Today, digital technologies are inescapable part of the world of audiovisual production. From the humble advert to the most sophisticated film, they are constantly evolving and have resulted in a growing demand for technical artists in the job market.
On the strength of its teaching in applied arts which, for over 30 years, has helped talented young people to acquire industry-recognised professional expertise and experience, MJM Graphic Design video editing is committed to standing out from the crowd by creating a specific course – the result of a long market research process conducted with digital imaging and special effects professionals.


To guide students towards the independent and professional practice of digital editing in all its forms and to address the various facets of the profession, history of cinema, the rules of writing and editing on digital stations and giving them the opportunity to discover all aspects of the film production process so that they can integrate more easily into the employment market.
Special effects editor creates graphic designs for TV programmes and channels, sometimes together with a digital artist. The emergence of this specialist type of editing coincided with the video and has continued to develop along with the control rooms.
The special effects editor has a perfect understanding of the available options for creating fade outs, inlays and overlays.



Video editing school of Paris France


– Special effects editor
– Video editor
– 2D & 3D matte painting graphic designer
– Compositing graphics designer for television production companies, television channels and film production companies. He/she may choose to be salaried or freelance.
There are better and better job prospects in the post-production sector of video editing and special effects thanks to the development of cable and satellite, with television production companies and television channels constituting the main recruiters for junior editors.
Cable networks, large companies and websites are also on the look for versatile, creative and competent technicians. The number of films produced in the world has increased in recent years, which has increased the employment opportunities for editors.



Video editing school of Paris France



• Basic notions of dramaturgy
• Structure of the screenplay: three act construction, the mechanism of conflict
• Characters (identification and characterisation), dialogues
• Basic notions of the quest
• Presenting a screenplay
• The mechanism for managing information

• Awareness of the complexity of the world of sound
• The basics of sound and an introduction to the Soundtrack and audio editing
• The process of sound transmission
• Sound and digital technology
• Links
• Temporal coding and synchronisation
• Sound during filming
• Digital systems

Shooting and production
• Introduction to shooting, the frame, basic techniques and the culture of the look
• Camera basics
• Filming techniques
• Shots
• Codes
• Light and the image
• Shooting angle

Cutting film
• History of the cinema
• Technical process of film
• Distribution and broadcasting
• Editing
• Film grammar: basis 1 Film grammar: basics 2 and 3

Special effects, designs and processing images
• Learning the basics and putting them into practice (modules)
• Introduction to software, audiovisual techniques and objectives
• Puppet effect and parent overlays
• Keying and transparency
• After Effects and Photoshop masks
• Different types of tracking – Mocha
• Day and night effects – Photoshop
• Vanishing point
• Earthzoom
• The functions of light and camera with 3D
• Animated paths and masks
• Credits
• 3D extrusion, Camera tracker
• Matte painting /special effects

• The storyboard and pre-production
• Storyboarded scenes
• Text, images and diagrams

technique video editing
• Software-related vocabulary
• English relating to multimedia Identifying different software tools
• Basic vocabulary relating to multimedia technologies
• Managing a professional project in English
• Comprehension of basic concepts of video editing


To upgrade students and to give them a solid foundation in areas that will become their production tools and their expertise through different modules.


Modules and concrete goals

• The first year focuses acquiring editing software skills and mastering other kinds of software for use with video. This is punctuated with regular supervised practical work, to effectively integrate knowledge.

• This first year is divided into three terms. Each term represents a stage in the general study of each discipline with « milestones in the acquisition of knowledge » to overcome.

The differents discipline in video editing  are introduced gradually:
• History of the cinema
• Sound: awareness of the complexity of the world of sound
• Special effects: design, development and monitoring
• Shooting


Educational goal:

Educational goal: To increase the students’ proficiency in editing and production, this second year focuses on writing a number of screenplays which they then must produce over the course of the year. This year should enable students to get a handle on their knowledge and its application.
Finally, for the final exam, students produce and film a TV series pilot/short film in professional conditions (film studio with professional technicians).

Workshops are organised in the 2nd year. They allow the students to meet professionals from outside the school who speak about specific issues that complement the course content.
For example:
• International market analysis
• Potential and evolution of the audiovisual market and the consequences for writing and production



At the end of the course and after satisfying a panel of professionals, depending on their training, the student will be awarded: a CSFP (Certificat Supérieur de Formation Professionnelle [Higher Education Vocational Training Certificate]) or a CERTIFICATION registered with the RNCP.

Currently, courses in Advertising Graphic Design, Infographics, Web Design, Fashion Design/Pattern Making and Interior Architecture are registered with the RNCP (Registre National de Certification Professionnelle [National Register of Vocational Certifications]).

Finally, our institution has been awarded the OPQF (Organisme Professionnel de Qualification des organismes de Formation [Professional Qualifying Body of Training Institutes]) qualification which attests to the quality of the training.




How to apply ?

MJM Graphic Design is a video editing and special effects school in France. You can apply for follow the video editing and special effects program in Paris, Rennes & Strasbourg. You will become video editor and make your passion your profession !