Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Compounding thoughts into one primary story project, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- When you were developing story ideas…from the Delicious Piece footage,…you created several projects,…each following a different thread or storyline,…such as coffee making, the importers who purchase…the coffee and so on, and now it's time…to weave those threads together,…to compound them to create a richer and more complex story.…But how do you weave and compound sections…into one story, when they live in different projects.…Well, let's start with the coffee project.…Just to review, this is the project…that contains the sequence of clips…that demonstrate to us how the coffee…is produced and enjoyed by the Ugandan coffee growers.…
That tells us one story, but if you recall,…there is no one else speaking…to us about the process, or telling us anything…about the history or the fact…that there are three religious groups…that have gotten together to make this all possible.…For that, we need to turn to additional information.…And, one of the projects that's been…created is a narration project.…Here, we went through and cleaned…
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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