Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding what you don't want in each segment, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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If you ask me which shot I like best from the Farm To Table footage, it might be hard…for me to pick just one, but if you ask me which shot I like least, I have a list of…five for you in a few seconds.…That's because the editing process is as much about chiseling away which you don't want…as it is choosing what you do want.…You've got a few project segments underway that form the basis of BD's narrative story track.…Let's remove the unwanted, uninteresting chunks, so you can see more clearly what he's contributing to the story.…
In the Project library, let's look at the 03-04 folder contents.…Here we have several projects.…We have BD Chisel, which is the one you're going to work on, and notice the duration…of this project is 02:10.…I have a finished version that I've already created, and it's chiseled quite a bit,…so you can see a before and after.…There's also a JD project that you can chisel away at, and then one that's finished, as well…as the market patrons.…
Let's go ahead and open the 03-04_BD Chisel project.…
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