SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Section: 001 Editing Theory and Practice
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 290 with a minimum grade of C- or better, and a declared major in Screen Arts and Cultures.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

With a focus on craft and theory, this class will explore editing as the third and final "authoring" of a motion picture. With an emphasis on storytelling over software and technique over technology, this class will start by considering the power of the "cut" and progress into more advanced editing methods. In addition to considering image editing, we will also cover sound editing and sweetening through a series of demos and hands-on assignments.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on participation in critique (10%), reading responses to assigned texts (10%), 2 quizzes (10%), and 7 editing assignments (70%).

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in learning via hands on experience the theory and practice of motion picture editing. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, students will learn to creatively apply various editing techniques across multiple genres and modes of film production. Although students in this class will have taken SAC 290, we will begin with the basics, and no additional editing experience is necessary.

Class Format:

This class will take full advantage of meeting for two hours, twice a week with lectures, software demos, and critique of student work. Students should expect to dedicate considerable time outside of class in order to complete editing projects.

SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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