Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: March 5, 2013
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Division of Extended Studies is offering a
new non-credit course in video editing that complements its ongoing theater series.
Called "Basic Video Editing: An Introduction to Post-Production Film," the course is offered for high school students and adults interested in the film industry.
The course will be taught by Sharon Edwards, former assistant community news editor and NOLA.com video producer/editor for the Times Picayune's St. Tammany Bureau. The course is available in two sessions and will be held at the St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Drive in Mandeville, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 5 or 6 – 9 p.m. from March 12 – 21. The cost is $150.
"This course is an introduction to post-production film editing, where students will learn to import video into computer editing software, create a workflow, use editing techniques, transitions and effects, create titles, and turn the edited video into files for viewing on a computer or television," said Edwards. "This hands-on course will teach the basic film editing skills needed to get professional results from any footage."
Participants are eligible for a maximum of 1.2 theater continuing education unit (CEU) for 12 hours of class time that can be combined with the courses "Basic Film Acting," "Introduction to Screenwriting," and "Makeup for Cinema" for a Certificate of Film and Entertainment.
The non-credit film and entertainment courses will rotate between Southeastern's Extended Studies locations in Hammond, Mandeville and Walker and can be taken separately or in any combination for CEUs. For more information or to register for these or other Extended Studies courses, visit www.southeastern.edu/es or call 985-549-2301.