Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting the best takes, part of Video Post Production for Low-Budget Films.
- As you begin to piece together your sequence,…one of the very first task we're faced with…is deciding which take is best.…Every so often, we will encounter the "money shot",…a single take, often the last one,…that is absolutely perfect,…whether the actors nailed it,…or the lighting was just right,…it is clearly the best take we're going to have.…In this case, our job as an editor is easy.…But more often than not, however,…the selection process is not so simple.…
Perhaps the easiest way to start…eliminating potential options…is from a technical perspective.…Let's take a look at a scene from our film.…In this specific scene, we had an old woman…creeping very nervously down a hallway.…We showed a bunch of different angles,…wide shots,…close-ups,…and even some handheld coverage.…So we have a lot of different options.…Let's quickly run through…how we made those decisions.…
As our character, the old woman,…was creeping down the hallway,…she was passing through different pockets of light.…But sometimes, she missed them.…
Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel knows filmmakers can be overwhelmed by the amount of post-production options. In this course, he takes you behind the scenes, sharing insights to help you maximize your post-production process while minimizing the impact to your budget. Eduardo focuses on the essential post-production steps and how to implement technical and creative solutions that help accomplish your vision. He shows you an entire post-production process, including planning, editing your film, working with a composer, adding audio, working with color, and distributing your project.
- Selecting an NLE (nonlinear editor)
- Preparing assets for editing
- Storing and backing up your files
- Evaluating scenes and takes to make selections
- Fine-tuning the edit
- Enhancing the story with audio
- Working with a composer
- Finishing the piece with color grading
- Distributing your project