Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the essence of the story, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- Some stories present themselves clearly…and during the editing process there is never a doubt…about what you're after, the feeling or the essence…of the story is always clear to you.…But some stories are elusive, if you are on the search…for your story there are a few ways you can keep…the essence or story reminders close at hand.…Where can you look for story reminders?…One good place is in the B-roll footage.…Let's take a look at this clip of the giraffes.…(wildlife sounds)…It may be that this image of the giraffe…is not something that you would use to tell the story…in the project itself, but personally it might remind you…of the flavor of the place and for that reason alone…it would be valuable and worth importing.…
This is a still image of a boy on a rock,…there is beauty and simplicity in this image.…Do you have another image that takes your breath away…about the place that would remind you of your story essence?…In this clip notice how people do things differently…to identify themselves.…It's fascinating to watch a different culture…
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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