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Adobe Premier Pro film editing question

This question comes from one of my subscribers to “The Director’s Chair”. If you have any answers or comments for Victor, please post them in the Reply box below and I will make sure he sees them. Thanks.

“I seek your advice on how to edit my footage on my first directed television l told you about. l am using Adobe Premier Pro and I intend on getting an external hard drive and would like to confirm if it is a great idea to dump the entire footage on the ext. drive or should l capture and edit as l go? What would be the best way to work out my bins and the footage as I edit?

Should l edit episode by episode or work as per scene or work it as per daily shoot then compile it at the end of the edit?

All these questions reflect that this is my first massive footage edit, so hey l have a bit of goose bumps and anxiousness. Please advice before I go crazy. Victor.”

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  • Art Guglielmo November 28, 2009, 8:34 PM

    There is some missing information in this post to be truly answered properly.

    1. How experienced of an editor are you ?
    2. Is it a single tv show, or an entire series ?
    3. what is it shot on, and what file format are you capturing to ?
    4. How much footage will you have ?
    5. Single editor, or multiple editors?
    6. cant really answer about the bins, unless we knwo what you are going to have to put into those bins, and where is it coming from? Photoshop? After effects? etc.
    7. How much hard drive space do you have?

  • alex haynes November 28, 2009, 9:01 PM

    A tag on to Art Fuglielmo’s post (good questions)

    8. also do you have a script your following?
    9. have you noted your best shots?
    10. do you have time codes?
    11. working with SD or HD footage.
    12. how fast is your computer?

  • Peter D. Marshall November 30, 2009, 11:04 AM

    More info from Victor:

    l have a script that l am following.

    My best shots are still raw footage and that will mean selecting as I capture or can l work it any easier?

    Time Codes no proper ones but will try the camera timings.

    PC 1 GIG RAM, Dual Core processor of up to 3.6ghz

    Standard footage only by 3ccd