The Best Training for Video Editors, Colorists & DITs

Professional Training for Film Editors, Colorists and DITs

Ron Howard Directing Masterclass

There’s a lot of amazing professional training available online today.

So much so that I put together this dedicated page to highlight the free and paid training that could reasonably equip you with the skills you need to become a freelance film editor or colorist, learning online and in your own time.

Build your own editing film school online

Over the years, I’ve also reviewed or pointed to the best online paid training I’ve seen, which you can browse through below. I even put together an entire curriculum for an aspiring editor to learn from in my Film School for Film Editing – An Alternative.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of free training scattered throughout the posts on this blog, so use the ‘Browse by Category’ dropdown in the sidebar to find what you’re looking for.

If you are looking for a list of the best Tools for Video Editors, jump here.

But remember, every penny you invest in your editing abilities will be the fuel for your personal growth as an editor. You won’t regret it!

Professional Training for Video Editors

Inside The Edit

Inside the Edit is quite possibly the best course on (documentary) editing money can buy, and it’s well worth your time.

Inside The Edit – Pro Editor Course Review – 1 Year Masters Level Professional Training

Inside The Edit – Editing Course Review  – Including all of the free sample tutorials

Lessons from Inside The Edit – The Advanced Tutorials

Learn the Craft of Film Editing

Learn Documentary Editing from Professional Documentary Editors

Film Editing Pro

The Art of Drama Editing – Want to cut your first feature? This course will give you that chance! Get access to 30 hours of indie feature film dailies and 40 training lessons to support you as you edit the entire film.

How to Edit a Film Trailer – 45 minutes of free trailer editing training plus tons of tips and tricks. This is probably one of my favourite posts on the blog!

Sound Design and Secrets of Creative Editing Training – Better Editing Through Sound Design

The Art of Action Editing – Download the raw footage and training you need to learn how to edit a martial arts fight scene.

How to Edit an Action Movie – More insights and resources on editing action sequences.

Master The Workflow

An Assistant Editor’s Codebook, included with Master The Workflow

The Master The Workflow course covers everything you need to know from before production begins to shepherding the final deliverables through approval:

  • Pre-Production – 3 lessons
  • Setting Up – 5 lessons
  • The Digital Codebook – 8 lessons
  • Principal Photography – 5 lessons
  • Editorial – 6 lessons
  • Finishing – 5 lessons
  • Extras – Practice Media
  • Bonus – VFX Roto in Avid Media Composer

Master The Workflow Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 – Feature Films – My initial detailed review

Master The Workflow One Year On – Follow up on student progress and course development.

How to Become an Avid Media Composer Assistant Editor (Overnight) – Books, resources and free training to help you learn Avid in a hurry. All Access Pass Review is by far and away my favourite place on the internet. For a yearly subscription, you can learn from some true masters of their craft. I watch it more than Netflix.

Master Filmmakers on the Craft of Film Editing

How to Break into Hollywood with Stranger Things Creators, The Duffer Bros.

James Cameron Filmmaking Masterclass Reviewed All-Access Pass Reviewed

Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Masterclass Reviewed

Ron Howard Directing Masterclass Reviewed

Hans Zimmer Composing Masterclass – An Editor’s Review

Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking Masterclass Review

Masterclass courses for Film Editors

Magic, Movies and the Art of Film Editing

Colour Grading Training

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More Professional Colour Grading Tools and Training (2023)

Learn Colour Grading from Professional Colorists

Tools and Training for Professional Film Colorists (2021)

Mixing Light Colorist Community

Mixing Light 2.0 and all their Free Training Videos (Updated Free Insights list!)

Learning Finishing Techniques in Fusion (including Mixing Light training)

DaVinci Resolve 14 Training Courses from Mixing Light, FXPHD and Ripple Training Reviewed

Advanced Colour Grading Training for DaVinci Resolve 12

Mixing Light – A Year in Review

Mixing Light – Inside the Colorist Subscription Site


LowePost Colorist Community and Training Site Review

Learning Finishing Techniques in Fusion (including new Lowe Post tutorials)

Learning Fusion for After Effects Users

Ripple Training Courses

Fusion Warp Speed Training Review on DaVinci Resolve 15

Working with LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 14

DaVinci Resolve 14 Training Courses from Mixing Light, FXPHD and Ripple Training Reviewed

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Training for Beginners

Training on all the New Features in DaVinci Resolve 12.5

More Colour Grading Training

Noam Kroll Colour Grading Master Class Reviewed

DaVinci Resolve 14 Training Courses from Mixing Light, FXPHD and Ripple Training Reviewed