Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying story elements, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- Have you ever seen a beautiful quilt?…You probably noticed all the little patches of colored fabric.…By combining and positioning the pieces,…the quiltmaker creates something more beautiful…than any individual piece of cloth.…Storytelling is a lot like making a patchwork quilt.…So, it's important not to overlook the little jewels…and gems when selecting the footage…elements you're planning to import.…As a documentarian, for example, you're going to be…fascinated by the action in front of you.…This is JJ, sort of moving his hands…through the beans that have been picked,…the coffee buds on the tree, the baby tree,…pouring coffee, picking, roasting.…
These are the things you're going to get naturally…because you're going to be absorbed by the action.…But don't forget the things that are…going to help clarify your story.…The Peace Kawomera Growers CooP sign.…(women talking)…This pastoral shot is delightful, it gives you a sense…and a feeling for where these people live and work.…You're going to be talking to people as you tell your story.…
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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