How To: Editing

Editing & Sound Design

(written by Katherine Reaves & Yonty Friesem)

Learning Goals:

# Introduce key terms of editing and sound design
# Experience basic sequence editing, including visual and sound
# Collaborate on organizing all video materials

Terms: Sequencing, Continuity, Timing, Raw Footage, Event, Transitions, Rough Cut, Final Cut, Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Sound, Sound Capture, Sound Environment, Proximity, Foley, Voiceover, ADR, Audio wave, Synching

Main Question: How to organize collaboratively the material (visuals and sound) to showcase the purpose of the video to the target audience?

Introduction:  You will help participants to understand the main stages of post-production. Participants will learn how to upload clips into the library of an editing program, how to line them up in desired sequence, how to adjust timing and tighten the editing. They will choose and add appropriate transitions. They will also learn about using different types of sound, how to polish the final cut, and add titles and credits. As a guide on the side, you will facilitate discussion and collaboration between the team members.

Lesson Procedures: 

  • (5 min) Choosing editing program and roles
  • (60 min) Each sub group initial work (visuals, sound, titles)
  • (25 min) Combining the work into one computer and reviewing
  • (10 min) Exporting the video into a flash drive