Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing still images or creating a montage, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- Still images can be magical if they capture a moment…or expression that video hasn't.…On most documentary shoots, there are…at least a few people shooting stills.…As an avid photographer, I'm usually one of those shooters.…Just to be sure you haven't overlooked any magical moments,…I recommend you gather all the stills…from anyone who was shooting,…even if it was on their cellphones, and see if you…can't find a good use for them in your documentary.…One use for stills might be to provide a background…for a credit roll.…Let's create a credit roll for this project.…Now, to begin, let's create a new project.…
We'll create it inside the 6-01 folder…in the project library.…Let's name this 06-01_Credits ...…Because we have a few parts to this,…and we'll continue in the next movie,…we'll call this version one.…Final Cut creates an empty project for us.…Now, you might be asking or wondering,…"Well, why are we getting away from the…"primary storyline that we've been creating of the project?"…You could certainly build your credit roll there.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of three different editors in three 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.
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes in the Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x update. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated each of the 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. If you are running an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X, please watch Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- 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