Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video The Assurance, part of Creating a Short Film: 08 Editing.
(mellow music) - [Korda'a] It's so hard to believe.
I keep dreaming that she's here with me and we can go home. The people of my world are sick, dying. I can never go home. I am alone. My sister was the only family I've ever known, and I miss her. She left me here in the wilderness. I know her mission is important, but I still don't understand it.
I'd always knew my sister would do something great. I didn't know what it was, but she did, and that weighed heavily on her. Ta'ani kept her secrets til the end. All I knew was that she had more hope than most. She wanted that for me, too. - Recite the poem. - Through forest deep and desert long, I will be brave, I will be strong.
I did not share her faith. A great evil has come to this world. They say it is a god that has rebelled and fallen, and that his presence creates the terrible plague that is destroying our people. - Draw the assurance. - [Korda'a] Some find hope in an ancient drawing. They think it's a sign from the gods about who will be saved. - Draw the assurance every day. - [Korda'a] Ta'ani believed. She had me study it and draw it over and over.
I was not a good student. I suppose she was preparing me to learn who she really was, and why she had to leave. I didn't understand why the assurance was so important, but some did. - What do you see? - [Korda'a] The few that are left gather often, to learn and to look forward to a better day, though even the believers doubt they will be around to see it.
One day, I was exposed, and everything changed. We left our home, went out into the wilderness, and Ta'ani finally taught me about her mission. - Korda'a, there's a lot I need to tell you. The gods have blessed our family. We can do great things. (mellow music) Cover your ears, child.
(loud explosion) - [Korda'a] I had so many questions. But the next day, she was gone. Now I think I understand. She taught me who she was, who I am, and to believe. The people of my world are dying, but they are not dead.
Ta'ani's mission was to send me to save them, and I intend to. - If others knew you existed, our lives would never be the same. - A child will come to save us. (inaudible) (suspenseful music) - It's impossible.
- Korda'a, you've been exposed. They know who you are. The fanatics will come after us. We're not safe here. We must leave. Korda'a, time for you to take your journey. - Why, aren't you coming? - You know what to do. - You're the chosen one. - Korda'a, you are the assurance. You can save us all. It was always you.
- How do I know where to go? - Forest deep and desert long. - I will be brave. I will be strong. (winds blow) (intense music) (inspirational music)
- Telling stories with edits
- Syncing audio and video
- Matching eyelines
- Knowing when not to cut
- Controlling the pacing
- Controlling emotion with shot size
- Working with audio
- Creating a rough cut
- Creating end credits
- Rendering and output
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 01 Producingwith Chad Perkins1h 6m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 07 Cinematographywith Chad Perkins4h 44m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 10 VFX Effectswith Chad Perkins4h 51m Intermediate
1. Understanding Film Editing
2. Preparing to Edit
3. In the Beginning
4. Editing Basics
5. The Art of Editing
6. Working with Audio
7. Refining the Edit
8. Creating End Credits
9. Editing The Assurance
10. Exporting to Other Processes
11. Rendering and Output
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