Editing & Visual Effects

Editors are the masters of time when it comes to the film world. They must simultaneously work with a creative eye and an analytical mind, piecing together cut after cut and scene after scene to create one cohesive masterpiece. A student pursuing an emphasis in editing and visual effects will have the ability to master the editing elements of time, pace, and rhythm, learning to create and execute visual effects along the way and bring further depth to an overall piece.

What You'll Learn:

Students who successfully complete an Editing/VFX Emphasis will be able to:

  • Use key editing terms and principles, and demonstrate a basic comprehension of the dramatic reasons for the edit.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the key elements of editing:  time, pace, rhythm, and the visual & aural relationship.
  • Perform sound post production with Pro Tools.
  • Function as an assistant editor in a professional environment.
  • Demonstrate a mastery with the Avid editing system.
  • Create and properly use visual effects.
  • Demonstrate different cutting techniques for narrative and nonfiction projects.
  • Enhance a character’s development and flow of the overall story of a narrative film.
  • Edit for different genres (i.e. horror, suspense, comedy).
  • Communicate cogently and effectively in the post production process.
  • Layer sound effects.

Practice Like a Professional

If you want to be a professional you have to practice with professional grade equipment. At CCH we have it all, from our state of the art soundstages to the Red One MX Camera, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

What Our Students Have Produced:

Interested in what you might create? At CCH we give our students countless opportunities to show their skills. Check out some of their work below.

Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Technical Skill + Business Know-How + A Crazy Creative Mind = One Good Looking Future. We want to help you turn editing and visual effects into more than just a hobby, we want you to live it day in and day out. Because doing what you love isn’t a want, it’s a necessity.


Career Opportunities:

  • Editor
  • Editor, Assistant
  • Animator
  • Colorist
  • Compositor
  • Digital Imaging Technician
  • Motion Graphics
  • News Editor
  • Post Production Coordinator
  • VFX Coordinator

Who You’ll Learn From:

CCH is a college made by the industry for the industry. That is why we hire industry professionals to teach you everything you need to know. Take a look at who might be teaching you.

Noah Amrani Noah Amrani Visual effects artist and character animator who has worked on The Simpsons and Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.
Ed Bishop Ed Bishop Founder of Odd Sprocket Films, which produced and released several projects featuring UFC fighter Randy Couture.
Tyler Danna Tyler Danna Freelance Filmmaker and editor. Professor Danna has worked for companies such as Disney and Rabit Bandini.
Matt Dean Matt Dean Winner of two TELE awards and an ADDY award, Instructor Dean has worked for clients such as Discovery, History Channel, MTV, BRAVO, and Red Bull.
Cain DeVore Cain DeVore Writer, director, actor, producer, Instructor DeVore has extensive experience both on camera and off.
Geoff Leavitt Geoff Leavitt Working on projects such as X-Men: The Last Stand, Prison Break, Son’s of Anarchy, My Best Friend’s Girl, and Grown Ups, Instructor Levitt has an extensive amount of professional experience.
Philip Malamuth Philip Malamuth With 25+ years of experience, Instructor Malamuth has worked as an editor on shows such as Ni Hao Kai-Lan, The Replacements, and Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.
John Quinn John Quinn Editor for over 25 feature films including works for MGM and Artisan Films.
Drake Silliman Drake Silliman Emmy Nominated editor. He has worked on TV shows and Films including Law and Order, Tremors 3, and Beauty and the Beast.

What It’ll Cost:

We know that the price of college can be a huge concern when applying; it’s no small investment. So take a look at our pricing, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities. We are committed to helping you get on a path to success.

Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition $20,505.00 $13,050.00
Production Insurance $495.00 $495.00
Student Activity Fee $105.00 $105.00
Average Course Fees $675.00 $450.00
Annual Tuition and Fees $21,780.00 $14,100.00