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Polish, polish, then polish more until its perfect – that is the mantra behind the fine cut.
In this module you will learn techniques for perfecting every single frame of your movie before locking the picture edit, how you will know when the movie is done, the implications of locking the picture, and the process of prepping the film for audio.
Making a mistake at this stage can cost thousands of dollars and valuable time later when the film is in the audio post-production phase, so learn how to approach the fine cut process right the first time and walk always confident in your picture lock.


  • 14:44 video that walks you through the fine cut process
  • Complete companion guide


  • What is the fine cut process?
  • What does the editor do during the fine cut?
  • How are transitions, continuity, and graphics handled during the fine cut process
  • Knowing when to stop
  • How the picture is locked
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES