- One of the first steps when starting any project,…and in this case our narrative film,…is to organize and import your media.…And I actually said organize first, because you don't…always organize your media once it's been ingested.…A lot of times you can do that before,…or it's already done for you before.…If you have access to the exercise files, I've already…imported and organized and tagged the media for you.…But let me go ahead and create a new event,…just so you can see the steps.…
I'm gonna right click, create a "New Event",…we'll call this "Part 1 example",…and now we're going to import our media.…Now one thing I really like about Final Cut Pro X is that…I only have to go to one window to import my media,…whether it's coming off of a camera,…whether it's coming off of an archive, or a camera card,…or whether it's just already on my hard drive,…and I can just bring it in.…Now I'm gonna go ahead and hide this window,…because I want to show you my organizational structure…that I did before, so that when I import this media,…
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 each of the movies by adding text overlays to guide you to 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 Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialogue 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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