16 Hours HOURS

23/23 . 01 . 2016







Mick Audsley is one of the leading feature film editors in activity. His career includes over 50 titles across film and television, as well as collaborations with directors such as Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Mike Newell and Neil Jordan and working on films such as "Interview with the Vampire" "12 Monkeys" "High FIdelity" "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" or more recently "Everest".

After completing his postgraduate at the Royal College of Art film school, Mick Audsley began his film editing career at the British Film Institute Production Board, where he worked with writer director Bill Douglas cutting the final film of Douglas’ autobiographical trilogy My Way Home.

What was to become an extensive collaboration with Stephen Frears began with Walter (1982, a TV movie starring Ian McKellen). His work with Frears continued since, and has brought Audsley a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), as well as a BAFTA TV Award (Best Film or Video Editor Fiction/Entertainment) for The Snapper (in 1993).

Audsley has had a comparably extended collaboration with director Mike Newell, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

His collaboration with Terry Gilliam include editing Twelve Monkeys (starring Bruce Willis and based on Chris Marker’s La Jeteé) and, more recently, the critically acclaimed The Zero Theorem (in 2013).

Mick Audsley also edited Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (directed by Neil Jordan, 1994), High Fidelity (directed by Stephen Frears, 2000) and, most recently, Everest, working with Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur.

Mick’s work also include supervising editing and editing consulting for features, as well as shorts and TV series.

Mick is right now one of the most accomplished and sought of editors in activity, and will surely deliver a wonderful workshop based on his extensive knowledge of the subject.


Introduction of the participants and the Mick Audsley, the participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by Mick Audsley , analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works.
Mick will focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and his best processes.The relation with the director DOP, and other members of the film crew,
How to apply the craft in different genres.
Creating visual narratives while working with sound, music and special effects.
How to be a part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, becoming true collaborators, not just efficient technicians.
How to edit you characters (practical examples of problem solving and good decisions)
How to serve the narrative through effective editing
How to employ narrative techniques to create tension
The impact of genre on editing styles
The market reality for Editors, Agents, Rates, and finding your own work
Practical exercise. The participants will be given footage (a small 2 minute scene) to work on one month before the workshop, all participants will show their work at the workshop, the group will then analyze each editing, and learn from each other’s work. Mick Audsley will give his insight on each edited version of the footage. The participants should at the end be self-conscious of their editing choices, as well as aware of the other options taken by the other participants.


The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing


University of West London, London, UK

16 hours
Duration: 2 days
Dates: 2-3 December 2017
Location: LONDON UK
Price: 499GBP (319GBP Until 16 December)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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