Film and Video Editing Course
Learn Non- Linear Editing with Final Cut Pro7, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Adobe Premiere Pro CC – Mumbai Digital Films Academy.Providing One Year Full Time & Six Months Certified Course
Students of Mumbai Digital Films Academyare educated from the fundamentals of Film and Video Editing, they work with existing drama material and rushes from their own individual projects to learn the creative and artistic part of Editing.Students work with all types of Non-Linear Editing Software Starting from Adobe Premiere CC, Final Cut Pro7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe After Effects and Avid - Media Composer.Student of Mumbai Digital Films Academy do get their hands on experience on Nuendo and Pro Tools for sound and Music Editing.Student gets expertise on color grading and Digital Intermediate with DaVinci Resolve and Assimilate SCRATCH.Students of Film and Video Editing do a lot of short films of different genres with different directors to develop their skill and sense of taste.
Our Student do 15 Short Films in a Year.
Duration - Film and Video Editing Course
One Year Full Time Course in Film Direction - Weekly 5 days classes
Six Months Certified Course in Film Direction - Weekly 4 days classes
Three Months Short Term Course - Weekly 4 days classes
One Month Workshop Course in Film Direction - Weekly 3 days classes
Film and Video Editing: Career Information
You may work on a variety of productions including, Feature films, television programs, music videos, corporate training videos, Commercials.
Your work as an editor will involve receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay, assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer, inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronizing and storing them into files on the computer, digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable, creating a 'rough cut' (or assembly edit) of the program /film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages, reordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.
Additional tasks may include overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing, experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements, writing voiceover/commentary, suggesting or selecting music.
You may also carry out online editing duties which involve finalizing technical aspects such as correcting faulty footage, grading and coloring, and adding special effects.
Learning by doing
"Learning by doing" is our Moto which is strictly followed by faculty members of Mumbai Digital Films Academy.. Our faculty members pass on up-do-date practical skills and theoretical knowledge that is wholly relevant to a new generation of film makers. As our faculty members are active practitioners of this film industry, we recognize that they also need to be able to communicate their knowledge effectively and inspire those they teach.
Final Cut Pro7 - A non-linear video editing software used for Film & Video Editing
Final Cut Pro X - A non-linear video editing software used for Film & Video Editing
Adobe Premiere pro CC - Digital Non-Linear Editing to edit, manipulate, and export.
Nuendo - Sound and Music editing and Recording software used for Film & Video Editing
Pro Tools - A non-linear Sound and Music editing and Recording software used for Film & Video Editing
Adobe After Effects - Digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing
Adobe Photoshop - Photography & photo editing,
DaVinci Resolve - Professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector
Assimilate SCRATCH - the highest levels of creative DI with SCRATCH
Syllabus for Film and Video Editing Course
- The Silent Period
- The Early Sound Film
- The Influence of the Documentary
- The Influence of the Popular Arts
- Editors Who Became Directors
- Experiments in Editing: Alfred Hitchcock
- Necessity of editing - To analyze the reasons of editing.
- Technique of film and video editing Theory & Practice.
- Principles of editing - To analyze different editing principles
- Shot to shot transition - Analyze the different juxtaposition of shots.
- Basic techniques of building a scene - Continuity, matching, overlapping
- Pace & Time - Analyze the techniques of pace& time manipulation during editing
- Rough cut - To make the primary edit following the script sequentially
- Final Cut - To make the final cut after re-viewing the rough cut.
- Dub matching and track laying To prepare for re- recording and optical effects.
- Married Print - Negative cutting- the last stage production
- Analysis of film and editing techniques of various styles and genres. Model texts will be used to familiarize different techniques of filmmaking and editing methods
- Fiction and Non -fiction
- Practical demonstration of physical continuity of a sequence.
- Practical demonstration of a dialogue situation.
- Demonstrations of different edit equipment and its facilities.
- To set-up and operate edit equipment.
- Edit on assemble mode ;( silent -rush and with sound)
- Edit on insert mode.
- Laying and mixing of sound tracks.
- Edit a dialogue exercise ;( rough-cut and final cut)
- To insert titles.
- Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro7, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, video editing software -The Project Panel, The Timeline Panel, The Editing workflow , Transition basics, Effects control basics , Audio basics, Title Basics, Creating type and graphic effects, Advanced Tilting; Styles and Templates, Advanced Editing Techniques, Creating Motion effect.
- The Picture Edit and Continuity
- The Picture Edit and Pace
- The Sound Edit and Clarity
- The Sound Edit and Creative Sound
- Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology
- Film as a Fine Art & Relationship between Film & Other Art Form.
- Different Generes of Film
- Analysis of Structure of Film.
- History of World Cinema, Indian Cinema & Regional Cinema.
HISTORY OF FILM EDITING
The technique of film and video editing
EDITING FOR THE GENRE
PRINCIPLES OF EDITING
- The techniques of script formation from a concept.
- Understand the techniques of a script writing
- How Films are made from an idea to script
- Understand the techniques of scene and short breakdown.Joining of shots and scenes
- Understand the basics of screen technique, From Story - Log Line - Screenplay Writting
Screenplay & Direction
- The screen technique - The cut and types of cut, The imaginary line, Basic movements Other transitions i.e. fade, mix, etc
- Movement of frame, movement within a frame; anatomy of human eye,binocular vision, persistence of vision ,acuity (circle of confusion),flicker perception of human eye and how motion is created from a series of static frames perception of colour , adaptative properties.
- Basic shot terminology : Close up, Mid shot, Long shot, Big close up, Mid-long shot, Extreme long shot, Point of view (POV) shot, Over-the- Shoulder(OTS) shot, high angle and low angle shot, top angle shot. Introduction to the concept of Imaginary line (1800); matching of action, direction of the movement and look. Reverse angle.
- Pan, lilt, trolley, dolly, crane, steady – cam
- Introduction to basic of sound & music
- Sound Recording & Recording Chain
- Recording for Film & Video
- Pilot Track / Sync Sound
- Sound Designing
- Sound in post production of film & video
- introduction to Song Structure, Film Background Score