Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with multiple formats in a project, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Documentaries are complex, structurally yes, but also technically.…As the documentary editor, you often live under the I'll take what I can get mentality,…and it's up to you to tell the best story possible, using the materials you can acquire.…Therefore, many times material will be shot on multiple cameras, with varying formats.…Let's take a look at a couple of format discrepancies scenarios and talk about some ways to deal with them.…All right, so here is my Intro scene and everything is looking great and just kind of serving…everything's, ah, when I get to this shot and he looks a little stretched and squeezed…definitely, not the correct shape we have these three people in a row and he definitely stands out.…
So he's at the wrong aspect ratio.…I can always check if I right-click on my Record Monitor here and say Project Aspect…Ratio, 4 x 3 now he looks okay, when I'm in 4 x 3 and everyone else looks stretched and squeezed.…So with documentaries, this is so, so common, you are always working with either archival…
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