Television Drama Editing with Steven Robinson ASE


How do TV drama editors achieve the magic of screen storytelling, in the pressure cooker of fast turnaround television?

Knowing how to use editing software is one thing, but knowing how to edit is a skill that can make the difference for a show’s success.

Victoria’s Screen Industry Skills Centre Open Channel, invites applications for our upcoming workshop, Television Drama Editing with Steven Robinson, ASE (Neighbours, Putuparri & The Rainmakers, Kath and Kim).

This course will give you insights into the TV Editor’s job, the craft of drama editing, when to follow the rules, and when to break with convention.

Participants are also provided with access to original broadcast TV drama footage from a long running series, to practice editing in a simulated experience. You’ll learn how to adapt during the edit to production resources such as rushes, show bibles, marked-up scripts, and Producer and Director notes.


This is an intermediate/advanced workshop for Editors with prior short film, television, or web-series credits and a basic knowledge of how to operate an editing platform. It is a creative focused course, not a course in technical editing.


This two-day intensive workshop will be led by experienced television and film Editor Steven Robinson ASE, and will provide participants with an insight into editing for the fast-paced world of cutting television drama.

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StevenPortrait-2-3-JPGSteven Robinson ASE is an award winner Editor who divides his time between documentary and drama, features and television.

He won the AACTA in 2010 for Best Editing on Inside the Firestorm and the Australian Screen Editing Awards for Best Editing on Choir of Hard Knocks. He has been nominated four times for Best Editing with the ASE.

His credits include:

  •  Serial & series dramas Neighbours, MDA (Winner Best Drama AFI 2003), Bed of Roses Series 2 & 3, Something in the Air (Winner Best Episode in a Drama Series), Silver Sun
  •  Feature documentaries Putuparri & The Rainmakers, The Trial (also co-writer)
  •  Feature films Kath & Kimderella, Frank & Jerry
  •  Comedy series It’s a Date, Kath & Kim Series 1-4 (AFI winner), Whatever Happened to that Guy?
  •  Documentary series & one-offs Dirty Business, Monash the Forgotten Anzac, Menzies & Churchill at War, Charles Bean’s Great War, Bushfire Summer, Dusty: Little By Little (also Associate Producer), The Art of Bill Henson, Outback House
  •  Factual series The Ball (AACTA Nominated), Gallipoli from Above

Steven is a former Chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian Screen Editors guild and has been on the pre-selection panel for both the Melbourne International Film Festival and the AACTA awards.




Daniel Schultheis
t. 03 8327 2009