Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Clarifying the story, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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Ever sit around a campfire listening to someone tell a story?…The storyteller's words paint clearly defined images.…They don't ramble or get off track. If they did, you'd probably lose interest or get confused.…Well, before you begin adding B-roll visuals to the story, you need to make sure the audio…narrative is clear and concise.…No need adding a cutaway if you're going to end up cutting that portion of the story anyway.…So with the clips in order, let's take another pass at the rough cut to clarify the story.…
In the Timeline, we have the project that includes BD's clips with a spacer indicating…that this was the beginning portion.…Then we have the middle portion, which includes Going to Market and talking about the Farmers…Market and the Chefs that he works with, and then the wrap-up where we hear other people…at the market talk and some final words from BD.…Well, let's take a look at the first few clips, and what we're listening for are places that…might be distracting with ums, ahs, long spaces.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 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.
- 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