Chicago Editor: Quinn Lueder

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April 12, 2016 | 1-Exposing The Crew, Editors






Quinn Lueder

An “Editor” is the person who crafts filmed scenes into coherent sequences that ensure the story effortlessly flows from start to finish.

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This week’s ETC HIGHLIGHT is Perfection.

“We are in a world of fast paced, fast moving media. Editors are constantly asked to speed it up and cut it down. Videos like this create a paced atmosphere and a relaxed story that allows the viewer to slow down and feel the story.” (Justin Jackola, Director at JJack  Productions)

Perfection is a short documentary about a dance instructor and her passion for returning her experience to her students.

Quinn used Adobe Premiere Pro when editing this film.  He kept all of the audio and video on a 1TB portable HDD by Western Digital and edited on his MacBook Pro.

Editors use external hard drives for multiple reasons, but one of the main reasons is due to the large capacity it has to hold large files that need a lot of space available.

Quinn stated that when editing unscripted material, such as documentaries like this one, gives him the opportunity to showcase his ability as an artist.

To help draw emotion into a scene, Quinn uses music as a tool along side his editing.  This helps him draw as much emotion into a scene as possible. For this film in particular, he stated, “I tried to match the emotion and pacing of the music n the beginning and ending of the film with he music that I used while taking into consideration Alyssa’s attitude and emotion during our interviews.”

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