Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Smoothing the project's story content, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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Let's face it, sometimes during the rough cutting stage you see a clip that doesn't…stand as strong as its neighbors.…Maybe you weren't crazy about the clip when you edited it, and thought I'll find something better later.…As you work on the project, those clips start to gnaw on you.…Well, later is now.…So let's take a closer look at the visuals to see if there are any you might want to…replace to improve the content for the Farm To Table story.…In the project in the Timeline, if you focus on the connected clips, the B-roll, you'll…see that there are three markers, one here where BD is standing at the table, another…where we see a crowd of people, and another where we see some radishes and a shot of the produce.…
So let's take a look at this first shot, and let's read the marker by pressing Shift+M.…It says replace with a different shot, and it gives us the name, slider 04 1.…So if we go to our B-roll collection and find the Produce_Slider_04 1, we can skim through…that and say, okay, that's very interesting. It's a very nice shot.…
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