Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the finishing process, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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Once you have locked your picture, and have either sent away for titling or completed…them yourself, you're ready to tackle other finishing stages of the post-production process.…We are going to talk about two of these right now, the professional audio mix and color correction.…Now, these phases of the process are extremely deep, and we won't be going through them step-by-step,…but I did want to at least get you acquainted with them.…Let's first address audio.…Now, you have probably already done a general level of acceptable work in Media Composer…regarding general correction of level and pan, and you may have addressed some corrective…work via audio suite plug-ins, but by and large, most major audio corrections are typically…done outside of Media Composer, most often in Pro Tools.…
Whether the audio mix is completed in Media Composer or exported to Pro Tools, there are…several issues that should be addressed in a general workflow by the audio mixer.…The level and pan must be adjusted to balance the mix.…
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