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RTC 272
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Course Objectives: 
This course focuses on the use of Non-Linear Editing software in the post-production processes of cinema, television, and social media, while it aims to have comprehensive knowledge of post-production processes and to understand, develop and have competence the techniques and practices in the field. In addition to conventional media, the course also aims to show the production processes for rapidly changing and fast-growing media in the most correct way. The basics of "digital workflow" will be explained that is considered all processes starting from the shooting to screening. It will focus on the online-offline editing workflow and its requirements.
Course Content: 

This course has a practical-based content that focuses on the post-production processes of projects produced for cinema, television, and social media fields by taking basic editing skills, techniques, and concepts to an advanced level. Throughout the course, films and projects produced for television, cinema, internet, and social media platforms will be edited, and in these productions, topics such as advanced, color editing, visual effects and motion graphics are carried out.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 14: Laboratory
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Knows technical/technological concepts and terminology of editing hardware and software related to production and post-production editing in cinema and television, uses these hardware and computer software at an advanced level. 1, 3, 4, 9 1, 2, 3 A
2) Closely follows the technological developments of post-production processes unique to the field of cinema and television and works in harmony with new technology. 1, 3, 4, 9 1, 2, 3 A
3) Transforms the script into an editing project in accordance with cinematographic and dramatic narration, and edits it in a unique way. 3, 4, 9 1, 2, 3 A
4) Transforms visual materials into a cinema, television and/or social media project and designs and edits them in a unique way and follow post-production processes. 1, 3, 4, 9 1, 2, 3 A
5) Manages advanced level editing processes in cinema and television. 3, 4 1, 2, 3 A

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 General Introductions: Course Policies, Requirements, and Schedule

Explaining the place and importance of the concept of “Digital Workflow”, which is the basis of the course, in today’s editing principles with examples.

  • Production Processes: An Overview of Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production

Exploring an interface of Non-Linear Editing Software: Interface, general settings, and tools

3 Practicing for improving the use of general functions and tools in software: (Opening project, import, metadata and organizing and sharing folders, render and library)  
4 Advanced editing techniques (multiple video layer and use of the project, changing video speed, freeze frame and types of frame rate exercise, high frame rate shooting and editing technique)  
5 Creating text and title; Logo Animations; Advanced Keyframe Techniques  
6 Basic Sound Design (Sound – image consistency; voice-over and sound mixing example using sound effects)  
7 Color Theory: Advanced Color Correction Techniques (Davinci Resolve Color Correction Workshop)  
8 Midterm Exam  
9 Advanced Video and Transitions Effects (the usage of transitions effects and differences with visual effects)  
10 Muli-Camera Editing Technique: A Concert Example  
11 Compositing Techniques: Deleting Green Screen and adding background, keying techniques  
12 Advanced masking technique (sharing examples of some practices like Rotoscope applied similarly)  
13 Creating Intro/Opener (Screen, text, usage of multi-layered image, music, and sound mixing examples)  
14 Export settings, codecs, online broadcasting formats and distribution processes, and introduction of software for those processes  
15 General Review  
16 Final Exam  

Recommended Sources

Textbook Browne, S. E. (2002). Video editing: A postproduction primer (4th ed.). Amsterdam & Boston: Focal Press
Additional Resources
  • Anderson, G. H.; James, R. C.; Mavis, E. A. (1998). Video editing and postproduction: A professional guide. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Focal Press
  • Wyatt, H., & Amyes, T. (2005). Audio post production for television and film: an introduction to technology and techniques (3rd Ed.). Boston: Focal Press

Clark, B., Spohr, S., Higginbotham, D., & Bakhru, K. (2019). The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution: Managing the Process (3rd Ed.). New York and London: Routledge.

Material Sharing

Documents Handed out in class


Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Defines basic concepts, theories, methods, and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.   X      
2 Demonstrates the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination, and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient teamwork in the production processes relative to the radio, television and cinema fields.     X    
3 Generates media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing up-to-date knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.         X
4 Manifests professional knowledge and such skills as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management in different fields of radio, television and cinema locally and globally.         X
5 Holds responsibility in broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.          
6 Comprehends the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest. X        
7 Evaluates radio, television and cinema fields analytically and critically from their institutional structuring to products regarding a wide range of cultural, artistic, economic, and social relations.          
8 Has the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.          
9 Develops original projects for radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments, and ideas in the fields of art, culture, and media at the national and global planes.         X


Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Work Load     92
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     3,68
ECTS Credit of the Course     4