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Assignment 35Editing DSLR Video

Contributed by Ford Lowcock Professor of Photography, Santa Monica College, California

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”

—Susan Sontag

Purpose: To Introduce Basic Video-Editing Skills.

This assignment requires the use of an image-editing program. Current versions of Photoshop have a scaled-down video-editing program embedded. Photoshop video-editing software is not as powerful as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, or Avid, but it is an excellent program to learn on. The skills you gain can be easily segued into the more professional programs mentioned.

Because of the availability of Photoshop and the ease of learning the basic video-editing program, it will be used as the software model in the ...

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