Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Laying down and organizing the base, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
Once I've selected the 30 or 40 clips that I may use to create my montage, I'm going to create a base.…And let's step into 04-03 First Cut.…And as you see I have a, I don't know, about 15 clips here.…I know I want this montage to be about 15 seconds long.…So I threw in roughly enough clips to give me about 15 seconds.…And I want to play with the length, I can swap clips out, but at least I have something to work with.…I don't want a start with like a 4 minute montage, and I have to take it down to 15 seconds.…
I want to start with about a 15 second montage.…And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to actually watch it and see the rhythm and…see if there are shots that don't work and change the timing.…Now let's just watch the first edit, for example.…(video playing)…So when I put this together I thought it would be kind of cool if I had this coffee cup idea,…and the shaky cam, and I realize I don't like it.…So instead, I'm going to just go ahead and I can either delete it or move another shot there.…
- 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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