Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting perspective by reviewing the rough cut, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
Before you get started on any project, it's important to know as much about the project…and the objective of the story, before you start cutting.…So of course, reading the script is critical, and if there is a rough cut that might have…been created onset, you should watch that just to get a sense of the flow of the story…as the director envisioned it.…Now I'm going to quickly scrub through this rough cut and talk about some of the highlights…that we're going to be covering.…And before I do that, I am going to go ahead and turn off something called scrubbing--it's…right over here--it's just so you don't hear the sound as I move my cursor across the timeline.…
You can leave this on because you might like to use it while editing, while some other…editors find it distracting and they just turn it off from the very beginning.…Now, the first scene we're going to look at and cut is this introductory scene, a dialog…scene, that creates the conflict at the beginning of the story arc.…The conflict will then build throughout the story until we get to the resolution.…
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialog scene
- Adding reaction shots
- Using alternative takes
- Editing a montage
- Selecting and organizing clips
- Enhancing a scene with audio
- Replacing location audio or a dialogue track
- Transitioning between scenes
- Using creative color and effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing the interface4m 2s
2. Understanding the Workflow of Cutting a Narrative Film
Adding assets1m 50s
3. Editing a Dialogue Scene
4. Editing a Montage
5. Editing a Multicamera Shoot
6. Using Audio to Enhance a Scene
7. Finishing Techniques
Next steps2m 2s
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