Digital Video Editing
4 Day Workshop Itinerary
because Monday was a holiday)
a digital video editing workshop
Planning the Project (storyboarding)
Enhance iMovie with extra plugins
Converting Analog Video Sources
audio- Extract, Edit, & Add Audio
Further with Final Cut Pro
Exporting Your Final Product
Creating DVD's Using Apple's SuperDrive
- Attend all
and present a three to five minute educational or school public
relations video using iMovie.
titles, 3 scenes, 3 transitions, extracted audio, added audio
tract and credits.
- Final project
Ideas/Comments About Providing Digital Video Editing Training
your intent is to train the participants how to import/convert
analog to digital, try to have at least one Firewire Digital
Video Camera available for every four workshop participants. Firewire
makes this process SOOOooo much easier!
participants to bring their own cameras with the above stipulations.
at least one tripod for every two cameras (encourage their
return video cameras to a common resource table with a power strip
to charge them between uses.
set up loaner kits with charger, camera, microphone in a
camera bag for participants to take off site overnight.
DV with a at least 128 MB of RAM for each student (64 MB
will work for a small film with very few transitions, sound files
etc, 128 provides a much better computing experience).
or suggest participants bring their own headphones to help
them focus on their product as the edit the movie.
get ahold of
the David Pogue's awesome book:
The Missing Manual
O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 0596001045
a room with sufficient power circuits to support your hardware
(at one point I went to heat some coffee in the microwave and threw
the breaker of half the computers in the room!)
several quiet rooms that can be used as filming rooms.
to move computers into these rooms to "voice" the video
narrations, if the narration is being dubbed in after the filming.
is cool, but iMovie 2 is what you really need to have real
control over your sound tracks.
all computers are updated to the latest version of iMovie
2 (2.0.3 at the time of this workshop 6/2001)
the iMovie website for free
plugins, music loops, and tips)
purchasing some extra music loops or get a sound loop generator
such as Sonic Desktop's SmartSound
as a part of a new computer purchase in Apple's Learning Series
Multimedia bundles. (GREAT value!)
for the purposes of this weeklong workshop should be more strictly
limited to a three to five minute video.
longer gets to be too much for participants to completely edit in
this time frame. It also becomes more time consumming to export
and difficult to store, present and move around.
will probably benefit more from focusing a simple message and learning
the skills associated with video editing if the project is kept
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