Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting feedback, making adjustments, and receiving approval, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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So, you've combined and trimmed your scenes to complete the rough cut. …Once you've screened the film for yourself many times to make sure everything is working, …you're prepared to show it to others. …This is because while you've been editing the film, you've been working in somewhat of a vacuum. …Now you're ready for fresh eyes and ears to tell you what's working and what isn't. …Truly, holding a screening in front of an audience teaches you a whole lot about your work. …Sometimes screenings are exciting and sometimes they're hard. …But you should try your best to get as much out of them as possible, so your project can …continue to improve.…
A few things about this very important phase, like I said previously, you need to screen …it for people who are both invested in the film and for those that have no stake in the …film's success at all. …You want to make sure you get the sort of feedback that lets you know how your cut compares …with the vision of the director and ultimately the client. …
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