Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Altering your story's "look" using the Color Board, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Making your clips their best…may seem like a technical job,…but as a story teller it's important…to make your clips look as good as they can,…so your audience isn't distracted…by something as easy to fix…as, say, color balance,…but there are other ways you can impact…the look and feel of your clips…that will support and enhance your story.…Let's take a look.…In the project library, let's open The Color Project.…This project contains a clip of Paul…and four cutaways covering a portion…to describe a portion of what he's saying.…
Let's take a look at what he is saying…and the clips that match his audio.…- So what was the risk?…There was no risk.…It was clear.…It was clear that all the pieces of the puzzle…were there if you focus on people.…If you focus on product,…then the risk was incredible.…The risk was a 75,000 dollar risk.…But when you see all these pieces come together,…in a certain kind of way,…and you know that the one thing that's missing is you,…and the story has come to you,…and you're ready...…
- So, these are the clips that we want to consider.…
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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