Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the purpose of a montage, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
Cutting a montage is something that you often need to do in a film.…Let's step into 04-01 and take a look at a montage and talk about why people put montages in film.…So I'm going to go ahead and just cue this up to right to where we cut to the montage.…And let's watch it and then we'll talk about the whys and the whats.…(video playing)…So what just happened here?…We in a matter of 15 seconds--there were 15 seconds from the beginning to the end of that…montage--we experienced the frustration of Joseph trying to design a building, and we…saw a much greater passage of time, because we would see things get thrown into the trashcan…different angles of him drawing.…
It allowed us to transition from the first scene to the next scene, and show a passage…of time as well as create an emotion of his frustration.…So montages can be used for this type of effect.…It can also be to show the development of say a relationship with a couple, and you…can see at the beginning of them wandering in the park to all the way at the end, when…
- 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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