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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

FIL140 Editing I

Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 186.5 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 135 hours (16 weeks). 

Dates: 

Version 1: September 2007 - September 2016. Version 2: October 2016 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the fundamental differences between linear and non-linear editing; operate and edit with Final Cut Pro (FCP) software and the Apple computer; use a hard drive to store media and film projects; log and capture media, computer shortcuts, and print to video; discuss the principles of action match cuts, cutting on movement, jump cuts, and how to navigate the time line, canvas, and toolbars of FCP; relate the steps to import music into FCP, how to cut to music, how to create transitions such as fades and dissolves, how to design and generate titles and motion in FCP, how to use of filters, how to create multiple sound tracks and use room tone, sound effects, dialogue, voice over, and music in the creation of their sound design; and discuss the fundamentals of editing overlapping dialogue and creating special effects using Final Cut Pro.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Students learn how to operate the digital editing system, Final Cut Pro (FCP). Through in class lecture and demonstration, students learn how to use a hard drive to store their media and film projects, how to log and capture media, implement the computer shortcuts on the keyboards, and put into action printing their projects to DVD. Students compose action match cuts, cutting on movement, jump cuts, and montage in their films and comprehend how to navigate the timeline, canvas, and toolbars of FCP and learn how to use and import music into Final Cut Pro, examine how to cut to music, and discover how to create transitions such as fades and dissolves, and design and generate titles and motion, and employ the use of filters. Students construct and capitalize on how to create multiple sound tracks with the use of room tone, sound effects, dialogue, voice-over, and music in the creation of their sound design. Finally, they edit their seven film projects on Final Cut Pro. Successful completion of this course enables students to continue on to FIL240 Editing Two, with an emphasis on thesis film completion.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Editing in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: Each semester of the One-Year Filmmaking Program is an integrated, cross-disciplinary experience. Credit is recommended only after students complete all courses within a given semester.

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