What is editing support?
We have created a 'research hotel' to support the work of previous participants of any F4F introductory course, those undertaking a PhD with visual media and filmmakers with a developed project that includes filmed material ready for editing. We assess your individual practical, technical and theoretical requirements with a detailed questionaire that helps us to deliver exactly the support that you require at any stage in post-production.Ethnographic storytelling is part of the research process as well as a means to reach cinematic expression and the craft of video editing is used in filmmaking for fieldwork as an analytic tool. The opportunities that exist in broadcast television for documentary are well defined before a film is made but a research film is in a constant state of evolution right up until the final cut. In order to select the modes of documentary and cutting techniques that best suit your work it is necessary to make the transition from video documentarist and fieldworker to editor.
F4F editing support is available in two formats: as a residential at various times of the year and as part of our annual Summer School. The residential courses involve one-to-one supervision meetings and webinars using Zoom or Skype along with edit viewings on Vimeo, with a full residential of between 2-6 days offered depending on the requirements of your project. The supervision and residential course is spread over a few months and costs £1075/£1375 plus £100 per day of full residential (including food, accommodation, equipment and teaching) to a maximum of £500. We also run editing courses at The Futureworks School of Media, alongside our annual Summer School. This course is 7-days in duration but with less preliminary work on our part. The schedule is designed to cover one weekend of independent editing and 5-days of guided assistance (please note that this is not full-time one-to-one guidance but rather visits from technicians and supervisors over the course of five days according to the requirements of your project). With this course you can attend the introductory sessions and editing software classes included in the Summer School if you wish. This course costs £1075 for concessions and £1375 full fee (not including food and accommodation). A member of our team can also deliver these courses on a one-to-one or group basis at your location. Further details provided on application.
What does it cover?
Our support provides guidance and hands-on assistance at any stage in a post-production from media management through rough cutting to the final stages in editing. It includes preliminary web meetings and preparation using Zoom or Skype, a refresher class on F4F methodologies, hands-on tuition in media management, narrative storytelling and cutting techniques, collective screenings and intensive feedback. We can also provide help if you are developing the methodological aspects of a written statement or thesis. If you already have a locked narrative you will receive instruction in colour correction, sound editing and mixing, titling, sub-titling, exporting and distribution from our F4F tutors, in order to bring your film to professional completion.