Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting to grips with slip and slide trimming, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
…The next step in our editing workflow is going to be to begin tuning up and…adjusting the timing of our edit.…Now, of course, you can change your mind about the content at any time.…You can modify the structure any way you want.…And having said that, if you are collaborating with a director or producer,…just make sure that they know how much extra work it is to change the overall…structure, so that they don't get too happy with the idea of experimentation.…And the reason I encourage you to do this is simply that you know perhaps better…than they do, just how much work there is yet to do on this program.…
And I've worked on so many edits where you get this crunch time at the end,…because the person you're working for…just doesn't understand the detail all comes at the end.…If you've ever talked to a painter, and decorator, they'll tell you…that it's the snagging at the end of the job that really takes up the time.…So, having said that, we now need to clean up our timing.…And I want to just walk you through using slip and…
In the previous installment of EPK Editing Workflows, Maxim Jago showed you how to ingest media and build a basic assembly edit from your favorite shots. Here you'll take that rough cut and fine-tune it using a number of industry-standard trimming techniques that work in just about every nonlinear editing system. You'll learn how to take your edited sequence from an assembly to a precise cut, with temporary effects and transitions that will help you nail down the final visual look of your video.
- Establishing the starting point
- Stripping out content from the assembly cut
- Editing quickly with keyboard shortcuts
- Advanced trimming techniques
- Trimming with the JKL technique
- Adding placeholder transitions and effects
- Achieving picture lock