Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Retiming clips, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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Once you've evaluated the pace of your project, trimmed it, and replaced weaker clips, you…might find there are sections that you want to move through more quickly or others where…you want to slow the pace a bit.…While changing the speed of a clip may not be something you do in every documentary.…There is a section in this project that might benefit from that effect.…Let's focus our attention at the very end of this project.…I'm going to move my playhead down and zoom in to that area.…This includes several clips of BD talking about and sort of summing up the importance…of this experience for him.…
Above it, we have images of the market, BD being happy doing what he's doing, and then…a woman, it seems almost be hugging the vegetables, which is sort of a close shot.…But if you notice, there's a guy walking behind and the portion where she hugs is actually very short.…So it might be ideal to take that short section and maybe play it back sort of in a slow-mo way.…And with the BD image, it might be nice to take his face and freeze on a frame where…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and organizing footage
- Pulling selects and focusing ideas
- Assembling scenes into rough cuts
- Creating a title graphic sequence
- Animating images
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files