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VID 42 — Editing Video from Start to Finish

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Oct 10—Nov 21
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 30
Unit: 1
Tuition: $380
Instructor(s): Digant Kasundra
Limit: 28
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on October 17
7:00—8:50 pm
Oct 10—Nov 21
6 weeks
Drop By
Oct 30
1 Unit
Digant Kasundra
Please Note: No class on October 17
You may be one of the millions of people carrying a fairly high-quality camera with you all day long—in the form of a smartphone. Or perhaps you recently purchased a GoPro or another form of digital camera. You want the videos you create with these devices to look more professional and interesting, but you don’t want to go to film school. This hands-on course will expose you to the basics of planning (how to create a script, a storyboard, and an execution plan for your video); shooting (including lighting, sound, and composition of a shot); editing (the academics of good editing and the technical steps to accomplish polished videos); and publishing video for the web (such as on YouTube and Facebook). We will start with a crash course in pre-production and cinematography, and then do hands-on work editing footage. By the end of the course, you will have created a simple, short video and published it online.

Students can use any camera that shoots video (e.g., smartphone, digital camera, tablet, or video camera). Students are required to bring a fully charged laptop computer to class and are encouraged to have it loaded with iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro.

Digant Kasundra, Founder, Dead Set Films

Digant Kasundra has written and directed six short films, including a 3D black-and-white silent film, The Magic Man, which debuted at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in 2012 and toured across multiple continents. Kasundra is also a film editor, using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and has extensive experience with chroma keying, compositing, visual effects, and post-production using prosumer tools like the Adobe Creative Suite.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.