Filmmaking Basics/Understanding "L-Cuts"

This school is:
Wikiversity Film School - Narrative film production
This course is:
The basics of narrative filmmaking
This lesson is:
Understanding L-Cuts
The pages of this lesson are:
Introduction - Understanding with L-Cuts

Editing "Fireworks Display"

Learn by examples

Look at a real example

In this lesson, you edit a scene called "Fireworks Display". If nothing else, you can use the frame numbers as a guide and simply copy one of the edits on this disk.

Then you must put your edit of the scene on a disk and send it to me. This way, I know if you understood the visual instructions on the disk.

Disk from Star Movie Shop
You need "Fireworks Display"
By now, you know how to get disks for these lessons (by completing the previous lessons and asking me for a copy of the next disk.)
To get the disk, email me and tell me what you are ready for this lesson. Click here when you have completed the previous lessons.
Fireworks Display works with most editing programs (including DV editing programs.) You might need QuickTime Pro to convert the footage to the correct format for your editing program.
Use your points to get the disks.
Film score
Here are the music files from the sample edit of "Fireworks Display":
  1. Ogg file for Red Spidery Things
  2. Ogg file for Star Spangled Banner
Or you can create your own score.
Begin with "Follow Dave?" Editing Workshop CD

The next page

Now you are ready to begin creating the animatic.
Start with creating the animatic

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this filmmaking class is Robert Elliott. You can email me by clicking here.