Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the Ken Burns effect to still images, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- So, did you take the stills plunge,…and find a place for them in your story,…or did you decide to put your photojournalist…cap on, and edit an entire piece…using just stills and audio?…Whenever you do decide to use stills,…you don't have to sit still on them forever.…You can easily heighten the dramatic effect…of an image, or a portion of an image,…by zooming in or out on it.…You'll use motion effects to do that.…In Final Cut Pro 10, it's called the ken burns effect.…In the project library, let's open…the Moving Stills project.…
If you remember from a previous movie,…we created a compound clip that contains…six different still images.…At the moment, some of them don't even…fill the frame, and you see what's behind them,…which in this case, is Paul.…We also have the music, and we're going to…combine these things together to make…a very interesting story, but first,…we have to make changes to those still images.…To do that, we double click the compound clip…to open them in a separate timeline.…The first thing we want to do is select the clip…
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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