Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the meat of the clips, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Sometimes you have to build a story without a map…such as a script or even an outline.…When you do that, it's important to find…the dramatic action of each clip.…It's not what the bean picker is doing…before he or she picks the beans, but the actual action…of reaching up and grabbing a bean.…Reaching an arm to snap it from a branch,…pounding and grinding beans, pouring a cup of coffee,…but not necessarily waiting for the coffee to boil…unless, of course, you learn something…of value while that's happening.…
Most of the clips in this coffee growing keyword collection…have already been selected in terms of the favorite portion…but there are a few that haven't.…If you're following along with the exercise files,…this is the first chapter that you'll be using those files.…Let's take a look at the clip called Making Coffee.…(low talking and laughter)…Speaking of boiling water, we saw a lot of that happen…in this particular clip.…
What is the action in this clip?…The action and the important action in this clip…is pouring the ground coffee into the boiling water.…
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
Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.xwith 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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