Viewers: in countries Watching now:
How shots are assembled, performances are revealed, and images are ordered are a few of the ingredients that turn a good film into a great film. This course shows filmmakers and film editors how to make critical creative and technical decisions and dynamically present their vision with Final Cut Pro. Author Abba Shapiro illustrates important techniques for putting shots together to create a short film, covering the entire post-production process—from organizing footage, crafting scenes, and editing dialog, to building montages and adding music. Each step of the process is rich with object lessons that are applicable to situations editors face in the real world.
Before you get started on any project, it's important to know as much about the project and the objective of the story, before you start cutting. So of course, reading the script is critical, and if there is a rough cut that might have been created onset, you should watch that just to get a sense of the flow of the story as the director envisioned it. Now I'm going to quickly scrub through this rough cut and talk about some of the highlights that we're going to be covering. And before I do that, I am going to go ahead and turn off something called scrubbing--it's right over here--it's just so you don't hear the sound as I move my cursor across the timeline.
You can leave this on because you might like to use it while editing, while some other editors find it distracting and they just turn it off from the very beginning. Now, the first scene we're going to look at and cut is this introductory scene, a dialog scene, that creates the conflict at the beginning of the story arc. The conflict will then build throughout the story until we get to the resolution. The next thing we look at is building a montage and why we would want to use a montage. And we'll go through the steps there, and it's a transitional scene into our third scene, which again, increases the conflict and the drama of the story.
So we'll be looking at this scene which is actually a multi-camera scene that we are going to shoot. There is also a flashback scene involved in this story, and I'm going to look at some alternatives to making it look like it took place in the past. Now my end result is different than what they did onset in this rough cut where they went to black and white. So, if you notice a discrepancy, don't worry, every editor will envision something differently. And finally, we'll look at the resolution of the arc and some color correction that will bring the story full circle.
So go ahead, if you haven't already watched it, watch the long rough cut, read the script, and get perspective on what you're about to edit.
There are currently no FAQs about Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.