Editing Operations and Control

The Editing Desk

Creative Commons image The Editing Desk by Leon Terra at Flickr

Goal

  • Understand and demonstrate film editing techniques and common theories

Terms and Concepts

Skills

  • Organize Files
  • Import Footage
  • Work with Proxy Media
  • Create a Sequence
  • Add a Title
  • Add Audio
  • Adjust Sound Quality
  • Align Audio Clips
  • Separate Audio from Video
  • Make Color Adjustments
  • Change Specific Color
  • Match Color
  • Apply Visual Transition
  • Apply Audio Transition
  • Customize Transitions
  • Edit Slide Show
  • Apply Effects
  • Apply Filters
  • Export File Sizes and Types
  • Export to YouTube

Bonus Skills

  • Edit Time-lapse Sequence
  • Face-swap
  • Animate a Logo
  • Use Live Text
  • Blur Moving Face
  • Create & Customize Subtitles
  • Edit VR Video

Editing Tutorials

  • Adobe Premiere Tutorials (Beginning and Advanced)
    • All tutorials are linked below in the time line and resources sections

Products

  • Blog posts with embedded video from YouTube of the various editing techniques demonstrated and explained

Examples

  • Coming soon…

Steps

  1. Create blog post titled, Editing Operations and Control
    • Create headings for:
      • Summary
      • Terms and Concepts
      • Timeline
      • Project Skills Evidence
      • What I Learned
  2. Explore the editing worksheets
  3. Read For the Sake of Conversation: On shot reverse shot
    • Take notes under Terms and Concepts heading:
      • Great concepts like:
        • Invisible editing
        • Split edit
        • The L-Cut
  4. Watch and take notes under Terms and Concepts heading: How to Direct like David Fincher – Visual Style Breakdown – The Film Guy
    • Embed the video into your blog post for future viewing
    • Start watching at 10:10 where editing style split composition time remapping is described
    • Explore the Split Composition Time Remapping Demo by Ben Gill, Oxenfree Design
      • “Manipulating the timing of individual events we did a frame to improve upon what was already filmed on set most commonly used to tweak with the timing of multiple actors performances or to combine different takes of a performance this is achieved by layering multiple tapes on top of each other in compositing software and then masking out the unwanted performances and replacing them with the ones wanted.” – The Film Guy
  5. Watch and take notes under Terms and Concepts heading: Behind the Edit: The Orson Welles Memo – RocketJump Film School (17:10)
    • Embed the video into your blog post for future viewing
  6. Watch and take notes under Terms and Concepts heading: Die Hard Editing Concepts – RocketJump Film School (12:29)
    • Embed the video into your blog post for future viewing
  7. Watch and take notes under Terms and Concepts heading: Pro Tip: EDITING TO THE EYES – RocketJump Film School (12:29)
    • Embed the video into your blog post for future viewing
  8. Watch and take notes under Terms and Concepts heading: The Kuleshov Effect – Folding Ideas (8:11)
    • Embed the video into your blog post for future viewing
  9. Watch and take notes under Terms and Concepts heading: How to achieve a Film Look – DSLR film making – Jake Coppinger (11:07)
  10. Examine the Adobe Premiere Tutorials (Beginning and Advanced)
  11. Complete Adobe Premiere Editing Project 1
    • Project 1: Try basic video editing techniques
      • Download the files
      • Watch all the videos
      • Create your own version
      • Publish finished video to YouTube
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 1: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Basic Video Editing Techniques
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
  12. Complete Adobe Premiere Editing Projects 2-6: Edit DSLR video
    • Publish finished videos to YouTube and embed each one into the Editing Operation and Control project blog post
    • Project 2: Explore the user interface, create and output a sequence
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 2: Adobe Premiere Pro CC User Interface
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
    • Project 3: Create a slide show
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 3: Create a Slide Show
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
    • Project 4: Create a time-lapse sequence
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 4: Time-lapse Sequence
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
    • Project 5: Apply effects, filters, and transitions
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 5: Apply Effects, Filters and Transitions
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
    • Project 6: Make color adjustments
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 6: Color Adjustments
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
  13. Complete Adobe Premiere and After Effects Edting Project 7: RocketJump face-swap
    • Project 7:
      • Create a composition from clips in Premiere Pro
      • Add a face-swap effect in After Effects
      • See the face-swap composition update in Premiere Pro
      • Add the RocketJump logo
      • Export the video with Adobe Media Encoder
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 7: Face-swap
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
  14. Complete Adobe Premiere and After Effects Editing Project 8: Animate a logo for video
    • Project 8:
      • Animate a logo
      • Add an animated logo to a video
      • Output your video
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 8: Animate a Logo
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
  15. Complete Adobe Premiere Project 9: Mask and Track
    • Project 9:
      • Track and Mask: Blur a face as it moves throughout a clip
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 9: Blur a Face
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
  16. Complete Adobe Premiere and After Effects Project 10: Use Live Text templates from After Effects in Premiere Pro
  17. Complete Adobe Premiere Project 11: Work with VR video
    • Project 11:
      • Work with VR video
      • Embed video in a  blog post titled, Editing Basics 11: Working with VR Video
      • Write a brief summary of what you did and learned under the embedded video clip
      • Link to the tutorial page
  18. Write a script for your documentary film about basic editing operations include all terms and concepts to be included in your short film
    • The point of the film is to demonstrate what you have learned about editing operations as a reference for yourself in your blog
  19. Storyboard each shot, with final edits in mind
    Storyboard template
  20. Block each shot, with final edits in mind
  21. Create the shot list for the project
  22. Create an equipment list
  23. Practice each shot, update script, as needed
  24. Gather equipment; camera, lens, shotgun mic, lights, bounce, diffuser, etc.
  25. Create a shot log
  26. Reset camera and audio deck each day to match your film choices (light, color balance, exposure, resolution, audio quality, labeling settings, etc.)
  27. Shoot each scene
  28. Save and catalog shots
  29. Edit shots in Adobe Premiere
  30. Export film, upload to YouTube, and embed in blog post
  31. Complete Summary section of the Editing Operation and Controls blog post
  32. Complete What I Learned section of the Editing Operation and Controls blog post

Tools

Editing Planning Resources

Editing Tools Resources

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