Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Making notes to capture observations, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- The more frequently you screen your footage…the more details you'll observe about each clip.…In any one of those details could be an important key…to unlocking a part of your story.…One way to preserve your thoughts…or observations is to add a note to a clip.…A note becomes part of a clip's metadata…and is one of the search criteria you can use to find it.…Let's look at the interviews and make sure we're…looking at all of the clips so that it's not hiding…the rejected or showing just the favorites.…I'm going to choose to view this by List.…
Notice that we have two Paul clips…and they're labeled very simply, Paul 1 and Paul 2.…Notice the framing of each clip is very similar.…He's in the same location, there might be…a camera zoom that re-frames slightly…but Paul is still sitting in the exact same position.…As you begin to edit your story you might look…at these two clips and say to yourself,…"Which clip is the one where Paul talked about risk?…"Which is the one where he talked about the love of coffee?"…By adding a note you can start…
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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