I know this is a bit off-topic... please forgive me. REDuser has a high concentration of working professionals, so it seemed like a good place to ask.
I'm looking for an online or DVD film editing course, but at a "Masterclass" level.
I know HOW to edit- I know what a J cut is and how to perform that in various software packages. I've taught myself to edit competently but I want to make my edits soar rather than plod. My background is stills, but moving shorts are becoming an increasingly critical part of our output and I need to up my game here.
What I want is something that deals with WHY and WHEN you would make certain edits. How do you cut together an action scene? How do you cut together a love story? How would a certain scene look cut together in MTV-style compared with a straight continuity edit?
Can anyone recommend a video-based course or resource that covers the art of editing, rather than the software twiddling technique? I've got a couple of books (The Wohl Advanced editing in FCP ones are the best I've found) but editing is inherently about movement and time, so paper is not the right medium to learn it from.
Hiring an editor is not possible on our budgets right now, and besides I really enjoy doing it myself!
I just want a much higher level overview. A bit like the Hollywood Camera Work Staging & Blocking course, for editors...