Editing Art & Practice

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Editing: Art & Practice
Spring 2024
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.

Open to all students with permission from the instructor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:02am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 607
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024