Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepping clips for editing, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- You're almost ready to begin editing.…And here's what's going to happen.…You're going to want to throw some clips together…and listen to them.…But when you throw in xylophone music…or some audio that's screaming at you,…you might be a little shocked,…and won't enjoy the fruits of your editing labor.…To ensure there are no surprises waiting for you…on your first project viewing,…let's weave into the screening process…the extra step of prepping your clips.…As you screen and organize clips in the browser,…you're going to become aware of certain things.…
For example, this is a clip of Ben.…Let's just listen to him for a second.…- The farmers that have (slurs) come here…grow what's known in the world of coffee…as a Bugisu Arabica.…- While this may sound fine to you,…take a closer look at those audio levels.…I see some yellow and I see a few red peaks in there.…So it might be worthwhile to take a closer look…and go ahead and get that audio at a level…that you know won't be overpowering…when you add it or include it with other clips.…
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
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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