Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing dialogue: Building the basic assembly, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
Now that I've made my decision to use all the wide shots, let's go ahead and start assembling,…kind of the first rough of our rough cut.…Step into 03-02 Assembly, and you'll see that I've basically placed in the entire wide shot…between Joseph and Mr. Dalton.…And I'm going to use this as my basis for cutting together my scene.…There is an old saying that when you're directing, and there's a problem, always run for the wide…shot or run for the cover shot. So I always like to start with a cover shot.…
(Mr. Dalton: So, how's the coffee?) (Joseph: It's cold.)…(Mr. Dalton: Did you finish it?)…Now I'm going to stop it at this point because I can tell already that, yes, this has a really…hollow feel, but from the viewer's point of view, I want to meet these people, I want to…know who they are, I have to see their faces.…So even though I like this shot, it doesn't establish the characters for me. It doesn't…let me see their faces and see what the problems are.…
So I think I'm going to take a look at Mr. Dalton coming in and swapping that out and also seeing…
- 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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