Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding cutaways from B-roll footage, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- A good documentary combines an informative…and concise narrative with compelling visuals.…There's some really good B roll footage in this project,…and now that you've tightened up the story,…you get to sprinkle in some of the pretty pictures…that show what the story tellers…are referring to in their interviews.…While you can edit B roll 1,000 different ways,…let's look at some things that will help guide you…along your decision making process.…First of all, there are several places…throughout this rough cut where you took out ums and ahs.…Any time you have those little changes, you're gonna get…what we call a little jump cut.…
Let's go down to the John Downey section and listen to this.…And just sort of watch his head bop…in between the different edits.…- That he can, you know, it gives me…something to think about, too, you know.…I like to put on my plate something which is…equally as special as he's bringing to the market.…He's a good --…- So, obviously, we're gonna want to cover…this section with some visuals.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of three different editors in three 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.
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes in the Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x update. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated each of the movies by adding text overlays to guide you through existing changes. We also updated the exercise files to work with the most current version of the software. If you are running an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X, please watch Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and organizing footage
- Pulling selects and focusing ideas
- Assembling scenes into rough cuts
- Creating a title graphic sequence
- Animating images
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files