3 ways to improve your next editing project
Make sure to take advantage of features such color grading folders sequences, and utilize lines, and properly place and label markers throughout your edit.
A super simple way to stay organized is to adopt a standard file naming directory for your project structure. This allows you to be more consistent across all projects and it is much easier to keep your edit to progress.
KNOW YOUR WORKFLOW:
Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, and more. One isn’t necessarily better than the other; what’s best is contingent on the editor, the project, the workflow and the context of the edit. However, Adobe Premiere, Avid have been used in major production and big screen movies. For example editors have used Avid in the Marvel films. But each editing source offers their own unique take on how to execute a proper edit. They do share a similar toolset and are easy to catch on if you put time into learning the program. Utilize youtube for tips and hints on these programs. If want to dive in a bit more deep I would use a course like UDEMY.COM or LYNDA.COM to get more details of the program.
HAVE A CLEAR MESSAGE:
Before starting a project, determine who your audience is and what the narrative for the video will be. Use this as the basis for every edit decision you make throughout the project.
This can be a hard spot for an editor; a change in pace or the reveal of new information necessitates a change in the flow of the edit, but that doesn’t mean a to change or depart from the overall voice and character of the piece. Furthermore, a change in the narrative’s pace should not mean there’s a change in the editing style of the video. The editing style of the video should be able to simply carry the narrative and reach the target audience.
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