- Identify the elements of a quality edit.
- Become familiar with editing software and terminology.
- Use editing terminology to analyze different edits.
- Use editing software to create a professional edit.
Part I. Warm up reflection
Make a post in your portfolio discussing the following questions:
- In your experiences in editing prior projects, what are the qualities of a good edit?
- How do you create continuity in editing using different takes, angles, and points of view.
- How will you know what needs to be reshot or captured after reviewing the footage you have?
Part II. What is Editing?
Open the following file: editing_terminologyandanalysis
A. While reading the websites below write the definition for each vocabulary word in the given table on the file above or editing_terminologyandanalysis .
B. Watch the editing exercise video at http://introtoediting.com/my%20page.htmland write a short reflection on how editing changed the story in each cut.
Part III. Editing Task I.
In this task, you will explore basic tools in Adobe Premier to create their first cuts of the sample footage. Your task is to make a first cut using the sample footage below. Using the sample footage below, create a Premiere file and edit footage together to create a continuous scene.
Share your final edit with your instructor and two other students. Post a copy of your final edit on your portfolio.
Answer the following questions in your post on your portfolio for this lesson:
- What were your challenges?
- How did you overcome your challenges?
- What were your successes?
Part IV. Tutorials
Watch tutorials, take notes, and practice! While watching the videos below, capture notes on new insights. Use footage from your last film to practice each technique.
Note! – Please download flash instructional videos to hard drive before playing for optimal viewing.
- Resources for Really learning how to edit in Premiere
- Opening a File 1
- Understanding the Interface 2
- Importing Footage 3
- Handling Footage 4
- Basic Editing with the Selection Tool 5
- Razor Tool and Adjusting Speed 6
- Ripple Roll Insert Overlay 7
- Cross Dissolve 8
- Sound Key Frames 9
- More Sound Editing 10
- Adjust Keyframes-11
- Controlling Opacity with Keyframes 12
- Rotate Scale 13
- Keying 14
- Working with Photoshop Files PSD 15
- Flare 16
- Working with Titles 17
- Rolling Credits 18
- Color Correction 19
- Cross Dissolve with Effect Controls 20
- Vignette 21
- Censor Word 22
- Fixing Sound 23
- Sound 24
- Rendering Videos 25
Step 2- Editing assessment for Mastery