What is the course about?
Do you have previous editing knowledge and feel you'd like to know more about what professionals do?
We will explore some of the methods used in the professional editing world, regarding workflow, colour management, sound improvements and output.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Workflow - is there a best practice and what does it look like for you?
- Essential keyboard shortcuts in an editing workflow
- Track allocation for better editing?
- Better colour management –video scopes
- Better sound –better dialogue editing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Make an informed decision which type of clips (compression) to work with
2. Use some essential keyboard shortcuts to place/edit/move clips
3. Name one way in which you can use Track allocation for better editing
4. Use video scopes to identify B/W levels for colour management
5. List at least 2 good dialogue editing tips.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Advanced - aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their editing skills and general editing knowledge. Prior experience with Premiere Pro CC (2017) is absolutely necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The day will be a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, allowing for some individual tutorial support. There may be forum sessions were we will look at each other’s work to discuss different aspects of editing/ filmmaking in general and its common techniques. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Worksheets are available.
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials and hand outs.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might want to consider purchasing other books related to the subject of film making and editing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
By the end of the course you should be comfortable to do get on with some basic editing and work with your own material. You may want to join the stage 3 editing class, or next term's VG388 Documentary film making: a practical course .