Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding movement to static images, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Adding still images to your documentary is a really nice way to advance the story, even…when it's among lots of footage.…Here I have my conclusion, and I have lots of nice footage to help sell my story, and…I have this shot of BD at the market, and it's surrounded by a lot of movement, but…it is so still itself.…Now, if I applied a resize to this, it really wouldn't be the best solution because what…I have done is I have imported this image into my project and therefore I've converted…it to the video resolution that I'm working with.…
So here is the image that I've imported, and we know that we are working in a standard…definition project for the purposes of this course, and so we are at 720x486 pixels.…Well, I'll tell you that this image was shot on a Canon 5D Camera at more than 5000x3000 pixels.…If we look at it exactly, we can see that we have it at 5616 pixels by 3600 pixels,…so a very, very large image, and we want to take advantage of every single one of those pixels.…
So, if we did a resize effect, it would get really soft, really fast, and that's just not what we want.…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Exploring the documentary postproduction process
- Organizing footage and using searching techniques
- Setting up and using digital transcripts
- Building sequences and scenes to form the rough cut
- Adding effects to repair and enhance footage
- Fine-tuning the sequence to reach picture lock
- Receiving feedback
- Finishing the film with titles, color correction, and professional audio