Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Editing Techniques in by Michael Wohl

By Michael Wohl

Within the merely Apple-certified advisor to complex video enhancing concepts, award-winning filmmaker Michael Wohl can provide finished education within the real-world abilities that execs use each day. operating via six hours of incredible uncooked photos on DVD-9 discs, you will learn how to lower discussion, motion, comedy, chases, fights, interviews, documentaries, song video clips, and multi-camera tasks, in addition to whole a complete audio combine. not like different software program books, Wohl teaches you to exploit ultimate minimize Pro's complex positive aspects if you discover the paintings of crafting a narrative on movie. So, for instance, instead of simply find out how dynamic trimming works, you are going to examine why it really works and in what occasions you'll are looking to use it. And as you ideal your cut up edits, you will learn how to fit angles, lower for reactions, and use cutaways and inserts successfully in discussion. you will find how enhancing offerings make comedy humorous, drama relocating, or chases suspenseful. alongside the best way, Wohl stocks useful pointers on growing polished transitions, refining tough edits, and solving reveal course error. The publication additionally covers audio enhancing and completing, dealing with clips and media, transcoding video, and dealing with movie and 24pall within the context of constructing you a greater editor and a more desirable storyteller. • DVD-ROM comprises lesson and media documents for over forty hours of educating • targeted classes take you step by step via functional, real-world initiatives • obtainable writing variety places knowledgeable teacher at your part • considerable illustrations and keyboard shortcuts assist you grasp thoughts quickly • Lesson pursuits and time estimates assist you plan it slow • bankruptcy assessment questions summarize what you will have discovered The Apple professional education sequence is either a self-paced studying software and the reputable curriculum of the Apple professional education and Certification application. Upon finishing the direction fabric during this e-book, you could develop into a qualified Apple seasoned through taking the certification examination at an Apple licensed education heart. to discover a certified education heart close to you, visit www.apple.com/software/pro/training. concerning the writer Michael Wohl is healthier often called one of many significant designers of ultimate minimize professional, a task he held for greater than 5 years. As a director and editor, he has received a number of awards together with the coveted CINE Golden Eagle award in 1993. Michael's motion pictures were featured in movie gala's around the world, and his first characteristic, "WANT," should be published on DVD in 2006. He has taught periods on modifying, directing, and electronic filmmaking at associations together with the yankee movie Institute, UCLA, and Pixar collage, and has been a featured speaker at movie gala's and meetings together with DV Expo, South via Southwest, and Macworld Expo.

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Overwrite the clip into the sequence and play it. The ending of the edit, hidden by the movement of Asteroth's hat, is fairly well placed; but the beginning feels a little random, or worse, it feels like you deliberately cut to see Ann because you knew she was about to speak. Anticipating an action like this is a perfect example of a terrible edit. You should never cut to something just before it happens. This indicates to the audience that something is about to happen. Rather than feeling immersed in the story, they've suddenly been warned to look out for something.

Don't bother setting an Out point. 6. Perform an Overwrite edit and play the sequence. [View full size image] Asteroth's audio gets cut off by the new edit, but that is easily remedied. Dramatic Editing 39 40 Dramatic Editing 7. Option-click to select just the audio of 1E-2 and Shift-drag it to track A2. [View full size image] 8. Zoom in, then Option-click to select the right edge of just the audio clip and extend it about 1 second. [View full size image] Note This will be much easier if you don't skip the "zoom in" instruction.

MCUs should be cut against MCUs, CUs against CUs, and so on. Dramatic Editing 35 36 Dramatic Editing But not all matching shots are created equal. If one was shot with a long lens and the reverse shot made with a wide-angle lens, they will have different visual qualities and won't cut together very well. Similarly, if one shot is perfectly centered and another is dramatically off-center, cutting between them will draw unwanted attention to the difference between them, and highlight the edit, rather than the content.

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