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The art of professional video editing

Although technology is rapidly evolving, it is still complicated to edit video. This unique book not only teaches you the art of professional editing, it also gives you authentic professional experience. You'll be guided through a typical industry production workflow; you'll have access to raw footage, including alternate takes of each scene from a professional short film; and you'll make your own decisions. By the book's end, you'll have completed your own version of a film. It's the perfect primer for aspiring editors who want to ascend to industry-level positions.

  • Immerses you in the actual experience of editing a film, from video rushes to the shooting script and continuity notes
  • Provides actual media, including alternate takes, and you make all the decisions
  • Walks you through the post-production of a professional short film; by the book's end, you will have acquired the skills to complete your own version of the film
  • Shows you how to use Final Cut Pro X as part of the production process

The Craft of the Cut goes deep inside the world of professional video editing and equips you with skills for professional-level editing.

The Craft of the Cut project files will work with the latest version of Final Cut Pro X (10.1) but they need to be updated first:

Copy the Craft of the Cut disk image file (on the DVD) to your hard disc and click on it to mount it.

Launch Final Cut Pro X. When FCPX opens it won't see the project and event folders that are on the disk image. These need to be updated first. You do this by going to:

File > Update Projects and Events and then clicking Update All on the dialog box that appears.

It will now show all the events and projects for Craft of the Cut as in previous versions of Final Cut Pro X, but using the new layout. This only needs to be done once. Next time you launch FCPX it will still be able to see the updated files.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119951735
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marios Chirtou and Mark Riley are London-based filmmakers with more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast TV industry. Their movies and music videos have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world and broadcast on BBC, ITV, and MTV. They designed The Craft of the Cut for aspiring editors to develop their skills using the short film Pranks.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xix

Introduction 1

Who This Book Is For 1

What This Book Offers 2

How to Use Th is Book 3

Part 1: Preparing to Edit

CHAPTER 1 Familiarizing Yourself with the Film 7

Reading the Script 9

Story and structure 9

The characters 11

Working with Reports and Logs 12

The continuity shot list 13

The continuity script 16

Your Role as Editor 17

CHAPTER 2 Final Cut Pro X Essentials 19

Getting Up and Running 20

Locating your fi les on the Mac 20

Considering media storage 21

Copying the media to your hard drive 22

Exploring the Interface 23

The Event Library 25

The Event Browser 25

The Project Library and Timeline 26

The Viewer 27

The Toolbar 28

The Inspector 29

Working with Keyboard Commands 30

Essential keyboard commands 30

The Command Editor 31

CHAPTER 3 Importing Media 35

Setting Import Preferences 35

Organizing 36

Transcoding 37

Video 38

Audio 39

Importing the Rushes 40

Creating new Events 40

Importing files 42

Keeping an eye on background tasks 44

Understanding how Events are organized 45

Grouping Events 46

Importing Media from Other Sources 47

File-based cameras 47

DSLRs 49

Tape-based cameras 50

iMovie Projects 52

CHAPTER 4 Organizing and Preparing Media 53

Viewing Media in the Event Browser 53

Working in Filmstrip View 54

Working in List View 56

Skimming clips 58

Playing selections 59

Marking In and Out points 61

Evaluating the Rushes 62

Developing a strategy 62

Selecting Favorites 63

Rejecting clips 65

Removing ratings 65

Naming clips 65

Filtering clips 67

Using Collections to Organize Your Footage 69

Working with automatic collections 69

Assigning keywords 71

Deleting keywords 72

Working with Keyword Collections 72

Finding your footage 73

Creating Smart Collections 74

Organizing Collections into folders 75

Working with Metadata 75

Working with metadata in the Inspector 75

Customizing metadata views 76

Customizing metadata properties 78

Assigning Roles 80

Part 2: The Edit

CHAPTER 5 The Assembly Edit 85

Understanding Projects and Timelines 85

Creating new Projects 86

Duplicating Projects 89

Understanding Storylines 91

Compiling the Assembly Edit 91

Appending clips 93

Performing overwrite edits 94

Performing insert edits 95

Working in the Magnetic Timeline 96

Navigating in the Timeline 99

Changing the clip appearance 100

Using the skimmer and playhead 101

Keyboard navigation in the Timeline 101

Finding clips with the Timeline Index 102

Using markers and to-do’s 104

Using placeholders 107

CHAPTER 6 Editing the Rough Cut 109

Trimming Clips 110

Performing a Ripple edit 111

Performing a Roll edit 113

Performing a Slip edit 114

Performing a Slide edit 115

Using the Precision Editor 116

Manipulating Media in the Timeline 118

Cutting clips with the Blade tool 118

Performing a three-point edit 119

Replacing clips 120

Auditioning clips 121

Mind the Gap 124

Working with the Position tool 125

Making the Connection 126

Connecting clips to the Primary Storyline 127

Working with Connected Clips 129

CHAPTER 7 Completing the Cut 131

Adding Cutaways 132

Secondary Storylines 132

Manipulating clips in a Secondary Storyline 133

Working with Secondary Storylines 134

Breaking apart clip items 136

Adding audio clips to the Timeline 136

Compound Clips 137

Working with Compound Clips in the Timeline 138

Working with Compound Clips in the Event Browser 143

Adding Transitions 145

Adding simple dissolves 146

Changing transition durations 147

Selecting transitions in the Transition Browser 148

Manipulating transitions in the Inspector 149

CHAPTER 8 Editing Audio 153

Accessing the Music and Sound Browser 154

Working with Audio 154

Using the audio meters 157

Controlling audio volume 159

Expanding and detaching audio 160

Syncing double-system sound 162

Creating audio fades 163

Making Audio Enhancements 165

Using equalization 166

Fixing audio problems 169

Part 3: The Craft of the Edit

CHAPTER 9 Setting Up the Story 175

Th e First Act 176

Evaluating the footage 178

Exploring the edit 178

Scene 2 179

Scene 3 189

CHAPTER 10 Cutting Dialogue 199

Dialogue Scene One 200

Evaluating the footage 200

Exploring the edit 202

Dialogue Scene Two 210

Evaluating the footage 210

Exploring the edit 211

CHAPTER 11 Editing Action 223

Th e Staircase Sequence 224

Evaluating the footage 224

Exploring the edit 225

CHAPTER 12 Building the Climax 245

Th e Final Act 246

Evaluating the footage 246

Exploring the edit 247

Part 4: After the Edit

CHAPTER 13 Building the Soundtrack 265

Replacing Dialogue with the ADR Files 266

Cleaning Up the Audio 268

Adding Ambience and FX 273

Incorporating the Music Cues 274

Constructing Your Own Sound Design 276

Creating a Surround Mix 278

CHAPTER 14 Working with Effects 281

Exploring the Built-In Eff ects 282

Transforming images 283

Trimming and cropping images 284

Creating the Ken Burns eff ect 286

Distorting images 287

Animating with keyframes 287

Working with the Animation Editor 289

Creating Effects for the Movie 290

Flipping Shots 291

Creating a camera flash effect 292

Creating freeze frames 293

Retiming Clips 295

CHAPTER 15 Applying the Finishing Touches 299

Color Correction and Grading 300

Fixing color balance issues 300

Color matching between shots 301

Manually Color-Correcting Shots 302

Working with scopes 302

The Waveform Monitor 303

The Vectorscope 303

The Histogram 305

Working with the Color Board 305

Using color masks 308

Using shape masks 310

Adding Titles and Credits 313

Working with titles 313

Adjusting titles in the Inspector 314

The Title pane 314

The Text pane 315

Creating the opening credits 315

CHAPTER 16 Sharing and Exporting Your Movie 319

Working with the Share Monitor 320

Sharing Movies 321

Sharing to the Media Browser and Apple devices 321

Creating DVD and Blu-ray discs 323

DVD 323

Blu-ray 324

Publishing to the Web 325

Exporting Movies 327

Exporting with Compressor 329

Understanding the Compressor workfl ow 330

Creating chapter markers for DVD and Blu-ray 331

Exporting to XML 333

Part 5: Appendixes

APPENDIX A

Resources 337

Red Giant 337

CrumplePop 337

Noise Industries FX Factory 338

Intelligent Assistance 338

X2Pro Audio Convert 338

APPENDIX B

What’s on the DVD? 339

System Requirements 340

What’s on the DVD 340

Using the DVD 341

Troubleshooting 342

Customer Care 343

Index 345

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