General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jorge Oter Gonzalez

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Roger King Sole
Gina Plana Espinet 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan

Some of the readings and most of the viewings that will take place during the course are in English.


Specific skills
  • E5_Design and make an audiovisual product (consisting of still or moving images), taking into account both its technical and artistic aspects, in all its components

  • E7_Postproduce video using the basic tools of audiovisual editing programs (titling, color and exposure retouching, speeds, masks ...) and how to insert them into the editing process by adding digital effects

  • E13_Apply the principles of visual and sound design for the creation of presentation elements used in sound, audiovisual, television and show products


Video editing is a subject that focuses on the fundamental aspects of editing in audiovisual language as a fundamental process within post-production. In this sense, theoretical topics are covered to understand the basics of audiovisual editing and the parameters that are part of the possibilities of this area, as well as technical aspects of using a non-linear editing program.



T1. Editing bases
Description: Basics of working with nonlinear editing systems within the workflow of an editor.
Related activities: Internships, Questionnaires, Practical deliveries, Final Exam.

T2. The structure of the film. Film editing
Description: In this content the different classifications of the cinematographic assembly and some primoridial functions at technical level are worked.
Related activities: Internships, Questionnaires, Practical deliveries, Final Exam.

T3. Genre and editing
Description: This content explores the different audiovisual genres and their particularities from the point of view of the editing process, as well as recognizing certain styles to be able to apply them during the post-production process.

Related activities: Internships, practical assignments, Final Exam.

Evaluation system

The evaluation of the subject is as follows:

Theory (50%):

Theoretical sessions questionnaires: 10% (2 x 5%)

Final exam: 40%

Internships (50%):

The alternative trailer: 20%

Follow-up exercises: 10%

Advertising Campaign: 20%

Rules for evaluation

The subject evaluates the theoretical and practical knowledge with an equal percentage due to the character of the subject. In this sense, to make an average, both the named and the theoretical part (Exam, Questionnaires) and the practice will be taken into account. In this sense, a minimum grade of 5 is necessary in the final exam to pass the subject.
Beyond these two major blocks, the following should be considered:
- To pass the subject it is necessary to obtain a final average higher than 5.
- No grade for any activity included in the evaluation below a grade of 4 is average. In the case of the final exam, the minimum grade to make an average is a 5.
- No work submitted after the deadline is accepted.
- Missing spelling, grammar and layout will be noted, and may lead to the suspension of a work. More than 15 misspellings involve suspense.
- Plagiarism involves suspending any work with a 0. A second plagiarism by the same student involves the suspension of the subject without the right to recovery.
- There is no recovery for the internship part of the subject. If the average is less than 4, this means the suspension of the subject.

Identification of plagiarism is considered a serious circumstance that may lead to a failing grade in the subject. In case of detection of plagiarism, the coordination of the degree will be informed so that the corresponding disciplinary measures can be taken.




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Murch, Walter (2003). At the time of blinking. Madrid: Eight and a Half.

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Dancynger, Ken (1999). Film and video editing techniques. Barcelona: Editorial Gedisa.

Eisenstein, Serguei (2001). Towards an assembly theory. Volume 1. Barcelona: Paidós.

Eisenstein, Serguei (2001). Towards an assembly theory. Volume 2. Barcelona: Paidós.

Casetti, Francesco (2006). Theories of cinema. Madrid: Chair.

Burch, Christmas (1987). The skylight of infinity: Contribution to the genealogy of cinematic language. Madrid: Chair.

Bazin, Andre (2001). What is cinema? Madrid: Rialp.

Tarkovsky, Andrei (2008). Sculpt in time. Madrid: Rialp.

Marimón, Joan (2014). Film editing. Barcelona: University of Barcelona.

Ondaatje, Michael (2008). The art of editing: A conversation between Walter Murch and Michael Ondaatje. Barcelona: Plot Ediciones.

Eisenstein, Serguei (2002). Cinematographic theory and technique. Madrid: Rialp.

Truffaut, Françoise (1974). Cinema according to Hitchock. Barcelona: Alianza Editorial.

Carrasco, Jorge (2010). Digital cinema and television: Technical manual. Barcelona: Ube Comunicación Activa.