About editing support
Storytelling is an important part of the research process as well as a means to reach cinematic expression. Editing is an analytic tool used to put recorded material to work through the narrating of a film. The opportunities that exist in broadcast television for documentary are well defined before a film is made, but a research film is in a constant state of evolution right up until the final cut. In order to select the modes of documentary and cutting techniques that best suit your work you must understand your material well and be prepared to receive editorial advice.
We assess your individual practical, technical and theoretical requirements with a detailed questionaire that you will receive when you contact us to apply for editing suppoprt. This helps us to develop a schedule that best suits your project and deliver exactly the help that you need. We provide editing support in two formats: as a residential at various times of the year and as part of our annual F4F Summer School each July.
The Intermediate and Advanced residential courses usually involve one-to-one supervision meetings using email and Skype along with edit viewings using Vimeo, with a full residential of between 2-6 days depending on the requirements of your project. 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.
We also run editing courses at The Futureworks School of Media, alongside our annual Summer School in July. This course is 7 full days in duration but with less preliminary work on our part. The schedule is designed to cover 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 the requirements of your project). With this course you can attend the introductory sessions and editing software classes included in the Summer School if you wish. This course costs £1075 for concessions and £1375 full fee (not including food and accommodation).
A member of our team can also deliver these courses on a one-to-one or group basis at your location. Further details provided on application.
Intermediate F4F
This course provides individual guided assistance at any stage in the post-production workflow, from preparation to final cut. The aim is to help filmmakers  develop their own recorded material with a substantial project in mind. It 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. Equipment and facilities are provided where necessary.
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.

Advanced F4F
This course provides guidance and hands-on assistance at a more advanced stage in editing. You will receive instruction in colour correction, sound editing and mixing, titling, sub-titling, exporting and distribution from our F4F tutors. The course makes use of the participant's nearly finished project, in order to bring it to professional completion. It 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 during which they will receive hands-on technical guidance, intensive editorial advice and help developing the methodological aspects of their written statement or thesis. Equipment and facilities are provided where necessary.
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.