The Art of Music Editing

Step-by-Step Tutorials from Professional Hollywood Editors

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 Music Can Make or Break Your Cut 
Take full advantage of the power of music
Simply dropping a cue under your footage isn’t enough – learn how to properly analyze, deconstruct and custom edit your music to perfectly accent every moment
Use these skills on every type of project
- Films, documentaries & shorts
- Ads & promos
- Online content
- Literally anything else that contains music!
70+ 1080p HD Tutorials with Over 14 Hours of Training
- 1080p HD Practice Footage
- 4 hands-on music editing workshops
- 50+ Homework Assignments
- Premium Music & Sound Libraries

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Fees for this course range from $997 - $1997, depending on the package you choose to join. Monthly payment plans are also available, ranging from $97 - $197/mo for 12 months. 

  Course lessons  
Lesson 01: Welcome to The Art of Music Editing
Lesson 02: How This Course is Organized
Lesson 03: The 4 Main Functions of Music in Film
Lesson 04: Musical Styles, Genres and Meaning
Lesson 05: Creating Emotional Tones & States
Lesson 06: How to Find the Right Music
Lesson 07: How to Analyze & Prep a Music Cue
Lesson 08: How to Correctly Use Crossfades
Lesson 09: How to Place & Join Music Edits
Lesson 10: Spotting for Editors: Where Does the Music Go?
Lesson 11: Accenting Dramatic Moments with Music
Lesson 12: Cutting Loops & Repeating Elements
Lesson 13: Adding Variety to Your Music
Lesson 14: The Importance of Tones & Drones
Lesson 15: How to Use Tones & Drones With Music
Lesson 16: How to Start & Stop Music with Ringouts and Reverses
Lesson 17: Music Mixing & Level Guidelines
Lesson 18: Mixing with Keyframes & Rubber Banding
Lesson 19: Mixing with Edits & Crossfades
Lesson 20: Mixing with Live Automation Recording
Lesson 21: Mixing with Auto Ducking
Lesson 22: Mixing with EQ & Notching
Lesson 23: Introduction & Project Overview
Lesson 24: Cutting the 2:00 Version – Part 1
Lesson 25: Cutting the 2:00 Version – Part 2
Lesson 26: Cutting the 1:00 Version – Part 1
Lesson 27: Cutting the 1:00 Version – Part 2
Lesson 28: Cutting the :30 Version – Part 1
Lesson 29: Cutting the :30 Version – Part 2
Lesson 30: Cutting the :15 Version – Part 1
Lesson 31: Cutting the :15 Version – Part 2
Lesson 32: Cutting the :05 Version
Lesson 33: Project Overview
Lesson 34: Setting Up the Project
Lesson 35: Creating Your Music Roadmap with Spotting
Lesson 36: Gathering & Organizing Your Music
Lesson 37: Laying Out a Rough Music Pass – Part 1
Lesson 38: Laying Out a Rough Music Pass – Part 2
Lesson 39: Going Beyond the Rough Cut
Lesson 40: Scoring the Intro Sequence
Lesson 41: Scoring the City Sequence
Lesson 42: Scoring the Bar Scene – Part 1
Lesson 43: Scoring the Bar Scene – Part 2
Lesson 44: Scoring the Apartment Scene – Part 1
Lesson 45: Scoring the Apartment Scene – Part 2
Lesson 46: Scoring the Finale
Lesson 47: Creating the Final Mix
Lesson 48: Reviewing the Final Cut
Lesson 49: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned
Lesson 50: Next Steps
Lesson 51: PRO Edit Demo - Spotting
Lesson 52: PRO Edit Demo - Cutting Accents
Lesson 53: PRO Edit Demo - Cutting Loops
Lesson 54: PRO Edit Demo - Adding Variety
Lesson 55: PRO Edit Demo - Mixing
Lesson 56: PRO Edit Demo - Drones
Lesson 57: PRO Edit Demo - Editor vs Composer
Lesson 58: PRO Project Overview & Introduction to Stems
Lesson 59: PRO Setting Up & Organizing the Project
Lesson 60: PRO Scoring Duncan’s Death Scene – Part 1
Lesson 61: PRO Scoring Duncan’s Death Scene – Part 2
Lesson 62: PRO Scoring Duncan’s Death Scene – Part 3
Lesson 63: PRO Scoring the Love Theme – Part 1
Lesson 64: PRO Scoring the Love Theme – Part 2
Lesson 65: PRO Scoring James’ Tense Moment – Part 1
Lesson 66: PRO Scoring James’ Tense Moment – Part 2
Lesson 67: PRO Scoring James’ Tense Moment – Part 3
Lesson 68: PRO Scoring the Finale Sequence – Part 1
Lesson 69: PRO Scoring the Finale Sequence – Part 2
Lesson 70: PRO Scoring the Finale Sequence – Part 3
Lesson 71: PRO Reviewing the Final Cut
Bonus Lesson: How to Fix Bad Music Edits

Our trainers have worked with...
 Meet the Team 
 Trainers with a diverse range of editing skills and backgrounds 
Chris MacDonald
Chris started his career in entertainment fresh from college and held various jobs in the industry before working his way up to staff editor at Universal Studios.

He then held positions throughout Hollywood, focusing primarily on trailer editing for studios like Sony, Disney, Paramount and many more. With 15+ years editing experience, he’ll be the main voice and guide throughout your training with us at Film Editing Pro.

Brian Levin
Brian has over a decade of experience with several award-winning films whose recent clients include Amazon Prime Video, Red Bull and Sesame Street, just to name a few. His resume is varied having worked on narrative feature-length films, documentaries, music videos and brand films.

Brian has a variety of unique editing backgrounds, from his time as a motion graphics designer to his time as a director for various major brand clients while living in Chicago. He primraily focuses on Adobe Premiere and casually tolerates Avid, but regardless of the tool he absolutely loves editing.

Richard Kronenberg
Rich is an Avid Certified Instructor and Emmy award-winning editor obsessed with the craft and mechanics of storytelling.

With over twenty years of experience, he’s edited reality, documentary, corporate, news, promo, cooking, travel, and sports content for ABC, CBS, MSNBC, MTV, ESPN, FOX, CW, Bravo, A&E among countless others. Rich also cut field packages for “The Rachael Ray Show” from seasons 8 – 14. 

Leon Barnard
Leon is a passionate filmmaker with experience in directing, cinematography and editing. You might notice his British accent! Leon comes from London where he works as an instructor for production companies like the BBC, Amazon and ITV, providing training on programs such as Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

Leon has a particular love for teaching editing – both the technical and creative side – but he’ll happily talk about any aspect of filmmaking.

Contributing Editors
For every Film Editing Pro course, we consult and work with the best editors in the genre, style or technique that we’re teaching. Often, these are long-term colleagues, mentors and friends. Then, we pass that knowledge on to you.
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