LAGOS NO. 1 POST PRODUCTION TRAINING


Video editing, at its most basic, is the art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence. To effectively "re-imagine" and even rewrite the film, an editor must work creatively with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing, and the actors' performances.


In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of Film Editing while being trained on the latest video editing software tools in the industry. This course will provide a solid foundation for you to build a successful career in Video Editing for Films.

The main goal of this video editing training in Lagos is to produce international standard video editors who will surely be able to work as independent video editors or as part of a production studio anywhere in the world.



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FULL COURSE CURRICULUM

ADOBE PREMIERE PRO


To become a competent editor, you'll need more than just editing software and a video editing workstation. Video Editing is more than just making a few cuts and adding music here and there. To truly learn how to edit, you must put in the time to practice, train with professional tools, and learn from the best. With Praxis Academy, you will get the skills, know-how, and the experience required to begin editing film professionally.

  • INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PREMIERE PRO

    Learn how to Navigate the Adobe Premiere Pro interface, the timeline, Menu and the keyboard shortcuts available to make your work seemless.

  • EDITING SEQUENCE, CUTTING, KEY-FRAMING

    Learn the roles editing sequence, cutting, and key-framing play in a movie and how you can adjust your acting to suit the editor. Actors strive to portray realistic lives in made-up settings. When working on a screen, the editing and cinematography must be taken into account.The actor's duties include listening and reacting. You will learn that success in screen acting greatly depends on one's ability to act in a way that will help the editor.

  • MULTICAM SEQUENCE

    An in depth look into editing. This sesion covers lessons on how to make use of a multicam sequence while editing, especially if you are working with multiple cameras on set. This is a process used for editing Movies, Talkshows, TV Commercials that were shot using more than one camera.

  • MASKING & MOTION TRACKING

    Learn all the basics of masking and motion tracking. Motion tracking is used to follow the motion of an object or a camera. Masking is used to affect or mask out a specific object in the footage as part of a motion tracking operation. We would teach all the technicalities involved in this process.

  • TIME REMAPPING & TRANSITIONS

    Time-remapping is a technique used to stretch, compress, play backward, or freeze a section of a layer's duration. Learn how to use time-mapping to create a speed change and how to fine-tune the speed change to create smooth transitions between different speeds.

  • CHROMAKEY & RETROSCOPING

    How to work with Greenscreen footages, visual composition and retroscoping in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

DAVINCI RESOLVE


DaVinci Resolve professional video editing app used by both pros and amateurs to get high-quality videos. It is a free, simple and straightforward application that can be used to create quality videos. Luckily, you do not need any prior knowledge of video editing, we will teach you everything you need to know about visual effects, color correction & grading, video editing, motion graphics and audio editing. This course is designed to take you on a road trip from how to import video clips all the way to color correction and color grading.

  • INTRODUCTION TO DAVINCI RESOLVE

    Get introduced to DaVinci Resolve, the only software in the world that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post production in one package. Its sleek, contemporary UI is simple enough for beginners to pick up but strong enough for experts.

  • BASICS OF COLOR CORRECTION

    Learn color palatte, saturation, hue and contrast. These are some of the basics of coloring you'll learn during the introductory session.

  • CODEC, UNCOMPRESSED RAW

    Introduction to video CODEC and how it can be used to make a raw video file streamable online. We will look into different video codecs out there like; VP9, H.264/AVC,AV1 and H.265/HEVC. We will also show you the benefits of shooting in Raw as it helps you edit, convert and compress a video file in a non-destructive manner.

  • WHITE BALANCE & EXPOSURE

    Learn how to get a proper white balance for your footages, and properly set the exposure of your videos for decent highlights and shadows. This alone can improve the overall look of your videos.

  • COLOR CORRECTION & COLOR GRADING

    Colour correction and grading play a significant role in giving your videos the best aesthetic look. We will show you how to make adjustments to the color of your footage which include; exposure, highlights, tint, white balance, blacks and saturation. To add final touches to your footage, we will be looking at color grading which involves applying an overall style to the color of your footage.

  • LOOK UP TABLE (LUT)

    Luts can be a starting ground for colorist that just want to color grade and move on. These are premade color presets for different cameras that you can plug into your footages to get the film in seconds. Sounds interesting? You'll love what you can achieve with LUTS.

  • GETTING THE FILM LOOK (ADVANCE COLOR GRADING)

    Wrap this session on DAVINCI RESOLVE with Advance Color Grading. Learn how to color grade with the confidence of a pro. You will get started right away color grading a range of footage using the tasks we supply. You'll discover the most effective methods for using color wheels and curves to determine the tonal range and contrast for each shot. Additionally, you'll discover how to design a shot matching method that will regulate your grading sessions and ultimately increase their effectiveness.

ADOBE AFTEREFFECTS


Adobe After Effects is a powerful software that lets you explore the endless possibilities of animation designs. From dynamic typography to character animation and motion tracking. Mastering its features can open a new door into a growing digital industry. We will teach you the principles of motion design so you can share your work with the world. Discover how to take full advantage of the power of After Effects, explore techniques for being more efficient, and build a strong motion graphics portfolio.

  • INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS

    Video editing made easier with Adobe After Effects. Discover After Effects, the industry-recognized software for animation, motion graphics design, and video compositing. Also, learn the different tools and techniques in After Effects.

  • TITLE ANIMATION, CAPTION, MOTION GRAPHICS

    Learn how to create elegant titles and captions using Adobe After Effects. Also, you will learn all about motion graphics and their different types. We will teach how all three components can be fused together to create amazing videos.

  • CHROMAKEY & RETROSCOPING

    Explore the fascinating techniques of chromakey and retroscoping. We'll get into the basics you need to know to start using After Effects to create visual effects (VFX). Learn to create precise masks and keys, execute motion and camera tracking, perform retroscoping to separate foreground from background, and add your own 3D elements to a scene.

  • ADVANCE VFX FOR FILM

    This session takes it a step further with a deeper look into VFX. Learn about a variety of VFX specialties, including modeling, sculpting, texturing/surfacing, lighting, compositing, and FX. You get the necessary skills required to produce digital special effects used in games, TV shows, and movies.

  • VIDEO MANIPULATION

    Learn video manipulation using After Effects. Alter video clip speed, add markers and blend models. We will show you how to use these elements to alter the visual display of your footage.

ADOBE AUDITION


Learn new skills with Adobe Audition. This class focuses on the wide range of techniques, audio editing tips, tricks, and secrets in Adobe Audition. Explore audio editing, voiceover, and much more. A good audio is as important as a good visual, if not more important. Get the audio your project deserves by working creatively on the audio in post production. You can do Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR). Boost your sound levels, compress, amplify and even take out the noise in your audio files without neccesarily compromising the audio quality. Alot can be achieved with the immense power of Adobe Audition. The Audio Editing suite is used by millions of audio engineers around the world.

  • INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE AUDITION

    Get introduced to Adobe Audition and how to set up. Understand audio interface basics, windows setup and testing inputs. Understanding the Adobe audition interface, timeline and audio editing workflow. You'll also learn how to work with Mono and Stereo Audio format and reading the universal sound indensity measurement; Decibel dB.

  • AUDIO RECORDING

    How to setup your Audition to record podcast, voiceover and any form of audio project using professional Microphone and a Sound Card. How to get the best out of the software by following best practices in the industry.

  • ADOBE AUDITION EFFECTS

    Adobe Audition comes with various effects that can be used to increase the quality of your sound. Get to know more about effects like Filter and EQ effects, Amplitude and Compression effects, Reverb effects, Stereo imagery effects, Third-party effects (VST and AU) and much more.

  • AUDIO RESTORATION

    Advance in Audio editing by gaining skills in audio restoration. We will touch techniques involving reducing hiss,removing artifacts, automated sound removal, reducing broadband noise and the spot healing brush. You are guaranteed to learn how to filter noise.

  • MIXING & MASTERING

    Create a mixtape using the Adobe Audition software. Learn how to export or mix a collection of clips as a single file. Know more about clip edits: Trim, Volume, Split. You'll learn to mix sound in post, apply EQ, Applitude and Compression, and master it to get a more rich and professional sounding audio.

FINAL PROJECTS


Together, we will be working on the following as Case Studies;

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MOVIE EDITING

Act, shoot and edit movies with the best editing software in the industry. Master the art of cutting and assembling complete film. Know how to make use of your understanding of the script,storyline and movie plot in post production.

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MUSIC VIDEO EDITING

The video is as important as audio when it comes to music video editing. We will teach you how to make and edit a music video with the use of Adobe. We take you from planning to post production. You will also learn how to use videos to interpret and project the meaning of each lyric. You'll be working with a Music Video Post production expert.

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EVENT EDITING

Each moment is special when it comes to event coverage. That is why we teach you how to chronologically edit each event from start to finish. As a case study we will be working on an event clips where we will edit it along with you.

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TV COMMERCIAL EDITING

We teach the tricks of the trade. Learn how to make your adverts stand out using the right editing techniques. Know the golden rules to adhere to while editing a TV commercial. Also learn the advance method of editing high-end commercials using Adobe Premieire Pro. We will be working with Live Greenscreen footage and turn it into a commercial video for viewing pleasure.

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