Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Structuring the edit, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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There are a lot of approaches to planning an edit, and this is a good thing, because…there are lot of different types of projects and a lot of different types of editors.…For myself, I definitely do different things on different projects.…For instance, on a longer piece with a lot of sources, I may do a more traditional editing…script or paper edit, including all of the time code details for the important bites.…I am also a big fan of more visual techniques, like Index Cards, which are classic, or working…with a team on a big Whiteboard. Whatever the tool, the goal is always the same.…
You want to find a way to organize your content prior to starting the edit, to create some…sort of guideline or road map, so you have an idea of the structure before you start to execute.…In this case, I want to work very simple and organically for the amount of material we have.…I am just going to start by listing some of the highlights from my logging process, I…am going to organize it into shots and also bites.…
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