Adobe posted this insightful interview with Editor Andrea B. Scott about the post production on his Sundance Film Festival entry "Fresh Dressed". A professed Final Cut Editor, Andrea tells us about his journey to Adobe Premiere Pro and how it proved to be the best possible solution for his independent film workflow.
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Adobe: How did you get involved in documentary filmmaking?
Scott: I have been working in the documentary industry for eight years. I got my start mostly working for other filmmakers as an associate producer and assistant editor, before making the jump to editor. I edited A Place at the Table, a film that screened at Sundance in 2012. I also just directed, shot, edited and premiered my own film called Florence, Arizona.
For Fresh Dressed, an acquaintance at CNN recommended me for the job. I saw it as a great opportunity. I got a rough cut that was started in Final Cut Pro and migrated to Premiere Pro by the previous editor. Then I worked on the film using Adobe software over several months.
Adobe: How long have you been using Adobe Premiere Pro CC for editing?
Scott: When I started on Fresh Dressed I’d never used Premiere Pro before, so starting on this project meant getting up to speed on new software. Previously, my go-to editing tool was Final Cut Pro. Premiere Pro was definitely welcoming for someone coming from Final Cut. I went the route of mapping keyboard commands because I was in a time crunch, but overall transitioning from Final Cut to Premiere Pro was really easy.
Adobe: It must have been interesting to take over as editor in the middle of a project. Can you tell us more?
Scott: It was a chance to see the project with fresh eyes and consider the material in different ways. A lot of the heavy lifting had already been done in terms of pulling selects and creating an assembly, so I got to get right down to the fun part—considering the essence of the story we really wanted to tell and shaping the material to best communicate that story. read more...