Final Cut Pro makes it possible to achieve totally professional film and video editing results on the desktopÑbut it canÕt teach you how to edit film. This book lets you look over the shoulder of a professional film editor while he uses Final Cut Pro to create and complete high-quality video projects. Readers will learn advanced cinematic techniques, film-editing patterns, and countless tips and strategies designed to improve efficiency and make their video project more professionalÑall optimized for Final Cut Pro. This book combines a unique blend of editing methodology (which is sorely missing in most software manuals) and the direct application of that theory into specific tips and techniques for Final Cut Pro.
Table of Contents: 1. Introduction.
What is This Book About? Who Am I? Who Should Read This Book? What you Can Expect to Get Out of it? 2. The Editor's Job.
Filmmaking Process and Where the Editor Fits In. Editor's Process. Storytelling. Choosing the Shot. Choosing the Take. 3. The Film Language.
Parts of Speech. Rules of Grammar. Common Conventions. Style. 4. Logging Footage.
What Info. Using Markers. Speed Logging. Working with TC. How to Log Different Types of Footage. 5. Preparing to Edit.
Organizing Your Workspace. Organizing Shots. How to Start Cutting. Rough Cutting vs. Fine Cutting. 6. Editing Techniques.
Workflow. 10 Things Done 1000 Times. Working with Clips. Shortcuts and Time Savers. 7. Advanced Editing Techniques.
Trimming. Timing Techniques. Subsequences. Rendering. 8. Working with Audio.
Subframe Editing. Equal Power Crossfades. OMF Export (new in 2.0) and 3rd Party Apps. Filters and Effects. Rendering Issues. 9. Creative Compositing.
Aesthetic Considerations. Design Plans. What Not to Do. Creating Organic Effects. 10. Compositing Techniques.
Keyframing Techniques. Alpha Channels. Text andOther Generators. PSD Files. Filters. 11. Video and the Web.
Technical considerations. Process of a web video. Streaming and the format wars. Web Distribution. 12. Pushing the Envelope (Conclusion).
Interactive Cinema. DVD. Do What's Never Been Done.