Offline/Online Editing

Learn how and when to work in an offline environment, how to transition to an online cut, and techniques for ensuring the process goes smoothly.

Offline/Online Editing

Developed by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
In this day and age, large 2k and 4k uncompressed formats can be taxing on even the most advanced computer system, so it’s important to consider your options in the editing room.
In this module you will learn how and when to work in an offline environment, how to transition to an online cut, and techniques for ensuring the process goes smoothly.
Work small then go big with an offline edit.
  • 8:28 video that walks you through the offline/online process
  • Complete resource guide
  • What is an offline edit
  • What is an online edit
  • When is it appropriate to create an offline edit
  • How the process of creating an online edit work
Jason Tomaric

Jason Tomaric

Director, Cinematographer Los Angeles, California
Jason J. Tomaric is an Emmy, Telly, and CINE Award-winning director and cinematographer of four internationally-distributed feature films, dozens of national television commercials, music videos, and the largest film training content library in the world, published author of 8 books - used in many top universities, and creator of, an industry-changing learning management platform. 
Jason has worked in Los Angeles and around the world in over 20 countries. His clients include Disney, NBC/Universal, National Geographic, McDonald’s, Toyota, Scion, Microsoft, and Paul Mitchell, with narrative work screened at Sundance, Slamdance, and South by Southwest film festivals as well as on Netflix and on all broadcast networks.
Jason has taught and/or guest lectured at some of the nation's most prestigious film schools including UCLA, Columbia College, John Carroll University, Kent State University, San Francisco State, University of Notre Dame, and numerous film festivals.
Jason has written eight industry-defining books, all sold in bookstores, and used in film schools around the world. The American Society of Cinematographers hails Jason's books - "There are no wasted words in Tomaric's tome, which concisely summarizes each facet of the director's craft.  It's difficult to think of a step in the process that Tomaric fails to address." 
Jason’s DVD training series on Hollywood film production have trained filmmakers in over 40 countries, with distributors in Europe, Hong Kong, New York and Australia.
In 2010, Jason launched FilmSkills, which combines the world’s largest film training video library with his proprietary learning management system.  Adopted by 47 universities within the first year, FilmSkills is now the leading industry-standard training solution for motion picture and television production.
In 2015, Jason launched, an industry-changing learning management platform that bridges the gap between academia and industry.
Barry Zetlin

Barry Zetlin

Emmy-winning television and film editor, "The Bachelor", "Project Runway", "The Mole", "Basketball Wives" and "Starting Over"
Barry Zetlin is an Emmy-winning television and film editor with numerous credits including dozens of movies such as Friday the 13th and Children of the Corn II as well as dozens of television shows including The Bachelor, Project Runway, The Mole, Bionic Woman, Basketball Wives and Starting Over.
Brad Schwartz

Brad Schwartz

Editor, Emmy-winning "Top Chef"
Brad Schwartz is a TV & Film Editor whose credits include Top Chef (season 3): winner of the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Editing. He is also noted for his work on the the acclaimed documentary Rebirth of a Nation, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Commissioned by STARZ Entertainment, Brad was priveleged to be the first editor to ever recut D.W. Griffiths’s Birth of A Nation – often considered the most seminal film in American history. Brad holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Weslyan University and an M.F.A from the American Film Institute (AFI Conservatory), where he
was recipient of a Sloan Scholarship.
Jason J. Tomaric

Jason J. Tomaric

Emmy-winning director/Cinematographer
Jason J.Tomaric is a multiple Emmy, Telly and CINE Award-winning director and cinematographer. With four feature films, sixty commercials, music videos and an educational DVD series on the market, Jason's approach to filmmaking has made for a successful, fulfilling career. Jason has worked in over 20 countries as a director and has taught at some of the nation's most prestigious film schools including UCLA and the New York Film Academy. Jason's book, "Filmmaking"(Focal Press) is available in bookstores worldwide.
Jason is also the creator of FilmSkills.
Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Award-winning post-production trainer and a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America
Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, consultant and Apple-Certified trainer with over 25 years video production and post-production experience. He is currently using his award-winning skills in training editors to use Final Cut Studio. He is the Executive Producer and Host of Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ, as well as author of five books on Final Cut Studio, along with a monthly on-line newsletter covering Final Cut Studio; now in its sixth year of publication. A member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America, he is a post-production consultant to Los Angeles broadcast and production studios. In addition to his broadcast credits, Jordan is recognized as one of the Top 100 Corporate Producers in America and is frequently a featured speaker at trade shows, industry events and user groups around the U.S. As an Apple-Certified Trainer in Digital Media, specializing in Final Cut Studio, Jordan combines his extensive production experience with his teaching skills to bring a wide-ranging, real-world perspective to his classes. He was one of the first four Apple-Certified trainers in the U.S. to receive credentials as an “Advanced level" Final Cut Pro instructor. In addition to authoring five books on Final Cut Pro, published by Peachpit Press and Focal Press—including Adobe Production Premium for Final Cut Pro Editors, Jordan has produced hundreds of hours of on-line training for and MacProVideo on all the applications in Final Cut Studio.