Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the project for story content and pacing, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- Ever notice that when something in a movie…catches your attention, you stop eating your popcorn?…It could be a confusing jump in characters,…a tender moment, out of sink audio,…or a runaway train coming into a station.…Good edits or bad, your brain tells you…to stop everything you're doing…and pay attention to what you're seeing and hearing.…The magic to this alarm system may have more to do…with evaluating what's on screen…than it does with the buttery popcorn.…So, let's dim the lights, kick back,…and what the heck grab some popcorn.…It's time for a screening.…
In the project library let's open the 05-03…Coffee Composite project.…In this project, you'll see the familiar coffee clips,…but when you skim through the project…you'll notice that there are other clips…of Ben and Paul talking, of JJ,…and in the timeline you see narration clips…and you see Sinina.…Well you see Sinina's clip,…but you don't see Sinina on screen.…What we want to do is kick back, literally,…and see whether or not this current combination of clips…
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
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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