This is a creative video editing course, taught by your lecturer, Andrew St Pierre White, a professional broadcaster with 37 years in television production. He has won several international awards for editing, in Cannes (France) and New York. This is NOT a software course. It is a CREATIVE editing course.
YOU WILL LEARN
- How to attract, grab and hold onto your audience,
- How to entertain your audience, and have them wanting more,
- How to make your edits seamless and integrated,
- How to select music, and avoid the dangers of music,
- How to avoid the traps amateurs often fall into,
- How to use the power of visual elements,
- The importance of the audio track,
- Music montage editing— easy to do, but difficult to do well,
- How to edit dialogue,
- How and when to use transitions,
- How to maximise the power of sound effects.
All these skills will make your editing experience easy and intensely creative. You can become a great filmmaker.
YOU WILL NEED . . .
- A broadband Internet connection,
- A laptop or desktop computer.
- Editing software able to edit multi-layered audio tracks. Manipulating multi-layered audio is fundamental to good editing. Any edit software with multi-layer capability, able to handle your source footage, will do.
- A basic understanding of video editing. As this is not a software course, you will need an understanding of your software, how to ingest media from your camera card, and how to set up a time-line to begin editing.
- An ongoing project would be an advantage so you can practice some of the techniques shown right away.
- A sprit of learning something new and intensely creative.
- Part One: Preparation for the edit. Knowing where everything is frees you up to be creative.
- Part Two: How to capture your audience within the first 20 seconds and keep them riveted.
- Part Three: Music choice, music montage editing, back timing for effect and more.
- Part Five: Editing styles. Lots of examples of styles and their affect on the audience,
- Part Five: Transitions, pace and the story, and editing techniques,
- Part Six: Lots of actual broadcast examples. Why they work and the techniques used,
- Part Six: You-tube and presenting to camera. We talk software to assist you in making the right choice. Also, helpful tips on creating a You-tube channel and make money from it.
WHAT ABOUT EQUIPMENT
Like our shooting course, we don't spend much time talking about equipment. We focus on teaching you techniques to tell a great story—whether it's a full-length documentary, a wedding, or a 30-second commercial, it's all about story telling.
Don't expect to learn how to use your software with this course. You need to know the basics of that already. This is very important: Although what we teach is performed using computer software, this is NOT a software course. Instead of,
how to use the software, this is, what to do with the software.