Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing and arranging a still-image storyline, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Taking still photos at a video shoot…might seem a little redundant,…but I believe our eyes see differently…through a still camera than a video camera.…Since you're not recording sound,…you have to look more closely…to determine what the image is saying.…And still images can be powerful,…just ask a photojournalist.…They can tell very compelling stories…simply by using still images…and an audio recording of someone talking.…As part of a video project, though,…stills can add a needed pause…or an extra dimension to your story.…In the project library, let's open the stills project.…
This is an empty project.…And remember, in order to edit something…like stills or audio, we're gonna first need to edit…a video clip to establish the settings.…Let's edit a clip from our music selection.…We have different clips with drumming…and kids playing xylophone.…We also have this lovely clip…of kids singing and clapping together.…Let's edit this into the timeline.…Editing that clip now sets…the settings for the entire project.…Let's take a listen.…
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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