Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting down the rough cut, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
All along, as you've been editing, you've probably been looking at each scene and seeing what…you can remove and what you can leave in.…One of the last steps is to look at your assembled film and see if the whole film can be shortened.…I'm going to step inside 7.04, and I have in my timeline both the original rough cut…and actually a shorter rough cut.…Now I'm not going to play it for you here because you can go back to the table of contents…and watch both the long rough cut and the short rough cut.…
What I want you to take note of is that the long rough cut followed the script precisely.…But once we watch the entire rough cut, before we even did any of the polishing, we've realized…there were some scenes that could completely come out.…A lot of times the first cut of the feature film is four to four and half hours, which nobody…would ever sit through, and then they cut it down to the best 90 to 120 minutes.…It's important at this stage to make sure that the story is self-contained, and if there…
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialog scene
- Adding reaction shots
- Using alternative takes
- Editing a montage
- Selecting and organizing clips
- Enhancing a scene with audio
- Replacing location audio or a dialogue track
- Transitioning between scenes
- Using creative color and effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing the interface4m 2s
2. Understanding the Workflow of Cutting a Narrative Film
Adding assets1m 50s
3. Editing a Dialogue Scene
4. Editing a Montage
5. Editing a Multicamera Shoot
6. Using Audio to Enhance a Scene
7. Finishing Techniques
Next steps2m 2s
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