Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepping clips for editing, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
So 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 in your first project viewing,…let's weed 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.…(Video Playing) Ben: The farmers of Peace Kawomera grow…what's known in the world of coffee as a Bugisu Arabica.…Diana Weynand: 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…
- 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
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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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