Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Trimming distractions from a story, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- When I read a book, I can get completely distracted…at the sight of a typo or a mistake.…Why is there an extra period here?…Why didn't they catch the spelling mistake there?…And all those seemingly innocent little distractions…can take us completely out of a story.…So, before you can decide if you…like a certain combination of clips,…you may need to trim those pesky little distractions.…The extra line you don't want,…the audio pop, or camera jerk.…The narrator's cough, the false start.…This will help you stay connected…to the flow of the story,…and continue to refine the shape…of your story at the same time.…
In the project library, let's open the importer's project.…There are several clips toward the beginning of this project…that have additional lines or words…that don't contribute to the story.…In order to take the closer look at the audio waveform,…let's press cmd + a few times to zoom in.…You can use your scroll button…on a mouse to scroll back and forth.…Let's dive in, in the second clip of Paul,…Paul 2, and listen to how he begins this clip.…
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
Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.xwith 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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