We started the day off with a workshop that I lead. Media literacy is a subject that is dear to my heart. I believe it should be taught in every school in America. None of us could imagine trying to function in our society without the ability to read and write. But in this day and age, it’s just as equally important to understand how media functions and influences us on a daily basis. Media has a language of its own with it’s unique subtext, structure and design.
After lunch, it was time to get down to business as each team started the process of editing. There was a lot to accomplish in a short span of time. The editors had a ton of material to go through and many choices to make. The goal was to complete a rough cut by the end of the day. A rough cut is a version of your project with all of the edits you want in the right places. It doesn’t include music, titles or color correction nor does it correct audio issues.
Each team also designated a writer who was responsible to come up with a pitch and synopsis for tomorrow’s screening. As you can see, this kept everybody busy throughout the remainder of the day.