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Post Production Curriculum

Designed to teach students the process of storytelling through the editing process, this hardware and software agnostic curriculum introduces students to the narrative workflow of editing a short or feature film.

This curriculum covers:

  • The psychology of editing
  • The picture edit
  • The sound edit
  • Music composition and music licensing

Learning Objectives

Students will gain the skills to plan and effectively approach the post production process on their own production. 

About the Lessons

Every box in the curriculum outline below is a self-contained lesson, complete with a 20-30 minute long on-set video tutorial, test questions, projects and exercises, and downloadable resources to enhance the lesson.

Lessons can be mixed and matched to create a custom learning path in each class, and while the curriculum below is our recommendation as the content producers, you can select any lessons you wish when building each class, including lessons from other categories.

Download the Complete Curriculum Catalog

The catalog features complete descriptions and video durations for every FilmSkills Academic lesson. You can look up each lesson from the curriculum flow chart below for more information.


Barry Zetlin

Emmy-Winning Editor
Barry Zetlin is an Emmy-winning television and film editor. Credits include "Friday the 13th" and "Children of the Corn II" as well as dozens of television shows including "The Bachelor," "Project Runway", "The Mole," "Bionic Woman," "Basketball Wives," and "Starting Over."

Cindy Marty

Emmy-Nominated Sound Editor
Cindy's credits include editing sound on "Titanic," "Pearl Harbor," "Remember the Titans," "Predator," "Bridesmaids," "Superbad," and "The 40-year-old Virgin"

Tomlinson Holman

Academy Award Winner, Head of Audio, Apple
Tomlinson invented THX, and worked on the sound for "Return of the Jedi," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," and is currently the head of Audio at Apple.

Tamara Johnson

Emmy-Nominated Sound Mixer
Tamara's credits include hundreds of hours of movies and television episodes, including "Modern Family," "Bizzardvark," "Girl Meets World," "Strings," "Melissa & Joey," "Zoey 101," and "The Comeback"

Margery Kimbrough

Script Supervisor
Margery has managed continuity on the sets of "The Orville," "The Catch," "The Originals," "Bosch," "Ray Donovan," "Alias," and "Spiderman"

Valeria Collins

Script Supervisor
Valeria has worked on top Hollywood blockbusters, including "Star Trek: Beyond," "Silicon Valley," "Big Little Lies," "True Detective," "Parks and Recreation," "Divergent," and "Fast & Furious 1 & 6"

Kevin Kaska

Composer, Orchestrator to John Williams and Hans Zimmer
Kevin has worked on iconic scores from "Interstellar," "The Jungle Book," "Transformers: The Last Knight," "The Orville," "Man of Steel," "The Lone Ranger," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception"

Vanessa Theme Ament

Foley Artist
Vanessas credits include "The Shawshank Redemption," "Batman Returns," "Gary & Mike," "Predator," "Chain Reaction," "Charmed," "Die Hard," "7th Heaven," and "Mars Attacks!"

Lori Jane Coleman

Emmy-Nominated Editor
Jori Jane has edited episodes for "Private Practice," "Picket Fences," "The Guardian," "Heartland," "Make It or Break It," "Covert Affairs," and "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"

Steve Savanyu

Director of Education, Audio-Technica
Steve is an accomplished recording engineer and the Director of Education at Audio-Technica, the world's leading microphone manufacturer.

Frank Salvino

Post-Production Supervisor
Frank's credits include "The Grey," "The Accountant," "Nightcrawler," "S1mone," "Second Hand Lions," "I am Sam," and "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D"

Jim Lang

Jim's credits include "Hey Arnold!," "Fred and Vinnie," "Sky Rat," "In the Mouth of Madness," "Lloyd in Space," and "NOVA"