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
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Diana Weynand. Welcome to Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X. In this course, we'll take a look at the different ways you can sift through a mountain of video footage, find the pearls and shape them into an interesting and effective story. The techniques covered in this course can be used in any editing application, not just Final Cut Pro. I'll start by showing you how to find the essence of your story. And how to bypass the fear of the first edit. Then I'll show you how to combine story segments, trim distractions and refine the primary bed of your story.
We'll explore techniques on creative editing and build layered video sequences with cutaways that will add debt to your story. We'll see how to storyboard a project or script using placeholders. Finally we'll look at altering a story's look and feel by applying effects and color using the Color Board. With this course you'll learn the editor's approach to crafting a story. Not the writer's approach or the director's approach. With repeated viewings that can only occur during the editing process, you'll learn to craft a story as though you were sculpting with clay.
So grab your footage and roll up your sleeves. It's time to find your story.
Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Narrative Scene Editingwith 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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