Chapman Editing Track Graduate - AMA!

Hi!

Did you find the program intensive?

What types of things did you do on set? How many days were you on set?

How were the professors?

Did you audit or take any classes outside of your editing discipline?
 

Mike_V

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Hi!

Did you find the program intensive?

What types of things did you do on set? How many days were you on set?

How were the professors?

Did you audit or take any classes outside of your editing discipline?
It comes in waves. It gets pretty intense once you work on your own cycle and thesis films because most of your life would be consumed by it.

first year, I took any position I can get because I just wanted to know. I was 2nd AC, Grip, Boom Op, and script supervisor
2nd year, i had cycle films to be responsible for, so for my own films, I was the script supervisor and sometimes the sound mixer (rarely). I help out others on their cycle films as a grip for the most part. Sometimes I'm the boom op.
3rd year, i was script supervisor for the thesis film.

Professors are great, but I also highly recommend you take the time to talk to them and get as much as you can out of them outside of class. For editing, we didn't learn much of "how to use avid" but more of "how to cut seamlessly and techniques that will help you get away with issues in a scene" as well as "what not to do"

Chapman is a flat rate fee, so I took a lot of other classes. Namely I did Foley & ADR and also got Avid & Protools certified. I also hang out at other classes sometimes just to get a feel of it. Sometimes I sit in on a directing class (not officially, but i just ask if I can sit in)

Hope that helps!

P.S Please tag or quote me so I know there's a response just in case I didn't check the forum that day!
 
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