Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Video finishing touches, part of Effective Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
- When you approach the end of a project you'll be focusing…on the story's finishing touches before its big debut.…But as you dot your i's and cross your t's, don't forget…there are always opportunities to reflect the heart and soul…of your story, to remind the viewer of the story essence.…In the project library let's open…the Final Video Touches project.…In this project there are just a few clips…because I just want to show you a few ideas…of how you can combine images together to create…something more than what they might be alone.…
At the beginning of the project, you'll notice the three…freeze frames that you created in a previous project.…Now these freeze frames could easily be integrated…into anything, a montage where we zoom in…or a music video where we inter-cut these to the…beat of the music, perhaps the children playing.…But another thing you can do is that by stacking…these clips on top of each other you can actually…create a multi-frame effect which means that…you'll get to see all three images at the same time.…
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
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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