I demo the most critical editing technique I use when I cut feature films and documentaries. Pro-editor don't rely on their talent alone. They all have a system for shaping the best story the film inherently has to offer within the footage. It took me over a decade to perfect my system and you can see how it works in this 30-minute mini-course. I also included dailies for a scene from an actual feature film so you can apply it yourself. Don't just watch and forget, but take action and engrain the lesson. Set yourself up for making any edit the best it wants to be.

  • 70% of great editing comes from applying this single editing technique.

  • I show it to you applied on the film "The Ever After" (Los Angeles Intl. Film Festival premiere,) starring Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter,) Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge,) and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.)

  • I give you the footage to emulate the process. (NOTE: For educational purposes only. Footage & edited scenes MAY NOT be publicized, sold, put on your reel, or used as a work sample. See Terms of Service.)

  • Also included are the scene pages from the script, a sound report, and instructional video on how to install the pro-editing software DaVinci Resolve (Free Download.)

  • As a bonus, I also show you how I used this system on a full-length documentary film produced by Magnolia Pictures.

What he said...

“Morning Sven. I finally used your methodology and WOW, the first video I edited at work (VaynerMedia London) blew everyone’s socks off on my team!! Our creative director actually brought it up again the other day in a separate conversation (for this week’s new edit) and was intrigued how I had all of sudden pulled out great cutaways etc and made such a good edit. So, I told him about yourself, your channels and your tutorial I watched. He asked me to send it to him and I just did before sending you this email:) Thank you, Sven. Really appreciate you. ”

Anoop Hothi


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.

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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.