Film editing/Analyzing film dailies/Come On In

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This school is:
Narrative Film Production
The course is:
Basic film editing (editing a dramatic conversation)
This lesson is:
Analyzing film dailies - What can you learn from film dailies?
The pages of this lesson are:
1. Lesson summary - Analyzing & editing film dailies

24 Unedited Scenes Disk

Out for a Walk Screen Shot.png Scene: "Out for a walk" Funny, short, needs matte painting
The Assignment Screen Shot.png Scene: "The Assignment" Long and intense
Ice Cream Screen Shot.png Scene: "Ice Cream" Long but simple
12 scenes from the family reunion
Taking Notes Screen Shot.png Scene: "Taking Notes" A basic scene
Morning Coffee Screen Shot.png Scene: "Morning Coffee" A basic scene
Letter From Amy Screen Shot.png Story Of Amy Screen Shot.png Amy Comes Home Screen Shot.png Scenes about Amy Good practice
Come On In Screen Shot.png Scenes about Jason Simple but good practice
Morning Surprise Screen Shot.png Scene: "Morning Surprise" Needs 3D animation
Doctor Doctor Screen Shot.png Scene: "Doctor, Doctor!" Needs sound F/X and music
Girl and the Golden Jewel Screen Shot.png Scene: "The Girl and the Golden Jewel" Needs F/X, voice over, sound
Wedding Bells Screen Shot.png Scene: "Wedding Bells" Funny, old, poor color, only 12fps
Big Bad Bell Screen Shot.png Scene: "The Big Bad Bell" A bit odd
Open The Door Screen Shot.png Scene: "Open The Door" Totally weird, MOS - even needs dialog!!!

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"24 Unedited Scenes"
from the
Star Movie Shop

Four Scenes about Jason

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Four scenes about Jason

Here is a set of four simple scenes which explain the story of Jason who is one of the sons of the family. You will have no problem editing the first three scenes but the fourth has many challenges.
The location
Near the house of the mother and father of the family is Jason's house. He is a song writer who travels constantly.
The characters
Most of the scenes are with Jason and his wife. One scne is "Pillow Fight" where they talk about Jason's most recent disappearance. The final scene (which is the most challenging) is with Jason and Elvis.

The story - "Happy Homecoming"
Jason is playing with his son.
The story - "Leaving Soon"
Jason is leaving and his wife is not happy.
The story - "Pillow Fight"
The girls are staying in their own room of ther parent's house.
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The story - "Come On In"
In this scene, Jason goes to meet Elvis.
The challenge
All of the scenes are very simple and easy to edit. Music or just musical effects are needed at the end of most scenes. These scenes are simply practice scenes.
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Edit this scene

Order the disk
Order the disk from the Star Movie Shop. Remember, if you have earned enough points at the Wikiversity Film School, the disk is free. If you do not have enough points, the Star Movie Shop will accept PayPal. To contact the Star Movie Shop, you simply click here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png
The Overview Movie
Start by looking at the overview movie for these four scenes. (The overview movie filesa are in a different folder than the film dailies.) The overview movie shows you the important parts of the film dailies in chronological order so you can quickly see which shots are best.
Transfer the dailies
Copy all the film dailies (not the overview movie) to your hard drive. If necessary, convert the dailies to whatever format your editing program prefers. Import them into your editing program.
Edit the scenes
Editing the scenes is easy. Always start by looking for the best audio. Once the audio (along with the picture) is edited, you will lock the audio and roll the picture edits to find the best visual transitions thereby creating "L-Cuts".
The opening shot
These four scenes are mixed in between scenes about the main characters. To help the audience know that these scenes are from the story about the store keeper's family, show the [icture of the store at the beginning of each scene.
Submit your finished scene
Each scene is worth 20 points and 10 points for original music or musical sound effects. Email me when you are finished. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png
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Analyze the Dailies

Notice that the actors to repeat their line perfectly each time with exactly the same tone. As you will see, this makes editing so much easier.
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The Next Scene

These four scenes are simple to edit. Fromt the TV show, there are four more scenes which are easy to edit... except for the last one which is "Come on In".

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