Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining scene order, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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One of the first things that I like to consider during the fine cutting phase is the order…of the scenes or ideas in our piece.…Are we deploying our best stuff in the best order?…Sometimes at this phase I go back to the note card exercise or outlining exercise that we…did earlier, and I actually shuffle around those note cards to try to conceptualize different…orders for the piece.…In this case, our piece is pretty short, and there's not really that many possibilities,…but during my valuation I did notice one potential opportunity.…
Let me show you where it is.…When we moved to the scene with John Downey at Downey's restaurant, we've got an interesting…line that we could use in a different place to introduce BD.…Listen to what I'm talking about.…(John Downey: We opened this restaurant in 1982, and in about 1983 BD came through the back door.)…Now ignore the audio level. We will fix that later, and remember that we identified…this bite way back at the beginning as an interesting place where our characters' stories connect.…
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