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This course shows how to build a polished documentary using Apple Final Cut Pro X and a few essential editing techniques. Author Diana Weynand demonstrates documentary editing in a real-world project, breaking down the process into a series of manageable steps and milestones. After reviewing existing footage, explore how to build and define a narrative, assemble rough cuts, and create motion graphics. Then see how to adjust B-roll shots, incorporate color correction and audio mixing techniques, and export the final movie.
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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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