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Editing

Our editing courses focus both on technique and craft – we want to create editors not button pushers! Participants learn not just about the software, but how material should be cut to emphasize narrative.

Editing COURSES

Next Course dates:
4 October, 2017 to 6 October, 2017

This course is aimed at those who want to learn about editing on Adobe Premiere Pro and covers:
 
• Creating a project
• Importing and managing tapeless media
• Logging and viewing rushes
• Preparing to Edit
• Sequence construction
• Laying soundtracks
• Basic video effects and title creation
• Rendering
• Exporting clips and sequences
 
By the end of the course you will be able to cut material on Adobe Premiere Pro
 
One Person Per System
NOTE: For this course you need to be computer competent

  • Number of places:
    6
  • Freelance Rate:
    £475
  • Length: 3 days
  • Corporate Rate:
    £900
Next Course dates:
30 October, 2017 to 3 November, 2017

Did you teach yourself Premier Pro?

Did your best with Avid, but still feel that you are missing out on the craft of editing?

This consistently sell-out course is for those who came to editing from a non-traditional route and are keen to learn the craft of editing.

Taking a number of examples from both drama and documentary, this course will introduce you to the concepts of editing from grammar to storytelling, so that you'll come to see editing as a key to the entire process of filmmaking, not just as what happens in the final stage.

Course Aims & Objectives:
To introduce participants to the craft of editing from its widest perspectives
To gain an understanding of narrative, story arc and story telling techniques
To gain practical knowledge of editing in various genres through practical exercises

Through a series of editing exercises, viewings and discussions this course will introduce you to the concepts of:
Narrative storytelling
Film grammar
Narration/Commentary
Use of music
Building mood in a sequence

NOTE: For this course you should be operationally competent on Avid or Premier Pro

  • Number of places:
    8
  • Freelance Rate:
    £775
  • Length: 5 days
  • Corporate Rate:
    £1400
Next Course dates:
6 August, 2017 to 8 August, 2017

Designed to provide you with a thorough, rapid and practical introduction to operational editing techniques using AVID.  Class time is divided between short illustrated lectures, demonstrations and (lots of) hands-on practice.

The course covers everything you need to know about Avid including:
• System Overview
• Editing Workflow
• Starting a Project

– Creating a new project in the correct format

– Opening/closing and saving projects
• Preparing to edit
• Inputting source material

– Capture/Import from Tape or file based material
• Overview of Editing screens and button functions
• Starting to edit – insert or overwrite
• Trimming sequences
• Adding Audio from external sources plus EQ Tool and Audio Suite Plugins
• Editing and trimming audio
• Adding visual transition effects and motion effects

– Timewarp and conventional motion effect
• Creating titles – with crawl and roll function and visual manipulation
• Outputting programmes to DVD or Tape
• Backing up
• Overview of more complex ‘nesting’ visual transition and segment effects
• Overview of Multi Camera Editing
• Overview of 3D and Surround Sound facilities

One Person Per System

Experience with Avid systems is not necessary. A working background in editing, production or post-production is recommended but not essential

NOTE: For this course you need to be computer competent

  • Number of places:
    6
  • Freelance Rate:
    £475
  • Length: 3 days
  • Corporate Rate:
    £900
Next Course dates:

Grants available for up to £800 – Skillset Film funding priorities currently include EDITING

This course is aimed at those who want to learn about editing on Final Cut Pro.

An introduction to editing on Final Cut Pro covering:

  • Main Screen Layout
  • Logging and viewing rushes
  • Preparing to Edit
  • Sequence construction
  • Laying soundtracks
  • Getting DV media into FCP
  • Multimedia - import/export, batch lists & EDLs
  • Image Manipulation
  • Rendering
  • Adding Commentary and Multi-track audio

One Person Per System

By the end of the course you will be able to cut material on FCP.

NOTE: For this course you need to be computer competent

Participants will be taught on FCP 6, which is not applicable to FCP X

  • Number of places:
    6
  • Freelance Rate:
    £475
  • Length: 1 day
  • Corporate Rate:
    £900