A short introduction to free editing software

Course Dates: 02/07/22 - 16/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
You don’t have to spend money to get editing. This is a short introduction to video editing using DaVinci Resolve, a free but highly professional editing package comparable to Final Cut X, Avid and Premiere Pro.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00

Course Code: VG207

Sat, day, 02 Jul - 16 Jul '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This short practical course is an introduction both to editing and to the professional software Da Vinci Resolve. You will learn about the editing interface and some basic editing processes involved in cutting together and exporting a short sequence.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- An overview of the Da Vinci Resolve interface
- Basic set-up
- Importing footage
- Making a selection from your source footage
- Performing a basic edit (using overlay and insert editing)
- Exporting your final film.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- navigate the Da Vinci Resolve interface
- use the right window/configuration for each editing step
- set up a basic file structure/workflow
- import footage
- make a basic selection from your footage
- perform overlay and insert edits
- export the project in an appropriate format.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course, no previous experience required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Film editing.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making including Documentary, Narrative and experimental film making. You can also develop your editing skills in our advanced editing courses, editing courses in Premiere Pro and Final Cut ProX and animated SFX with After Effects. We also offer digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

Lily Markiewicz Tutor Website

Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.