Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding freeze frames to end or start sections, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- When we point a still camera and say, "Hold it,"…we typically get what we want and need or something close.…But when we shoot video, there are no "Hold its,"…you just keep recording,…maybe 24, 25, or 30 frames a second,…depending on your camera's settings.…But somewhere in all that footage in those frames…there's very likely one very special frame…you could use to emphasize something in your story.…Is it a meaningful handshake, a shy smile,…or a hardworking coffee grower?…In the event library, in the graphics keyword collection,…let's take a look at the BUMPER called Delicious.…
Throughout the Delicious piece, grows in the…Ugandan coffee bean documentary,…these BUMPERs were used to go in…or out of a story segment.…Now, of course they used text to communicate…what this was about and, by the way,…these BUMPERs were created in motion,…but notice the image in the background.…This was a still image of the coffee growerers…standing around a weight as they were…weighing a bag of coffee.…But look how much texture and…
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes to Final Cut Pro X v. 10.1.x. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated the applicable 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. Please watch the "Understanding this update and using the exercise files" movie to learn exactly what to expect from this updated course. Working with an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X? Watch Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- Identifying story elements
- Finding the essence of a story
- Importing folders and stills as keyword collections
- Using keywords to make clips accessible
- Prepping clips for editing
- Developing story diversity
- Sculpting the story within the timeline
- Fine-tuning edits
- Organizing separate story segments into independent storylines
- Recording a narration track
- Adding sound effects
- Applying effects to enhance story elements
- Adding freeze frames
Skill Level Intermediate
Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Narrative Scene Editingwith Abba Shapiro3h 15m Intermediate
1. Defining Your Story
2. Gathering Story Elements
3. Organizing Story Elements
4. Building a Primary Storyline
5. Refining the Story
6. Previsualizing in Final Cut to Help Write Your Story
7. Embellishing Your Story
8. Moving the Story Along
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