Editing for Bots High, my first feature length documentary, is done! Picture is locked, music is getting wrapped up and sound design has started.

I’m working on a variety of posts to cover what I learned, both on higher, editing theory level, and detailed, technical how-to like working with XML files.

Here’s a rundown of the workflow, and the upcoming posts will go more into detail on one or more areas:

  • Finished filming mostly in April, with some extra interviews in May.
  • Had about 100 hours of footage that needed to be logged into a database and reviewed.
  • Reviewed all the footage in about six weeks with everything logged into a FileMaker Pro database
  • Editing from June to September. About 40 different cuts and a few test screenings throughout.
  • Fine tuned the edit to mid-October and got most of the graphics finalized.
  • Write blog posts on everything I should have been writing about during the process.

So here we are. Stay tuned.

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