Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Retiming to lengthen or shorten music and clips, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- Some say timing is everything,…and if you've ever edited the perfect clip…to cover a segment of narration…only to discover it's not long enough to cover it,…I'm sure you'd agree.…But, don't fret and don't go looking for a different clip.…Not just yet.…Trust your instincts and then simply…change the speed of the clip.…This technique may not always work,…but it's always worth a try.…In the project library, let's open the "Retiming" project.…
In this project we have three clips,…well, one's a compound clip of stills,…but we'll refer to that as a single clip.…Notice that the compound clip matches pretty well…to the end of Paul talking,…but the music clip stops short.…Now, this might happen in your own project,…where you have a music track and you like it,…and maybe whoever was shooting the music…shot a good amount of it,…what they thought was a good amount,…but it just didn't turn out to be…long enough for what you wanted to use it for.…
Sometimes you don't know that until you…get into the editing room.…You have a couple of choices.…
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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