Essential masking tips for better content

Course Dates: 06/06/22 - 13/06/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Masking is a essential skill for all editors. But masking isn’t just about hiding an unwanted object in the image. More often, it is used to creatively draw the viewer’s attention to a particular area. An invaluable skill for any film maker.
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 £79.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £48.00

Course Code: VG164

Mon, eve, 06 Jun - 13 Jun '22

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This is a course for people who have some editing knowledge, who want to improve their skills in being able to tell their story more successfully. Learning how to mask and how to use if effectively is an essential skill and, using Premiere Pro, this course will show you why this exciting tool is a key tool for professional editors.

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?

• What is masking
• How does it work
• Different types of ‘masks’ and what they do.

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

• Create a mask shape using pre-existing templates
• Draw a free-hand mask
• Use a mask to eliminate a portion of an image
• Use a mask to draw attention to a portion of the image.

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

This course is designed for people with some editing experience. You need to be familiar with the Premiere interface, or feel confident in your editing skills in another package to transfer that knowledge. If you are familiar with other image -based software it is an advantage but not necessary.

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

You will be taught using a range of techniques including demos, exercises and group and individual assistance. You will also be given handouts to help with independent learning. Google Classroom will be used throughout to share materials with the class. Full details of this will be provided on enrolment and a reminder email sent out 3 days before the course starts.

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

We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks/notes/resources/ demo videos You will need to login into our Google classroom to access this
An external hard drive will be useful for storing your work.

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

You can enhance your film making and editing skills with Narrative and Experimental film making courses and Premiere Pro Stage 2 , Compositing and Green Screen and Compression courses and courses in Adobe After Effects CC.

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.