Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the project's pace and timing, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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While you won't broadcast this documentary in a specific timeslot, you still need to…review whether it's hitting its own target length and whether the story pacing reflects the creative brief.…Do you want people to feel a gentle ooh and ah as they watch, or do you want to cram in…as much information as possible in the shortest amount of time?…Based on the music selection in the -B-roll video, I'd say the director intended the tone…of this piece to be in the ah category.…In the next several movies, you'll make editing decisions that fine tune the Farm To Table…piece toward that direction.…
The first step in determining the pace of the piece is to first figure out where you are time-wise.…So if you look at the duration at the bottom of the interface, we're at 02:50, and we have…a little time to play with.…In this project, we've already included a gap that's 7 seconds.…That's going to represent the open when we add that in the later movie.…We've also expanded the music where we go into the market, and that's about at 10 seconds.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 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.
- 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