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Audiovisual Editing and Narrative for Short Films

A course by Juanmi Cristóbal , Video editor and cinematographer

Video editor and cinematographer. Granada, Spain.
Joined January 2019

Learn different techniques to tell your story with professional standards from start to finish

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (189)
  • 5444 students

Learn different techniques to tell your story with professional standards from start to finish

Telling a compelling story through short film formats requires meticulous attention to detail. A well-constructed narrative is key, and it goes beyond the script and set. Throughout his career as a video editor and director of photography, Juanmi Cristóbal has learned that color, rhythm, shot length, and many more aspects of video editing greatly contribute to the narrative of a short film.

In this course, Juanmi teaches you how to edit a short film, sharing his experience and knowledge with you, to enhance your editing through visual narration techniques. In his previous courses, he focused on software that is widely used in professional editing, namely, Introduction to DaVinci Resolve for Color Correction, to master color editing with professional technique, and Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro, where he teaches the most used software for editing films, TV, and web content, from start to finish.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 10 downloads

Type of plans and their use
15 minutes, 36 seconds
14 minutes, 2 seconds
9 minutes, 35 seconds
Mounting types
9 minutes, 59 seconds
Dump and organization
7 minutes, 57 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (189)
  • 5444 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 35m)
  • 10 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a short film, from the importing of files to the final export of your project, going through each stage of the editing process, using narrative as your main focus.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

If you like telling stories with videos, this is the course for you. This course is for all those who are interested in applying audiovisual narrative to their editing process.

Requirements and materials

Having basic editing skills in Adobe Premiere Pro or other editing software is recommended. Previous knowledge in the cinematographic narrative is not required to take this course.

You will need a computer that will allow you to work smoothly an editing software such as Premiere Pro, Final Cut, DaVinci Resolve, or other. Juanmi will use Premiere to teach you his process.


5444 Students
189 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Juanmi Cristóbal

A course by Juanmi Cristóbal

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Video editor and cinematographer

Juanmi Cristóbal's experience spans many fronts, from graphic design - a career he studied in his native Zamora (Spain) - to photography and post-production, through video editing and recording.

In 2016 he founded together with his partners Javier Barbero and Sergio Llast the audiovisual production company Fourminds, in which they produce both film and advertising and have worked for clients such as Samsung, Wacom, Roolling Stone and Canal Sur, among others.

In addition to being a professor at Domestika, he teaches at the Art School Granada in the subjects of Photographic Technique, Video Editing with Premiere Pro and Video Recording with DSLR.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Cinematic narrative

    • Type of plans and their use
    • Rhythm
    • Weather
    • Mounting types
  • U3

    Preparing the short film

    • Dump and organization
    • Viewing and using bookmarks
    • Audio and video synchronization
  • U4

    The edition

    • Script dimensioning and script usage
    • Simultaneous audio and video montage: using the sequences
    • Create the first cut
  • U5

    Final adjustments: color and its narrative | Title

    • Use of color: equalization
    • Final aesthetics
    • Title
    • Codecs and formats: final export
  • FP

    Final project

    • Audiovisual Editing and Narrative for Short Films

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Audiovisual Editing and Narrative for Short Films. Photography, and Video course by Juanmi Cristóbal Best seller

Audiovisual Editing and Narrative for Short Films

A course by Juanmi Cristóbal
Video editor and cinematographer. Granada, Spain.
Joined January 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (189)
  • 5444 students