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Thread: Good place to learning about Editing?

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    Default Good place to learning about Editing?

    Hey, Sorry short post but I will get to the point. I am going to be editing a video for one of my University modules, as well as having a general intrest in video production anyway.

    Basically as a quirk of fate I ended up as Editor (didnt want to do camera or sound man, director was taken). Where can i learn some of the basic things a good editor has to do? I imagine it is more complex then just cliping footage together.

    Any sites/information/recommended books/tips you have would be welcomed. Thanks!

    Sorry, Just noticed I put this in the wrong forum. Could a mod move? Thanks
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    This site and it's users is a great resource.

    You cant really beat learning by doing, so make stuff and post it here for criticism.

    Also, when you watch films deconstruct them in your head, think about why things are shot / edited the way they appear, what was the editor aiming to communicate to the viewer.

    I recomend you read some books about film, about how film communicates ideas and stuff.

    It's quite a huge task to do with any great speed but the learning is fun.

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    yeah i agree.. you cant beat hands on learning... best thing to do is watch TV and films and try figure out how you can create similar stuff with the editing software you have.

    the easist way is to teach yourself, usually its faster and you feel like you have really done something good. although lots of little techniques are missed..... this is where tutorials come in - there are a few sites with very good tut's check them out!

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    Yea, adverts are a great way to learn, I sometimes try to copy some cool editing trick to get me to learn more.

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