Digital Video Editing (261078)

Learning Outcomes

This curricular unit aims to develop skills in editing techniques, visual effects and post-production, with the purpose of interpreting and developing audiovisual content.
It is also intended that the student has capacity for analysis and critical reflection. To this end, the main terminologies and concepts of film language will be addressed, both at the level of narrative construction and at the level of principles and practices.
editing an audiovisual work.
The student will also assimilate the basic and theoretical notions of digital video editing.
In parallel, the main visual effects techniques will be explained and demonstrated using nonlinear editing software.
From the consolidation of these concepts and techniques, it is intended that the student can enhance their creativity, in order to design and implement audiovisual content, using video editing applications.

Study Program

1.    Notions and type of Edition and Visual Effects
2.    Basic Effects for Cinema: Slow Motion and Overlay
3.    Color Grading, Curves, Balance, Correction and LUTs
4.    Motion Graphics
5.    Cinematic Effects: Cinemagraphs and Parallax
6.    Keyframes and Image Stabilization
7.    Chroma Key and Masks
8.    Experimentation and application of multiple effects and techniques
9.    Development of audiovisual products (in conjunction with curricular unit Sound Lab I)



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Figgis, M. (2010). Filmar em Digital: Edições Cine-Clube de Avanca.
Marner, T. (2010). A Realização Cinematográfica: Edições 70.
Murch, W. (2001). In the Blink of an Eye: Silma-James Press.
Dancyger, K. (2011). The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice (5th ed.): Focal Press.