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READY, SET, EDIT. A Post Production Workshop by NFG

READY, SET, EDIT. A Post Production Workshop by NFG

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


The post production process is a crucial element to the entire process of creating motion pictures. Regardless if it’s a PSA video or a feature length film, how you approach the editing process can result in your work being more or less efficient. It’s more than just having the right tools. The organization of your processes can be all the difference between being an “okay” editor to being a master of post production!

This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and tools, used and tested by experts with more than 35 years of experience combined, to make you more efficient and prepared for your next project. Here’s what you will learn:


  • Overview of the Edit/Workflow discussion
  • Ingest
  • Organization
  • Edit
  • “Under the hood”
  • Wrapping up / Q&A


The class will be instructed by Scott Simmons and Jason Lyons. Please click their names for more information.


Where: Columbia State Community College Post Production Lab – 1228 Liberty Pike Franklin TN 37067
When: June 2, 2018 10am to 6pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

Bottled water and lite snacks will be provided but attendees are responsible for their own lunches. There are a few choices for food off campus.

NOTE: This is a limited space event so make sure you get your tickets now! Because of the nature of the workshop setup, only 20 spots are available!


Session 1 – Overview of the Edit/Workflow Discussion
What you need to know before the shoot – Arm yourself with as much information about the project such as ingest methods, types and number of cameras, method of the shoot (single cam, multi-cam, etc.) and type of project to name a few.

Session 2 – Ingest
This will cover the entire ingest processes and talk about the different types of camera systems and project types and methods and how they each effect the ingest process for you as an editor.

Session 3 – Organization
In this section we will cover setting up your assets within an NLE (Non Linear Editing Software) and begin organizing them that best fits the project. This includes creating sets of standards to follow throughout the process, no matter if the project is large or small.

Session 4 – Edit
This sessions will cover some of the good habits and techniques to adopt to benefit your editing process. This will cover editing sources vs nesting, Scott Simmons’s pancake method, revealing clip shortcuts, and understanding how becoming efficient during the ingest and Organization processes pay of in the edit.

Session 5 – Under the hood
We get down, dirty and technical with some of the inner workings of the NLE. This helps you understand how your software works and how you can troubleshoot when things get quirky… because they will!

Session 6 – Wrapping up Q&A
Here will be your chance to ask all those questions you will have during the workshop.

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