About our F4F™ Editing courses
We assess your requirements for these courses with a detailed questionaire that on completion helps us to design a route through the course that best suits your project.  The Intermediate and Advanced courses run in a variety of ways based on demand because they involve one-to-one supervision and resources so they are harder to fund than the Introductory course, which involves group work. If there is sufficient demand (3-6 participants) then the editing courses are staggered to run concurrently with the end of our F4F Summer School (5-11 July for 2019) and if demand is less, or if these dates do not suit your overall workflow, then we offer a combination of email and Skype supervision with edit viewings on Vimeo with an individual, or sometimes two-person, full residential of between 2-6 days depending on the requirements of your project.
The editing course based at Futureworks that runs alongside our Summer School lasts for 7 full days with less preliminary work on our part. It covers one weekend of independent editing and 5-days of guided assistance (please note that this is not full-time one-to-one guidance but rather visits from technicians and supervisors over the course of five days according to your project requirements). With this course you can attend Introductory sessions and Premiere CC refresher classes if you wish. The course is self contained over the seven days and costs £1075 for concessions and £1375 full fee (not including food and accommodation). The supervision and residential course is spread over a few months and costs £1075/£1375 plus £100 per day of full residential (including food, accommodation, equipment and teaching) to a maximum of £500.

Intermediate F4F
Individual guided assistance using participants own filmed material, at any stage in post-production from pre-edit to fine cut. Includes preliminary meetings and preparation by Skype, a refresher class on F4F methodologies, hands-on tuition in media management and advanced editing techniques, collective screenings and intensive feedback. Participants may be offered a short residential as part of this course where they will receive hands-on technical guidance, intensive editorial advice and help developing the methodological aspects of their written statement or thesis. All equipment and facilities provided.
This course is open to previous participants of our F4F Summer School and others with a developed project that includes filmed material and an intended output. Potential candidates are sent an an information sheet about their film which when complete helps the course giver develop a supervision plan. This course is particularly suitable for research students and professionals.

For those working with Adobe CC, a member of our team can deliver this course at your location on a one-to-one or group basis. Further details provided on application.

Advanced F4F
Guidance and hands-on advanced editing, colour grading, sound mixing, titling, exporting and distribution advice from our F4F tutors, using participants' nearly finished projects in order to bring them to completion. Includes preliminary meetings and preparation by Skype, a refresher class on F4F methodologies, hands-on tuition in media management and advanced editing techniques, collective screenings and intensive feedback. Participants may be offered a short residential as part of this course where they will receive hands-on technical guidance, intensive editorial advice and help developing the methodological aspects of their written statement or thesis. All equipment and facilities provided.
This course is open to previous participants of our F4F Summer School and Intermediate F4F and others with a developed project that includes filmed material at an advanced stage of editing. Potential candidates are sent an information sheet about their film which when complete helps the course giver develop a supervision plan. This course is particularly suitable for research students and professionals.

For those working with Adobe CC, a member of our team can deliver this course at your location on a one-to-one or group basis. Further details provided on application.


At various times throughout the year and concurrently with our Summer School in Manchester, UK
please contact us for further information or to apply


Other F4F™ Short Courses
Andy teaches ethnographic documentary filmmaking and supervises MA and PhD students at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester in the UK, at the University of Bern in Switzerland and at the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Martha teaches Visual Anthropology at the University of Bern and Kieran delivers filmmaking training regularly at The Yunnan University in Kunming, China.  Our short courses emphasise the central principles of our methodology around a practical hands-on filmmaking project, introducing participants to basic skills in camera operation, sound recording and editing as well as approach related issues, such as ethics and good practice.
Short courses can be arranged by appointment. They are suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate taught university courses, research centres, commercial organisations and broadcast professionals.
Please contact us with an expression of interest to learn more about our courses.