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Hello there, I'll try to keep this short and simple. What I wanna be in life, is a video editor. Now, when I say video editor, I mean a digital video editor, you know, those guys who did all the intros, special effects, anything related to what you actually see on your tv/computer. This is different from a film maker, I don't want to be the guy who makes movies by recording them, I want to be the guy who does all the editing on the computer. For now as a hobby I enjoy doing things in programs like After Effects and Sony Vegas.
Now, I know you obviously can't do a university course just to be a video editor, just like you can't do a course for messing around with Photoshop - you do a graphics design course for that which includes a range of things. So I was thinking, what would be the course closest to what I want to be in life? Is it not a course called "Animation"? An Animation course does include a lot of video editing, does include usage of After Effects, but of course it also includes things like 3D modeling, making those models you made work by making them animate. All of this would be helpful to me as a video editor as when I can create my own content, even more possibilities to what I can do as an video editor.
The other option that seems close by subject's name is a course usually called "Film production". Now a course like this mostly includes things like script writing, learning how to adjust lighting in real life, cameras, how to record, mostly physical stuff - of course there is some digital work, but overall I don't think it related nowhere near as much to what I wanna do and be able to do in life.

Could someone give me their thought and opinion, am I right to choose Animation? Thanks for reading!
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Any opinions and help please? Only 15 days to apply. Thanks
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Film Production or Media Studies is what comes to mind.
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Yeah i'd go for animation, because you learn how to apply digital effects which you can then apply to film The other course seems to be more about the production side of film rather than specifically editing
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Yea that's my thought too that Animation seems better, just wanted to hear it from someone else too, thank you.
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Any media related course with "Production" in the title will involve not only creating films but editing them. Each project you edit will be done in a different edit style. When I talk about edit style I'm talking about pace of editing, use of effects, dramatic cuts etc.

You will also have the chance to use programs like after effects to create compositions as well as special effects to be used in your created content whether this be a simple show intro or bumper to stuff like broken glass and blood splatter effects.

You will also get a chance to use photoshop to create promotional material for your content. ( Film posters, DVD covers ,etc.)

these production courses can be stuff like, TV Production, Film Production, Creative Media Production, Digital Media Production to name just a few


Animation course on the other hand will teach editing skills but as said you will also have to complete projects in 3D Modelling and Stop Motion Animation.


If you solely want to edit special effects then I would go with an Animation or Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Course as these will focus on Special Effects.
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I see, that makes sense. Think I will go with Animation then. It's like, knowing I will be taught Animation that will give me knowledge to create my own Animated shows for example greatly fits in with video editing as then if I was to let's say -make a TV ad or an intro for a video-game for, I could not only do all the motion effects, but I could also create my own concept for the ad itself rather than use outside sources - for example my own 3D models to interact within the video. The TV/Film production courses as you described seem more about the whole concept of producing films/movies, from the recording, setting up the cameras, lightings, to video editing it all on computers, where I want to consecrate purely on the editing part. Thanks for your help!
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