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The Ultimate Editing Kit

At a Glance

  • Instructional 5-part DVD series on editing a film
  • Takes you through the entire process, from assembly cut to audio mixing
  • Helps you understand the art and psychology of editing

A film can be made or broken in the editing room. Understanding the software and hardware is important, but the art and psychology of editing is the true secret to moving the hearts and minds of the audience.

The Ultimate Editing Kit takes you into the process and psychology of film editing. Learn how to properly shoot your footage on set to maximize your options in the editing room, when to cut from one shot to the next, how to choose your shot selection, how to work with the editor and how to create the most emotion in each scene.

The Ultimate Editing Kit also takes you through the entire editing process from managing your data through the assembly cut, rough cut, fine cut, online process, color correction and audio mixing.

This must-have creative tool helps you understand Hollywood's techniques in the editing room so you can make your movie the best it can be.

Disc 1
Working with the Editor

The editor is a critical member of the creative team and can make or break your movie. This module helps you understand the editor's process, how to work with an editor and what to expect in the post-production process.

Data Management and Workflow
The first step of the editing process is properly organizing your footage and planning the post-production workflow with all department heads. This video walks you through each step of preparing your movie for the post-production process.

Disc 2
Concepts of Editing

Editing isn't just about the editing software or the power of your computer's processor. It's about the art of understanding human psychology and how to translate the way we perceive real life to the silver screen. This video focuses on the art of editing and how to craft and emotionally-compelling movie.

The Assembly Cut
Once your footage is properly organized, learn how to build the first edit of the movie. How detailed should it be? How involved should the director be? What can you expect from the editor? This in depth module takes you through the entire assembly process so you will be more prepared in the post-production process.

Disc 3
Editing a Dialogue Scene

Dialogue scenes are the foundation of a movie. Learn how to properly shoot a dialogue scene, and how to use several powerful techniques to completely alter performances and emotion in the editing room.

Editing an Action Scene
Learn how to edit non-dialogue based sequences from veteran Hollywood editors. This video not only takes you into the editing room, but also on set to teach you how to properly shoot a sequence.

Disc 4
The Rough Cut

Once the movie has been assembled, learn how to further refine the edit for story, emotion, flow and structure. Veteran Hollywood editors take you into the editing room and give you valuable tools to use in working on the rough cut.

The Fine Cut
This module covers the aspect of polishing your movie and locking the picture. Learn who to bring a movie to a fine cut, what is needed to make it ready for the composer and audio engineer, and how politics affects the locking of the picture.

Disc 5
Online Editing and Color Correction

The online editing process is one of the final steps of post-production. Watch as veteran Hollywood editors take you through each step of completing your film and correcting the color for technical and artistic purposes.

Mixing the Audio
Once the visuals of a movie are edited, it's time to approach the post-production of the audio. Learn what the five audio tracks are, how to mix them, what ADR is and how it can save your film, learn how to record foley, sound effects and ambience. Then, learn how to mix these elements together to proper specifications so the audio adds to the movie. Avoid common pitfalls that plague most filmmakers.

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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