Editing for Documentaries in Premiere Pro

In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we'll learn how to go from footage to final edit in a simple documentary film. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 6, 2015
Duration
1h 38m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 6, 2015
Duration
1h 38m
Description

In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we'll learn how to go from footage to final edit in a simple documentary film. We'll discuss many practical considerations, techniques, and processes used by documentary editors and will become versed in the basics of the documentary edit. We'll also get into the variations between rough and fine cutting, and utilizing marking effectively to stay organized. Finally, we'll touch on cutting interview footage and B-roll footage together for best results. By the end of this Premiere Pro training, you'll be ready to tackle a variety of real issues or stories and create your own documentary films. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud.

About the author
About the author

Joshua Samson is a filmmaker and mentor and earned a B.S. of Film Studies from Missouri State University and an M.F.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah. He works in all aspects of film, and his work as a director, cinematographer, and editor have screened around the globe.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Joshua Samson. I am a filmmaker and film mentor and have been making movies for over 2 decades, and teaching film for about the last 10 years. My current projects include a documentary on the 1904 Olympic marathon, and another on antiquated passions, and I'm always busy with various other client projects. In this course we are going to take a look at the editing process for documentary films. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to set up a proper workflow, sync audio, work with interviews and B-Roll, and create story flow so your documentary will resonate with an audience. By the end of the training you will be ready to start editing document-style films, which is not only helpful it the world of filmmaking, but also for marketing and promotional purposes. I am excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.