Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Completing the rough cut, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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For me, rough cutting is really one of the most fun parts of editing.…So far we've really worked with one hand tied behind our back. Let's work on the visuals,…let's work on the interviews, but now, it's all at that point where it's all coming together.…If we take the painting metaphor, it's all there on the canvas, and we are doing the…fine work, we are really bringing out the features and the strong points, the themes…and ideas of our painting or our documentary, if you will.…
So I want to take a close look here and see the types of things that we're doing in this stage.…The emphasis is going to be on timing in parts but also on content. And there's going to…be parts where what we need is still in the Project panel and hasn't come down to the timeline.…We are going to go back to our media to search for things.…So let's give ourselves a little more timeline room by closing this whole frame. Great.…So we can see our whole timeline, and I'm even going to collapse our tracks here so…we can see every single element that's in play.…
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