Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the rough cut: Short version, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
Abba Shapiro: This next rough cut is a much shorter version of the film.…As a matter of fact, 3 minutes were cut out of a 12-minute project.…This was done through shortening some scenes and removing some scenes altogether.…You'll notice that the whole thrust of the story doesn't change, but it moves faster,…and it has more emotional impact.…(music playing)…female speaker: Sensation no more, once award winning architect fails to deliver on his downtown music hall.…Mr. Dalton: Joseph is our most gifted architect. He takes risks. We all know it.…
I stand behind any and all of his designs, and that's that.…Mr. Dalton: Did you finish it?…You know, I'm taking a big risk putting you on this Columbia project.…Firm could be on the line here. Six p.m. tonight, simple deadline, meet it.…
Joseph: That's it, 6 p.m., huh?…And if I'm a risky choice, then don't use me.…We all know what risky decisions lead to.…Look, the company's in free-fall, and you want to take risk again?…It's a creative approach.…Mr. Dalton: My creativity has nothing to do with this. I did my time.…
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialog scene
- Adding reaction shots
- Using alternative takes
- Editing a montage
- Selecting and organizing clips
- Enhancing a scene with audio
- Replacing location audio or a dialogue track
- Transitioning between scenes
- Using creative color and effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing the interface4m 2s
2. Understanding the Workflow of Cutting a Narrative Film
Adding assets1m 50s
3. Editing a Dialogue Scene
4. Editing a Montage
5. Editing a Multicamera Shoot
6. Using Audio to Enhance a Scene
7. Finishing Techniques
Next steps2m 2s
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