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.
Earn between $35,000 and $97,000.
Practice with industry standard editing tools, using Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
Learning Video Production and Editing with Rob Garrott
Reviews 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 2017 Essential Training: The Basics with Ashley Kennedy
Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. Learn fundamental editing and refining techniques, as well as audio editing, basic effect manipulation, and more.
6h 36m • COURSE
Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and 10.4 Essential Training with Ashley Kennedy
Learn everything you need to know about Final Cut Pro X 10.3, Apple's flagship video editing software. Explore the post-production process, including editing video and audio, applying color correction and effects, and delivering the final project.
10h 28m • 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 for Video at Lynda.com.
Prior to Lynda.com, he 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, working. He focused on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using CINEMA 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. He 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 is an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he teaches 3D motion graphics, compositing, and motion design.
Ashley Kennedy is a senior staff author at LinkedIn, creating video post-production courses for Lynda.com.
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 is a professor and longtime film and music editor, behind films like Heathers and Sophie's Choice.
Norman Hollyn has been described as a "media expert," a reference to his experience in a wide variety of media types—in both the old and new media worlds. He is the coproducer and cohost of the videocast 2 Reel Guys.
He is a longtime film, television, and music editor (Heathers, The Cotton Club, Sophie's Choice, and Oliver Stone's Wild Palms), and is a full professor and head of the Editing Track at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He is an author of nearly 100 articles and his book, The Film Editing Room Handbook, available in many languages, is now in a fourth edition. His previous book, The Lean Forward Moment, also from Peachpit Press/Pearson, has been attracting great reviews worldwide.
Hollyn has taught worldwide, including several workshops for the Royal Film Commission in Jordan, and schools in Shanghai and Beijing, China. He has taught at the Sundance Film Festival, and consults and speaks at major corporations such as DreamWorks Pictures, Pixar Animation, Forbes, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has worked as an expert witness in legal cases involving the aesthetics or history of editing, and is partner in an Internet development firm.