DEFINE THE POSTPRODUCTION PHASE
OF A TELEVISION FIELD PRODUCTION
Describe postproduction activities, viewing raw footage, editing, aesthetics,
operator's maintenance, and preparing a postproduction package.
Given information and illustrations relating to postproduction.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 80 percent of multiple-choice test covering postproduction activities.
Learning Event 1
DEFINE EDITING AS A CREATIVE ACTIVITY, LIST THE PRINCIPLES OF EDITING
1. Editing is an art. Art implies aesthetics, i.e., is the product well made,
does it possess excellence, value, and quality? A production can be assembled
indifferently or ruthlessly, with no regard for quality. It would be easy to
assume that editing is a matter of throwing scenes together. To the craftsman,
this is the perfect way to mutilate quality camera footage. Editing requires a
competent craftsman, one with an aesthetic sense.
Without care, the final
product is the same old thing. If the editor has pride, the production will
2. Each editor has a different editorial approach. There are no set rules for
Editing is a creative affair requiring the editor's judgment.
Editorial judgment reflects a sense of timing, personal preference, and
a. The editor can be meticulous with his product or he can be lazy and
thoughtless of the audience.
The editor has it in his power to enhance or
destroy quality footage that the cameraman has worked hard to produce, or a
conscientious editor may be pressured to "save" mediocre footage from an
incompetent cameraman. Many cameramen prefer to edit their footage to ensure a