Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing on timing and pacing, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Commercial Editing Techniques.
Once you've made the decisions about what…content you want, it's time to start getting…the timing of your shots right,…and because we're cutting a commercial,…every moment counts.…We really need to consider how everything…fits together visually before we rejoin…everything to the master sequence.…I already figured out the durations that…my montages need to be.…Let me just refresh our memories about that.…I'm going to go into the spot base,…and just for the first one here,…I'm just going to work an in and an out,…and control D.…This very first part, the one that we've been…working on, the stair climbing footage,…has to be four seconds and two frames,…at least to start with, so that we can rejoin…it to our master sequence.…
We can certainly tweak it afterwards.…I'm going to go back out to my project library,…and I'm going to go into my Subsequences trim_start…sequence here, and so these are my four very…loose montages.…I've made the decisions about what shots I want,…and in what order, but my timing still isn't there.…
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 Commercial Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
- What is commercial editing?
- Understanding the product's audience and intent
- Marking the best shots
- Laying out the visual structure
- Building an audio foundation
- Manipulating speed
- Adding transition effects
- Adding graphics, music, and voice-over
- Delivering the project and receiving feedback