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 v10.0.9.
When I read a book I can get completely distracted at the sight of a typo…or 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 Importers 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 a closer look at the audio waveform, let's press Command+ 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…
- 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
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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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