Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Matching and correcting color in clips, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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Documentaries are often shot on the run, and videographers don't always have the time to…white balance their camera or even position the sun behind their backs. They're focused…on getting the action in that moment.…So as editor you could end up with clips side by side in the project that were shot in a…variety of locations, times of day, and very possibly with different cameras.…A larger documentary project might enlist the services of a specialized coloring facility,…but for a smaller project, such as your Farm to Table doc, you as editor will be expected…to make the clips match as seamlessly as possible.…
Now we won't be getting into a lot of depth about color correcting, there are other courses…in lynda.com, such as Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X, but I do want to just show…you a few little tricks and tips that you can use to apply to the clips in this project.…First thing we want to do is to prepare the Timeline and the entire interface to focus…on coloring, and we won't be focusing on audio so we can toggle off the audio meters.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and organizing footage
- Pulling selects and focusing ideas
- Assembling scenes into rough cuts
- Creating a title graphic sequence
- Animating images
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files