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Video and Media Editing

Communication 2300

Course Description:

This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the history, techniques and technology of video and media editor. Students will study the principles and practices of editing by analyzing examples from classic and contemporary film and video as they learn how to build and strengthen a story and engage an audience. Using the latest industry non-linear software tools, students will work on advanced editing exercises that provide opportunities to master the editing process. An overview of the editing process, techniques, in-depth procedures, and skills will be reviewed. At the end of the course, the student will have learned the skills necessary to prepare for professional certification.   3 credits              

Fall 2012--Mondays 9 am -1 pm from Sept. 4 - Dec. 21 on the Knight Campus, Rm. 2106

Link to course registration:
/availablecourses.html   Look for COMM 2300-001- CRN 35604

Fall 2012
Visiting Professor: Michael Eric Phillips

Michael Phillips

Professor Phillips is co-inventor of Avid Film Composer and has received numerous awards, including a 1995 Academy Award for his work with Avid. In addition, he is a film editor, author, and teacher. Read more...



Grammar of the Edit
The Technique of Film and Video Editing

Editing with Avid Media Composer MC 101 Training


Sample syllabus - RTF document

Student Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of editing
  2. Discuss how editing is approached for various genres
  3. Articulate the principles of editing
  4. Manage and organize an editing project, including input and output of media
  5. Assemble a rough and final cut of a sequence
  6. Refine video, audio, sound and music within a video sequence
  7. Add effects and apply color correction and compression

Course Measurements:

  1. Attendance
  2. Class participation
  3. Chapter tests
  4. Exams (mid-term and final)
  5. Written assignments
  6. Various group presentations
  7. Editing projects

Content Outline:

  1. History of editing
  2. Principles of editing
  3. Organization and project management
  4. Treatment and meaning of effects
  5. Achieving picture balance with color correction
  6. Editing sound
  7. Applying music

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