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Action isn’t the chase sequences, gunplay, or fight scenes in a movie, it’s the movement of characters around the set. If the action is well edited, it will feel seamless to the audience, transcending the edits from one shot to the next.
In this module you will learn how to edit action for proper flow, continuity, and pacing.  Learn techniques for compressing time, revealing only the essentials to keep the story moving forward, and advanced editing techniques used by master editors.
Give the illusion of real time coverage of a scene even if you only used one camera with the techniques in the Editing Action module.


  • 24:56 video that walks you through how to edit action
  • Complete companion resource guide
  • Complete editing demonstration


  • How to properly shoot a scene with action
  • How to edit montages
  • How to maintain emotion in a scene
  • How to give the editor options in the edit bay to craft the emotion of the scene
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame