Film Editing

Film editing is a creative and technical part of the post-production process of film making. The term is derived from the traditional process of working with film, but increasingly involves the use of digital technology.The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences to create a finished motion picture. Film editing is described as an art or skill, the only art that is unique to cinema, separating film making from other art forms that preceded it, although there are close parallels to the editing process in other art forms such as poetry and novel writing. Film editing is often referred to as the “invisible art” because when it is well-practiced, the viewer can become so engaged that he or she is not aware of the editor’s work.

The term video editing can refer to: The process of manipulating video images. Once the province of expensive machines called video editors, video editing software is now available for personal computers and workstations. Video editing includes cutting
segments (trimming), re-sequencing clips, and adding transitions and other Special Effects.

• Linear video editing, using videotape and is edited in a very linear way. Several video clips from different tapes are recorded to one single tape in the order that they will appear.
• Non-linear editing system (NLE), This is edited on computers with specialised software. These are non destructive to the video being edited and use programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid.
• Offline editing is the process in which raw footage is copied from an original source, without affecting the original film stock or video tape. Once the editing has been completely edited, the original media is then re-assembled in the online editing stage.
• Online editing is the process of reassembling the edit to full resolution video after an offline edit has been performed and is done in the final stage of a video production.
• Vision mixing, when working within live television and video production environments. A vision mixer is used to cut live feed coming from several cameras in real time.

• Post Production Planning
• Film to Tape and Digital to Tape Flowchart
• Telecine
• Offline Editing
• Sound and Music
• Titles
• Color Correction
• Dubbing
• Import and Export

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By Big Art Institute