Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying effects to enhance story elements, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Like The Wizard of Oz, behind his giant screen,…storytellers also have magic up their sleeves.…In the editing stage of a project,…the storyteller can apply an effect to one or more images…and even to sound to literally direct…or certainly influence how an audience might perceive…the words and images in the project.…But it's important to be mindful of what effect…the effect has and not to get swept up…in the blustery cartoon aspect of Mr. Oz,…unless of course, that's what you're going for.…In the project library, let's open the effects project.…
This is the project that we worked on…in an earlier movie where we combined still images…into a compound clip,…and then we added the Ken Burns motion effect…in order to create a focus on what we wanted the audience…to see in that image.…Certain effects can add to that.…They can help us focus your audience…on what you want them to see.…So, let's take a look at the effects…that we might be able to choose from.…First we'll click the effects button…in the media browser area…
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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