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Film Camp: Editing Basics Tutorial

Students learn the basics of video editing on Final Cut Pro X. From uploading raw footage to cutting and splicing the clips, the students will get to understand how the program interface work and experience their first editing session.
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Quan Nguyen

on 27 July 2014

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Transcript of Film Camp: Editing Basics Tutorial

Day 1: Editing Basics
What is FCPX?
Agenda
Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
The Interface
Organizing your Footage
Q + A
Step-by-step Editing Session
Editing Exercises and Keyboard Shortcuts
Step-by-step Editing Session
Review Videos
Introduce Video Group Project
Learn the Interface
FILM CAMP
Our
video editing
software!
Let's see it in action!
Intro Video to UPenn VSA Culture Show 2014
What kinds of
special effects
do you see?
Do you see the variety of
angles and shots?
How did the scenes
transition?

Describe the
character intros
. Were they effective?

1) Event Browser
2) Viewer
3) Inspector
4) Storyline
6) Audio Tracks
5) Clips
7) Video Effects Toolbar
Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
Organizing your Footage
The Interface
Q + A
Step-by-step Editing Session
Editing Exercises and Keyboard Shortcuts

Review Videos
Introduce Video Group Project
Agenda

Agenda
Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
Organizing your Footage
The Interface
Q + A
Step-by-step Editing Session
Editing Exercises and Keyboard Shortcuts
Review Videos
Introduce Video Group Project
1) Event Browser
Contains your
Event library
, a collection of all your
media
, including
video clips, audio clips, render files,
and
pictures.
2) Viewer
3) Inspector
4) Storyline/Timeline
7) Video Effects Tool
Note: See list of vocab words for more video terms
Where you can
watch your video being edited.
The viewer also contains other editing tools such as
cropping
and
resizing
your clip.
An area that allows you to make changes to the video
color, text, and other settings.
Also called the
timeline
, this is the space where you
drop in your video/audio clips
and
arrange/edit
them to make your video. There are multiple storylines where you can edit multiple clips all together!
5) Video Clips
The video files you add to the time line are in
dark blue.
They each have their own
video preview
that you can skim over.
6) Audio Clips
Your sound clips are in
green.
You can
change the volume setting
and
rearrange
them to where you want the sound to appear.
A handy toolbar that offers
video filters
and
animations
. Includes
transition effects
,

text boxes,

image upload
and
music upload

options.
Organizing your Video Files
So many video clips! How should you organize them?
Open FCPX on your computer and try to find all parts!
Go and drag a video onto the Timeline!
Select a preset audio clip and drag into the Timeline!
Folders are your friends!
Create a
"New Folder
" on you
Desktop.
Give it a name. Upload your raw footage to the folder! Make more folders as needed!
Q + A
Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
The Interface
Organizing your Footage
Q + A
Step-by-step Editing Session
Editing Exercises and Keyboard Shortcuts

Review Videos
Introduce Video Group Project
Agenda
Let's Edit our Videos!
1) Create a "New Event"
Click on the
File tab
and select
"New Event."
Give it a name.
A "New Event" consists of all your media (movie files, sounds, pictures, etc.) for the Video you want to make.
2) Import Your Footage
Make sure your
camera, memory card, or hard drive
is connected. Select the footage you want to use and upload!
Let's Edit our Videos!
3) Create a "New Project"
Click on the
File tab
and select
"New Project."
Give it a name. Add the Project to the Existing Event (the one you've just created).
A "New Project" is the actual video you will be editing on the Timeline.
4) Select and Drag your Footage from the Event Library
Drag your video files
into the Timeline
Tip: One at a time! Don't clutter your Timeline!
For our exercise, first only drag
ONE
video into the Timeline!
Let's Edit our Videos!
5) Let's Learn how to "Trim" a Clip
A couple of ways to "trim" or cut your video clips.
1) Using your mouse:
drag the
edge of the clip
with your arrow key.

2) Keyboard Shortcut: "B" or Blade tool.
Press
"B"
and drag over to part of video you want to cut. Click on the part and then press
"A"
(default Arrow key) and delete the part that is cut off.
Let's Edit our Videos!
6) Other Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts
I and O (IN and OUT markers)
to set the boundaries of your clip and
M (Mark)
lets you add a blue bookmark to highlight an important section of your video
A (Arrow)
allows you to click on clips and drag them around (default).
Command + Z
lets you Undo an action.
Spacebar
plays the video. Press again to pause.
7) Drag more clips into the Timeline
Trim the clips to the correct part you want.
You have
15 minutes
to edit before we continue!
Let's Edit our Videos!
What can we do to make the video better?
What does your video look like? Is it organized? Do the clips have a logical flow?
What Makes Good
Video Editing?
Organization
Creativity
The Keys to Great Video Editing
Teamwork & Patience
Let's Add Music and Transitions!
7) Go to the Video Effects toolbar and click on the Music and Sound tab
8) Command + T for Cross Dissolve
Double-click the
song
you like and it will appear on the Timeline. Trim the length if needed.
At the edges of the clips, you can create a
soft transitional effect
6) Move your clips around to the proper order
The Timeline has a convenient
magnetic
feature that lets your clips
"snap"
together.
Let's Do an Audio Check!
9) Adjust the Volume of your Clips
Hover your key over the
green audio clip
and click on
decibel meter
. Drag up or down to change volume. Do the same for the
audio portion of the video clip
.
The Finishing Touches: Titles and Credits
10) Click on the Titles button in the Video Effects Toolbar
Select your style and type in your text
. Think of a
fun/creative video title.
The same applies for
Credits.
Make sure to include the
names of all your team members.
We're Finished!
Let's watch the Videos!
INTRODUCING:

THE GROUP VIDEO PROJECT
EACH TEAM WILL MAKE A...
MUSIC VIDEO!
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