Monthly Archives: January 2016
We’ve all been there. You shoot for days on end, pouring your heart and soul into your shots, only to find out later that you don’t have the proper material for a successful edit. This dilemma often means one of two things, neither of which are preferable. Either you suck it up and have an edit that is subpar, or you go out and re-shoot, which costs time and money. Luckily, all of these problems are avoidable if you go into your shoot with the mindset of an editor. Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter shows you how:
When you suddenly shift from slow, languidly-paced editing to quick, frenetic cuts, what emotional impact does that have on the audience? In celebration of Inside The Edit’s holiday promotion where you can save 25% off a subscription (more details below), the course’s founder Paddy Bird is releasing a pair of high-quality tutorials that should help you to take your editing skills and creativity to the next level.
Film editing is, by its very nature, a study in manipulation. On a surface level, we manipulate the order of events unfolding on screen. We choose what a character says or doesn’t say simply by including or excluding certain pieces of media from our timelines. We can even take completely unrelated pieces of video or audio and give them new meaning, as well as change the meaning of everything around them, depending on where they’re placed in the timeline. That’s a lot of power.