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DAR 217 - Post Production for Film

4 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Introduction to film post production video and audio techniques and aesthetics of film editing. Includes history of the art of film editing, preparing for the edit, tools of the editor, cutting techniques, and preparing for sound. Also includes sound, dialogue, looping, and music editing; the mix; and the answer print.

Prerequisite(s): DAR 125  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the historical development of film editing and editing techniques.
  2. Demonstrate how to plan and organize for the film edit.
  3. List various editing tools and identify their uses.
  4. Demonstrate various editing techniques.
  5. Identify the various parts of an editing bench and related editing equipment.
  6. Operate editing equipment.
  7. Differentiate various editing effects.
  8. Compare and contrast the problems in film versus television editing.
  9. Enhance the effectiveness of visual storytelling through film editing.
  10. Discuss the collaborative nature of film editing.
  11. Develop applied problem-solving abilities.

Outline:
  1. History of the Art of Film Editing
    1. Russian film editors
      1. Pudovkin
      2. Eisenstein
      3. Kuleshov
    2. American film editors
      1. Edwin S. Porter
      2. D.W. Griffith
      3. Orson Wells
    3. Early Hollywood “cutters”
    4. Current methods and practices
  2. Preparing for the Edit
    1. Organization
    2. Logging
    3. Edge numbers
    4. Synching dailies
    5. Edge coding
    6. Leadering
  3. Tools of the Editor
    1. Synchronizer
    2. Sound reader
    3. Rewinds
    4. Splicer
    5. Trim bin
    6. Editing bench
    7. Moviola
    8. Flatbed
    9. Supplies
    10. Editing room arrangement
  4. Cutting Techniques
    1. Dailies preparation
    2. Script notes
    3. Logs
    4. Dailies synching
    5. Dailies screening
    6. Breaking down footage
    7. Non-slated takes
    8. Action cut
    9. Dialogue cut
    10. Cutting away
    11. Screen position edit
    12. Form editing
    13. Special effects/opticals
  5. Preparing for Sound
    1. “Locking the film”
    2. Sound leaders
    3. Sync pop
    4. Splitting tracks
    5. Balancing reels
    6. Sound breakdown sheets
  6. Sound Editing
    1. Sound effects editing
    2. Looping
    3. Dialogue editing
    4. Multiple track set up
    5. Foley editing
    6. Music editing
  7. Dialogue and Looping Editing
    1. Body movements and effects
    2. Foley stages
    3. Simulation sound tricks
    4. Marking for looping
    5. Foleylogs
    6. Splitting tracks
    7. Cue sheets for looping
  8. Music Editing
    1. Original music
    2. Needle drop/library music
    3. Spotting session
    4. Mood
    5. Developing music cues
    6. Accent points and timing sheets
    7. Click tracks
    8. Scoring reels
    9. Time code
    10. Multi-track
    11. Interlock
  9. The Mix
    1. Checking tracks
    2. Dialogue tracks
    3. Music tracks
    4. Effects tracks
    5. Mix sheets
  10. The Answer Print
    1. Lab instructions
    2. Color timing
    3. Optical sound tracks
    4. Previewing
    5. Changes


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18