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In my opinion, the best position to have on a documentary project is the role of editor. It's where discoveries are made and the story magic happens. So make sure you always stay open to possibilities you weren't expecting and learn as much as you can about the process and the tool you're using to edit. A few places you might go for resource. One is to my website, Revuptransmedia, where I have a blog called TELLING STORIES. And in that blog I talk about different ways to put stories together, you might find that interesting.

Goodbye

In my opinion, the best position to have on a documentary project is the role of editor. It's where discoveries are made and the story magic happens. So make sure you always stay open to possibilities you weren't expecting and learn as much as you can about the process and the tool you're using to edit. A few places you might go for resource. One is to my website, Revuptransmedia, where I have a blog called TELLING STORIES. And in that blog I talk about different ways to put stories together, you might find that interesting.

You can also go to lynda.com courses on Final Cut Pro. There's another course I've created called Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X, and especially if you're just learning how to put a story together, this course could be very helpful in guiding you along that path. Thanks for joining me. I'll see you in the next course.

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Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X

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Diana Weynand
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  1. 2m 12s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 13s
  2. 11m 21s
    1. Understanding what makes a good documentary
      3m 38s
    2. Interpreting a creative brief to establish goals
      3m 32s
    3. Reviewing the project's media assets
      4m 11s
  3. 24m 5s
    1. Organizing and screening footage
      4m 12s
    2. Importing footage
      3m 37s
    3. Organizing and screening interview and B-roll footage
      6m 53s
    4. Annotating and renaming clips
      5m 1s
    5. Filtering and searching for clips
      4m 22s
  4. 25m 26s
    1. Make preliminary editing decisions
      6m 38s
    2. Creating mini-storylines to contain groups of clips
      5m 42s
    3. Syncing audio tracks from two different cameras
      5m 32s
    4. Deciding what you don't want in each segment
      7m 34s
  5. 25m 31s
    1. Combining primary story segments into a primary storyline
      6m 43s
    2. Clarifying the story
      5m 42s
    3. Identifying and marking project needs
      5m 32s
    4. Adding cutaways from B-roll footage
      7m 34s
  6. 25m 14s
    1. Evaluating the project's pace and timing
      6m 57s
    2. Tying up loose ends
      7m 49s
    3. Smoothing the project's story content
      4m 29s
    4. Retiming clips
      5m 59s
  7. 15m 17s
    1. Editing still images or creating a montage
      6m 8s
    2. Animating still images
      4m 11s
    3. Incorporating sound effects
      4m 58s
  8. 31m 29s
    1. Adding titles and lower thirds
      7m 37s
    2. Smoothing out the rough edges with transitions
      5m 23s
    3. Combining and mixing sound sources
      10m 45s
    4. Matching and correcting color in clips
      7m 44s
  9. 10m 21s
    1. Sharing the movie
      5m 13s
    2. Archiving the project
      5m 8s
  10. 51s
    1. Goodbye
      51s

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