Video Editing


Basic (Level 1)

  • Wireframing
  • Storyboarding
  • Multi camera edits
  • Using multiple sound recordings
  • Transitions
  • Effects
  • Video Graphics like Title
  • Audio editing
  • Cutting video
  • Exporting video for different formats

Advanced (Level 2)

  • Editing sequences
  • effects
  • nested movies
  • resolution and colour formats
  • audio standards – stereo
  • For Animation movies: motion tweening including the use of symbols (movie clips, graphics symbols), symbol registration point, motion paths
  • video compression formats (e.g .MOV, .MPG, .MPEG4)
  • effects – opacity, shape tweening (squash and stretch – gravity), ease in & ease out, rotation, fading, transparency, opacity, alpha levels, skew, tweening effects, hover
  • actionscript to create interaction
  • workflow (planning, diary of work, storyboards, diff versions file names)
  • capturing, digitising or exporting appropriate media for use in the animation
  • timing, sequences within the animation are broken into discrete components for accurate timing and editing
  • transitions and titling
  • multiple timelines
  • looping video
  • appropriate use of layers – naming, ordering and separation of parts of animation
  • integrating images created in illustration application
  • integrating sound edited in sound editor
  • 12 Basic[2] Principles on Animation – squash & stretch, anticipation, staging, straight ahead action , follow through/overlapping, slow in & slow out, arcs, secondary action, timing, exaggeration, solid drawing, appeal
  • camera/angle shots
  • outcome[3] format – frame rates, file type[1] for platform
  • Video Development – Over capture
  • Video Development – Stabilisation
  • Using footage through different means, what you capture you use overcapture to develop new ideas through zooming in
  • Moving footage needs to be developed to have stabilsation thought about and edited

Complex (Level 3)

  • complex[4] transitions
  • multiple tracks
  • post processing
  • compression and exporting
  • onion skinning
  • rendering
  • filters (including overlays, colour grading, audio filters and chromakeys)
  • key framing (the ability to vary the intensity of an effect or the location of an image on the screen over time)
  • audio meters (to check the peak and average audio levels)
  • vectorscope (or similar monitor of peaks in colour or white and black levels)
Terms definitions
1. file type. The type of file it is. File format is a term that means both the structure and the content. For example, an image file compressed using JPEG compression is simply called a “JPEG Image File”. Often interchangeably used with the term “file format”
2. Basic. In senior Technology programmes, the term “basic” is used to identify curriculum level 6 (NCEA Level 1) specialist knowledge and skills. Further explanation can be found in the explanatory notes of the subject specific standards. The progression is from “basic” (curriculum level 6) to “advanced” (curriculum level 7) through to “complex” (curriculum level 8).
3. outcome. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature.
4. complex. In senior Technology programmes, the term “complex” is used to identify curriculum level 8 (NCEA Level 3) specialist knowledge and skills. Further explanation can be found in the explanatory notes of the subject specific standards. The progression is from “basic” (curriculum level 6) to “advanced” (curriculum level 7) through to “complex” (curriculum level 8).