Robert TurnerTennessee Film Connection

Editing Tools and Workflow Posted on 2018-01-30 by Robert Turner

Blog 10

Session #10


11:00am – 3:30pm


            The day’s lesson with Buck and fellow RRFC student Paige consisted of an in-depth lesson on the basics of the Adobe CC Suite (i.e. the programs we will be using in the editing room). We went through each of the applications available on Adobe CC, the important ones being Premiere, AfterEffects, and Prelude. Prelude is for offloading, Premiere is for editing/piecing together, and AfterEffects is for the visual effects added in post. Buck then showed us the proper workflow for editing as follows:

  1. Acquire Media: Use SD card to store project, plug into computer/ hard drive
  2. Ingest Media: Use Adobe Prelude/Premiere to offload from SD card
  3. Organize Clips: bring all the clips into their specific bins
  4. Create Sequence: put all the clips and scenes together to create the show (sequence)
  5. Add Transition/Effects: Adjust how film looks not sounds with open media framework
  6. Add Titles/Effects: Last adjustments basically to look professional
  7. Sound Mix: Add sound to get ready for broadcast
  8. Export & Archive Retrieval: lock away for re-use (many different ways of doing so, also many inventions constantly in this field)

Lastly we talked about the usage of timecode and metadata, specifically in Premiere. Timecode acts as such: 00:00:00:00 as Hours:min:sec:frames. The camera generates this originally, which can be preset. Timecode allows you to find where you are specifically in your clip and to be able to piece together several of those clips in the editing phase. Furthermore, it also tells the time of day at which everything was filmed. Metadata on the other hand is data about data. Premiere uses metadata for tagging and marking certain clips/frames for future use (i.e. when you piece them together for the sequence). Furthermore, going along with the presets mentioned above, metadata saves these presets in the camera which is another optimal way for future editing/filming/offloading to go smoother and quicker.

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