Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Assembling B-roll shots, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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In every edit there's a point where we turn that corner, and we stop just looking at things…and making notes and start to actually edit on the timeline, and we've reached that point in this project.…There's lots of ways to do this, but what's notable here is I'm going to start by assembling my visuals.…Some editors like to lay down their interview bites first and they call that a radio edit,…in other words, what we'll hear, gets laid down first, and then we put the visuals over it.…I tried to fight that temptation, I try to speak with my visuals first and then put in some of the bites.…
You may say it's an academic distinction, but I believe that by focusing on the visuals…first in the process, we've a better shot of telling a more visual story.…So that's exactly where I want to begin.…You can see we're still set up in our Metalogging mode, and I want to change our Workspace layout…for something better for these next steps.…And in particular I plan to use some storyboard editing here, so I want to get setup, so I can do that.…
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 Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and other footage
- Pulling selects and presenting ideas
- Building sequences and scenes
- Creating title graphics
- Animating images
- Adjusting b-roll shots
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files