Postproduction and Editing

FTV10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours per Semester

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


Admission into BH-FTV2 - Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours) OR Admission into BA-FTV3 - Bachelor of Film and Television OR Admission into BA-FTV2 - Bachelor of Film and Television OR Admission into BA-FTVANI - Bachelor of Film and Television (Animation) OR MJ-SCRPRD - Screen Production

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce students to all aspects of the postproduction process including import of original footage, working through the edit from a rough cut to a fine-cut, and final output of the finished film. Students will gain a level of proficiency in working on digital editing software, review editing techniques and gain competency in visual story telling through the process of editing.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Establish a knowledge of editing as an integral component of the filmmaking process and in doing so distinguish different styles of editing employed across a variety of film genre.
2. Apply editing processes appropriately within the postproduction of short film projects
3. Apply digital editing and visual storytelling skills to short film projects
4. Apply technical and file management skills in editing on digital editing software
5. Evaluate what constitutes good editing