Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Putting story threads in order, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Once you've edited your favorite clips,…your pearls, into a project, it's time to string…those pearls together into a rough story form…with a beginning, middle, and end.…Sometimes the shape of the story is clear,…and pops right out at you.…Other times, you need to string and then re-string…the pearls in different ways to…create that beautiful necklace.…And for this process, you'll be happy…Final Cut Pro has a magnetic timeline.…In the project library, you'll see that there are…three projects that we're going to work with.…Let's start with the Coffee project.…
This project contains all of the clips,…the favorite portions of the clip,…that we edited into a single project.…In screening these clips before, we know that…there is a process to the coffee.…There's growing the coffee, there's making it,…grinding it, processing it, and then there's drinking it.…So we already can anticipate a little bit…of what the beginning, middle,…and end would be for this project,…so let's go find the shots that we can position…in that beginning, middle, and end order.…
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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