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VID 42 — Editing Video from Start to Finish

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 15—May 20
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 17
Unit: 1
Tuition: $360
Instructor(s): Digant (DC) Kasundra
Limit: 40
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Apr 15—May 20
6 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 17
1 Unit
Digant (DC) Kasundra
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Whether your goal is to create promotional videos for your professional life, or to produce a short film as an artistic expression of your passion, you want your videos to look great and engage your audience. Geared toward the novice, this course will introduce you to the basics of planning (how to create a script, a storyboard, and an execution plan for your video) and shooting (including lighting, sound, and composition of a shot). We will then learn editing best practices—not just how to execute the techniques, but how to use them for maximum impact. This course will cover DaVinci Resolve, a freely available nonlinear editor that is used extensively in the film and television industry. Students can work with their own footage or use sample footage provided by the instructor. By the end of the course, you will have created a short video and published it online.

Students can use any camera that shoots video (e.g., smartphone, digital camera, tablet, or video camera) and must have DaVinci Resolve loaded onto a computer (Windows or Mac).

Digant (DC) Kasundra, Founder, Dead Set Films

Digant (DC) Kasundra has written and directed numerous 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 has worked as a short-film programmer for the Slamdance Film Festival and is also a film editor with extensive experience in chroma keying, compositing, visual effects, and post-production.

Textbooks for this course:

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