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 v10.0.9.
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 restring the pearls in different ways to…create that beautiful necklace.…And for this process, you will be happy Final Cut Pro has a magnetic timeline.…In the Project Library you will see that there are three projects that we…are 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.…And screening these clips before, we know that there is a process to the coffee;…there is growing the coffee, there is making it, grinding it, processing it, and…then there is drinking it.…So we already can anticipate a little bit of what the beginning, middle, and the…end would be for this project.…So let's go find the shots that we can position in that beginning, middle,…
- 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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