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The Avid Handbook, 5th Edition by Steve Bayes, Greg Staten

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ASSEMBLING THE TIMELINE 1

“Throw up in the morning. Clean up in the afternoon.”

—Ray Bradbury

Though there are many approaches to an edit, many years ago a friend showed me the quote above, which is perhaps the best explanation of the editorial process I’ve ever seen. In other words, get the elements you need into the timeline first. Once they’re there you can refine and fine-tune them until you get to the final result. These two phases of the edit are where the storytelling is done and where we’ll begin our exploration of Avid Media Composer®. In this chapter we’ll look at the techniques and approaches you would use in the rough-assembly phase. In Chapter 2 we’ll explore the fine-tuning phase.

Building the Story Framework

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