Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding sound effects to create depth, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- What if I told you there's more you can do…to a stick figure scene than alter the voices?…That's right; the last step in selling the…stick figure scene is adding sound effects to it.…Once you hear how much depth and interest…sound effects can add to a scene,…I'm sure you'll look for places to add them…in the scenes that you use real people,…even real people documentaries.…In the project library, let's open…the sound effects project.…This project contains the work that's been done so far,…to add text and to record a voice over,…even to add or change pitch to the recorded sound.…
Let's go to our event library…because when we work with sound effects,…it's not a bad idea to create another…key word collection and call it sound effects, or SFX.…That way, whatever sound effects we find that we like,…we can drag them into the key word collection…and we may find a place to use them…at another location in the project.…In order to look for or shop for sound effects,…we want to go to the media browser.…You're going to want to go to the particular browser…
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
Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.xwith 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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