The Clip Club

Primary after-school club in East London, UK – we watch, talk about, shoot and edit short films and clips

Shooting final scene & editing

We split into 2 groups – one shooting the final scene and the other starting to edit in a group on the smart board. There are varying degrees of success with this strategy. A way to end the film hasn’t at this point been established but in the short time available, the final scene is created and shot – featuring Dual2 innocently reattaching the cable to the computer; this makes for a cliff-hanger ending.

The clips had already been put in a certain order on the timeline in iMovie and so the other group starts looking at how best to cut these clips to tell the story in as dramatic and engaging a way as possible. The clips are all very long at this point and it means detecting the best bits and really cutting out everything that is not necessary to the story. This is quite difficult but it’s vital to make the story move along and keep the audience with us.

At the end of the session we upload the ‘ending’ and watch the cut so far.

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