Just color graded this documentary now I have to wait forever or it to render… Guess I’ll do some work with this sketch pad #FCPX #Editing #Movie #Documentary #Film #Art
Remember when rendering meant stopping after several edits to watch the blue progress bar, grab another cup of coffee or check your email for the umpteenth time? Sometimes I still feel like I’m cheating or using make-believe software whenever I find myself previewing and editing unrendered clips. Time is so plastic.
#Einstein’s Theory of Relativity #legacy Final Cut
By the way, congrats simplysir on the doc! That’s a cool stage of the process to be in.
Sometimes, when working with big events with thousands of clips, I find myself going crazy trying to find the files I just imported to the event. So I always have a “Last Imported” Smart Collection filtering the event based in the date imported being in the last hour
good idea interfacelab!
As you can see in the above photograph, this editor is filtering clips based on the criteria ofDateImported.
for an introductory video tutorial on Smart Collectionsclick here.
Ever ask yourself, how can I apply a crossfade transition only to the video so that the audio level remains constant? Sure you have! Wonder no longer. In this Final Cut Pro X webinar excerpt, Larry Jordan shows you some good tips for crossfades. Enjoy!
Jacob Rosenberg is a director as well as the CTO at Bandito Brothers, a full-service media company who specializes in pushing an action-packed envelope which is the intersection of action, extreme sports, technology and filmmaking. Among their feature films are 2012’s Navy Seals documentary, Act of Valor. Rosenberg himself directed Bandito Brothers’ Waiting for Lightning, a documentary about Danny Way, the pro skateboarder who jumped the wall of China.
Larry Jordan has an article about a recent presentation given by Mr. Rosenberg:
Along the way, Bandito Brothers created their own recognizable style and production ethic. (Not surprisingly, perhaps, given their background of living on the edge, when they moved into their new building, which looked like a converted airplane hangar, most of their offices weren’t cubicles, they were tents.)
At the end of his presentation, Jacob summarized his thoughts on filmmaking. I am sharing his Ten Rules here with his generous permission. (Of these ten, my favorites are #2 and #6)
JACOB ROSENBERG’S TEN RULES FOR FILMMAKING
Format follows Function
Don’t fight over bits and pixels if you can’t tell the difference
[Take] comfort in discomfort
Fear is your friend
A mistake is only a bad thing if you don’t learn from it
There’s always a solution
Analog lessons translate very well to digital problem solving
Use the Platoon model / Less is more
Embrace disruptive technology
Hire young and empower them to learn and make mistakes