Film school:Narrative Dialog Editing:Story of Penny and Eggbert:The rough edit

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An example for the course on Narrative Film Editing
Penny Quiet OS Eggbert.png

Trim and assemble

I first trim the clips. I need a clip of the Eggbert's first dailog and then a clip of Penny's dialog and finally a clips of Eggbert's final dialog.
Then I assemble the trimmed clips to get the rough edit.






The story of Penny and Eggbert
Intro: Penny & Egg Introduction Eggbert CU.png
Page #1: The story and script Oxygen480-categories-applications-office.svg
Page #2: The camera setups Crystal Clear app camera.png
Pop Quiz: Penny & Egg Pop Quiz #1 Nuvola apps kalarm.png
Page #3: The dailies Mplayer.svg
Page #4: The rough edit Edit-cut.svg
Page #5: "L-Cuts" Applications-accessories.svg
Page #6: Creating "L-Cuts #1" Applications-accessories.svg
Page #7: Creating "L-Cuts" #2 Applications-accessories.svg
Pop Quiz: Penny & Egg Pop Quiz #2 Nuvola apps kalarm.png
Page #8: Planning the film score Crystal Clear app knotify.png
Page #9: How to insert narrative music Musica clasicismo.png
Homework #1: Create the film score Crystal Clear app knotify.png
Homework #2: Editing the scene Edit-cut.svg


Note: Penny and Eggbert are 3D Poser models created by 3D Universe. For this lesson, these characters were posed and rendered with the free DAZ Studio.

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My selection

To trim the clips, I have decided to select the wide shot for Eggbert's opening dialog and then use close up shots for the rest of the dialog. Very easy and simple decision.

I need to trim these clips
Penny Eggbert Two Shot w Back.png
1. Wide angle
Penny OTS Eggbert w Back.png
2. Penny OTS
Eggbert OTS Penny w Back.png
3. Eggbert OTS


I use the audio to determine where to trim the clips. I trim the clips in the middle of the brief pause between the dialog. This is extremely easy to see if I look at the audio track.
Remember: When I trim a clip, I do not destroy any of the frames. Rather I just hide the unwanted frames. Any time I wish, I can still access the hidden frames just by rolling the ends of the clip to see more or fewer frames.



Trim clip #1
Penny Eggbert Two Shot w Back.png

Penny and Eggbert

I just want to hear the opening dialog in the wide angle establishing shot

Red Trim PennyEggbert 90.png


When trimmmed, the clip looks like this:

Just Penny and Eggbert Opening Shot 300.png



Trim clip #2
Penny OTS Eggbert w Back.png

Penny

I just want the the shot of Penny for Penny's dialog.

Red Trim Penny 90.png


When trimmmed, the clip looks like this:
Just Penny OS Talks 300.png



Trim clip #3
Eggbert OTS Penny w Back.png

Eggbert

We just want the shot of Eggbert for Eggbert's final dialog.

Red Trim Eggbert 90.png


When trimmmed, the clip looks like this:
Just Eggbert OS Talks 300.png


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The rough edit


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The three trimmed clips assembled

When you finish trimming the clips, assemble them in the correct order. When you do, the audio should sound good.

I need to assemble these clips in the timeline
Trimmed clip #1
Penny Eggbert Two Shot w Back.png

1. Wide angle
Trimmed clip #2
Penny OTS Eggbert w Back.png

2. Penny
Trimmed clip #3
Eggbert OTS Penny w Back.png

3. Eggbert

These three camera setups will give me good converage for such as short scene.


Here is my rough edit

Penny Eggbert Two Shot w Back.png
Wide angle
Penny OTS Eggbert w Back.png
Penny OTS
Eggbert OTS Penny w Back.png
Eggbert OTS

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Clip #1 plus clip #2 plus clip #3





Next: Creating the "L-Cuts"
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The next page

Once I have assembled the three clips, the audio should sound natural. Each pause between the dailog should sound natural.
However, the picture will seem dull and boring. Now I need to find the best visual transition by rolling the picture edits (without rolling the audio edits.)
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If you have any questions

Your instructor for filmmaking classes is Robert Elliott.
If you have any question, click here to email me. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png