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Dive into narrative with Diana Weynand, as she shares a comprehensive method for finding, crafting, and developing a compelling story in Apple Final Cut Pro X. The course also covers key concepts such as building a primary storyline, evaluating content and pacing, trimming distracting clips, creating different story versions, and storyboarding. The course also explores how to capture and organize media, incorporate B-roll cutaways, apply the Ken Burns effect to still images, re-time music and clips, and add finishing touches.
With some keyword collections in your Delicious Peace Storytelling event, you may feel as though your project is well-organized. Remember though, clips can have multiple uses. If a clip is tucked away in a single keyword collection, you might not remember it's even there. It's worth taking the time to add additional tags and make your clips more accessible, so they'll pop-up and remind you they're waiting to be part of your story. Now, don't forget, when you've added a keyword to a clip, a thin horizontal blue line appears across the clip.
Whether you have one keyword or twenty, you'll only ever have a single line. Let's take a look at the Coffee Growing clips. Now, I'm looking for JJ. There is a clip of JJ where he's tying a bag. Here's another one, but remember we talked about naming clips, so that they'll appear together, and that would be really great if I could get all of JJ's clips together, that will only happen though if I sort my clips or arrange them by name. When I do that, I can scroll through and see the three JJ clips appear together.
Now, it would be really great to add a keyword collection called JJ since he is a prominent figure in this particular documentary. So we can click on the Keyword Editor, and we can add JJ as one of our keywords. Then all we have to do with those clips selected is just click the Ctrl+1 key and JJ is added as a keyword. Notice over here in our Event Library JJ appears also as a keyword collection. Well, you can also do that another way, as you probably know, in Interviews JJ talks so we can drag him from the interview section into the JJ keyword collection.
So, we now have different clips of JJ all in one place. If you look at the America keyword collection there's three clips that are B-Roll clips, and that's great, but now that you're sitting back and looking at these, you might think well, gee, there're other clips that were shot in America. For example, the interview clips. Ben and Paul, those interviews were both shot in America. So, let's drag them to our America keyword collection. So, now when we look at these clips we say, okay, if I want to cut together a little segment on the American coffee importers, they're all together, I just have to go to this one place.
Likewise in the Interviews, we have Sinina and we have JJ. Let's drag them into the Uganda keyword collection. So now when we go there, we see that they're part of this group. We can do the same things with the stills and the animal shots because we have an Animal keyword collection, but rather than try to drag through and get them in this way, which might be a little harder, let's switch to the Event List view, and here we can just simply go through and select Command+Click all of the different clips that we might want to put into the Animal keyword collection.
Once we've selected them, just drag into Animals and release, and now our Animal keyword collection, now I'll go back to looking at the Thumbnail view, includes stills and video, but all animals. So, when you get ready to edit that segment on African animals or animals around this area, they're ready to go. By adding more keywords and tags to a clip you're making that clip more accessible and giving yourself more opportunities to find it and use it when the story calls for it.
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