Now that we've learned basically how to get around in the edit page a little bit, let's take a look at the actual editing workflow and kind of how this all practically goes together. And I'm gonna tell you about one of my favorite techniques for editing videos or actually doing anything that's creative and that's called working in passes. The general idea is this, you work from big to small, so you work from rough to fine. So the first thing that we're gonna do is rough out our story in the great big events that happen from beginning to end. And we're gonna do that all the way through. And after we have our story roughed out then we're gonna go back again and start to work on a little bit more details and make sure that it kind of flows together and that it feels nice. And after we go through from beginning to end like that then we can go through and get really detailed and really picky about all the little minutiae things. The reason that we work this way is because you know how it is...
with doing creative stuff. Sometimes you might just run out of time and this is kind of a way to safeguard yourself. One from only having half of your movie done instead of the whole thing done in at least some kind of watchable form. And it also helps you from getting too, like, detail-oriented too quickly because what'll happen sometimes is you'll get really excited about like your opening sequence and you'll get these two or three shots like just perfect and you'll spend 15 hours on that. And then you'll have to either turn in the project or, you know, the client will come and look at it, or you'll just run outta time for whatever reason, and you'll only have like the first minute of your video done. So working from rough to fine. from big to small lets us make sure that we always have the story in its entirety pretty much laid out. And then the more time that we have to spend on it just the better and better it will get. So what we're gonna do is rough out our edit in the just the big events that happen, whatever like basically the story is that we want to tell. Then we'll go through and get a little bit more detailed and a little bit more detailed. Then we're gonna work on audio and then we're gonna do all the little finishing touches, graphics, and all of that kind of cool stuff. But really quickly we're gonna have a watchable project that if we need to call it done it's at least something that makes sense. As far as the story goes.
Casey Faris is a self-described "video nerd" who creates tutorials and vlogs about video editing, color correction, and all things related to post-production for the 250,000+ subscribers to his YouTube channel.
This is a great class! Probably my favorite Creativelive class so far. I've been a fulltime photographer for 13 years now, I guess it's about time I get back into video. I love that Resolve has a free version to learn on. The pace of this class was perfect, can't wait to watch the rest of Casey's DaVinci classes.
Thanks to Casey Faris for the interesting study material.
I have been looking for a creative life course for DaVinci Resolve for a long time and I am very happy that one has already been created on your platform.
I look forward to the other pieces.
Thanks again for the shared knowledge!
I've seen many DaVinci tutorials that seem to just make things more confusing but Casey's tutorial really took a simple step-by-step explanation to really show how powerful and yet simple it is to use Davinci. The tools Casey covered in this course gave me the confidence to edit the ton of videos I have collecting dust on my hard drive. Great job Casey and a great sense of dry corny humor...lolol highly recommended!!