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If you want to excel as an Assistant Editor in post-production, then you've found the right course.

Master the Workflow: Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0

You might be fresh out of film school, a self-taught amateur, or you may even have landed your very first job. Whatever your situation, becoming an assistant editor is the key to unlocking your future career as an editor of feature films. You know lots of about film editing techniques, but there’s something that you’re lacking: Practical professional knowledge.

Whatever stage you’re at, Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 is a first-of-its-kind course that reveals the skills you need to master the workflow of an editing room, and empowers you to work as an assistant editor on films of any size.  

Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 harnesses the wealth of experience amassed on the editing front line by course developers, Lawrence Jordan, ACE, and Richard Sanchez.  

Larry & Richard offers a wealth of knowledge, which up to this point could only be learned by working in an actual feature cutting room.  

They share their wisdom, experience and insider knowledge along with practical advice, handy tips and secrets of the trade. 

Together, Lawrence and Richard have completed over 60 features and television shows for every major motion picture studio and network. 

They have worked on projects from tiny indies to huge budget features. They created Master the Workflow to share their experiences and teach future editors all the tricks of the trade.

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Introducing: Master the Workflow Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 

Master the Workflow Immersion 1.0

Who is the course for?

Film students & recent graduates

Aspiring Film Makers & New Assistant Editors

Experienced assistant editors looking for workflow tips

Indie filmmakers looking to master the most effective editing and post production workflow

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Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 was developed by working Hollywood professionals. Lawrence Jordan and Richard Sanchez to teach everything they have learned from their considerable real-world cutting room experience.

Lawrence Jordan, ACE

Lawrence Jordan, ACE, is a veteran feature film and television editor who has worked with the world’s largest entertainment companies on over 45 feature films and television shows. He recently completed the Netflix feature, Naked starring Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall.

Richard Sanchez

The course is delivered by Richard Sanchez an assistant editor on shows such as Suicide Squad, Table 19, The Good Place, UFO Hunters, and the new Netflix film, Naked.

Here's what you'll learn inside

Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 takes you behind the scenes and pulls back the curtain on the skills you need to master to the tools of the trade.

Through 6 modules, 13 hours of core course material, and more than 30 individual lessons, the course takes students through the entire feature film editorial process. From pre-production to final delivery.

Module 1: Pre-Production

Module 1: Pre-Production (3 Lessons) 

  • Terms, concepts and paperwork 
  • Initial meeting with your editor 
  • The pre-production and post pipeline meetings
Module 2: Setting Up

Module 2: Setting Up (5 Lessons) 

  • Setting up the cutting room 
  • Peripheral software needs 
  • Setting up the project 
  • Avid project layout and bin organization
  • Avid ISIS organization and workspaces
Module 3: The Digital Codebook

Module 3: The Digital Codebook (8 Lessons) 

  • Globals, continuity, wall cards & shoot progress reports
  • The Core Codebook - Walkthrough
  • The Core Codebook - Continued - Exporting Bins from Avid - Importing Avid Bins into the Codebook - Printing the Codebook 
  • Lists & Logs - 1 - ADR Lists - Character Lists - LFOA (Last Frame of Action) - Music Cuesheets  


  • Lists & Logs - 2 - Reel status - Stock List - Subtitle List - Measurement Charts - Hard Drive Log - Output Log - Turnover Log
  • Reports - Camera Reports - Sound Reports
  • VFX Database
  • Petty Cash Tracker 

Module 4: Principal Photography (5 Lessons) 

  • Lab Dailies
  • Syncing Dailies Manually
  • Dailies - Continued - Bin Export/Codebook Import - Scene Bin Organization - Clip Marking 
  • Using ScriptSync
  • Dailies Paperwork  


Module 5: Editorial (6 Lessons) 

  • Music & Sound FX Organization 
  • Visual Effects Prep & Tracking 
  • Editorial - Part 3 - Assemblies/Builds - Lift & Alts - Measurements - Versioning - ADR Tracking
  • Spotting Sessions - Visual Effects - Sound Effects & ADR - Music
  • Previews & Test Screening
  • Editing Room Diplomacy  

Module 6: Finishing (5 Lessons) 

  • Visual Effects 
  • Picture Turnovers 
  • Change Lists & Re-balancing
  • Sound Turnovers 
  • DI Stage, Mix Stage, Deliverables & Wrap-up

We’ll teach you everything that goes on in an actual, real-world feature film cutting room so that you can really master the workflow and become the best assistant editor you can be.

Praise from Recent Students

“The codebook section alone was worth the price for the tutorial for me. That’s the kind of stuff I just couldn’t learn on my own. Self-confidence level skyrocketing with every chapter!​”  

Krisztian M. Founding Member

“This course has been so informative. You have done an excellent job distilling the information down in a clear and concise way. Between this and shadowing my friend recently I feel ready for my first real substantial scripted show.”

Aleigh L. Founding Member

“Just finished up Module 5 (Editorial). Along with all the wonderful technical education from all the lessons, the editing room diplomacy lesson in this module was really good and vital. Working habits and attitudes generally determine what keeps an assistant editor in the job or not and it’s super important to have the correct attitude and habits as specified in this lesson. Thanks so much for a fantastic job guys!”

Sevan M. Founding Member

The Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 course comes with 3 unique, high-value Bonuses and a Special offer:

Bonus #1. The Digital Codebook ($997 Value) 

The Digital Codebook is a comprehensive set of custom designed and connected FileMaker Pro databases, which Richard used on his last three films, including Naked for Netflix. Nearly two years in the making, The Digital Codebook tracks picture, sound, visual effects, script notes, continuities and every other facet of the editorial process. It even has a section that tracks petty cash. Learning how to use The Digital Codebook puts every frame of footage, everything created in the cutting process at the assistant editors fingertips. Best of all, it’s included as a Free Bonus when you sign up for Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0. Please note: Students will need FileMaker Pro installed on their computer – this is not included as part of the course. There is an entire module where Richard teaches you how to master The Digital Codebook.

Bonus #2. Private, Members-Only Facebook Group ($997)

The members-only Facebook group is a place where students and alumni can ask questions, help each other and get feedback from the creators of the course and occasionally other professional assistant editors. This is different from the Master the Workflow public Facebook group and is only for students officially enrolled in the class.

Bonus #3. Members Only Referral Database (Priceless)

Those who have completed the course will have the opportunity to submit their résumé to professional working editors and fellow assistants. This is not a promise or guarantee of employment, but a means to possibly meet and network with working professionals.

Special Offer $297

on Avid Practice Media from Master The Workflow and EditStock.com

Master The Workflow has teamed up with EditStock.com to bring you this exclusive package not available anywhere else.  

56GB of Avid source material from Bingo Night, the short film used for demonstration in Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0.  

Use this material to practice the skills learned in the course and get hands-on experience using The Digital Codebook.

This product is near identical to what a working assistant editor would receive on a scripted television or feature film. The script and ability to practice scripting makes this product as comprehensive as it can possibly be. It includes: 

  • 56 GB (5 days) of production dailies delivered as MXF Media 
  • Three Avid bins containing a Final Locked Cut (to practice turnovers) 
  • Locked Cut with Changes (to practice change lists) 
  • Locked Cut with both internal changes and rebalances (to practice rebalance lists). 
  • Properly formatted Avid Script for Bingo Night. 
  • ALE of Metadata 
  • Avid Bin and Sound Masters (As BWF files). 
  • There are also two additional wild tracks delivered as .aiff files. 
  • There is an extra MXF folder that includes supplementary for the edit (MXF media of the various SFX, Music, 2-Pop and miscellaneous elements), 
  • Paperwork, including the Editors Log, Lined Script, Facing Pages, Bingo Night Poster, Unlined Script and Wild Track Log Sheet 
  • 64GB USB Thumb Drive

Special Price Inside the Course...

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Introducing: Master the Workflow Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 

Master the Workflow Immersion 1.0

Claim Your Spot and Enroll Today! 

Four Payments of $297

  • The full Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Course 
  • Access to the Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Community 
  • Bonus #1 : The Digital Codebook
  • Bonus #2 : Private, Members Only Facebook Group
  • Bonus #3 : Members Only Referral Database
  • Special Offer on Avid Practice Media 
  • 6 Modules, 32 Lessons, Nearly 13 hrs of core course material
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 One Payment of $997 (Most Popular)  

  • The full Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Course 
  • Access to the Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Community 
  • Bonus #1 : The Digital Codebook
  • Bonus #2 : Private, Members Only Facebook Group
  • Bonus #3 : Members Only Referral Database
  • Special Offer on Avid Practice Media
  • 6 Modules, 32 Lessons, Nearly 13 hrs of core course material
  • One Payment (Save $191)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does an assistant editor do? 

A: Assistant editors are the people that deal with every aspect of a production through the major stages: production, editing and finishing. The assistant editor will get to know every single frame of the film: every performance, every sound, visual effect, and every music cue. They are the unsung heroes of the cutting room and at Master the Workflow, we train you to be a feature film assistant editor at the highest level.

Q: Can’t I just learn on the job? 

A: Of course you can learn on the job. The journey of an assistant editor is one of constantly learning and improving your own workflow. But the demands of the job spin at a ferocious pace. Speed, accuracy and efficiency are the key words. 

That said, it can be very hard to land your first job, especially if you are unfamiliar with the concepts and intricacies of the cutting room. This course will provide valuable insight to allow you to approach an interview with familiarity and insight. Enrolling in our course mean you can learn the ropes at your own pace, and in a low-stakes environment.

Q: There are loads of certification classes out there, what makes this one different? 

A: Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 was developed and created by working Hollywood professionals. It teaches the tasks, processes, and skills you need to know in order to survive in this incredibly competitive environment. The course doesn’t just teach you how to operate a piece of software, it takes you step by step through each phase of post-production and gives you a detailed, hands-on, in the trenches understanding of the assistant editor’s role in that process. There is no shortage of classes offered on how to use the stalwart of the editing business: Avid. Film schools and many other training facilities deliver an abundance of Avid certified courses. What these classes don’t teach you, is where Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 really stands out.

Q: How is the course delivered?

A: The course is presented by Richard Sanchez and delivered via our website in pre-recorded HD video tutorials. Downloadable transcripts, slide decks (for relevant lessons), and audio mp3 files for every lesson are included.  

Q: What about other students? 

A: Lessons are taken on an independent, individual study basis but there are opportunities to connect with other students via the private members-only Facebook group.

Q: Is there a time limit?

A: No, you will have unlimited, lifetime access to the course once you have purchased it.

Q: What help will I get?  

A: Students can ask questions on the private Facebook group and additional support can be requested by email.

Q: What do I need to get the most out of the course?  

A: Students will need a computer, mobile phone, or tablet with an Internet connection to access the course. You will get the most out of the course if you have a copy of Avid Media Composer installed on your computer. If you don’t have the full version, the free version: Media Composer First, is available for download from Avid. 

In order to use The Digital Codebook, you will need to have a copy of FileMaker Pro installed on your system. Please note, FileMaker Pro is not included as part of the course.

Q: What happens after the course? 

A: Students have access to continuing support and networking opportunities from fellow course alumni via the private Facebook group.

Payment FAQ

Q: How do I pay? 

A: Payment is made via the secure website. Students can sign up for a payment plan or can lower the cost by paying in full upon registration. At this time, Master the Workflow accepts Visa and MasterCard.

Q: Do you offer any reduced rates?

A: We hold specials at various times throughout the year. We also have giveaways periodically with our various partners including the American Cinema Editors, Motion Picture Editors Guild, and Blue Collar Post Collective.

Q: I can’t log in to my account

A: If you can’t log into your account, we first suggest you request a new password. If that doesn’t work please send us an email at: members@mastertheworkflow.com with the email address you registered under.

Q: I have another question; how do I get in touch?

A: You can always reach us via email at info@mastertheworkflow.com

Claim Your Spot and Enroll Today! 

Four Payments of $297

  • The full Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Course 
  • Access to the Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Community 
  • Bonus #1 : The Digital Codebook
  • Bonus #2 : Private, Members Only Facebook Group
  • Bonus #3 : Members Only Referral Database
  • Special Offer on Avid Practice Media 
  • 6 Modules, 32 Lessons, Nearly 13 hrs of core course material

 One Payment of $997 (Most Popular)  

  • The full Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Course 
  • Access to the Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Community 
  • Bonus #1 : The Digital Codebook
  • Bonus #2 : Private, Members Only Facebook Group
  • Bonus #3 : Members Only Referral Database
  • Special Offer on Avid Practice Media
  • 6 Modules, 32 Lessons, Nearly 13 hrs of core course material
  • One Payment (Save $191)