Video Editing 101

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Video Editing 101

Read the Editing section of Video 101 carefully and complete this quiz. You may refer back to the website, but you do have a limited amount of time to complete the quiz! Video Editing Tutorial


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      It paid the least amount of money

    • B. 

      It was the easiest task for a new person to learn

    • C. 

      It didn't require any skill

    • D. 

      It allowed new people to learn about all aspects of movie-making.

  • 2. 
    Camera work is at the center of video production. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is at the center of video production?
    • A. 

      Scripting

    • B. 

      Editing

    • C. 

      Filming

    • D. 

      Story boarding

  • 4. 
    Editing is the process of cutting out the bad parts. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Editing is almost an art form because
    • A. 

      You have to know what to cut to make people look good.

    • B. 

      You are trying to cover up the mistakes of the director and camera man.

    • C. 

      You are blending together images and sound to make a connected piece

    • D. 

      It's not really an art, its just moving things around to look good.

  • 6. 
    How is the power of editing shown with the video of the man and the baby?
    • A. 

      We are convinced the baby is scared of the man.

    • B. 

      We are not aware that the baby and the man cannot see each other.

    • C. 

      It isn't well edited.

    • D. 

      The editor is able to fool the audience.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      It means editing allows you to play tricks on the mind of the viewer.

    • B. 

      It means editing is hard to explain to others.

    • C. 

      It means editing makes no sense to anyone.

    • D. 

      It means that sometimes you just have to guess, because there isn't a right answer.

  • 8. 
    What is different about the editing of the 2nd clip, of the same man and a woman?
    • A. 

      The only difference is the clip of the woman replaced the baby.

    • B. 

      The emotions of the man changed.

    • C. 

      The editing changed the audiences perception of the man's emotion.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

    • E. 

      Both B and C.

  • 9. 
    When watched by an audience, side by side shots
    • A. 

      Tell a story

    • B. 

      Seem linked

    • C. 

      Don't always flow together

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    In the 3rd clip, the editor convinces the audience that the man is hungry. How?
    • A. 

      By adding a voice over of the man saying he is hungry.

    • B. 

      By adding a clip of people eating.

    • C. 

      By adding a clip of a hamburger.

    • D. 

      All of these.

    • E. 

      None of these.

  • 11. 
    In the football video, one person is able to cover 4 shots simultaneously. How?
    • A. 

      Its impossible.

    • B. 

      He edited shots from the beginning of the game into shots from the end of the game.

    • C. 

      He had a friend also taking video.

    • D. 

      He stole footage from another camera man.

  • 12. 
    It is fine to edit together a variety of shots.
    • A. 

      True- Sure, as long is it's close to the original event. Editing is an art form, everyone knows its not what really happened.

    • B. 

      False- You are making people believe what isn't true.

    • C. 

      True- It is a work of fiction, but it wouldn't be okay with a news broadcast.

    • D. 

      False- You should just edit out the bad parts only.

  • 13. 
    A group of shots filmed at different times but edited together is called a
  • 14. 
    Most major news shows, like 60 Minutes, have edited together shots taken at different times.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A wide shot gives you-
  • 16. 
    And a close up provides
  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Use the same shot you started with to remind the audience of location.

    • B. 

      Don't ever use a wide shot to end a sequence, just continue to get "tighter" (closer).

    • C. 

      Just zoom out.

    • D. 

      Use a different wide shot than the one you started with.

  • 18. 
    A "matched cut" in editing means
    • A. 

      There is continuity from one shot to the next.

    • B. 

      You have good matches.

    • C. 

      People have to freeze between shots while filming

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Editing is invisible if
    • A. 

      You only used perfectly matched cuts.

    • B. 

      The audience doesn't notice the editing.

    • C. 

      You are able to count the shots.

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 20. 
    To get a cut right you need
    • A. 

      A good actor, who will follow direction perfectly every time

    • B. 

      A good editor, who will spend the time to match things up perfectly.

    • C. 

      A good director, who will order a variety of shots.

    • D. 

      A good camera man who will keep rolling just in case.

    • E. 

      All but mostly B.

  • 21. 
    If your goal is invisible editing (HINT-it should be!) then you should making cuts
    • A. 

      Before action.

    • B. 

      During action.

    • C. 

      After action.

  • 22. 
    A jump cut should be avoided.  It is
    • A. 

      Making cuts before action

    • B. 

      Joining clips that are too similar

    • C. 

      When someone jumps while filming

    • D. 

      Avoiding by zooming.

  • 23. 
    You can cover a jump shot with:
    • A. 

      A different angle of the shot

    • B. 

      A different shot all together

    • C. 

      You can't cover it.

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 24. 
    You should always film things coming and going from the same direction during one sequence. (all left to right  OR all right to left). This is called the 180 degree rule.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What are opposing forces in editing?
    • A. 

      Two groups fighting over editing a scene

    • B. 

      Having things move from 2 different directions to create tension

    • C. 

      Indians come from the right, cowboys come from the left.

    • D. 

      180 degree rule.