Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Storyboarding a narrative script using placeholders, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Effective Storytelling.
- Are you waiting for your camera team…to return with extra footage to fill a storygap?…Or are you motivated by the characters…in Delicious Piece to write a fictional story?…Final Cut Pro can't really help with that, can it?…Well, with the generated item in Final Cup Pro 10…called "Placeholders,"…you can literally hold the place for incoming footage…or storyboard a script idea.…Sounds promising, doesn't it?…Let's take a look at how it works.…In the project library, let's create a new project…inside Chapter 6.…
Let's call this "06-01_Storyboards."…Because it's an empty project,…we're going to want to edit a dummy clip, if you will,…just to set the project settings.…Next, we're going to want to open our Generators browser.…And this is where different items that Final Cut 10…generates on its own appears.…We're going to want to look at the "Elements" category…of the generated items.…Notice there's an item called "Placeholder."…To add that to the project, simply double-click it.…
Now let's zoom into the timeline a little bit.…
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
Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Narrative Scene Editingwith 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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