Saturday shorts: editing for beginners
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VG181
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is an introduction to Premiere Pro and the basic principles of editing moving image footage. You will learn the essential tools of Premiere and how to work with professionally shot material to cut your own movie.
We will cover various aspects of editing, both in technical and conceptual terms. This includes inserts and overlays, A/B rolls and narrative sequencing concepts, sound management and output.
What will we cover?
• The Premiere interface
• insert editing
• overlay editing
• the use of important tools
• sound manipulation
• the use of transitions/effects.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- edit clips in the source monitor
- perform an insert edit
- perform an overlay edit
- use the selection and pen tool
- manipulate sound up and down
- place a transition between clips.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introduction to Premiere Pro and the basic principles of editing moving image footage. It will be helpful and an advantage if you have some computer experience, but it is not necessary.
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.
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials and hand outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in digital film making courses.
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 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?
There are further editing courses and also specialist courses in modular subjects like colour correction or sound design. Also of interest may be courses looking at the more conceptual underpinnings of film making and the creation of meaning like Film Forum. We offer a range of courses in Editing with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve as well as After Effects CC at different levels to suit your needs. You can also develop your film making skills in courses in DSLR, HD and smart phone film making in a range of styles including Narrative, experimental and Documentary film making.
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.