Course Outline

I present critical tactics and strategies to cut a feature film and thrive in the film industry. For beginners, intermediates, seasoned editors, and filmmakers who want to get the most out of the collaboration process.

  • The process of identifying the best moments in the footage

  • Narrative and dramatic editing concepts

  • The best way to work with and as a director in the post production process

  • Navigating the film industry, networking, and job acquisition

  • Convergence of craft, soft skills, and career moves.


Sven Pape

Film Editor

I'm an ACE Award-nominated editor who cut for James Cameron (3D-Imax 'Ghosts Of The Abyss'), Mark Webber (Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee, 'The End of Love'), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Emmy-Winning 'HitRECord on TV'). Films I cut premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, and played theatrically across the nation. I worked as Supervising Editor on several TV shows on networks like Bravo, E!, and Fox. I was the Go-To Editor for companies like Fremantle Media (American Idol) and cut pilots for them for more than five years. My YouTube Channel 'This Guy Edits' has over 475k subscribers and focuses on creative storytelling and editing. I taught Film Editing at Columbia College Hollywood, and I am a regular guest lecturer at the UCLA Film Extension. I now designed this course where I teach you everything I know about becoming a Go-To Editor.


  • What if I purchase a seat to the live webinar and then win. Do I get my money back?

    Yes, if you enroll and then get picked as one of the two winners for the live webinar we will send you a full refund.

  • What if I miss the live session?

    Even if you can't make the live webinar, you will get the recording after. Cheers!

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What Students Have To Say

About The Film Editing Formula

“Thorough and eye-opening, the film editing formula was a great course. Intensive yet accessible, you'll leave with solutions and strategies that you can practically apply to both your edits and your career.”

Mark Esper

“This webinar was one of the best three hours of my life. I have instantly improved my approach to editing from the following day itself it was that effective! Cannot wait to join the Go-To Editor course to build upon what i learnt in the webinar!”

Priyamvad Rai

“Yes, I would definitely recommend the webinar. It is a very unique and insightful lesson for aspiring film editors. I liked that people around the world could join and learn how to improve and gain confidence in editing.”


“Sven is able to clearly communicate complicated ideas in an easy to follow and apply instructions. I love that the courses are about the why of the cut and not software. Sven is a forever student that loves to communicate his passion for editing.”

David Medina

“If like me you are a long time fan of the youtube channel, I would recommend you dive deeper into a webinar. Like the youtube videos, Sven covers useful content in a clear and understandable way based on his years of experience. But the bonus is you can layer and connect more concepts together, you can ask questions, hear other participants thought processes. You won't be disappointed, and you'll learn useful things right away. ”

Teddy Zegeye-Gebrehiwot

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Film Editing Formula

    • The 5 Components Of The Film Editing Formula

  • 2

    #1 Always Select

    • Selecting Is 70% Of Great Editing

  • 3

    #2 Tell A Story

    • Why Stories Matter

    • The Dramatic Question

    • The Narrative Chain

    • Editing

  • 4

    #3 Play Your Part

    • Work With Directors

  • 5

    #4 Navigate The Industry

    • Deliberate Actions To Get Better

    • 3 Ways To Break In & Move Up

  • 6

    #5 Become A Master Editor

    • The Trinity Of The Go-To Editor

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Grab This Bundle Before It's Ga Ga Gone!!

  • The Go-To Editor 4.0 (Value $997)
  • The Filmmaking Formula (Value $97)
  • 1 Seat at any upcoming Live Webinar (Value $97)
  • Editor's Survival Guide to Networking (Value $197)
  • Secret Editing Hacks XL (Value $47)
  • Private Discord Access (Priceless)

Total Value $1,435

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The video footage, audio files and script pages provided in this course are for educational purposes only. 
Footage & edited scenes MAY NOT be publicized, sold, put on your reel, or used as work sample. See Terms of Service
The course features real success stories from me and other participants, but you should not expect the same results. Building an editing career (and/or becoming a go-to editor) takes hard work, dedication, and significant time. There is no guarantee that you will be successful or make any amount of money.