FXPHD – FCP213 – Techniques and Creative Editing

FXPHD – FCP213 – Techniques and Creative Editing
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"Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and
persistence that any art form does." – Walter Murch
Wise words from Walter, but where to begin?
Taught by Enzo Tedeschi, FCP213 will take you through some of the basics and some of the intricacies of Final Cut Pro. As with any other post-production
tool, true value comes from its proper use within a well-designed workflow. So in addition to a bit of "what does this button do", Enzo will more importantly
be talking about Final Cut Pro’s place within the larger context of a production as well as more creative editing techniques for storytelling. While this course
will slightly touch on items covered in our other FCP offerings, with a new prof comes new and interesting perspectives.
Tedeschi is an Editor whose ten-year body of work covers drama, documentary, television series and commercials.
Class 1: Start at The End. Everything you do is about the outcome, so working out what that is should be the first thing you do. The role of the Assistant
Editor, Project Setup, Thinking Ahead, Syncing Rushes.
Class 2: Videotape is Dead. Not quite. But it is being given a good run for its money by a bunch of tapeless formats. Prepping and ingesting P2 and XDCAM,
firewire Varicam for the Lowman, and backup.

Class 3: RED. With new technology comes with new workflows, and RED is no exception. Prepping for and cutting with RED, RED Proxies and R3D, On
Location.
Class 4: Telling The Story. At the end of the day, knowing how to push the buttons is only useful if you know how to tell a story. We look at a scene shot by
the DOP class and discuss some of the issues that arise in the cut. Eyelines, Using Silence, Using Music, Murdering Your Darlings.
Class 5: Framed. Some things fit, some things not so much. Some projects require working with a myriad of different formats and media, but how do you
bring it all together? We look at the documentary "Food Matters" as an example. Aspect ratios, working with stills, mixed format timelines.
Class 6: Multiclips and Multiclip Sequences. Lots of cameras. One shoot. Too easy.
Class 7: Handing Over. Your edit is finished — now what? There’s audio, colour, vfx, CGI. How do you get there? Locking Picture, Prepping for Audio Post,
Prepping for Grade, Final Cut Studio Round Tripping, XML and EDL.
Class 8: The Master. The edit is over and you need to create your deliverables. There are now as many options as there are for what’s coming into your
project. We discuss a few as well as some ways you can maximize your resources while minimizing your time watching progress bars. Edit to Tape, DVD
Studio Pro, QuickTime reference Files.
Class 9: Telling The Story Part 2: Telling a story in 30 seconds can sometimes be a challenge! We look at storytelling techniques with relevance to editing a
television commercial. Storytelling shorthand, Cutting for No Story, Cutting When Necessary.
Class 10: Any Questions? We set aside the last lesson of the course to field questions from the forums, and cover any interesting issues that may arise from
previous episodes. Plus, a bonus class from sys201, a discussion about Final Cut Server.

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