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FSP1003 Editing Lab 1

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in FSP1003 if FTR1004 has been previously completed.


Integral to a career as a practising filmmaker is the ability to understand and apply editing operations. Being able to edit and understand the role of the Editor is a fundamental core in the film industry. Editing is a foundational course that develops student's filmmaking ability to engage in and practice non-linear film editing. This course teaches fundamental technical skills in editing and the conceptual relationship between the aesthetics of the moving image in relation to the visual story. This course introduces students to various technical skills and knowledge required by a professional editor, including shot to shot editing, transitions, colour, and the use of sound as an integral part of the skill set needed to produce a film, documentary or television program. These skills and knowledge will be used across all other Film courses in the BFSP.

As a foundational course, students will engage in the necessary training to utilise the practical skills associated with digital video editing. Through the study of non-linear editing styles, students should gain knowledge and skills used in the development of technologies and the guiding principles for video editing, such as system setup, the interface, importing and organisation media, audio, effects and the visual story. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in film making that reflect industry aligned skills and current knowledge.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023