Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Post Production and Editing

Post Production and Editing
Second semester
Film Creation
Postproducción y montaje
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff

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Post-production and Editing is a 4 ECTS credits class given during the second semester of the second grade on Audiovisual Communication. It’s justified by the fact that post-production is a key part in the construction of media narrative creation in any format or genre. Being versatile and in control of many editing and post-production conventions and techniques are a must to be able to fully articulate film and TV narrative. This class pretends to stimulate and wake in the students certain visual sensibility and technical know how to build and excel in creative projects all around the media world, while also getting a strong foundation enough on the art of film and TV editing, so the student can enter the media workforce with ease.

Pre-course requirements

None needed.


Get to know different editing techniques and non-linear editing solutions, different film expression and narrative achievements through editing. Introduction to Color Correction for multiple media products. Also learn the process of managing and working on VFX and titles or graphics. Finally, learn the proper workflow and project prep, and get familiarized with setting up projects and timelines.


  • 01 - The ability to adapt to varying circumstances
  • 02 - The ability to understand, accept criticism and correct errors
  • 03 - The ability to administer and manage human and technical resources
  • 04 - The ability to work in a team and autonomously
  • 05 - The ability to organise time and workspace
  • 06 - The ability to develop academic rigour, responsibility, ethics and professionalism
  • 07 - The ability to apply the deontology and respect for the audiovisual sector
  • 08 - The ability of critical analysis, synthesis, concretion and abstraction
  • 09 - The ability to objectify, quantify and interpret (data, statistics, empirical evidence…)
  • 10 - The ability to confront difficulties and resolve problems
  • 11 - The ability to generate debate and reflection
  • 12 - The ability to meet deadlines, develop the ability to be punctual and respect for human, technical and material resources
  • 13 - The ability to create spoken and written communication
  • 21 - Knowledge and mastery of the digital culture
  • 24 - The ability to plan and organize both short term and long term projects
  • 25 - The ability to maximize creative development
  • 26 - The ability to develop a sense of taste and perfection in the aesthetics and finalization of projects
  • 30 - The ability to study the feasibility of an audiovisual product
  • 31 - The ability to understand the financial systems of media groups and companies.
  • 32 - The ability to confront audiovisual and film projects in all phases (pre-production, shooting, post-production, distribution)
  • 33 - The ability to create and direct.
  • 34 - The ability to know and respect the different roles of the artistic and technical teams
  • 35 - The ability to contextualize and critically analyze the products of the audiovisual industry
  • 40 - The ability to defend and respect authorship and intellectual property
  • 41 - The ability to know how the distinct elemental agencies of the audio visual sector function
  • 42 - The ability to distinguish, analyze and dominate the distinct genres and formats of television, film and radio
  • 43 - the ability to create scripts for film, television and radio according to the demands of the genre
  • 44 - The ability to adapt to new audiovisual formats
  • 45 - The ability to know and dominate the techniques of audiovisual narrative.
  • 46 - The ability to dominate resources used for image (Photographs, lighting...) and sound.
  • 47 - The ability to understand and run digital retouching tools, special effects, postproduction and graphics design
  • 48 - Knowledge and mastery of the techniques of filming, directing, producing and editing
  • 50 - The ability to adapt, understand and apply the expressive possibilities of new technologies and future changes
  • 53 - Lingustic ability in Catalan, Spanish and English
  • 54 - The ability to skillfully manage the literature, terminology and linguistic structures of the English language related to the field of communication.

Learning outcomes

After going through the class, students will be able to work in an editing bay or Post-production facility with ease. Easily operate editing and post-production software. Mastering film narrative and the audiovisual language. Knowledge of different editing techniques and using them accordingly. Working habits for swift and competent editing. Developing digital design taste and style. Developing to learn in a teamwork environment. Maximize creativity and personal originality.


1. Editing criterion and the editor’s role. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 2.Knowledge of different editing styles with easy and complex examples. (Contents delivered in theoretical seminars.) 3. Basic Adobre Premiere techniques. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 4. Dialogue creation and expressive use of the moving image through editing. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 5. Advance Adobe Premiere editing techniques. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 6. Mastering different sound editing tricks. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 7. Introduction to post-production. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 8. Introduction to post-production and VFX. (Contents delivered in theoretical-practical seminars.) 

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

The evaluation of the subject will be continued. During the course, different evaluable practices will be carried out which, together with class participation, will make up the grade for the subject.

In the second call, a single practice equivalent to those carried out during the course can be carried out.

In the third call and subsequent ones, the subject must be taken again.