Upcoming Dates

  • Dec. 9, 11, 16, and 18

Class runs 6:30pm - 9:30pm in the evening

Making the Cut 

Master EDITORS SEMINAR Workshop - $599

[EVENING INTENSIVE, Monday & Wednesdays for two weeks from 7pm - 9pm]

The purpose of this course is to reveal the art and technique of master editors through the screening and discussion of their work.   By doing a cut-by-cut analysis, Bobbie will explain the strategies and decisions behind the editing of many successful films - based on extensive interviews from her books, panels, and event series - which will ultimately empower you to become a better editor and storyteller yourself. 


  • CLASS ONE- FROM DAILIES TO FINAL CUT: Revolutionary use of camera editing and music. Film - The Graduate.

  • CLASS TWO-  DIALOGUE: Subtext, eyelines, and breaking rules.. Films - 12 Angry Men, Chinatown, Gosford Park, Sideways, Black Swan, Moneyball, I Tonya.

  • CLASS THREE- BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS: Setting up a world and the payoff. Films – A Hard Day’s Night,  Bonnie & Clyde,  Annie Hall, All That Jazz, The Big Chill, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Michael Clayton.

  • CLASS FOUR- SEX and SUSPENSE: The build up and point of view. Films - Rear Window, Body Heat, Rosemary’s Baby, The French Connection, Body Heat, Silence of the Lambs, Out of Sight, Argo.

Special Guest Editor TBD!  Past guest editors include Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City, The Americans), Carol Littleton, ACE (E.T, The Big Chill, Body Heat), Stephen Rotter (The Right Stuff, Enchanted), and Craig McKay, ACE (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs).  Guest editors will sit in on one of our classes in week two.

Who should attend? Editors, Assistant Editors, Post Supervisors, Directors, Producers and Filmmakers

This class runs Monday & Wednesday for two weeks from 7:00pm - 9:30pm.


Making the Cut - Course Outline (4 Classes) 

Read more about Bobbie O'Steen Here. 

*Class may end sooner than 9:30pm depending on the pace and size of the class