Video: Session3/Editing Tutorial


  • Start with main framework with most important shots: beginning, middle and end. Then add details and perfect.

    Plot timeline with examples from own project
  • Exposition: shots of The O2 from Emirates Airline = abstract object.
  • Conflict: Voiceovers plus shots of the building.
  • Rising Action: Going inside The O2.
  • Climax: ask interviewees “what was the best part?” – all at the same point to create climax.
  • Falling Action: coming out of The O2/going home.
  • Resolution: Home/reminiscing.Levels of Montage – Eisenstein
  • Metric: Time – e.g. each clip is 5 seconds.
  • Rhythmic: movement e.g. walking
  • Tonal: not just focused on one building, for example, but focusing on where it is – e.g. next to water.
  • Over Tonal: two different locations combined, two things happening at once.
  • Intellectual: connecting two unrelated locations/actions using mine-en-scene and music.

Final Cut Pro Tutorial

  • Set up: Library – Event – Project.
  • Overlay clips: cut to different types of shots within main narrative clips.
  • Audio: important/foreground noise = -6 to -12db for optimum sound.
  • Transitions: only use to add to the viewer’s knowledge.

NB: There was no need for me to write detailed notes from the workshop due to the fact I am experienced with FCP and already know the basics of how to use it.



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