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Reviewing the rough cut: Short version

From: Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9

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Abba Shapiro: This next rough cut is a much shorter version of the film. As a matter of fact, 3 minutes were cut out of a 12-minute project. This was done through shortening some scenes and removing some scenes altogether. You'll notice that the whole thrust of the story doesn't change, but it moves faster, and it has more emotional impact. (music playing) female speaker: Sensation no more, once award winning architect fails to deliver on his downtown music hall. Mr. Dalton: Joseph is our most gifted architect. He takes risks. We all know it.

Reviewing the rough cut: Short version

Abba Shapiro: This next rough cut is a much shorter version of the film. As a matter of fact, 3 minutes were cut out of a 12-minute project. This was done through shortening some scenes and removing some scenes altogether. You'll notice that the whole thrust of the story doesn't change, but it moves faster, and it has more emotional impact. (music playing) female speaker: Sensation no more, once award winning architect fails to deliver on his downtown music hall. Mr. Dalton: Joseph is our most gifted architect. He takes risks. We all know it.

I stand behind any and all of his designs, and that's that. Mr. Dalton: Did you finish it? You know, I'm taking a big risk putting you on this Columbia project. Firm could be on the line here. Six p.m. tonight, simple deadline, meet it.

Joseph: That's it, 6 p.m., huh? And if I'm a risky choice, then don't use me. We all know what risky decisions lead to. Look, the company's in free-fall, and you want to take risk again? It's a creative approach. Mr. Dalton: My creativity has nothing to do with this. I did my time. My job now is to wear this suit, please clients, and make sure you do your job, nothing more, nothing less, understand? Six p.m., deliver.

(Clears throat) Patton: Mr. Dalton sent me to collect a design, is it ready? Well, 6 p.m. Joseph: Is he sending you in here with scripted-out dialogue and everything? MS: He suggested words, yes, and to come every hour, but I decide whether I come before or after the hour. Joseph: Oh, I see. Patton: Oh, I'm also supposed to tell you that-- Joseph: You know, Patton, hang on a minute, bud.

Um, I want to get the boss man on the horn here so we can all have a little chit-chat, all right? Mr. Dalton: Yes? Joseph: Hey, yeah, I'm here with Patton, and he's telling me that, um, you want him here every hour on the hour, checking in on me? Mr. Dalton: Patton, you there? Patton: Yes, Mr. Dalton, I'm here, and I never said on the hour. I just told him that I decide before or after the hour. Mr. Dalton: No matter, just continue to do as I requested.

Oh, and Patton, did you let Joseph know about the other details? Joseph: What other details? Look, I don't have-- (Phone Clicks) Patton: So, the other details. The boss man decided to put Leavitt and Myron from 42 Designs on the project as well. They've been working on concepts all week. The Columbia tower board meeting is after the end of the day, and if they like any of the concepts, then, well, we'll all keep our jobs.

Joseph: All right, I see. Patton: I'll see you in an hour. Joseph: Nuts! I can't believe this! (music playing) Joseph: How's it stick together, dad? Joseph's father: The sand? Well, the water and sand mix, chemistry stuff.

But that's not the exciting part. The exciting part is the lines. Joseph: The lines? Joseph's father: Yeah, the lines. Here, let me show you. You want strong lines, unique lines, fun lines. Joseph: Can I try? Joseph's father: All right, kiddo. Get in there. Let's see it. (music playing) Patton: Here are the copies of the Bell contract you asked for, and I grabbed you a coffee.

Mr. Dalton: Thanks. Patton: I thought you could use it. Oh, and you forgot this in the bullpen. I need to get back to work. Mr. Dalton: Oh yeah, I've been asking earlier, trying to figure out who had this thing made up for me for my birthday last week. Patton: Actually, that was a gift from Joseph. As far as I know, no one else was in on that. Mr. Dalton: I see. (music playing) Joseph: Hey, dad. Mr. Dalton: Hey, kiddo.

So, you got a design for me? Joseph: Yeah, I think I do. Mr. Dalton: Good. Joseph: Thanks for the message. Mr. Dalton: Just doing my job. (music playing)

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Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9

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  1. 27m 33s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 19s
    3. What you need to know about this course
      19s
    4. Reviewing the rough cut: Long version
      13m 7s
    5. Reviewing the rough cut: Short version
      9m 40s
    6. A word about Final Cut Pro X versions NEW
      1m 18s
  2. 7m 58s
    1. Preparing the interface
      4m 2s
    2. Setting preferences for narrative editing
      1m 59s
    3. Getting perspective by reviewing the rough cut
      1m 57s
  3. 21m 29s
    1. Preparing and importing media
      4m 6s
    2. Evaluating shots and performances
      5m 26s
    3. Adding assets
      1m 50s
    4. Understanding editing conventions
      10m 7s
  4. 48m 25s
    1. Planning an editing strategy
      3m 7s
    2. Editing dialogue: Building the basic assembly
      7m 45s
    3. Refining the assembly by adjusting timing
      4m 43s
    4. Adding reaction shots
      9m 3s
    5. Using alternative takes
      6m 21s
    6. Using split edits
      9m 24s
    7. Simplifying your timeline
      2m 27s
    8. Grouping clips together
      3m 35s
    9. Reviewing the first cut
      2m 0s
  5. 14m 52s
    1. Understanding the purpose of a montage
      1m 50s
    2. Selecting and organizing clips
      2m 51s
    3. Laying down and organizing the base
      3m 53s
    4. Exploring montage editing techniques
      6m 4s
    5. Reviewing the first cut
      14s
  6. 24m 27s
    1. Creating a multicam clip
      3m 31s
    2. Cutting multicam
      5m 0s
    3. Using cutaways
      7m 11s
    4. Polishing
      5m 51s
    5. Reviewing the first cut
      2m 54s
  7. 23m 28s
    1. Preparing to fix audio
      4m 21s
    2. Replacing location audio
      7m 24s
    3. Replacing and repairing the dialogue track
      2m 52s
    4. Building a soundscape
      7m 39s
    5. Reviewing the first cut
      1m 12s
  8. 20m 34s
    1. Transitioning between scenes
      6m 13s
    2. Using effects to create a flashback
      3m 43s
    3. Using color to enhance a scene
      6m 7s
    4. Cutting down the rough cut
      1m 18s
    5. Understanding finishing steps
      1m 23s
    6. Looking at your visual arc
      1m 50s
  9. 2m 2s
    1. Next steps
      2m 2s

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