At the AFI Conservatory film school, Editing Fellows are always focused on storytelling while receiving expert-level training in the technical side of the editing process. Guided by experienced and award-winning Faculty, Editing Fellows collaborate in rotating teams with Fellows from the other disciplines, cutting three Cycle Films in their first year of film school while also working as an assistant editor on another three projects.
In Year Two, Editing Fellows edit one Thesis Film and assist on another. Through the two-year hands-on training, Fellows develop creative partnerships with their colleagues, refine their storytelling skills, find their voice as artists and master the technical aspects of editing. Upon completing the AFI Conservatory MFA program, Editing Fellows also have a new demo reel to share with the industry.
“I think what sets AFI apart is the kind of level of professionalism that you’re required to operate at. When you look at the progression that I made at the beginning of the year and where I am professionally at the end of the first year, the difference is vast.”
As a film school in Los Angeles, AFI is able to bring your favorite master storytellers to campus to deliver inspiring guest lectures and enlightening seminars where they share their personal experiences and answer your questions about the filmmaking process.
“My editorial philosophy is every frame matters.”
- THE POST
- READY PLAYER ONE
- BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
- HOUSE OF CARDS
- TRUE DETECTIVE
- VERONICA MARS
- CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
- GREY’S ANATOMY
- THE GOOD WIFE
- THE CLOSER
- JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE
- 45 YEARS
- LIKE CRAZY
“AFI let me learn from the best in the field and put me alongside gifted peers with an incredible work ethic.”
“AFI Conservatory named to 2021 list of the Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada.”