This footage was filmed in August 2014 at London Film School in Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom.
Former BBC film editors Dawn Trotman and Oliver White demonstrated the use of Steenbeck and Acmade PicSync film editing equipment, while breaking down documentary rushes and assembling them into rough sequences.
This video is part of a series that shows how television film editors organised and assembled raw footage (rushes) using a variety of editing machines and techniques.
About the project
ADAPT (2013-8) is a European Research Council project at Royal Holloway University of London. The project studies the history of technologies in television, focussing on their everyday use in production activities.
ADAPT examines what technologies were adopted and why; how they worked; and how people worked with them. As well as publishing written accounts, the project carries out 'simulations' that reunite retired equipment with the people who used to use it.
Participants in these simulations explain how each machine worked and how different machines worked together as an 'array'; how they adapted the machines; and how they worked together as teams within the overall production process.