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Storytelling in the Edit: 5 Essential Principles

Just learned how to edit your footage, but want to take your storytelling to the next level? This class is a companion course to the more technical,Power Vid...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 13m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

Just learned how to edit your footage, but want to take your storytelling to the next level? 

This class is a companion course to the more technical, Power Video Editing course. While the latter course addresses the nuts and bolts of how to use Adobe Premiere Pro, this course is story-based, addressing 5 essential principles you can apply to your edit to make your story more powerful. 

This course features a mini assignment for each lesson, so you can directly apply every principle to your edit. It will guide you to step back and view your film critically to make better creative revisions. 

By the end of this course, you will have a re-edited version of your work-in-progress ready to post!

These principles were learned on the field from award-winning industry film editors. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to show, not tell 
  • How to use visuals to their maximum potential
  • How to enhance continuity with sound
  • How to take advantage of close-up shots
  • How to think creatively and critically about your transitions 
  • How to refine your edit 
  • Bonus tips!

COURSE DELIVERABLE

A revised version of your work-in-progress to post on the community page for review. 

You will learn

The class project will be to re-edit one of your films with the lessons learned in this class. Then post a “before and after” version on the course community page for review! 

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Final Cut Pro X knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 13m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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