Video Editing in Advertising: Understanding Storytelling Tools in Commercials
The advertising industry is both a challenging and rewarding one and is best suited for the highly tenacious. Melanie Hider, a Senior Video Editor at Saints Editorial, has been in the industry in Toronto for over a decade and will give you an understanding of the structure and personality of the advertising industry, with a special focus on the video editing process.
In this workshop you will learn the various storytelling and editing tools through a variety of visuals, as well as some tricks of the editing trade.
You will have the opportunity to implement this knowledge in a series of exercises where you will analyze and deconstruct commercials. In this workshop students will:
- Understand the basic structure of the advertising industry and the essential roles involved in the making of a commercial
- Recognize the different genres of commercials
- Apply different editing and storytelling tools with an understanding of when they would be implemented for maximum impact
- Implement this storytelling knowledge in the deconstruction and evaluation of commercials
Melanie Hider (she/her), Senior Editor, Saints Editorial