Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video An overview of the rough cut process, part of Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer.
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So we have gone through all the steps of evaluating the approach that we want to take in creating this documentary. …We have done all the legwork in setting up our entire project in an organized way so …that we can easily and effectively find our raw material. …We are finally ready to start editing. But how should we begin? …While there isn't any one right way to start out an edit, there are several approaches …that many editors take. …Let's lay out the basic process that we'll take in editing this documentary. …Believe it or not, you may not want to dive immediately into the edit in Media Composer.…
Many editors prefer to attack the general structure and flow of the edit first on paper, …which is why this stage is called the paper edit. …Once you've worked out on paper how your scenes will be arranged, it's not a bad idea to pre-create your sequences. …It can become overwhelming to start editing an entire documentary in one sequence. …So tackling one scene at a time is often a great way to limit your construction of ideas …
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