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The Final Cut: Track 7

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It is often said that a movie comes to life in the edit suite. Ben Harrex of Final Cut post production studios in London discusses five themes with examples; The Cut, The Dissolve, Cropping and Resizing, Titles and The Sound. Ben explains how the video editor has a huge amount of creative control over how the final product looks. This material forms part of The Open University course T215 Communication and information technologies.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 20 mins
  • Updated Monday 19th October 2009
  • Posted under Computing & ICT
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Track 7: Adding sound to video

Sound is just as important as the picture: it controls the emotion of a sequence. Ben Harrex uses three pieces of music to demonstrate this.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 The Final Cut    A short introduction to this album. Play now The Final Cut
2 What does a video editor do?    Ben Harrex describes what is expected of a video editor. Play now What does a video editor do?
3 Cutting footage    Essentially the most powerful tool in the edit suite is 'the cut', it can change the mood of the picture. Play now Cutting footage
4 Dissolving transitions    Usually the dissolve is used to show a connection between two locations, Ben Harrex demonstrates how the dissolve can be used as an effect. Play now Dissolving transitions
5 Cropping and resizing    Cropping and resizing can be used to show multiple images on one screen as well as hiding something from the audience. Play now Cropping and resizing
6 Adding text to video    Titles and visuals are a quick and simple way to give the audience more information. Play now Adding text to video
7 Adding sound to video    Sound is just as important as the picture: it controls the emotion of a sequence. Ben Harrex uses three pieces of music to demonstrate this. Play now Adding sound to video
8 Wrapping up    Ben Harrex wraps up this session by explaining how powerful the edit can be in bringing your picture to life. Play now Wrapping up

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