Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Transitioning between scenes, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
In this movie we're going to look at transitioning from one scene to the next.…Now usually you would use a cut or a dissolve, but in this case, we have a little more latitude…because we're actually transitioning to a memory, or to a flashback.…Let's step inside 07-01 Transitioning and take a look at what we can do.…Now the first thing we should do is take a look at the cut and then we can make some decisions.…So let's just play the cut point where Joseph picks up the picture, and we cut to him as a child.…
Now of course, this is going to be processed so it looks older, but a straight cut doesn't work for me.…It's too abrupt, and I want to be taken back in time.…Now I could put a cross dissolve there, but again that doesn't quite work.…You also might think that a Fade To Color would work, but the problem with the Fade…To Color is it tends to slow down the pace of your film.…So if I drop a Fade To Color there and by default it's a fade to black, you can see…that I'm kind of waiting for the scene to come back, and that slows down the emotional feel of this film.…
- 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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