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FSP1003 Editing Lab 1

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Daryl Sparkes


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 learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate ideas and concepts of editing theory
  2. Plan and manage resources/facilities in order to meet deadlines and availability while working independently and collaboratively on a project.
  3. Examine and implement procedures for media compilation, management, storage and functionality.
  4. Apply relevant editing skills and knowledge to produce and realise works in creative expression.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Theory of Film Editing 25.00
2. Setting up and maintaining your project 25.00
3. The Practice of Editing 25.00
4. Editing for Film Outcomes 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Young, R 2019, The Focal easy guide to: Final Cut Pro X, Third edn, Focal Press.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
ONLINE QUIZ 30 1,2,3
Date printed 27 June 2022