Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing process footage, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Once you have used B-roll to enhance your scene, you might want to consider adding some…deeper and more connective visual elements to your documentary in the form of Process Footage.…Process footage at its most basic level is footage that shows a person completing a task…in clean continuity.…It's kind of like B-roll, and it's kind of like cinema verite, but at its heart process…footage is footage that draws the viewer into the documentary subject's own experience.…To understand how to edit process footage, I want to first show you a little bit of footage here.…
I am going to just go into Assets and B-roll, and I am going to open up the Farm Picking_Pruning bin.…I am going to take a look at these last few clips here, Wrapping herbs sunny 2, 3, and 4.…So here is a guy and he is picking these herbs and he's cutting them and then he's wrapping…them and then he throws them in a box. So that's all shown in a long shot.…Here, the same thing, picking, cutting, throwing in the box in both a close-up and then a medium…
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