WEEK 7

Today we had Sam go through a couple of Powerpoints which included the brief and workflow, as well as editing, which briefly looked over CV’s.

Looking at the brief, we found out that the hand in consisted of our final edited films and our degree show space which was complete. Same also mention that we should all apply for a group extension for the module as we had lost a lot of time already.

Talking about our films, we were told that the files should be either .mov or .avi and that they should be uncompressed to avoid a loss in quality, and using the right codecs would help, using the screen ratio 16:9 and the h.264 codec. In terms of credits, they should be short, and thank people as a whole unless they contributed to the project, such as giving money to buy equipment, and that the date should be in Roman Numerals so that when the film is viewed, people do not see the date it was made. 2015 = MMXV

The Powepoint on CV’s and editing discussed the use of film industry jargon, which included:

  • Assembly Edit – The first go at editing your material, which may be longer than the final film. Also known as the ‘Rough Cut’.
  • Directors Cut – The version of the film you work on alone and includes all the shots you have worked on.
  • Final Cut – The film that is screened.
  • Offline Edit -The final edit of the film that uses a low resolution version of the raw footage.
  • Online Edit – The offline edit which has been signed off but done in the original high resolution footage.
  • B Roll – Footage of the environment
  • Jump Cut – Two consecutive shots that are shot on the same camera but with something in the shot has changed.

Also mentioned was the use of Final Cut Pro against Adobe Premiere Pro, stating that they are very similar tools used in editing although they handle things in different ways and ultimately comes down to user preference, although it is good to say that you have experience with both to put on your CV.

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