Editing Continued with Zakary Jiwa
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About the Event
My name is Zakary Jiwa, I am a first year Master’s student at Queen’s University studying in the Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies program. I also did my undergraduate degree in the Film and Media program at Queen’s and have worked as an editor for Boundless Productions and a Producer for Studio Q on campus. My focus in undergrad was Documentary cinema and editing for it, and today I will be instructing the course on the introduction to editing.
About the Workshop
This course will go over the basics on how to start an edit on footage you have captured. For this tutorial I will be using Adobe Premiere Pro CC and footage from an interview I shot for a documentary last year (to be distributed to attendees prior to the workshop). This course will go through the processes of importing footage from an SD card, to your working file, and how to set up the file to be in the most efficient form for editing. Some of the techniques applied to achieve this goal will be setting up the interface of the application, organization of files, and how to orient files on the timeline to keep the workflow efficient and organized. Prior to the course, a free trial of the adobe suite can be downloaded so that attendees can follow along.
The editing continued course will pick up from where we left off with the Intro to Editing course and will be working with the same files to continue to a more robust edit. The concepts covered in this course will be focused almost entirely in the application and will go together the basics of cutting together a full scene, audio correction/synchronization, cutting clips, and implementing effects such as colour correction/grading, and transitions between scenes.
This course will pick up where the Introduction to Editing course left off; we will first begin by summarizing the basics of the last course (where the files are located, what the functions of the preview window, timeline, bins, and project window are) and build on it to enable the attendees to edit a scene in entirety.
The course will begin by first previewing the clips in the preview window and showing attendees how to make In/Out points on clip, and the various ways the selected clips can be added to the timeline. From here I will lead into the various ways clips can be cut (Razor tool, dragging the clip, etc.), and how to sequence multiple clips together in order to have them flow.
In this course we will be working with a multi-cam shoot, so that I can show the attendees how to synchronize two different clips around an audio file. This entails placing two clips one on top of another and synchronizing them based on the audio and video components of the clip so that they can be cut between seamlessly.
From here the course will be focused on the timeline tools to create a multi-cam edit, this includes the visibility tools, muting, enabling/disabling clips, and layers.
Once the principal edit is cut together on the timeline, I will then introduce colour grading tools such as adjustment layers, and the colour editing mode so that the attendees can learn the difference between colour correction and colour grading, as well as how to do both.
This course will close the editing portion with going over transitions as well as what transitions serve specific functions, as well as when to use them.
Lastly, I will be explaining how to export files, which includes naming them, choosing the location, as well as settings so that their clip can be viewed outside of the application.
By the end of the two courses, attendees will have gone through the entire process of post-production from the importing of files, to the exporting of a final scene; the principals applied here can be introduced to any clips shot and applied to edit together anything from short videos to feature-length films.