Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining the project approach, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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So we know we're slated with the task of relaying several important points within the parameters …of the Farm to Table project, and we have a general idea of the assets that are available to us. …In order to figure out our approach and style, let's take a look at some possible options …and then decide how we'd like to move forward. …Given our assets we're probably going to let the interview footage and B-roll tell a large …majority of our story. …The interviews have been shot rather traditionally. …So we've already got that part largely decided for us. …They will serve as the backbone of the piece.…
We have one main documentary subject and about a half a dozen secondary subjects and they'll …each get there chance to help tell our story. …The video B-roll as all of the primary and supplemental video footage that was shot …that'll be inter cut with the interviews. …B-roll can be anything from beauty shots to intricately shot process footage. …We'll explore all of this later. What else do we have? …
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