First pass of a 30-second condensed edit


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First pass of a 30-second condensed edit

So, for now, let's just do this 30-second edit. This could be 60 seconds. It could be any other specific length. Perhaps you're working on a main title that needs to be 45 seconds or maybe 48 seconds. You can use the same technique for any length. Okay. So let's look at this. We want to shorten this cue down. It's got a fairly long intro--the intro is almost 20 seconds by itself--and it's got several sections of build, and then a nice long outro. So we're going to have to cut quite a lot out of this song to make it work. But the important thing is that we give the song the same natural arc and build that it already has.

So that's our goal here. We're going to cut out certain sections but maintain the phrasing as much as possible, try and keep at least one of the breaks, and at least some sort of an intro and outro, so that when you hear it, you recognize it as a piece of this full song, rather than just taking a 30-second chunk of it. Sometimes that can actually...

First pass of a 30-second condensed edit
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First pass of a 30-second condensed edit provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Skye Lewin as part of the Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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Pro Tools
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