Certificate Program in Editing

Study the art of selecting shots and combining them into sequences. Learn how movies are edited

NSDC Approved

Online Certificate Course In Editing
Duration : 1 year
Cost : ₹15,000

Key Highlights


Certificate Program in Editing from WWI

Successful Completion

Gets you 10% off on the Advanced Certificate program


Designed by renowned faculty of WWI

Specialized workshops

Access to the WWI Mumbai campus to attend specialization workshops

Time Commitment


Access to content

1 year

Course Features

Content Duration : 8+ hrs
Learning structure : Self-paced learning
Accessibility : On PC, mobile
Access period : 1 year
Mode of instruction : English
Video transcripts : English

What is Editing?

Editing is a part of the post-production process that includes a combination of both technical and creative techniques. An editor works with raw footage of a film, choosing appropriate shots and combining them into a sequence that aligns with the vision of the director. Essentially, film editing is about assembling shots into a logical sequence. It is all about intuition, to know how the characters will portray their emotions and how the scene is going to affect the audience.

A good film editor knows exactly how hours of raw footage should be cut and joined to create a complete story. It’s not just about being well-versed in editing software, but also be a good storyteller. This Certificate program in Film Editing focuses on both aspects of editing.

Course Objectives

This Certificate Program in Editing covers everything about Editing, from its history, to working on actual videos. Through this course, you’ll learn about different types of cuts, editing dialogue sequences, scene construction theory and about different software used for it. By the end of the course, you will be able to edit your own video footage.

The course includes topics such as Introduction to film editing, Basic shot types and grammar of film, Types of cuts, When and how to cut dialogues, Editing commercials, non-fiction & trailers and Software training.

What kind of certification will I obtain from this program?

On successful completion of all the modules included in this program, the user shall be given a certificate from Whistling Woods International. You can download the certificate in the form of a PDF.

Is there a specific time limit for this program?

There is no specific time limit or schedule to do a module-based program such as this one. However, the access period to the platform is 1 year.

How many hours of study are required to complete this program?

This is a module-based program, so there is no specific schedule to adhere to.

Is there any financial aid available for this program?

Yes. Click here to know.

What are the key topics covered in this program?

Please refer to the curriculum tab on the course page of the program.

What type of learning should I expect from this program?

This program comprises of learning through video-based lectures. You will also be given the transcripts of these lectures. The content is derived from the knowledge base of Whistling Woods faculty and Industry experts along with specific case studies used to explain the concepts and theories.

Are there any assignment or coursework in this program?

There are no coursework or assignments in this program.

Does the program include live sessions with the faculty?

There are no live sessions included as part of this program. However for live sessions and on campus specialization workshops, please check our Advanced Certificate in Filmmaking program.

Program fee : INR 15,000 (Inclusive of all taxes)

Completion of this program will earn you a 10% discount on one of the Advanced Certificate Program. For more info please click here.

Admission Criteria :

  • No work experience is required to apply for any of the programs
  • It is recommended that applicants have cleared Xth grade or equivalent
  • All candidates need to have reading and speaking proficiency in English

Key Highlights :

  • Adobe Premier Pro : Get 50% off for duration of this course
  • Content Duration : 8 + hrs
  • Format of learning : Self-paced learning
  • Accessibility : On mobile, Laptop and Desktop
  • Access period : 1 Year


  • You can pay for the program with a debit / credit card and through Netbanking.
  • On successful payment transaction, you will receive a confirmation mail with the order no. and payment acknowledgement.
  • You will be provided a course login URL within 48 hours of making a payment. Please register on the URL to gain access to the course.
  • In case of any issues during payment, please write to us on virtualacademy@whistlingwoods.net


Film editing is an art that has the ability to make or break a film. It can be made very apparent or completely invisible to viewers, depending on the style and skill of the editor. An editor requires a firm grasp of both aesthetic and technical knowledge since they are the first ones to interact with the footage and they work closely with the director. The following chapters will take you through the origins of this art form and the history behind it, the step by step process an editor undertakes using the established grammar of film editing and digital editing software as well as the specialized techniques used in editing various kinds of scenes and films.

This introductory chapter will introduce you to the concept of editing and how it developed over years of experimentation. You will also be taken through a practical overview of the process and learn the fundamental ways in which you can transition between two shots.

It is essential to understand the kind of material an editor gets to work with and also how this material can be manipulated, keeping in mind the techniques and grammar that have been developed over years of experimentation. This chapter will teach you how to tell your stories effectively and clearly through your edit.

Film editing has become widely accessible through digitization. The process has become much simpler, but the technical expertise required remains the same. An artist cannot work without a thorough understanding and mastery of his or her tools. You will be trained in three of the film industry’s most used editing softwares – Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve.

The aesthetics of a good edit is something that you will develop over time by practicing the specialized techniques covered in this chapter. Knowing when, how and if to cut at a particular moment is essential. Different kinds of scenes also require specific techniques to be used which will be covered.

Filmmaking is a broad field which includes short format trailers and advertisements as well as non-fiction documentary films in which varied editing treatments and workflows are followed. In this final chapter you will learn the tips, tricks and workarounds you can use while editing these films.

Final assessment will be conducted by Media & Entertainment Skills Council


Complete the program successfully to obtain the Advanced Certificate in Filmmaking from Whistling Woods International

  • Connect with a wide network of learners & professionals
  • Take a step towards discovering the world of filmmaking
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