- In this movie, we're going to take…a closer look at split edits.…Let's go ahead and step inside…O3-O6 split edits.…Now some people refer to split edits…as J-cuts or L-cuts…because the shape the clips make,…but the bottom line…is that you want your edit to be smoother.…And you see this all the time on television.…Often, you'll cut to a reaction shot,…while the person is still speaking,…and then, the person who's been cut to,…will start talking.…So the cut seems smoother.…
Other times, you'll hear the person…start speaking off-screen,…and then we cut to them.…Either way, it can smooth out the edit,…so the viewer doesn't see them.…Now Final Cut Pro 10 makes this very, very easy.…Let's take a look at the first of our three segments.…(video dialogue)…I mean, that cut kind of works.…His head looks up.…But I want it to be smoother.…So to make the split edit,…the first thing I'll need to do,…is separate the audio from the video…simply by clicking on the audio track…and they pull apart.…
Now what I want to do,…is I want to hear the audio first,…
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 each of the movies by adding text overlays to guide you to 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 Narrative Scene Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialogue 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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