Digital Editing Practicum

Course Description

In this independent “studio practicum” taken concurrently with MDC 652, students apply professional editing theory and techniques using non-linear editing systems on practical assignments developed by the instructor. Practical assignments will receive individual and peer group critiques. Students must have an intermediate working knowledge of a digital editing system like Adobe Premiere, AVID or Final Cut Pro.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate digital editing techniques used in a variety of genre to construct short digital video sequences
  • Integrate the aesthetic principles of motion picture editing in the construction of cinematic sequences using professional digital video software
  • Integrate professional film editing techniques for dialog cutting, matching action, parallel action, montage and the control of tempo and rhytm in the construction of a motion picture sequences
  • Integrate sound effects and music into a motion picture sequence
  • Integrate editorial notes into a revision of a digital video sequence
  • Generate edited movie sequences using concepts of cinematic gramar to construct meaning and emotional engagement in an audience.



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