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 Icon_Clock9h 14m   Intermediate
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Software required

Any video editing software.

What you will learn

In this project-based course, you’ll cut together a real Hollywood fight scene as you learn all the editing workflows, techniques and skills to master the art of action editing.

We’ll start by discussing the fundamental building blocks of a good action scene, including character development, choreography, camera work, and picture and sound editing techniques.

Next, we’ll dive into the high-definition, professionally-shot source footage that you’ll be working with in this project.

These HD dailies were shot by a real Hollywood director and stuntman who has worked on such films as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek and a host of other huge blockbuster films.

Then, we’ll begin the hands-on editing of our fight scene. You’ll learn exactly how to rough out your scene, choose the best takes, cut your shots in a way that feels powerful and exciting, and make the best use of all the most interesting and dramatic camera angles to bring a level of professional polish and lively energy into your editing.

Next, we’ll take a look at editing our music and sound. We’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of layering in sound effects, foley, musical score and other sound design elements to build the intensity of your cut and create a high level of drama and realism.

Finally, this course will show you how to take your fight scene and polish it to perfection. We’ll teach you how to use simulated camera movement to add impact to every shot, as well as how to make the best use of speed effects to add slow motion and speed-ups at just the right moment for a stylized feel.

Let’s get started.