The Digital Codebook 2.9.1
Stand Alone Version Now Available 

The Digital Codebook puts every frame of footage, everything created in the filmmaking process at your fingertips, and is the SAME set of databases that come with Master The Workflow's Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 


By Popular Demand, You Can Now Purchase Master The Workflow's Digital Codebook as a Standalone Product.

*A licensed version of FileMaker Pro is required. FileMaker Pro sold separately.

The Digital Codebook is a comprehensive set of custom designed and connected FileMaker Pro databases, which Richard used on his last three films, including the just released "Bill & Ted - Face The Music" for Orion Pictures.

Nearly two years in the making, The Digital Codebook tracks picture, sound, visual effects, script notes, continuities and every other facet of the editorial process. It even has a section that tracks petty cash.

Learning how to use The Digital Codebook puts every frame of footage, everything created in the cutting process at the assistant editors fingertips. Best of all, it’s included as a Free Bonus when you sign up for Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0.

There is a new layout called VFX Sequence Codes. This is because in a complex VFX sequence, you might have a long VFX sequence that encompasses several scenes. 

Rather than number your VFX by scene, it might make more sense to number your VFX by VFX Sequence. This layout was created so that you can keep track of those VFX Sequence IDs, and create PDFs to keep everybody on your team informed as to what those VFX Sequence IDs mean. 

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Who needs the Digital Codebook?

Film students & recent graduates

Aspiring Film Makers & New Assistant Editors

Experienced assistant editors looking for workflow tips

Indie filmmakers looking to master the most effective editing and post production workflow

The Digital Codebook was created by working Hollywood professional editor Richard Sanchez who has used it extensively on major studio feature films and television shows.

Richard Sanchez

Richard works as both a visual effects and assistant editor. He's assisted on the feature films Suicide Squad, Robin Hood and Naked, and on the television series Table 19, The Good Place, and Sweet Tooth. More recently he was the visual effects editor on Hulu's Catch-22 and Bill & Ted Face The Music.
He is currently working on a new series for Marvel Studios.

Praise from Recent Students

“The codebook section alone was worth the price for the tutorial for me. That’s the kind of stuff I just couldn’t learn on my own. Self-confidence level skyrocketing with every chapter!​”  

Krisztian M. Founding Member

“This course has been so informative. You have done an excellent job distilling the information down in a clear and concise way. Between this and shadowing my friend recently I feel ready for my first real substantial scripted show.”

Aleigh L. Founding Member

“Just finished up Module 5 (Editorial). Along with all the wonderful technical education from all the lessons, the editing room diplomacy lesson in this module was really good and vital. Working habits and attitudes generally determine what keeps an assistant editor in the job or not and it’s super important to have the correct attitude and habits as specified in this lesson. Thanks so much for a fantastic job guys!”

Sevan M. Founding Member

Purchase Your Copy Today! 


$297 gets you...

  • The full version of The Digital Codebook. The same one included in the complete Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 Course.
  • 8 Video Lessons - 4 Hours of detailed instruction on how to work with every aspect of the Codebook. 
  • Bonus #1 : Private, Members Only Facebook Group
  • Bonus #2 Downloadable Transcripts of each lesson
  • Bonus #3 Downloadable .mp3's of each lesson so you can listen on the go.
  • Bonus #4 Special Offer on Avid Practice Media

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does an assistant editor do? 

A: Assistant editors are the people that deal with every aspect of a production through the major stages: production, editing and finishing. The assistant editor will get to know every single frame of the film: every performance, every sound, visual effect, and every music cue. They are the unsung heroes of the cutting room and at Master the Workflow, we train you to be a feature film assistant editor at the highest level.

Q: Can’t I just learn on the job? 

A: Of course you can learn on the job. The journey of an assistant editor is one of constantly learning and improving your own workflow. But the demands of the job spin at a ferocious pace. Speed, accuracy and efficiency are the key words. 

That said, it can be very hard to land your first job, especially if you are unfamiliar with the concepts and intricacies of the cutting room. This course will provide valuable insight to allow you to approach an interview with familiarity and insight. Enrolling in our course mean you can learn the ropes at your own pace, and in a low-stakes environment.

Q: There are loads of certification classes out there, what makes this one different? 

A: Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 was developed and created by working Hollywood professionals. It teaches the tasks, processes, and skills you need to know in order to survive in this incredibly competitive environment. The course doesn’t just teach you how to operate a piece of software, it takes you step by step through each phase of post-production and gives you a detailed, hands-on, in the trenches understanding of the assistant editor’s role in that process. There is no shortage of classes offered on how to use the stalwart of the editing business: Avid. Film schools and many other training facilities deliver an abundance of Avid certified courses. What these classes don’t teach you, is where Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 really stands out.

Q: How is the course delivered?

A: The course is presented by Richard Sanchez and delivered via our website in pre-recorded HD video tutorials. Downloadable transcripts, slide decks (for relevant lessons), and audio mp3 files for every lesson are included.  

Q: What about other students? 

A: Lessons are taken on an independent, individual study basis but there are opportunities to connect with other students via the private members-only Facebook group.

Q: Is there a time limit?

A: No, you will have unlimited, lifetime access to the course once you have purchased it.

Q: What help will I get?  

A: Students can ask questions on the private Facebook group and additional support can be requested by email.

Q: What do I need to get the most out of the course?  

A: Students will need a computer, mobile phone, or tablet with an Internet connection to access the course. You will get the most out of the course if you have a copy of Avid Media Composer installed on your computer. If you don’t have the full version, the free version: Media Composer First, is available for download from Avid. 

In order to use The Digital Codebook, you will need to have a copy of FileMaker Pro installed on your system. Please note, FileMaker Pro is not included as part of the course.

Q: What happens after the course? 

A: Students have access to continuing support and networking opportunities from fellow course alumni via the private Facebook group.

Payment FAQ

Q: How do I pay? 

A: Payment is made via the secure website. Students can sign up for a payment plan or can lower the cost by paying in full upon registration. At this time, Master the Workflow accepts Visa and MasterCard.

Q: Do you offer any reduced rates?

A: We hold specials at various times throughout the year. We also have giveaways periodically with our various partners including the American Cinema Editors, Motion Picture Editors Guild, and Blue Collar Post Collective.

Q: I can’t log in to my account

A: If you can’t log into your account, we first suggest you request a new password. If that doesn’t work please send us an email at: [email protected] with the email address you registered under.

Q: I have another question; how do I get in touch?

A: You can always reach us via email at [email protected]