DIGITAL EDITING WORKSHOP 2013
3 Months (Begins on 18 February, 2013)
Workshop Outline and Method
Why edit? Is editing an essential component of filmmaking? How does an editor make meaning out of apparently unrelated and meaningless fragments? What has editing got to do with the pace and rhythm of a film? This workshop will answer these questions and many more – both inside the classroom and outside of it. Equal importance is given to classroom lecture, conceptual exercise and hands-on with digital video editing apparatus.
Illustrated lectures on Principles of Editing, Theories of Film and Video Editing, demonstration of various editing styles with clippings from Feature & Documentary films will help participants in understanding the fundamentals of film & video editing. Demonstration of professional video editing set-ups format will provide support in learning the tools of digital editing.
In the next stage we shall introduce concepts of Digital Editing, explain the Hardware to be used, provide demonstrations of Premiere Pro 1.5 and ask the students to try their hand in non-linear video editing. This will be followed by an intensive hands-on where groups of students will explore the Matrox Digisuite LE, and edit available video footage using Adobe Premiere 6.0 and 6.5. Final exercise in Premiere Pro 1.5 will test each participant’s creative potential and skill in Digital Editing. Apart from Premiere, the students will be introduced to high-end systems like Final Cut Pro.
The workshop will be conducted by industry professionals with proven track record in their respective field, and this will help participants learn the tricks of the trade. Through this methodology, the workshop will create awareness about the creative potential of editing for those who wish to work in the film or television/video industry as filmmakers, producers or editors.