Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using montage and parallel editing to manipulate time and ideas, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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As you're working to build an effective narrative for your documentary, you will inevitably need…to figure out ways to both compress and expand time, both for logistical reasons--like to…fit a lot of information in a short period of time-- and also to engage the audience in more exciting ways.…Now as you do this it's also nice to be able to combine different ideas and make that work for your film.…Now there are a few ways you can tackle time and idea manipulation.…Here we're going to take a look at two, Montage editing and Parallel editing.…
Now in the last movie we took a look at Process Footage editing, which is basically editing…with continuity, where we see a task that is actually not filmed in real time, but we…present it as if it were.…So here we have our guy wrapping the herbs and here we have him in close up and then…we cut out to him in a medium shot and then a long shot and everything is matched on action.…So we have him basically holding the herbs like so, in both of these shots, and we have…
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