Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting and organizing clips, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
The first thing I would do before I started creating a montage would be to select the…images that I want to use in that montage.…Now in this case, we have one clip to choose from, however, it is a 10-minute long clip…where the cameraman roamed around the room and directed the actor to do different things.…And if we skim through this clip, we see a variety of shots that I can use to create the montage.…Now, one of the workflows that I like to use when creating a montage or selecting a lot…of clips out of a single really long take is to use the Favorites option, and you can…see that I've already done this to this clip with these little green dots.…
Each of those green dots are actually a favorite.…Now, if I go ahead and I want to look at these favorites individually, I would go down, and…I could switch over to the Film Strip view and instead of looking at all clips, I would…just look at my favorites. And as you see there they are.…Now one of the problems with using favorites to make sub-clips is if I accidentally modified…
- 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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