Behind the Edit: Commercial Editing & Advertising Workshop - Nia Centre for the Arts
Artistic & Professional Development

Behind the Edit: Commercial Editing & Advertising Workshop

Interested in film editing?


May 18 - 15, 2021

Deadline to Register: May 11th, 2021

The film industry holds many opportunities for artists and creatives to find creative pathways and build a sustainable career. In recent years, we’ve seen more and more youth and emerging artists looking for ways to enter the industry and gain more technical training that will help jumpstart their careers.

Behind The Edit bridges the gap and allows emerging filmmakers to learn from career professionals in the commercial advertising sector, and understand the day-to-day operations of commercial editors.

Are you looking to carve your own path in commercial film editing & advertising? Sign up for the 5 week workshop series facilitated by the Outsider Editorial team, a post-production creative agency based in Toronto and explore post-production, commercial film editing, and the creative process of developing a commercial project from start to finish.


These mentorship sessions are open emerging artists/ youth are:

  • Interested in learning from career professionals working in the commercial and post-production industry
  • Interested in learning about editing software, post-production and the various roles, positions and networks within the advertising industry
  • Interested in learning how to break into the industry and navigate the industry through COVID-19/ working from home

Although not mandatory, preference will be given to artists/youth who are a part of the Creative Connect Program

Space is limited for this workshop series, and we will be selecting 6 artists.

Registration Deadline: May 11th, 2021 | 11:59pm

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Program Schedule

Session 1: Tuesday, May 18th | 5pm – 7pm
Session 2: Tuesday, May 25th | 5pm – 7pm
Session 3: Tuesday, June 1st | 5pm – 7pm
Session 4: Tuesday, June 8th | 5pm – 7pm
Session 5: Tuesday, June 15th | 5pm – 7pm

About Outsider Editorial

Outsider Editorial is a Post-Production Boutique that puts story-telling above all else. Built on the premise that Editors could and should be as mobile as Directors. Outsider Editorial opened its doors in June 2018. Alison Gordon moved back from working abroad in Paris, and Chris Murphy from Los Angeles to launch this new venture in the city where they began their careers – Toronto, Canada. Alison & Chris partnered with their former colleague Michael Barker, and an internationally experienced EP and friend, Kristina Anzlinger, to make their dream a reality. An offline Post-Production Boutique made for Editors by Editors.

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