Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Syncing a script using ScriptSync, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Once you've gone through the steps in setting up your script for entering into Media Composer,…it's time to bring it in and then sync it to the associated Master clips.…So I just go to File > New Script and then in the Transcripts formatted folder I've gone…through, and I've prepared and made them all Plain Text documents so that you can bring those in.…So I'm just going to click BD interview.txt, and I'll click Open, and here it comes into the software.…And you can see this is just a 30-minute interview, and we're going to sync our master clips to…this using ScriptSync.…
So here I have six interview selects, and I've basically gone through and chosen the…parts of the interview that I felt would work best for the documentary.…So what you need to do is actually find the moments in the script that match with these Master clips.…I'm just going to load this into the Source Monitor and play it so that I know what part…of the script this covers. (BD Dautch: My name is BD Dautch.)…All right, so the beginning and then we come to the end here, and I'm going to play and…
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