Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Don't be puzzled over your first edit, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Have you ever tackled a jigsaw puzzle?…What's the first thing you do?…You dump the puzzle pieces onto a table,…and then turn them up to see what they look like.…Then you sort through the pieces based on color and shape.…Eventually, you find a home for each piece.…If you're still puzzled over how…to start your story, you can use this same approach.…In the event browser, we're looking at the clips…in the coffee growing keyword collection.…Notice that each clip has a portion…of it that's been identified as a favorite.…
And, from a previous movie,…we talked about finding a particular action,…and naming that a favorite.…Once you've done that, you can filter…to just show your favorites.…So now we're only looking at the heart and soul…of each of these clips.…But what we're going to do…is use these as puzzle pieces,…and throw them all into a project in the timeline.…But first, let's create that project.…If you've been following along…with the exercises in this course, you'll see…our storytelling with Final Cut Pro X drive appear.…
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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