Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording a narration track to explore script ideas, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- So you've got a visual storyboard…and even a few text lines attached…to each character or clip in your placeholder,…maybe you wrote the text for the narrator to record,…and now you wanna kick back…and hear a rough version before entering…the recording session.…That's gonna be a little hard to do…when no one's talking, right?…But you can record a rough interaction track,…or even script lines using the Record Audio tool…in Final Cut Pro.…It's a perfect way to bridge the gap…from thinking through a story scene or segment…to actually listening to it.…
Let's start in the Project Library…and open the Record Audio project.…In this project you see the four clips…that were edited in the previous movie.…Now, the job here is to record the audio,…but when there's so much space…between each line and the lines are fairly short,…you might wanna take an extra moment…to simply trim each clip to be more the length…of the actual text itself.…Now, what we wanna do is select the clip,…put the playhead at the beginning…and read the text,…
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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