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Making the paper edit

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Making a paper edit is often a good idea, because it forces you to comb through your materials and chunk your main ideas into tangible decisive pieces. Then you can begin arranging this not only in your head, but prior to the edit you can start working it out on paper, either with paper and pen or like I like to do on no cards. We'll simulate this process now. Let's just start writing down the main ideas in any order. So, we've got a lot of material on understanding who BD Dautch is and why he thinks local growing is so important.

Making the paper edit

Making a paper edit is often a good idea, because it forces you to comb through your materials and chunk your main ideas into tangible decisive pieces. Then you can begin arranging this not only in your head, but prior to the edit you can start working it out on paper, either with paper and pen or like I like to do on no cards. We'll simulate this process now. Let's just start writing down the main ideas in any order. So, we've got a lot of material on understanding who BD Dautch is and why he thinks local growing is so important.

We were introduced to life on his farm, and we see how he invites classes full of school children on to the farm to learn about sustainability. We get a sense of what it's like to prepare for the farmers market. And we get to see how they transport everything and begin selling the produce. We get a great look at the vitality and vibe of the marketplace. And we get to talk to several customers to see how important local growing is to the community. And finally, we get an intimate look into the relationship between the growers and the local restaurants.

So, let's take some time to start arranging these main ideas in a structured order and see where we end up. Okay, so we know we need a structured intro and conclusion. Then we've got all the rest of these ideas that come into play in some way. First is there anything that doesn't belong, anything that doesn't serve the mission stated within the creative brief. Well, the only thing I think I take out completely right off the bat is the stuff of the kids learning about farming.

It's great stuff, but we don't have much time, and that might take us on too much of a tangent. So, we'll get rid of that. Now, let's figure out how the rest of the materials can now fit together. I think first we need to learn about BD. It will humanize the Farm to Table movement very well. Then I think we need to get to know the farm. This will bring as a back to the importance of agriculture and local growing. Then let's explore the market itself, its vitality, and energy, and its purpose. This is going to be really big.

Finally, we need to hit on the restaurant angle. This will go perfectly at the end, since the chefs shop for their food at the farmers market, and we'll have just covered that. Then we're left over with a few extra topics. I think we can fit these into our main ideas. The importance of local growing has to go with BD, no question. And all of it, it takes to get prepared for the market can go with the explanation of farm life. That does go hand-in-hand. And the market setup and the customer angle should go along with the umbrella topic of the market itself.

Most of this can be accomplished by intelligently combining good sound bites with good B-roll. And then our restaurant bit and then the conclusion. So, while this may have been grossly oversimplified, you will need to go through the process yourself in real time. And as you can see, being able to organize your ideas on paper can be a great way to actually see how a documentary is going to come together. Remember, there can exist literally hundreds or thousands of stories in the raw material of a documentary. It's your job to find the best story.

So, it's important to start out with the best approach.

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Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer

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  1. 6m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 36s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 36s
  2. 10m 49s
    1. Interpreting a creative brief to establish goals
      3m 3s
    2. Examining project assets
      3m 43s
    3. Defining the project approach
      4m 3s
  3. 11m 52s
    1. Understanding the documentary postproduction process
      2m 15s
    2. Focusing on the preparatory phase
      3m 33s
    3. Focusing on the rough cut phase
      3m 27s
    4. Focusing on the picture lock workflow
      2m 37s
  4. 36m 51s
    1. Beginning a project
      10m 28s
    2. Screening and assigning qualitative information to clips
      7m 3s
    3. Looking for stock footage using the Avid Marketplace
      4m 27s
    4. Marrying high-quality audio with video
      4m 54s
    5. Using the Find tool and PhraseFind to search the audio in a clip
      5m 58s
    6. Understanding transcoding
      4m 1s
  5. 14m 11s
    1. Preparing a script for script integration
      4m 17s
    2. Syncing a script using ScriptSync
      5m 9s
    3. Manually syncing a script
      4m 45s
  6. 59m 56s
    1. An overview of the rough cut process
      3m 38s
    2. Making the paper edit
      3m 9s
    3. Using a two-column script
      3m 33s
    4. Assembling the radio edit
      7m 15s
    5. Building scenes with B-roll
      9m 30s
    6. Editing process footage
      6m 29s
    7. Using montage and parallel editing to manipulate time and ideas
      8m 20s
    8. Adding natural and environmental sound
      6m 11s
    9. Correcting audio
      6m 22s
    10. Putting it all together: Completing the assembly edit
      5m 29s
  7. 32m 52s
    1. Dealing with multiple formats in a project
      5m 2s
    2. Adding movement to static images
      6m 6s
    3. Stabilizing shaky footage
      3m 23s
    4. Changing and fixing portions of the video frame
      8m 7s
    5. Compressing and expanding time in video and audio
      5m 23s
    6. Repairing jump cuts using the FluidMorph plug-in
      4m 51s
  8. 22m 25s
    1. Getting feedback, making adjustments, and receiving approval
      3m 16s
    2. Creating multiple titles and lower thirds
      5m 39s
    3. Understanding the finishing process
      5m 46s
    4. Delivering the project
      7m 44s
  9. 1m 28s
    1. Next steps
      1m 28s

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