Editing a Dialogue Scene Preview

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ABOUT THIS MODULE

The power behind a performance isn’t limited to an actor’s work on camera, but how the editor cuts the performance in the editing room.  The pace at which you edit a scene, whom you choose to show on screen, the degree of overlap of dialogue, and a narrative understanding of the scene are tools that help you mold the scene into a visually arresting moment with just the right emotional intent.
 
In this module you will learn the correct and incorrect ways of shooting dialogue on set, advanced techniques for manipulating the pacing and emotional intensity of the scene, how to work with changing background ambience, techniques for balancing the visual performance with the dialogue, how to mix the audio, ultimately how to get the best performance through the edit.
 
Learn the techniques to direct the scene after it was shot and improve the performances in the editing room.

IN THIS MODULE

  • 34:27 video that teaches you how to properly shoot and edit a dialogue scene
  • Complete companion guide
  • Guide on time management as an editor
  • A complete walkthough of how a dialogue scene is edited

LEARN

  • The incorrect way and the correct way to shoot a dialogue scene
  • How to properly edit a scene between two people
  • How to mix the audio between two actors
  • How to create L-type and J-type edits
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
 
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES
 
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