240 hour

Course Length
Editing basics

The role of editing has grown incredibly important in recent years. The same importance is attached to editing as to the work of film writers, cinematographers, directors and composers in today’s film industry worldwide.

Editors play a crucial part in creating film art, making an indispensable contribution to the success of a film. They work alongside directors throughout the visual storytelling process and keep to the intentions of the film.

Successful editing requires such complex knowledge and skills, sensitivities and experiences that the acquisition of these competences does not seem realistic without attending high-level, specialized education in editing in the school system.

It would take a long time to enumerate all the basic competences an editor preparing for entering the world’s film industry needs: high-level technical skills, sense of style, dramaturgical experience, visual sensitivity, sense of rhythm, psychological knowledge.

Truly great film directors perfectly know that the final fate of their film – its structure, form, dynamics, emotional fluctuation, visual world, action mechanism – is decided on the editing table. With the contribution of our excellent tutors, what we offer in this course is an insight into the essence and basics of this wonderful craft and guidance to our students in finding their path in professional development.

STUDENTS will learn about

• advanced skills in the use of Avid Media Composer

• software skills

• video techniques and technologies

• significance of frames, axes, continuity

• overview of post-production workflow from project kick-off to the picture-lock

• dramaturgy

• dramaturgical and dynamic rhythms

• theory and practice of editing effects

• emotional impacts in visual storytelling

• emotional impacts, use and significance of film music

• editing exercises


Course leader
Szalai Károly, Hargittai László, Kovács Zoltán

The exam consists of a written test and a practice part, and the evaluation of the assignments you did in the course is also considered.

We issue two types of certificates. A Certificate of Attendance will certify that a student has completed studies in the course. The Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to outstanding students who have completed their studies with the best scores. This carries significance in terms of job opportunities.

What else may be needed for you to become a successful editor?
Basic level of English, general knowledge of films, interest and commitment to the profession.

Who will you learn from?

Artists actively working in creative fields and world-class film professionals with significant international experience make up our teaching staff. They will act as your most important contacts in the profession. They will help your start on your career. They will create the conditions that enable you to become an active contributor to the film-making community. They will offer you the first work opportunities. They will be your references and their recommendation will be more valuable than any diploma or certificate.

What opportunities will you have after completing your studies at our school?

The Lumiére Film School was established with the aim of offering professional responses to the serious shortage of film industry practitioners currently experienced. Our collaborating partners are leading suppliers to American, European and Asian features, series and commercials produced in Hungary. The school is in a fortunate position as we are in daily contact with the heads of key production companies and they increasingly rely on our schoolwhen they need new crew members.

Our tutors

Antall Gabi

Portré IMDB

Czakó Judit


Duszka Péter Gábor


Ferenczy Gábor


Hargittai László


Incze Ágnes


Kovács Zoltán

Portré IMDB

Makk Lili


Salamon András


Szalai Károly


Várhegyi Rudolf



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