Video Editing for Educators

Links to Videos used in Workshop

Typical Student Video - No cuts, just panning the action

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

Origins of the Edit
Edison - Actualities

The Lumiere Brothers
Leaving the Factory
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

Edwin S. Porter & The Great Train Robbery
Film Site:

A Girl and Her Trust -

Before you can be famous, you have to know the rules.
We go back to the 50's and the Masters
Film: Vertigo

VOCAB: Cut Away
Fair(y) Use Tale Video

Free Video Editors

Consumer Video Editors (Paid)

Photo Movies
Photo Story


Atomic Learning
FREE tutorial series on Windows® Movie Maker 2.

Moviemaking Curriculum
Explore free lessons created by digital media production experts Ross Kallen and Marco Antonio Torres.  NOTE: You have to provide Apple with some information before downloading.

Discovery Streaming- AFI Curriculum
Filmmaking curriculum with videos.  Search "AFI"

Teacher’s Guide Series
The Academy, in cooperation with Young Minds Inspired, produces a series of teacher’s guides that explore the art and science of motion pictures.

Mr. Wilson's Links
A high school teacher at McLane High School in Fresno has gathered up some great links for teaching and buying video stuff.

A great website for finding sound effects. As one of my students put it..."it's google for sound effects".

Adobe Youth Voices
A variety of resources to help educators integrate youth media into classrooms or out-of-classroom programs.

Next Vista for Learning
A collection of student videos and project ideas.

Glossary of Film Terms

Online Music Libraries


Slick Rock Film Festival
The central valley's premiere video festival for k-12 and 2-4 year colleges.

California Student Media Festival
The nation's oldest festival for student work is open to media and multimedia awards.

Inspiration from real High School Students
DiabloHeatXIII-Girls Water Polo featurette (Director's Cut)

Fresno County Office of Education
November 21, 2009
8:30am - 4:30pm


08:30     Breakfast & Welcome
09:00     What is Editing?
09:15      Origins of Editing

11:30    Planning our Project
12:30    Production on our Project
02:00      Post Production on our Project
03:30      Project Exhibition
04:00      Taking it back to the classroom.


Jim Sill
Google Certified Teacher
Apple Certified Trainer - Final Cut Pro

El Diamante High School
Visalia, CA 93277

My Google Site
mistersill (Twitter)