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Video Editing: Moving from Production to Post

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Overview

Learn how to shoot and prepare footage for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. Get production strategies to streamline your video editing and maximize your creative choices.

With projects moving at lightning speed, "fix it in post" is no longer possible. (If it ever was!) However, learning smart production strategies will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices. Watch this course to learn how to prepare your projects, including interview-driven, multicamera, and asset-driven productions, for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.

Amy DeLouise reviews production planning, on-set strategies for effective media management, and tips for creating transcripts, editing scripts, and asset lists for editors. During post-production kickoff, she talks about managing your client's expectations: balancing their needs with the realities of production. With any luck, you can reconcile the two in post, using Amy's instructions for setting up Final Cut and Premiere Pro projects for success. The final chapter includes bonus post-production strategies for future-proofing and exporting projects.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using exercise files
  • Using producer exercise files
1. The Challenges of Moving between Production and Post
  • Why "fix it in post" no longer works
  • Advantages of prepping for the production-to-post handoff
  • Involving your post-production team before the shoot
2. Things to Accomplish before the Shoot
  • Creating your creative brief
  • Creating your concept boards
  • Determining and communicating technical requirements
  • Rights management
3. Shoot Essentials for a Smoother Edit
  • Using slates to capture essential information and sync angles
  • Taking useful field notes for editing with Live Logger
  • Taking useful field notes for editing with Google Docs and continuous field notes
  • Why room tone matters
4. Effective Media Management On Set
  • Time of day timecode
  • Prepping your shoot materials
  • 3-2-1 backup strategies for source footage
  • Planning for transcripts of interviews
  • The benefits of having a DIT on set
5. Things to Accomplish before the Edit
  • Preparing transcript “best bites” and shot selects for editing
  • Handing off an editing script
  • Preparing a list of stock, archival, and graphics assets
6. The Post-Production Kickoff
  • Reviewing and revising your post-production plan
  • Prepping your shoot materials
  • Managing expectations and reviews
7. Setting Up Your Final Cut Pro X Project for Success
  • Essential metadata to add to your clips in Final Cut Pro X
  • Using tags and keywords to further organize media in Final Cut Pro X
  • Using subclips to organize long clips in Final Cut Pro X
  • Syncing dual sound media in Final Cut Pro X
  • Syncing multicamera projects in Final Cut Pro X
8. Setting Up Your Premiere Pro Project for Success
  • Essential metadata to add to your clips in Prelude
  • Intermediate to advanced users of Excel
  • Using subclips to organize long clips in Premiere Pro
  • Syncing dual sound media in Premiere Pro
  • Syncing multicamera projects in Premiere Pro
9. Additional Post-Production Strategies
  • Future-proofing your project
  • Exporting files for audio post and color grading
Conclusion
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Luisa Winters and Amy DeLouise

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