ASSISTANT EDITing for Scripted Television

Taught by Richard Sanchez, the Assistant Editing for Scripted Television class serves to translate your working knowledge of unscripted television to scripted television.  Intermediate  to advanced unscripted assistant editors will learn the various differences from unscripted to scripted including: paperwork, dailies, VFX tracking and much more.


  • Pre Production Meeting

    • Determining shooting format

    • Dailies requirements

    • Software Needs

  • Relation of Assistant Editor and Script Supervisor

  • Turnover protocols

  • Establish Editor’s Preferences



  • Daily Edit Logs

  • Progress Report

  • Lined Script

  • Facing Pages

  • Call Sheets

  • Continuity

  • Camera Reports

  • Sound Reports



  • Dailies

    • Checking delivered shots against Edit Logs

    • Double checking Metadata

    • Marking Clips

    • Grouping and bin layouts

    • Manual Scripting

    • Building Notebooks

  • Codebook

  • Temp Sound

  • Temp Music

  • Tracking ADR

  • Tracking VFX

  • Exporting Cuts



  • Online vs VFX

  • Turnovers

  • Reconforms


NOTE: A system with Media Composer 8.8 or later is preferred but older versions of Avid are fine as well. 8GB of system memory and Windows 7/OS X 10.10 or later are needed to run Media Composer 8.8.

Computer rentals are available for as little $60/week from Hi-Tech Computer Rental in Burbank.

Let us know if you have any questions about system compatibility.


Richard Sanchez has been working as an assistant editor for 9 years.  Having gotten his start in unscripted television, Richard has traversed the worlds of unscripted television, scripted television and feature films.

From UFO Hunters to The Good Place to his most recent project, the feature film "Naked" for Netflix, Richard has seen a wide range of workflows and developed a strong skillset that he's excited to share via the Assistant Editors's Bootcamp.