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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

FIL240 Editing II

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

Version 1: 116 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 120 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 differences between linear and dialectical editing, how to identify and construct action match cuts, cutting on movement, jump cuts, jump cut editing style, montage, parallel cutting, graphic match cuts, action wipes, separation, overlapping dialogue, cutting POV and reaction shots, disguising bad cuts, and multi-angularity; discuss the elements of advanced sound editing; operate DVD-Studio Pro to export films into the compressor, and build menu options on DVDs.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course is a continuation of FIL140 where students further explore the technical and aesthetic approaches to editing while editing their thesis film on Final Cut Pro. Students participate in three classes on Editing Aesthetics where they explore the difference between linear and dialectical editing, how to identify and construct action match cuts, cutting on movement, jump cuts, jump cut editing style, montage, parallel cutting, graphic match cuts, action wipes, separation, overlapping dialogue, cutting POV and reaction shots, disguising bad cuts, multi-angularity, and examining editing techniques from various scenes from features. The Sound Design classes focus on the creation of the sound design of the thesis films and delve into elements of advanced sound editing. Students also learn how to operate DVD-Studio Pro, to export their films into the compressor, and how to create menu options on  DVDs. Instructional methods include lecture and in-class demonstration and discussion.

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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