Getting ready for the editing intensive!

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This post is for anyone in the Certificate 4 full time class who needs a bit more time with their Editing.

You should have already been contacted about these sessions via email. If not, email me or Linda ASAP.

Where you need to be, and when:

Meet in room Z1.9 (the large room behind the radio studios)
10am Tuesday 21 July
Please be on time
Email Linda if you can’t attend for any reason linda.gahan (at)


  • You have any symptoms of COVID-19 eg sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell, feeling generally unwell
  • You have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • You have returned from a COVID-19 outbreak area (at the time of writing, including Melbourne)

Just email us, and we will make alternate plans for you to finish your studies.

What you need to bring:

If you’ve attempted any video editing assessment, please copy your project to the Google Drive folder here. (Although Linda won’t be able to see the linked media, she’ll get a good sense of where you’re at.)

You need to complete three (3) parts of the assessment.

1. Audio editing:

Talk to Linda ASAP if you have not already completed the audio editing projects

2. Stills edit:

Bring 15-20 stills to cut into a story.

The story should have a beginning, middle and end.
The edit should include music, text or title, ambience/sound effects.

3. Video

Bring in video that you have shot during the break.

Must include: a short interview, intro and/or outro, 2x vox pops.


  • Choose a story that is achievable and simple, but that gives you enough material to work with.
    Contact Linda if you want to talk through your idea.
  • Use social distancing when recording (and, really, all the time)
  • Zoom can be used to record your interview and/or vox pops.
    TEST YOUR AUDIO FIRST. Seriously, this is important. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it shouldn’t sound like you’re driving through a tunnel or calling from outer space.
    LOOK AT YOUR BACKGROUND. Make it plain and tidy. Find a blank bit of wall if you can. (BTW unmade beds make for terrible backgrounds.)
  • Record enough B roll to cut it all together.
    Get more than you think you need.
    Get some variety in your shots.
    Make sure it’s in the same aspect as the interview (which is probably horizontal).


All of the editing resources from the semester are still online here.
(Make sure you scroll down and click “Older posts” until you get back to where you left off.)

Assessment requirements here.

Submit final assessment to Google drive here.

Premiere Pro editing shortcuts here.

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