Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing structure choices for creativity, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
…Before we go further into working with effects and…developing a look for this project, I thought I'd just take a moment to run you…over the creative decisions I've made in structuring my timeline.…First of all I've kind of divided this sequence into an a and b roll.…So you can see if I resize this a little bit, I've taken the various pieces of…the music video and I've shifted them up onto the video two track.…Now this is for a couple of reasons.…
One reason is I want to separate my effects workout, so…that I'm working on just the behind the scenes and interview footage and…I don't particularly want to modify the look and feel of the music video itself.…I think we need to keep that as is and…honor the creative decisions made by the director.…The second reason for separating out this media is that I…wanted to extend the audio from the music video under the other content.…So, if I just resize a little here,…just scrolling with the mouse wheel to expand the wave form for the music video.…
All I did to achieve this was turn off the linking on the time line 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