Editing Art & Practice

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Editing: Art & Practice

Spring 2021

Taught By: Rafael Parra

Section: A

CRN: 1872

Credits: 3

The aesthetics of editing – the choice of images, their timing, and sequence – is at the core of motion picture making. This course begins with a focus on the analysis of structure and editing style and concludes with some advanced techniques in digital postproduction. Major topics include: rhythm, continuity editing, mise-en-scene, montage, cinematic time and space, among others. Lectures and screenings of excerpts from selected films and videos will be used to explore strategies and techniques used by editors to create connections between images. Students will apply editing concepts learned in class on their year-long project. The class builds on basic principles of digital editing – documentary organization, structure, workflows, logs, timelines, basic trim procedures, etc. – and introduces more advanced techniques such as: working with music and composers; preparing the sound mix; creating video titles and graphics; color correction; generating output; and conforming and transferring projects, among other topics.

Course open only to Documentary Studies Certificate students

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021