Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Finessing cutaways to enhance the story, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Cutaways are great, they add visual interest…and spark to your story and cover the slew…of edits after removing the um's…and aw's of someone on camera.…But they'll put the fire out of your story…if you let them overpower the person that's talking…or choose a visual that actually takes…you out of the story altogether.…In the project library, open the "finessing" project.…This is where we left off from the previous movie.…We have cutaways but some of those cutaways…are a little loud and we can't always…hear Paul, who of course, is the…primary storyteller in these clips.…
Let's listen from the beginning.…- Here at Thanksgiving Coffee Company,…we've learned to focus on the people.…(men speaking foreign language)…- When Paul begins talking in the…second clip, we can't hear him at all.…So, let's zoom in to this area so…we can see how we can fix this best.…Now, it's not objectional to hear the background…sound of a cutaway when no one else is speaking,…but when somebody does start to speak,…that's when we need to lower the volume.…
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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