Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Making the paper edit, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Making a paper edit is often a good idea, because it forces you to comb through your…materials and chunk your main ideas into tangible decisive pieces.…Then you can begin arranging this not only in your head, but prior to the edit you…can start working it out on paper, either with paper and pen or like I like to do on no cards.…We'll simulate this process now.…Let's just start writing down the main ideas in any order.…So, we've got a lot of material on understanding who BD Dautch is and why he thinks local growing is so important.…
We were introduced to life on his farm, and we see how he invites classes full of school…children on to the farm to learn about sustainability.…We get a sense of what it's like to prepare for the farmers market.…And we get to see how they transport everything and begin selling the produce.…We get a great look at the vitality and vibe of the marketplace.…And we get to talk to several customers to see how important local growing is to the community.…And finally, we get an intimate look into the relationship between the growers and the local restaurants.…
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