Editing workshop stage 2: Adobe Premiere Pro

Course Dates: 09/11/20 - 07/12/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

In this continuation of editing with Premiere we look at more advanced editing tools like trimming and motion properties, and turn our attention to some of the core principles that govern narrative structure.

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What is the course about?

Most editing is done from the keyboard, using tools that enable the editor to fine-tune the rough cut. We will take a look at these techniques and how to best use them. As all editing is also about story telling we will look at core narrative principles that guide most story constructions. These include POV constructions, parallel techniques and screen directionality.

What will we cover?

1. Trimming techniques - We will take a look at how they work.
2. Ripple and roll editing – all trimming actions are an essential tool in professional editing.
3. What are the differences between ripple and roll edits
4. Data-management is at the core of getting to grips with your material.
5. Learn to change the appearance of a clip in post production using Motion properties
6. Animate a change over time
7. Basic use the title window
8. What is Screen direction and why is it important.

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

1. Trim between 2 clips using the ripple trim tool
2. Trim 2 clips using the roll trim tool
3. Differentiate between ripple and roll editing
4. Name and search for clips for better identification
5. Change the scale of a clip in motion properties
6. Animate a change over time
7. Place a basic Title in a sequence
8. Distinguish different screen directions.

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

This is a stage 2 intermediate course. You must have some experience in editing using Premiere Pro CC.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

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

Each week there will be a demonstration of a particular aspect of Premiere. This is then followed by an exercise, allowing for some individual tutorial support. Periodically there will be forum sessions were we will look at each other’s work to discuss different aspects of editing/ filmmaking in general and the post-production process. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Handbooks, manuals and worksheets are available.

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

You may want to purchase removable storage to collect and keep your data safe, though you will have your own account in class where you can accumulate your work from week to week.
You might also want to consider purchasing other books related to the subject of film making and editing. We will also provide you with a range of hand-outs free of charge and you can make use of books in the library.
Please note that a portable hard drive/USB stick if PC formatted can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.

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

You can develop your skills further in VG259 Digital video editing: stage 3,VG237 Film editing: theory, demonstration and discussionand VG475 Video editing: Adobe Premiere tips and tricks

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

Tutor Biographies
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.

Book your place

Course Code: VG530

Mon, eve, 09 Nov - 07 Dec '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £149.00
Concession: £149.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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