Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating mini-storylines to contain groups of clips, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- Now that you're chosen your favorite sections…from the primary interview clips,…it's time to start making soup.…But, as in soup making, you often combine…some of the ingredients together…before you place them in the broth.…To follow suit with this project,…I'm gonna suggest once again,…that you bypass the traditional approach to editing,…where you edit one clip at a time in a logical story order.…Why put the pressure on yourself at this point…to know exactly what you want, and in what order?…Instead, I want you to experience the freedom of editing…many storylines that you will eventually…simmer and stew into your mini-documentary.…
We're gonna begin by creating a new project.…Let's go down to our Project Library and take a look…at the structure we've created for these exercise files.…First, there's a folder called Documentary Editing.…So, just in case you have other projects that are on…your Macintosh hard drive, these will stand together.…When I reveal the contents of this, you see that…there are folders inside the Documentary Editing folder…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of three different editors in three 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.
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes in the Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x update. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated each of the 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. If you are running an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X, please watch Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- 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