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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.
If you are a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. On the desktop I have the exercise files that I've downloaded from the lynda.com site. Notice that they contain Final Cut Event for our project and the project itself. Let's open a new Finder window and go to Movies on the sidebar. If you've launched Final Cut and saved a Final Cut Event in projects, Final Cut will have created these folders for you.
All you need to do is drag the form to table folder into the Final Cut Events folder that you already have and the same for the projects. Drag the Documentary Editing project into Final Cut Projects. Now if you go to Movies, and you don't have either of those folders, then what you'll want to do is drag the entire Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folder into this location. If you're not a premium subscriber to lynda.com you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
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