Editing Masterclass with Alex Rodriguez

ABOUT Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodríguez (born May 18, 1971) is an Oscar nominated Mexican film editor with more than twenty film credits.

Rodríguez was born in Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France. He is most known for notably known for his work with Alfonso Cuaron, working on his most successful films commencing with Y tu mamá también (2001), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006). He and Cuarón were nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Children of Men .

He has edited scenes with actors such as Gael Garcia Bernal, Clive Owen, Diego Luna, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, and many others.

The critic Wesley Morris described their work as follows:"'Children of Men' has a blistering immediacy that's singular in this age of rapid cutting. Along with Alex Rodríguez, Cuarón cut the picture himself, and while he uses digital effects as enrichment, he builds scenes within the camera's frame rather than just in an editing room. So the film is as theatrical as it is cinematic."

 He recently edited Anon, written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Alex just wrapped up Mosul, written and directed by Matthew Carnahan and produced by emerging powerhouse AGBO with Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame) at the helm. Aside from his editing career, Alex is currently promoting his first short film, Esperando al Gordo (Waiting for Gordo) and is working on two feature film scripts.

His IMDB profile can be found here



4 half  days (14 teaching hours)


18th,19th,22nd,23rd March
Time: 9 am to 1 pm


Course is conducted online via Zoom



S$ 950 before GST (S$1016.50 incl GST)

Who Should Attend

Video Editors, Directors and filmmakers

Course Outline

  • Focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and best processes.

  • How to serve the narrative through effective editing.

  • How to employ narrative techniques to create tension.

  • How to edit your characters/ actors and performance (practical examples of problem solving and good decisions)

  • How to apply the craft in different genres. The impact of genre on editing styles

  • Influence of great films, film history to help work. ( musicals, horror, thriller, shakespeare,study )

  • Technical aspects of the job - looking at recent project showing workflow.

  • Low budget, high budget?

  • How to work with sound, music and special effects

  • The relationship with the Director, DOP, Producer and other members of the film crew.

  • How to be a part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, becoming collaborators, not just efficient technicians.

  • The market reality for Editors, Agents, Rates, and finding your own work

Practical exercise. The participants will be given footage (a small scene) to work on before the workshop. The group will then analyze the edits, and learn from each other’s work. Alex will also give his insight on the edits. Thus participants become more aware of their own edit choices and process and also learn to understand those of others to broaden their understanding.

The workshop is designed for Post Production Supervisors, Directors, Producers, Editors, Sound Editors, production managers, production co-ordinators, production assistant, assistant editors, script supervisors, Film Students, and anyone with the interest in Post Productio


This course is eligible for IMDA T- Assistance and Skillsfuture funding

Funding  Support

From 1 April 2019, the funding support is as below. Funding is valid until 31st March 2021

Category Trainee Type Singaporean Citizen Singaporean PR
Organisation-sponsored Non-SME-Sponsored Up to 70% of course fee capped at $3,000
SME-Sponsored Up to 90% of course fee capped at $3,000
40 year old and above Up to 90% of course fee capped at $3,000 Up to 70% of course fee capped at $3,000
Self-sponsored Less than 40 year old Up to 70% of course fee capped at $3,000
40 year old and above Up to 90% of course fee capped at $3,000 Up to 70% of course fee capped at $3,000
Media Freelancer Course fee subsidy: Up to 90% of course fee capped at $3,000
Training allowance: Up to $7.50 per training hour. Total grant per course (sum of course fee subsidy and training allowance) will be capped at the course fee amount.

Overall training allowance per Freelancer per FY will be capped at $6,500.

Please note the following

1. T-Assist and Skillsfuture do not cover GST

2. Total grant per course (sum of course fee subsidy and training allowance) will be capped at the course fee amount before GST.

3. Skillsfuture funding can be used to cover the portion of the course fee not funded by T-Assist and Freelancer allowance

For Example

A  course costs S$2 000 before GST  .The course  runs from  9.30 am to 5.30 pm for 3 days and there is a 1 hour lunch break daily.

GST amount on the course is 7% X  S$2000 which is S$ 140

Course duration is 21 teaching hours (3 days times 8 hours less 1 hour lunch daily)

If the participant is a media freelancer who qualifies for 90% course fee subsidy and S$7.50 per hour training allowance

 1 .They would pay S$ 2140 to AV8 Media before the course

2. After successfully submitting T-Assist Application

90% of course fee before GST is 90 % x S$ 2000 ,which is S$ 1800

Training allowance is S$7.50 x 21 hours which is S$157.50

So T-Assist and Training Allowance  total to S$ 1957.50

If he wishes to ,he can use Skillsfuture to cover the remaining S$ 42.50

More information is available  on our funding page and on the IMDA Talent Assistance page