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Editshots: Girl in Black


$19.99 (individual)/$39.99 (education)

Europe: £16+VAT (individual)/£32 +VAT (education)

EDITSHOTS: GIRL IN BLACK is a set of video clips to edit on iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC. It’s a great hands-on way to learn about film language before you start making your own movies. You can edit the clips using standard editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Premiere.

The story

A young man is standing on some rocks. He gets a text message that says “I’m coming”. He looks around but can’t see anything. Behind him a girl in black appears. She slowly walks towards him…

Learners can watch the whole action in a single take, then create their own opening sequence from 55 different clips.

What’s in the package

The package includes

  • 55 editable video clips
  • 3 clips with additional audio
  • a video showing the complete action in a single shot
  • PDF user guide
  • a 36-page, iPad-friendly PDF that takes you step by step through editing the movie, covering shot size and selection, camera position and movement, editing on the action, shot-reverse shot, the 180 degree rule and more.

Girl in Black is a remastered, downloadable version of the main film on the Editsense DVD-ROM, which is used by hundreds of schools around the world.

Editshots editable video clips
55 different video clips tell a simple story, but with different shot sizes, camera positions, lenses, and movement

Children using the original black and white version of the Girl in Black clips on an editing workshop.

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In this remastered colour version, each clip is numbered and has a descriptive caption

A 36-page PDF takes you step-by-step through the editing process, explaining filmmaking principles

Buying Editshots: Girl in Black

You can buy Editshots by secure download from Gumroad. It’s $19.99 (£16+VAT) for personal use, or $39.99 (£32+VAT) for an education licence. The education licence allows you to install it on multiple devices at a single school or other education institution site.

NB You’ll need to download Editshots: Girl in Black to a Mac or PC before installing it on an iPad or iPhone. 

UK schools

We can accept official orders from UK schools and education institutions who can’t buy online, or who want a physical copy of the resource. We’ll send you the resource on USB stick. Please send an official order for £40 (includes school site licence and postage) to Learnaboutfilm Ltd, 47 Cornerswell Road, Penarth CF64 2UX. You can also send the order as a PDF attachment to

Free trial version

You can also get a free trial version for evaluation (not for education use.) It includes 25 clips rather than the 55 in the full version, and it doesn’t include the unedited single-shot movie or the audio clips. Download it here.

What people said about the Editsense DVD-ROM

“An excellent resource … highly engaging”.
Martin Cairns, Media Education Journal

“Vital … would recommend it to every media or English department”
Jack Kenny, Agent for Change

“Media language in all its elements comes to life. Suddenly they can see how a shot filmed from a different angle with a different sound track makes all the difference.”
Deborah Snow, Point of View

“A great classroom resource for anyone teaching A-Level Media Studies or BTECs in Media Production…” **** Amazon reviewer

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