Video Post-Production

Base Knowledge


Teaching Methodologies

Theoretical explanation using exposition, demonstration and the active method in the practical part will be the main teaching methodologies.

Students will have to choose between two forms of assessment: by examination or frequency. This one is divided in:

a) the presentation of a critical analysis of a cinematographic sequence – group work – 50 per cent of the final grade;

b) editing of a video with no more than five minutes using found footage – team work – 50 per cent of the final grade. Participation in team tasks developed in class and supervised by the teacher is mandatory. The attendance of less than 80% of the classes is penalized in 5 to 10% (1 to 2 points) of the final evaluation.

The exam is divided in an editing piece and a theoretical work with the same value.

Learning Results

Knowledge of the main theories and principles of editing

Develop creative and technical skills around audiovisual projects

Concretize in video post-production the ideas developed in other stages of audiovisual production

Adjust video language to new media


Basic cinema concepts – revision

History of montage: Mélies, Porter, Griffith, Buñuel, the Soviets, Hitchcock

The Kolechov effect

The five types of montage of Pudovkin and Eisenstein

From silent to sound

Editing to the sound

Types of montage

Documentary – editing structure, and examples: Vertov, Flaherty, Varda.

The rules of montage: the cut, rule of the 180 degrees, raccord and continuity

Instruments and editing techniques

Cut, mix and fade

Timecode, continuity notes, editing script, batch capture, import, organization

Exporting and publication online

Grading Methods

  • - Theoretical work - 50.0%
  • - Editing piece - 50.0%
Continuing evaluation
  • - presentation of a critical analysis of a cinematographic sequence - group work - 50.0%
  • - editing of a video with no more than five minutes using founf footage - team work - 50.0%




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