Welcome to the first official CINESTUDY Interactive Editing Project!
We will provide you will a script and all the footage to practice editing a scene, free of charge. All we ask is that you use the complete credits either in your movie or in the description online. And don’t for get to use our Hashtags #Sonnyboo and #Cinestudy
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For this first exercise, we have a scene in a restaurant. The goal is to use the footage where the Camera Tells the Story. Look for camera angle that shift or change to match what is happening with the story. For a little bit more on Using the Camera to Tell a Story, check out this clip
THE OBJECTIVE – Edit a scene that makes it clear to the audience whether the man cheated or not.
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Cars pass before the camera. The front door opens and closes as patrons enter the subdued parking lot.
WOMAN sits at a table by herself. MAN enters and sits with her.
Sorry I’m late.
So what’s good here?
Listen, we need to talk.
What is it?
I know you cheated on me.
WAITER approaches the table.
Our specials tonight are the
Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon with
Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce and
the seared rack of lamb encrusted
in dijon mustard.
We’re going to need a few minutes.
Waiter leaves the table.
MAN and WOMAN stare at each other blankly.
Please use our credits either on screen or in the description, and our hashtag #cinestudy
Written and Directed by
Peter John Ross
(put your name here)
First Assistant Director
First Assistant Camera
Lighting and Camera provided by
Post House Creative
Walter Nalley – Nalley Art
On Set Photography
Behind the Scenes videography
Special Thanks to
Production Partners Media
Shot on Location
Greek To Me Restaurant
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In the future, we will be viewing and reviewing some people’s edits for a live stream so we can tell you what we liked and what we think you can do to improve your filmmaking skills.
So the way to treat this is that the Director has sent you, the editor this footage and the script. Time to download the clips, load them up and do your version of the scene!
Shot 1 – Master Shots
Shot 2 – Character 1
Shot 3 – Character 2
Shot 4 – Waiter
Director’s Notes on the Footage – The camera footage is shot flat to allow for color grading. The audio levels are corrected and are not as clean as preferred. This footage is full HD (1920×1080) at 23.976 Frames Per Second.
You can easily download the footage from Vimeo and also there are many free tools for downloading the footage from Youtube as well.
If you need help downloading the footage you can use sites like
And free editing software like DAVINCI RESOLVE!