Motion Picture Editing

COM FT 565

Given its central role in the filmmaking process, examining the way films are edited can reveal a lot about the inner workings of film and help students understand the art of filmmaking. Editing scenes from films, television shows, and other material in a classroom setting and then examining different versions of those scenes can help students become better editors and will help them evaluate/critique their future film and television work. The course is designed for students who have edited a number of exercises and films in previous classes. It provides an opportunity for students to develop advanced editing skills, while learning advanced digital editing techniques on the Avid Media Composer. This is an advanced editing class, and not a course on how to use the Avid. By editing scenes from episodic television shows, and other professionally shot footage, students will learn how to select (and reject) material, where and when to cut, how to create pace, how to control what the audience sees and does not see, how to add music and effects to increase the emotional content, and how to use visual effects to enhance the impact of the material.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Kauffmann COM 301A R 12:30 pm-3:15 pm Stamped Approval
Pre-req: FT353,
FT504, FT716,
or FT849
Class Full

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Mooney COM R 6:30 pm-9:15 pm Stamped Approval
Prereq: FT353

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