Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Locking the picture and preparing the Timeline for finishing, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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You may already be familiar with the concept of picture lock.…The idea is that it's a moment in the process where we commit to our edits, stop making…editorial and timing changes and switch over to a finishing mode.…This is important for numerous reasons.…If other people are going to be working on your mix or color correction, you need to…hand over a cut that's locked so that editorial changes don't happen underneath the work they're trying to do.…
Second, it's an opportunity to communicate with the client about the content.…Most clients are more focused on the content than the technical.…So this is getting close to finished from their point of view.…Last, it's just an opportunity in the process to watch carefully and try to make any changes…that you're going to need to make, try to spot everything at this point.…You'll remember that we started this chapter by watching, and now we've worked through…all of the fun cutting stages. Well, all of those stages aren't one and out.…
It's an iterative process.…
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