Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Laying the foundation, part of Introduction to Video Editing.
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- Once you have a general plan for your documentary…it's time to start figuring out which clips…are going to form the foundation for your interviews.…This is going to take a lot of watching and listening…and above all a lot of patience.…It's also going to take some trial and error…adding and moving and removing material…until you form the narrative spine of the film…and just a reminder…we're going to sort of be flying…through the editing process a bit here.…If you need to slow down…and get acquainted with all things editing in Premiere Pro…or whatever other editing software you want to use…please take a look…at the applicable Essential training courses.…
So for the interest of time…we are not going to be able to spend…all of the time that it actually takes…to find the sound bytes that we want to use…but to condense the process a bit I've done a few things.…I'm going to just click on my project pane here…and press tilde…and here are all of the interview segments…and all of the ones in this sort of rose color…are the ones that I've identified that I want to use…
- Exploring an editor's role in storytelling
- Understanding film grammar
- Learning when to follow and when to break editing "rules"
- Exploring shot and lens movement, as well as timing and pacing
- Getting to know video editing software
- Editing narrative scenes
- Editing documentaries
- Looking at the role of sound design, effects, and color correction
- Next steps for training and development