This course is the first of an 18-credit hour certification in “Film & Television Post-Production.” Students will operate various professional non-linear editing (NLE) systems, with a focus on practical skills and essential knowledge of editing, including file management, footage logs, timecodes, proxies, edit decision lists (EDLs), synchronization, transitions, simple effects, basic audio mixing and file exports. Additionally, students will explore the terminology, department hierarchy, history and theory of editing and sound design through topics such as continuity style, montage, juxtaposition of images, development of sound design, and linear and flat-bed editing. Students will also develop an understanding and awareness of current post-production industry standards and workflow practices. This course is the prerequisite for ALL other GFA courses in the “Film & Television Post-Production” Certification Pathway.
The class includes creative video editing projects on various NLE systems that require the usage of the practical skills learned. The second project will utilize Avid editing programs, working with the industry-standard software. GFA 1040 is offered as a hybrid course, with weekly synchronous instruction in online and in- person environments, with demonstrations and practical application exercises, as scheduled.