The Art of Trailer Editing

Step-by-Step Tutorials from Professional Hollywood Editors

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 What is The Art of Trailer Editing? 
An online video training course
You'll learn how to edit trailers & promos for films, businesses, online marketing, social media, YouTube Channels & more.
Learn trailer-specific editing techniques
Trailers & promos require a unique style of cutting. These are very different from those used in other forms of editing.
40+ 1080p HD tutorials
Includes raw HD practice footage with full audio splits and a 950+ piece library of premium trailer sound design & music.
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Start with 3 free lessons
    How it works    

Get started by signing up to receive 3 free lessons. We'll email those to you, along with an invitation to join the full course.


Fees for this course range from $497 - $997, depending on the package you choose to join. Monthly payment plans are also available, ranging from $47 - $97/mo for 12 months. 

  Course lessons  
Lesson 01: Welcome to The Art of Trailer Editing
Lesson 02: How this Course is Organized
Lesson 03: Main Types of Trailers & Promos
Lesson 04: Four Unique Challenges of Trailer Editing
Lesson 05: Key Trailer Editing Tools & Vocab
Lesson 06: Amateur vs Professional Trailers
Lesson 07: Research & Organization Workflows
Lesson 08: Positioning the Movie
Lesson 09: Telling the Story
Lesson 10: Arranging the Structure
Lesson 11: Choosing the Music
Lesson 12: How to Use Sound Design
Lesson 13: Laying the Foundation with Audio
Lesson 14: Creating the Big Trailer Moments
Lesson 15: Storytelling with Style
Lesson 16: Cutting Professional Montages
Lesson 17: Working with Graphics & Voiceover
Lesson 18: The Importance of Un-Resolution
PRO Lesson: Trailer Deconstruction – Drama
Lesson 19: Storytelling & Character Development
Lesson 20: Creating Emotion in a Cut
PRO Lesson: Trailer Deconstruction – Comedy
Lesson 21: Essential Comedy Tools
Lesson 22: Crafting a Story with Jokes
Lesson 23: Style Tips for Comedy Editors
Lesson 24: The Power of the Music Stop
PRO Lesson: Trailer Deconstruction – Action
Lesson 25: Beat-Driven & Rhythmic Accents
Lesson 26: Building Intensity with Custom Hit Grids
Lesson 27: Creative Sound Design Techniques
PRO Lesson: Trailer Deconstruction – Suspense & Horror
Lesson 28: Essential Suspense & Horror Tools
Lesson 29: The Sound of Silence
Lesson 30: Creating Rhythmic Sound Motifs
Lesson 31: Project Overview
Lesson 32: Setting Up the Project
Lesson 33: Organizing the Project
Lesson 34: Creating the Paper Cut
Lesson 35: Building the Structure
Lesson 36: Filling in the Picture
Lesson 37: Sound Design
Lesson 38: Bringing It All Together
Lesson 39: Final Mixing & Tweaks
Lesson 40: Reviewing Key Lessons Learned
Lesson 41: Next Steps
Bonus Lesson: How to Cheat Character Dialogue
Behind-the-Scenes: Editor Interview - Eric
Behind-the-Scenes: Editor Interview - Ken
Behind-the-Scenes: Editor Interview - Sean
Behind-the-Scenes: Editor Interview - Aura
Behind-the-Scenes: Editor Interview - Ron
Behind-the-Scenes: Editor Interview - Jerry

Our trainers have worked with...
 Meet the Team 
 Trainers with a diverse range of editing skills and backgrounds 
Chris MacDonald
Chris started his career in entertainment fresh from college and held various jobs in the industry before working his way up to staff editor at Universal Studios.

He then held positions throughout Hollywood, focusing primarily on trailer editing for studios like Sony, Disney, Paramount and many more. With 15+ years editing experience, he’ll be the main voice and guide throughout your training with us at Film Editing Pro.

Brian Levin
Brian has over a decade of experience with several award-winning films whose recent clients include Amazon Prime Video, Red Bull and Sesame Street, just to name a few. His resume is varied having worked on narrative feature-length films, documentaries, music videos and brand films.

Brian has a variety of unique editing backgrounds, from his time as a motion graphics designer to his time as a director for various major brand clients while living in Chicago. He primraily focuses on Adobe Premiere and casually tolerates Avid, but regardless of the tool he absolutely loves editing.

Richard Kronenberg
Rich is an Avid Certified Instructor and Emmy award-winning editor obsessed with the craft and mechanics of storytelling.

With over twenty years of experience, he’s edited reality, documentary, corporate, news, promo, cooking, travel, and sports content for ABC, CBS, MSNBC, MTV, ESPN, FOX, CW, Bravo, A&E among countless others. Rich also cut field packages for “The Rachael Ray Show” from seasons 8 – 14. 

Leon Barnard
Leon is a passionate filmmaker with experience in directing, cinematography and editing. You might notice his British accent! Leon comes from London where he works as an instructor for production companies like the BBC, Amazon and ITV, providing training on programs such as Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

Leon has a particular love for teaching editing – both the technical and creative side – but he’ll happily talk about any aspect of filmmaking.

Contributing Editors
For every Film Editing Pro course, we consult and work with the best editors in the genre, style or technique that we’re teaching. Often, these are long-term colleagues, mentors and friends. Then, we pass that knowledge on to you.
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