The Technique of Edit Producing – with Sam Lewens – award winning Edit Producer

Our four-day Techniques of Edit Producing course is running Spring 2022 delivered by industry experts in our specialist editing suites at MCUK, Salford.

Contact Creative Director – Christine Pyke for further details:

Who is this for?

The 4-day weekend training is recommended for those working in Unscripted TV (Factual, Specialist Factual and Entertainment) including AP’s and DV Directors and those:

  • Keen to expand their knowledge on the role of the Edit Producer.
  • Understand and gain practical advice on the craft of storytelling in relation to the role of the Edit Producer.
  • Those keen to expand their confidence to take their craft further.

What does the course cover?

The Fundamentals of Edit Producing – Storytelling includes:

  • The role of the Edit Producer.
  • Key storytelling tips.
  • How to structure an episode with analysis of different types of programmes.
  • Breaking apart the programme into individual sections.

What to expect?

Participants will be given short exercises to undertake to enhance learning and understanding including drawing up an outline structure of an episode according to the journey they want the audience to go on.  


Sam Lewens is an award-winning multi-genre edit producer for UK and US broadcasters with credits in prime-time factual entertainment shows, medical observational documentaries and reality brands including Dragons’ Den, BBC Sport and The One Show and digital and social only short-form content. He is an expert at fast turnarounds; running multiple edits/edit teams; editing first eps/series of new formats; writing entertaining and factual scripts and making cut downs in the cloud-based editing system Forscene, AVID and Final Cut Pro.

This event is supported by the University of Salford Arts, Media and Creative Technology School which is investing in training for the media and creative technology workforce. It is designed to support staff and freelancers to upskill and stay connected.

The Fundamentals of Edit Producing an in-depth 4-day face to face course delivered at MCUK in Spring 2022 where participants will be given footage to edit produce working with an editor in state-of-the-art facilities with specialist advice throughout the course. 

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