Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Annotating and renaming clips, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- When you screened the footage,…did you notice how clear and yet complex…the clips names are?…That approach to clip labeling…can be very helpful,…especially when the editor's not at the shoot,…and yet, finding one particular earth trying…clip might feel like you're looking for…a needle in a haystack.…Final Cut Pro is almost limitless…when it comes to the amount of meta data…it can hold for a clip, so why not add a note…about a clip's content, so you have more…criteria to search for when you need to find it?…If we take a look at BD,…you know already that he is one of the…primary storytellers of the farm to table project.…
He tells the story of his farms,…which represents one of the key…points of the piece, agriculture.…He also talks about bringing his food…to market, and working with the local chefs.…If we look at his interview clips,…we see that there are several clips.…The reason for this is that the original…interview was too long to combine with…all of these assets, so individual sections…were actually created, but it's hard to tell…
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