Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the Ken Burns effect to still images, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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 X, it's called…the Ken Burns effect.…In the Project Library let's open the Moving Stills project.…
If you remember from the 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 that we want to work on, and…
- 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
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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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