DM200 Post-Production for Documentary Group Project

Course Description

The main objective of this Filmmaking class is to edit a five to ten minute short documentary. At the beginning of the module the emphasis should be on organizing and logging each clip. Subsequently, students will be encouraged to revisit their initial treatment and see if the structure and aesthetic approach to the film has changed or is still viable. Before actual editing begins the Instructor will give guidelines on how to organize media and structure a new project. The goal is to move beyond simple mechanical edits and start thinking about structure, time manipulation, rhythm, pace and building tension through the editing process.

Learning Outcomes

  • Story Structure
  • Dramatic Elements
  • Scene
  • Montage
  • Ingesting
  • Logging
  • Assembly Cut
  • Rough Cut
  • Fine Cut
  • Picture Lock
  • Building Tension