Video editing for artists
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Learn the editing techniques you need to shape your work to make the impactful video you envisage.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
Course Code: VG587
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
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What is the course about?
In this class we’ll explore the ideas that underpin the art and craft of editing and how to practically use and apply them. We’ll look at examples and explore of how to practically shape a story differently through applying selected editing techniques.
You should have some basic knowledge and hands-on experience of the non-linear editing process, using any package that allows you to shape your footage through editing.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• What editing package to use?
• What can editing offer?
• How to use some of the essential editing and effects tools for high impact
• The role of sound
• Identifying some basic conventions used in artists videos.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the differences between the most commonly used Editing Applications
- Construct a basic sequence (rough cut)
- Use the trimming tool to achieve a better edit in the timeline
- Use sound to enhance your edit
- Use motion properties to enhance your edit and narrative flow.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This class best suits people who already have some knowledge and experience in film making and editing.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for 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.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Learners will be expected to join and participate in zoom sessions and activities. Google Classroom is also used. 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?
• You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor. You will receive an email 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
• 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 before each session starts.
• You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated google Chrome browser.
• Using headphones with microphones will block out all room noise in sessions.
• You will require a good broadband connection as mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle will not provide sufficient Bandwidth for live sessions.
• You will need access to an editing package on your computer.
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.
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.