Get the skills you need to become a professional video editor. Using today's best digital tools, you'll get a solid foundation in everything from story structure and editing techniques to video compression and color correction.
Learn the essentials of film and video editing.
Master fundamental digital media principles.
Practice with industry standard editing tools, using Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
Learning Video Production and Editing (2015) with Rob Garrott
Review the tools and techniques aspiring video editors, cinematographers, and directors need to know to start a career in video production and editing.
19m 25s • COURSE
The History of Film and Video Editing with Ashley Kennedy
An introduction to the history of film and video editing, including both essential editing techniques and evolving technology.
2h 10m • COURSE
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editing with Norman Hollyn
Learn how to examine a script, review your footage, and shape your raw materials into a work of art through the process of video editing.
3h 47m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Editing with Ashley Kennedy
Learn how to edit video in this project-based introduction to both the aesthetic and technical aspects of video editing.
2h 54m • COURSE
Premiere Pro CC 2019 Essential Training: The Basics with Ashley Kennedy
Get up and running with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019. Learn how to edit video and audio, make color corrections, add titles and effects, and more.
7h 57m • COURSE
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 Essential Training with Nick Harauz
Learn how to use Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 to create professional-looking video projects. Learn essential video and audio editing techniques, including color correction and media management.
9h 10m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Dialogue Editing with Ashley Kennedy
Explore the history of dialogue in film and the techniques behind editing a great dialogue-based scene.
3h 14m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Color Correction with Ashley Kennedy
Introduces the concepts behind color correction and color grading, and guides editors through the process of correcting contrast, color balance, and hue/saturation in individual shots and entire films.
2h 49m • COURSE
You'll learn video editing with these experts.
Rob Garrott is a video and motion graphics artist, instructor, and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.
Rob previously worked as an art director, animator, and editor for ad agencies and television networks, accumulating many years of hands-on experience in the print and broadcast industries. He focused on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using CINEMA 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. He's designed and produced broadcast projects for many top brands, creating everything from TV Guide ads to on-air network graphics packages, promos, television shows, and sales tapes.
In addition, Rob was an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he taught 3D motion graphics, compositing, and motion design.
Ashley Kennedy is a senior staff author at LinkedIn Learning, where she creates video post-production courses.
Ashley Kennedy is a former instructor at Avid and Columbia College Chicago. She teaches video editing and storytelling. In addition to creating online courses, she has hundreds of hours of experience leading face-to-face classes and facilitating online and hybrid courses. She has also written two textbooks on video editing, which have been widely used by editors and film students worldwide.
Prior to joining the lynda.com team, she taught in the post-production track at Columbia College Chicago for five years. Before that, she was the principle instructor and certifications program manager at Avid, where she taught and developed the Avid Certified curriculum and managed the Avid Certified Instructor worldwide program.
Ashley holds a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in film from Boston University. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.
Norman Hollyn (1952–2019) left behind two enduring legacies: the films he made and the filmmakers he influenced.
Hollyn is chiefly remembered as a respected editor of music and film. Heathers, The Cotton Club, Sophie's Choice, and Oliver Stone's Wild Palms are among his most celebrated projects. But his impact was enormous, extending far beyond Hollywood. Hollyn taught worldwide, from Shanghai workshops to the Sundance Film Festival, and was a tenured professor at USC. He consulted and spoke at companies such as DreamWorks Pictures, Pixar Animation, Forbes, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a devoted husband and father. And he is remembered by his students, family, and friends as a passionate educator and collaborator—a rare genius who was unfailingly generous with his time and his ideas.
A recognized media expert, in both the digital and analog worlds, he was sought-after by colleagues, clients, and students alike for his knowledge and advice. He shared it freely. Norman produced and hosted a podcast, 2 Reel Guys, and was a prolific author. He wrote nearly 100 articles and his books, The Film Editing Room Handbook and The Lean Forward Moment, are considered industry classics.
Norman was also president of the UFVA, the largest association of production-based cinema university professors, and was a member of ACE, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and IATSE. His LinkedIn course, Foundations of Video: The Art of Editing, has helped tens of thousands of learners understand the craft of visual storytelling. You can also hear his candid thoughts on film in the series Filmmaking Forum: Conversations, led by his friend and colleague Ashley Kennedy. We are honored to host both courses, testaments to Norman's life and talent, in our library.
Nick Harauz is a certified Adobe, Apple, and Avid trainer.
Nick has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick has also worked with domestic and international brands, offering a wide variety of video production and motion graphic services. He has worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Diageo, Virgin Mobile, Nando's, and Blackberry.
In 2013, Nick wrote his first book on Apple Motion 5, which is available on Amazon. He spoke for Adobe at the launch of CC 2014 in Toronto and at After Effects World Conference in Seattle, WA. Currently, Nick is working on his first feature film, Lost and Found. When he is not teaching, travelling, or creating video content, Nick can be found playing tennis.