Learn how to cut like the professionals on this one-day introduction to video editing. You'll be trained by a highly experienced editor and have the opportunity to get hands-on with an exciting series of editing exercises. By the end of the course, you'll have an understanding of how films are put together in the edit suite and confidence to create your masterpiece back at school.
The session starts with a quick compare-and-contrast of the most popular available editing solutions, including Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker and iMovie. You'll then spend the rest of the day working on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, which is the software of choice of the BBC and is available for both Mac and PC. Editing programmes are all very similar so the skills learned in Premiere Pro on this course can easily be transfered to other platforms. It's more about the creative process of editing than about specific buttons to press.
We will provide you with a high-end 64-bit HP laptop and sample footage to work with and you'll be able to learn at your own pace the elements of professional video editing, including:
- How to approach an edit
- How to import footage from any camera or device
- The software interface
- The editor's toolbox
- Adding effects, transitions, captions and graphics
- Sound and music
- Publishing your film for web, mobile device or broadcast
Who is it for?
The course is aimed at teachers of all subjects who are interested in using filmmaking in their teaching practice. No previous experience necessary.
Basic computer skills
£259 + VAT per person.
Please choose from the available venues and dates, below. This training is also available as an INSET day at your school.