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Fine Arts - Video Editing and Production

Creating videos have become easier because of the access to technology. What seemed like a thousand dollar investment a decade ago can now be done with the use of the latest smartphone or tablet. But then, this access has also caused serious damage to a student’s ability to treat video production rather seriously because they can easily reshoot and make cuts without any remorse for wasted time. If you are an educator who needs to remind students about the importance of a well planned video production, you don’t need to bring them back in time. Bring your students to these planning, production, and post-production the easy yet masterful way.

Planning. Like any project, event or activity, there is value in checking that everything is set before mounting cameras. This part is where students must finalize their scripts, storyboards, checklists and timelines. This is where their director meets up with the rest of the team who acts as producer, director of photography, sound, and the actors. Their skeleton production team can replicate the multi-tasking strategies of independent production companies. What is essential is that they have a 100 percent clear idea what they want to achieve out of their shoot, and that they have a sequence breakdown with corresponding locations and dates.

Production becomes fairly smooth if they have clearly laid down their pre-production. It is keen that the production manager is always in contact with the person behind the set. While shooting one scene, the set designers should already ready the next scene so as not to waste any time. Remember that this is a kid production and that if anything goes wrong, they could end up feeling bad about themselves. That’s not going to help.

Lastly, post-production is yet another part that’s heavily labor intensive. As a small production team, the students must work hand-in-hand with their video editor. It is important for the video editor to use software they already have tried before. This also goes with the sound recorder and designer. One technique for this to work is to have your students work on their project side-by-side and create space and provide equipment where they can run their output before rendering.

It’s really crucial to make this experience productive and yet fun. Check out the content below to view video editing and production technique for your students.