You've shot miles and miles of footage... Now what? Learn essential film and video editing techniques in this information-packed, example-filled, Film Craft course by award-winning filmmaker Michael Wohl.
Back when desktop video editing was just a sparkle in every film editor's eye, Michael was busy creating Final Cut Pro. Learn Final Cut Pro from one of the original designers of this incredible piece of software!
The production is over. The actors are gone. The tech crew is off on another shoot. Now it's just up to you (with a pile of hard drives) to figure out how to put it all together. That's the job of the editor.
The editor, in many ways, is the ultimate storyteller in the filmmaking process. And in this course, Michael Wohl, in his informative and entertaining way, reveals exactly what that process is. He explains the power of cinematic language and shows you how to powerfully and effectively communicate via images. You learn that editing is much more than just cutting together footage. Anybody can do that! That's why Michael spends so much time on the art of storytelling.
So just how do you tell a good story? First, you learn how to breakdown a story into its core components. Michael explains the importance of asking the 7 magic questions: who, with whom, what, where, when, why and how. Then, he gives you the tools and rules you can rely upon to direct you throughout the editing process. And then, with all those important guidelines in hand, you dive into the actual techniques of editing. You learn the art of ins and outs, cutting on action, following eyeliner, splitting edits, cutting for audio and much more!
So learn the art of editing from the best instructor in the business: Michael Wohl!
Whenever I watch a course by Michael Wohl, I know that this course will be usefull and informative. And fun.
I have yet to be mistaken in this respect.
Michael Wohl rules!
Hindie wrote on April 2, 2015
I learned so much from this course. This is the part that I prefer in filmmaking. Great tips and tricks of the trade.
Simtech16 wrote on November 30, 2014
Amazingly tight, concise, and eloquent advice. Worth multiple viewing,
More relevant to fictional video story telling than documentary. Beneficial to anyone who wants to learner about the language of film and video.
Ren wrote on November 20, 2014
Film Craft is very informative tutorial series, opened my eyes as to what realistically happens behind the entire process of film making. Can't wait to see the next tutorials in this series.
Albert Maruggi wrote on October 30, 2014
this really is excellent. Even if you have been editing for a while like I have, even in TV news. Michael has incorporated fundamentals that are essential reviews, with insightful twists and new elements that are terrific.
It's helping me move from 3 minute style news packages to longer, shorter and more creative forms. thanks Michael