Video Editing and Postproduction

Course description

  • Preparation, documents, organization of work and work environment 
  • History of movies and film editing 
  • Analysis of film, editing approaches and procedures 
  • Software for non-linear editing 
  • Overview of the interface, tools, and options in selected software for non-linear editing: 
    • Importing and editing video clips 
    • Sound editing and synchronization 
    • Inserting titles and graphics 
    • 2D and 3D animations 
    • Color correction and color grading 
    • Exporting the final products 
  • Software for 3D modeling and animation 
  • Overview of the Blender interface, tools and options: 
    • Project settings 
    • Appropriate approaches to creating 3D models 
    • Coloring materials and textures 
    • 3D environment and scene setup 
    • Rigging 
    • Animation 
    • Use of plugins and extensions 
    • Options and appropriate export settings 

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to acquaint students with procedures in the post-production processes of audio-video content. The course covers the entire process from receiving materials, preview and editing, to the final publication of audio-video content. Students learn about different approaches and techniques of non-linear editing, the use of documents (script, lined script, storyboard), and the creation of a work environment for non-linear editing. Students learn how to edit video content, create appropriate graphics and graphical elements, do color correction and color grading, sound processing, and export finished projects. An additional emphasis is placed on getting to know video editing software on different platforms (MAC, Windows, Linux) and on their practical use. As part of the course, students also learn 3D modeling and animation, appropriate approaches to 3D modeling, use of tools, coloring, and manipulation of 3D objects, appropriate rigging and animation of objects, environment, lighting, and cameras. 

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and practical demonstrations on computers with appropriate software and work in pairs and groups.

Intended learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course students should be able to: 

  • Understand the basics of organization of space and time in non-linear editing 
  • Use advanced non-linear editing and postproduction tools 
  • Design and produce audio-visual content from recorded materials and accompanying documentation 
  • Use filters, effects, and other functionalities of editing or programmes and programs for color and sound correction 
  • Correctly create 3D models and scene, create and add materials and textures, rig of a 3D model, and accordingly animate 3D objects 
  • Export, save and publish final products in appropriate format depending on the purpose 

Reference nosilca

  1. PESEK, Matevž, GODEC, Primož, POREDOŠ, Mojca, STRLE, Gregor, GUNA, Jože, STOJMENOVA DUH, Emilija, POGAČNIK, Matevž, MAROLT, Matija. Introducing a dataset of emotional and color responses to music. V: WANG, Hsin-Min (ur.), YANG, Yi-Hsuan (ur.), LEE, Jin Ha (ur.). Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2014, October 27-31, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan. [S. l.: s. n.]. cop. 2014, str. 355-360, ilustr.  [COBISS.SI-ID 1536034499] 
  2. GUNA, Jože, ŠUŠTAR, Jan, STOJMENOVA DUH, Emilija, KOS, Andrej, POGAČNIK, Matevž. A study of interaction modalities of an interactive multimedia system. Elektrotehniški vestnik, ISSN 0013-5852. [Slovenska tiskana izd.], 2014, letn. 81, št. 4, str. 214-221, ilustr. 
  3. KOPLAN, Matej, PEČNIK, Klemen, POGAČNIK, Matevž. Pilotna rešitev za prikazovanje komplementarnih vsebin s pomočjo nadgrajene resničnosti. Zbornik sedemindvajsete mednarodne Elektrotehniške in računalniške konference ERK 2018, Portorož, Slovenija, 17.-18. september 2018. Ljubljana: Društvo Slovenska sekcija IEEE, 2018. Str. 85-88,. ISSN 2591-0442. [COBISS.SI-ID 12199508

Study materials

  1. Roberts C., Ditner A., Fissoun D., Scoppettuolo D., The Editors Guide to DaVinci Resolve 18, Blackmagic Design Training Series,  2023 
  2. Weynand, D., Final Cut Pro 7, Professional Video Editing. Peachpit Press, 2010 
  3. Gary, B., Compressor 3.5. Peachpit Press, 2010 
  4. Villain, D., Montaža. Slovenska kinoteka, 2000 
  5. Austerberry D., The technology of video and audio streaming, Focal Press, 2005  

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

E: T:  01 4768 411