Class Size: Limited to 12 Students
Instructors: Chris Messineo & Daryn Davidson
Dates and Times:
|Fall||Ten Weeks||Sep 13 - Nov 15||Wednesdays 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Class in Progress|
|Spring||Ten Weeks||Apr 3 - Jun 5||Tuesdays 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Registration Opens January 14th|
Description: They say a film is created twice: once when it is written and once when it is edited. A talented editor can bring a film to life - creating pace, guiding performances, and telling a story.
Using state-of-the-art Apple iMac computers and Final Cut Pro X, you learn the fundamentals of the software: how to log footage, create a rough cut, add titles and credits, implement transitions, work with sound, and even play with color.
More importantly, you begin to learn the language and craft of editing. Why do we cut and when? What shot do we cut to? Exploring these choices is what makes an editor and a film great.
Working with a partner, you cut together six different projects and compare your edit to your classmates:
- Silent Film
- Short Film using 12 steps to editing
- Kinetic Typography
- Slideshow with moving images and transitions
- Commercial Reel
- Short Film with compositing and color grading
Lastly, we discuss your personal projects and how to get work as an editor.