Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Beginning a project, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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As you've hopefully gathered from the previous chapters, there's a lot of things you need…to do before actually tackling the edit.…Once you've done them, however, you can begin really looking at what you've got in order…to devise exactly how you'd like to organize everything.…Now, before the days of file-based workflow, the editor would usually screen all footage…out of the editing software and take detailed notes in devising the best way to tackle the capture.…And certainly, if you're still working with tape, you'll want to approach it this way.…However, in the tapeless environment, you can just bring the footage right into the…software and screen from within media composer.…
Now again, because we can't provide you with the 430 gigabytes of raw media, we can't include…this step in the exercise files.…So please just watch this movie for reference and then enjoy the organized footage for your…own purposes later on. Okay.…So, first of all, I know through my consultation with the production team that this footage…
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