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Digital Editing

July 31, 2018 — August 9, 2018

Tuesdays + Thursdays | 6:30-9:30 p.m.| 4 Sessions

Instructor: Pam Minty

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Mac OS


Introduction to editing styles, concepts, and techniques using Final Cut Pro X. Bring your own footage or use provided footage. Get comfortable with the software, and editing workflow.


  • How editing (sound and picture) creates meaning
  • Features and layout of Final Cut Pro X software
  • Setting up a project and organizing your materials
  • Defining what you are trying to accomplish
  • Principles of continuity: matching action and montage editing styles
  • Experimenting with rhythm and pacing
  • Adding sound effects, text, music, and narration
  • Basics of titles
  • How to trouble-shoot along the way
  • Get Instructor feedback and guidance for your editing

Bring to class: A Mac formatted external Hard Drive. Call our Equipment Room for recommendations at 503-221-1156.


Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Mac OS and general desktop navigation including: creating a new folder, labeling a folder, mouse functions, saving to a specific location, drag and drop.


Tuition includes free access to Film Center Edit Lab between each class session and for a week after last class (i.e. access through August 16th), subject to availability.