words, giving you the word “story” and further building upon it step by step. All these steps together create a beautiful and coherent theory of editing that is intricate, yet very accessible. Like with all skills it will still take work to get better, but if you watch Sean’s cursing BEFORE putting in that work it’s like having one of those video-game “Double EXP boost”.Paul: Just an awesome class with a great teacher. Really well explained, in-depth but not too extreme examples, everything theoretical is also shown. Well done! Fernando: This class was extremely helpful, before this, it would be overwhelming looking at video tracks and audio tracks and seeing a bunch of layers. I haven’t seen a class like this before until now. To give you an idea of how much of a beginner I was; I had no idea what a creative brief was lol. Would recommend it for new editors for sure. All film examples throughout each lesson are for educational purposes only.