You will master montage as a natural way of your artistic expression and you will stand side by side with the director as his creative partner.
You will have the expert ability and skills to solve various issues in composing sound and image. You will be able to approach the editing of an audiovisual work in a comprehensive manner, respecting and developing the director’s vision and the nature of the work in progress in a creative manner while using contemporary art and technology trends. You will get film editing into your blood, the montage will become your way of thinking.
The core of the program is intensive work in workshops always led by active professional film editors, capable of conveying their current working experience and a theoretical view of film editing to students. There is never more than six students in each workshop, which allows for providing an individualized approach to each of the students.
FAMU is equipped with professional editing rooms and also laptops for work outside of the school. Aside from Avid, DaVinci, and ProTools software, you will get an opportunity to work with the physical analog film on a Steenbeck flatbed editor for both 16mm and 35mm films. FAMU provides comprehensively equipped film and postproduction studio (Studio FAMU – the official production house of FAMU) and two high-end screening rooms with 4K projectors for both post-production and teaching purposes.
Your graduate project can take two forms. One is participating in the final film made by your schoolmates in the other Master’s international programs as an editor. The other option is editing the raw footage of an existing feature film (given to you by mentor), resulting in your own original interpretation and meaning. Either of the two challenges will give you unique experience.