Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Fine-tuning the edits in a project, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- When you insert interview clips…into your primary storyline you may end up…with some jarring cuts, and that's because…sometimes the audio portion of these clips…may be important to your story but they may not fit…exactly the way you want them to,…so your job as an editor is to sell the cut.…In the trade that simply means you have to…make the edit point work as naturally as possible.…No worries, it's a good time to fiddle…with the clip placement, adjust volume…and use the old film-style adjustments,…L Cut and J Cut.…Since there are already markers in this project…let's use them to go directly to the places…where we want to make changes, and we can do that…by opening up the Timeline index,…clicking Tags, and then clicking the To-Do markers.…
Let's click the first To-Do marker,…in the project that took our playhead…directly to the Paul clip in this area,…and if we look at that we're going to see…a Jump Cut between the two Paul clips.…"Here at Thanksgiving Coffee Company…"we've learned to focus on the people.…"If you focus on product then the risk was incredible,…
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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