Get the skills you need to become a professional video editor. Using today's best digital tools, you'll get a solid foundation in everything from story structure and editing techniques to video compression and color correction.
Learn the essentials of film and video editing.
Master fundamental digital media principles.
Practice with industry standard editing tools, using Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
Learning Video Production and Editing with Rob Garrott
Find out how to get started in video production and editing. Reviews the tools and techniques aspiring video professionals need to know to launch a successful career.
18m 54s • COURSE
The History of Film and Video Editing with Ashley Kennedy
An introduction to the history of film and video editing, including both essential editing techniques and evolving technology.
2h 10m • COURSE
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editing with Norman Hollyn
Learn how to examine a script, review your footage, and shape your raw materials into a work of art through the process of video editing.
3h 47m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Editing with Ashley Kennedy
Learn how to edit video in this project-based introduction to both the aesthetic and technical aspects of video editing.
2h 53m • COURSE
Premiere Pro 2020 Essential Training with Ashley Kennedy
Learn the essentials of Adobe Premiere Pro 2020. Learn how to edit video and audio, make color corrections, and add titles and effects with this industry-leading application.
7h 40m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Dialogue Editing with Ashley Kennedy
Explore the history of dialogue in film and the techniques behind editing a great dialogue-based scene.
3h 14m • COURSE
Introduction to Video Color Correction with Ashley Kennedy
Explore the concepts behind color correction and color grading, and the process of correcting contrast, color balance, and hue and saturation in individual shots and entire films.
2h 49m • COURSE
You'll learn video editing with these experts.
Rob Garrott is a video and motion graphics artist, instructor, and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.
Rob previously worked as an art director, animator, and editor for ad agencies and television networks, accumulating many years of hands-on experience in the print and broadcast industries. He focused on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using CINEMA 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. He's designed and produced broadcast projects for many top brands, creating everything from TV Guide ads to on-air network graphics packages, promos, television shows, and sales tapes.
In addition, Rob was an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he taught 3D motion graphics, compositing, and motion design.
Ashley Kennedy is a managing staff instructor at LinkedIn Learning.
In her current role, Ashley leads a talented team of staff instructors in the Creative and Business libraries. She also creates courses for the LinkedIn Learning library on the subjects of video editing, filmmaking, and various business topics. In addition to more than a decade of creating online courses for Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning, Ashley has deep experience leading face-to-face classes and large-scale trainings—as a freelance instructor, and previously at Columbia College Chicago and Avid Technology. She's also written two successful textbooks on video editing. Ashley holds a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in film from Boston University.
Norman Hollyn (1952–2019) left behind two enduring legacies: the films he made and the filmmakers he influenced.
Hollyn is chiefly remembered as a respected editor of music and film. Heathers, The Cotton Club, Sophie's Choice, and Oliver Stone's Wild Palms are among his most celebrated projects. But his impact was enormous, extending far beyond Hollywood. Hollyn taught worldwide, from Shanghai workshops to the Sundance Film Festival, and was a tenured professor at USC. He consulted and spoke at companies such as DreamWorks Pictures, Pixar Animation, Forbes, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a devoted husband and father. And he is remembered by his students, family, and friends as a passionate educator and collaborator—a rare genius who was unfailingly generous with his time and his ideas.
A recognized media expert, in both the digital and analog worlds, he was sought-after by colleagues, clients, and students alike for his knowledge and advice. He shared it freely. Norman produced and hosted a podcast, 2 Reel Guys, and was a prolific author. He wrote nearly 100 articles and his books, The Film Editing Room Handbook and The Lean Forward Moment, are considered industry classics.
Norman was also president of the UFVA, the largest association of production-based cinema university professors, and was a member of ACE, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and IATSE. His LinkedIn course, Foundations of Video: The Art of Editing, has helped tens of thousands of learners understand the craft of visual storytelling. You can also hear his candid thoughts on film in the series Filmmaking Forum: Conversations, led by his friend and colleague Ashley Kennedy. We are honored to host both courses, testaments to Norman's life and talent, in our library.