Cut Like a Pro with Nicolas Chaudeurge (FISH TANK, STILL ALICE) & Colin Goudie (ROGUE ONE, MONSTERS)

Presented in Partnership with ShortCourses@NFTS – the Gold Standard in Film Industry Professional Development

⏲ 11th-12th November, 10:00 to 18:00

An Editing Short Course Taught By The Best

In this two-day intensive course, acclaimed editors Nicolas Chaudeurge and Colin Goudie guide a small group of students through the specific, practical lessons they’ve learned working on Oscar-Winners such as Still Alice and major blockbusters like Star Wars: Rogue One. Chaudeurge and Goudie explain the creative and practical solutions they’ve found over the course of their careers working with luminaries like Andrea Arnold OBE and Gareth Edwards and will show the students how to apply these solutions to their own work.

This course is highly interactive, with lively discussions that continue into the evening as the tutor joins the students for a drink at the pub at the end of each day.


What do our past students say?

100% of the past students surveyed say they would recommend this course!*

Really enjoyable, interesting & insightful course… Absolutely incredible to see assembly cut vs. final cut.

 – Guy Hanley, Editor


Colin was hugely engaging, charismatic and generous with his knowledge. Would gladly sign up for another course with him.

– Gareth Pugh, Editor


Nicolas showed excellent breakdown of [how to edit] scenes.

– Alex Dawson, Animator


*This is based on the responses from all the students who completed our survey.


Who’s it for?

This course is ideal for editors and assistant editors, as well as for directors, producers, costume designers, and any others who want to better understand this essential part of cinematic storytelling.


Where is it?

Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, Kings Cross, London, N7 9AH


How much does it cost?

£279 for two full days of instruction.
Complimentary lunch and light refreshments provided during the day and drinks down the pub on Saturday evening.



You can see the full syllabus right here.


Any questions? Please contact Cinema Jam here.

More about the Bite-Size Courses series

These intensive, highly practical and interactive weekend film short courses offer professionals the chance to learn from major industry figures in an intimate classroom environment.

The special low price and central London location make this ideal for those who want to get a taste of what makes the National Film and Television School’s Short Courses department the gold standard in film industry professional development, but with a minimal commitment of time and money. The connections made at these courses can be valuable in their own right, so at the end of each day, students and tutor all go to the pub to continue the conversation!

Refund Policy

To cancel your place on this course, notice of cancellation must be given by email to info(at)

  • If you cancel at least 28 working days prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • If you cancel between 28 and 10 working days prior to the start of the course you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you cancel less than 10 working days before the event you will not be entitled to a refund

No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course.

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  2. Cinema Jam Ltd. reserves the right to cancel a registration if the participant does not meet any eligibility requirements described above. In these cases a full refund will be issued.
  3. No booking will be considered valid until Cinema Jam Ltd. receives the total value of the registration.
  4. The registrations cannot be re-utilized or returned, unless in case of cancellation of the session, yet if it is possible and reasonable, the name of the registration can be changed for another person to attend the session. Please bear in mind that Cinema Jam Ltd. will not be responsible for travel expenses, or any other additional expense, in case of cancellation. Cinema Jam Ltd. will equally not be responsible for any monetary compensation in case of timetable changes or cancellations. Cinema Jam Ltd. is also not responsible for any compensation or devolution in case of absence of the event by the participant for any major reason (ie: situations outside of the sphere of control of Cinema Jam Ltd., such as war or threat of war; riots; civil unrest; industrial dispute; airport shutdowns; flight cancellations; terrorist activity; natural disaster; nuclear disaster; fire, adverse weather conditions; or similar situations).
  5. There is a chance that the Cinema Jam Ltd. might have to make alterations regarding dates or timetables, either due to changes in the professional schedule of the workshop speakers or due to travel difficulties. These alterations are beyond our control and will not be cause for reimbursement.
  6. There is a chance that Cinema Jam Ltd. might have to replace a course tutor, either due to changes in the professional schedule of the tutor or due to travel difficulties. This is beyond our control and will not be cause for reimbursement, but when replacing them we will make every effort to find someone of similar professional background and qualifications.
  7. There won’t be any devolutions or reimbursements in case of absence by the participant for professional, personal or health reasons.
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