Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Storyboarding, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
A very efficient way to help you visualize the story before you begin editing…is to create a storyboard with the clips you will be using. The icon views in…the browser window give you the opportunity to physically arrange the clips in…the order that you would like them to appear in the show. Double-click on the…Video Bin to open it in its own window. Then right-click in the Bin window and…choose View As Medium Icons. Drag the bottom right corner of the Browser window…to make the viewing area larger so that you can arrange the clips.…
Essentially, what I can do now is visualize the order of the shots that I want…to use before I start to edit. So I find out that I want to end on the shot…where he wipes out. I can go ahead and arrange the clips so it's the last in…the sequence.…When storyboarding, sometimes you will run into clips where the still image for…the video is not a good representation of the action contained in the clip,…such as this clip named Surfing 01. In this particular case, we know there is…
- Adjusting the workspace and preferences for any video creator
- Bringing content in from outside sources, including tape, photos, and iMovie '08 projects
- Creating a story through storyboarding, editing with audio cues, and setting transitions
- Understanding the difference between Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
- Using LiveType 2 to create engaging titles and credit rolls
- Performing background replacements with chroma keying
- Creating effects with FX plug-ins
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After changing the Mac OS X Expose keys to dashes as instructed in the tutorial, the Expose keys -F9, F10, and F11- retain their Expose functions and override the Final Cut keyboard shortcuts. Why have the keys kept their original functions?
A: After setting the Expose Settings to dashes, go into the Mac OS X System Preferences and choose Keyboard. Once there, click on the Keyboard tab, then click to check the box "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.” This should release F9, F10, and F11 from their Expose functions and allow them to be uses as editing keys in Final Cut.
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Trainingwith Abba Shapiro6h 24m Beginner
Final Cut Pro 6 Essential Effectswith Larry Jordan9h 7m Intermediate
1. Getting Started with Final Cut Express
2. Understanding the Interface
3. Importing Footage
4. Putting the Story Together
5. Fine-Tuning the Edits
6. Editing the Audio
7. Adding Video Transitions
Adjusting video transitions5m 27s
8. Correcting Color
9. Creating Effects
10. Adding Titles
11. Delivering the Story
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