Adobe Premiere is preferred due to cross-platform availability. We can work with students that have other software if necessary but everyone will proceed quicker if we’re all on the same software.
Introductory workshop: Technical abilities. Learning the software. Importing footage; the function of each window; the function of each tool, how and when to use it; best practices for organization; color-coding assets; linking and unlinking the sound; using audio waveforms; KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS and why you have to use them; what is the MEDIA BROWSER for? (it’s for proxies. What are proxies? We will learn!)
Additional, in-depth topics to include: Continuity. Pacing. Why creativity and flexibility in every stage of pre-production, production, and post-production is further opportunity for storytelling. Why editing teaches you FILMMAKING.
In the classes following we will assign projects to work on both in and out of class as we progress in ability. We will critique and discuss exported videos and timelines. Assignments will include:
Edit a narrative project with provided footage. Edit a music video with provided footage. Edit a commercial with provided footage. Shoot and edit your own narrative project. Shoot and edit your own music video.
Shoot and edit your own commercial. Speed-edit in class.
Justin Kuhn is an editor, cinematographer, and filmmaker of 16 years, as well as a long-time collaborator with Acting Up. He has edited numerous feature films as well as countless music videos, commercials and promotional videos. A native of North Carolina, Justin’s interests outside of filmmaking include photography, drone flying, and stop-motion animation. He lives next door to Tyler Perry Studios with his wife, son, and two dogs possessing the loudest barks known to man.
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