Introduction to Editing
Hey, welcome to the editing module and welcome to my home here in Wales. This is where the magic happens. This is where we pull everything together, shot over the last few days and begin to craft a story out of it. I love this part of my job. I love shooting being out in the wilds, but also really enjoy coming back to base, sticking some headphones on, and starting to work with everything we've captured. So we're gonna run through a few different processes over the next five modules, I think it is. Running through things like importing from your card into light room, the settings I like to use, naming conventions, folder structures, rating systems, using star rating systems, which I'm sure you use already but I'll run through the way I use it. Also color labeling, which you may not have used before. I use it to filter my catalog according to shot type. If you've watched the previous episodes, you'll know I like to shoot different types of shot of the same scene. So that's like closeups...
, medium shots, long shots of the same scene so that I can move my audience around the scene. And I use color labels to filter my catalog according to those different shot types. It just makes image retrieval much, much quicker, and anything that saves me time in the edit saves me money. Time is money when you're a photographer. So we'll run through that. And we'll also run through grading within Lightroom, creating presets, and also how I work with Photoshop to finish files and also a plugin called Exposure, which I use to actively degrade my images. And what I mean by that is introducing inconsistencies into the digital file. Things like grain, film grain, light leak effects anything that I can degrade the image or tip it back into that analog filmic era. I don't actually use this plugin across all of my shoots but for this particular project where the client is called cool and vintage, they specialize in old Land Rovers, restoration of old Land Rovers. The one we are shooting is from the 1970s. My surfer, his company is called The Retro Movement. And I think it's really gonna suit this project. So yeah, I'll run you through how I like to use that. And I think that's it. There'll be a whole bunch of other tips moving away. So I'm actually gonna move from my home here into my office in town, which is a little less atmospheric maybe but I have a big iMac and good working environment and I guess you'll be watching the screen capture anyway. So yeah, let's cracking with it. (peaceful music)