3. December 3, 2012

Media Management


Opening Items

  • EYMF (just a reminder)
  • Project #1 Final Copy should be up on Edmodo by now; if it's not there email me and your review group when we can expect it
  • iVIE important dates
    • Entry deadline March 15 (Project 2)
    • Nominees announced April 5
    • iVIE Festival April 20
    • iVIE Awards May 14
  • Filmic Pro update with much of what's in Filmic Pro 2
    • Optimized for iPad and iPhone/iPod (Universal)
    • Must be iOS 6 or better
    • 4G iPod will take iOS 6
    • Some features (like zoom) won't work on 4G iPods


Film Featurette:

  • Chinatown
  • 11 Academy Award Nominations; only one Award for Screenplay (Robert Towne)
  • Lost most of its nominations to Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather, Part 2
  • Picked by the Guardian newspaper in UK as best film of all time


Learning

Final Cut Pro X Media Management Class

iPad Options

Filmic Pro, Filmic Pro 2

  1. Use iTunes File Sharing to get footage from Filmic Pro Library onto computer for using in iMovie '11 (or FCP X)
    1. iTunes > iPad > Apps > File Sharing (scroll down in Apps window)
    2. Select Clips
  2. Copy from Filmic Pro 2 Library to Camera Roll (lives in both places, taking up more space)
    1. Then into iMovie for iPad project or...
    2. ...into iMovie '11 directly (hook iPad to computer and hit the Camera icon in iMovie '11); if that doesn't work...
    3. Add to iPhoto, then into iMovie '11 on computer (see Warning below for Camera App)
  3. Delete from both places on the iPad when comfortable that footage is safe elsewhere

Camera App

  1. Then into iMovie for iPad project or...
  2. ...into iMovie '11 directly (hook iPad to computer and hit the Camera icon in iMovie '11); if that doesn't work...
  3. Add to iPhoto, then into iMovie '11 on computer 
    1. Warning: that requires you to work off of the computer with that iPhoto library; you can't move project/events
    2. Another idea: Drag clips you want to use from iPhoto to a folder on your desktop or wherever. Then import that folder of clips into a new Event (File > Import > Movies). Then you CAN move the project/event to a new location. But now you have 3 copies of the clips: in iPhoto, on your desktop, in an iMovie Event (after import). You can toss the first two to free up space.
  4. Delete from iPad when comfortable that footage is safe elsewhere

iMovie for iPad

  1. Edit project with clips from Camera Roll
  2. Clips live in Camera Roll; they are not copied to iMovie for iPad project until you Publish to iTunes
  3. Transfer to computer using iTunes File Sharing for further editing 
  4. Get into iMovie '11 by File > Import > iMovie for iOS Project
  5. Delete from iPad when comfortable that footage is safe elsewhere
    1. Delete project from iMovie for iPad
    2. Delete clips from Camera Roll

iStopMotion

  1. Projects do contain the pictures that will make up the movie; they aren't in the Camera Roll
  2. When complete, export at the highest quality you think you'll use to Camera Roll
  3. After transferring to computer, and you're sure you don't need it any longer, delete both project and Camera Roll movie
  4. Use the finished movie in iMovie '11 Projects by importing from iPhoto


iMovie Options

Choosing a Location for Events and Projects

  1. Know the difference between Event Library and Project Library
    1. Events carry all of the big files (movies, sounds, pics)
    2. Projects carry all the instructions of how to assemble the material from the Events
      1. They are relatively small in file size
      2. Some files (stills and sounds) live here as well if you Consolidate Media
  2. Both Events Library and Project Library will show all connected drives
  3. Creating Projects
    1. In the Project Library, click on the drive you want it to live on
    2. Choose File New Project (⌘-N)
    3. Make sure the name is descriptive
    4. Choose frame rate, usually 30 fps
  4. Creating Events
    1. In the Project Library, click on the drive you want it to live on
    2. Choose File > New Event
    3. Make sure the name is descriptive (NO Events called New Event; re-name if you forget up front)
    4. Right- or Control-click on the Event and choose Import or Import from Camera
    5. You can also go through the camera instead and then
      1. Choose New Event, if needed 
      2. Choose an existing Event if you want to add to that (keep all imports for a project in the same event, if possible)
      3. Important: If available, choose Optimize
      4. Decide on a size; for most purposes Large is sufficient (960x540 pixels)
    6. You can merge media from different Events in the Event Library; drag one (or more) existing Events onto one you want to consolidate. Provide a good name for the merged Event.
Organizing Projects

  1. In the Project Library, Control- or Right-click on the drive where the project resides and choose New Folder
  2. Name the folder appropriately
  3. Drag the project(s) you want to the folder
  4. Consider one folder for all versions of a given project (include duplicates) 
  5. Create periodic backups by selecting a project and choosing File > Duplicate Project; the one with the highest version number is the newest, most complete
  6. You can choose to simplify your Event and Project Libraries so iMovie has less to load when you start the program 
    1. Go to Movies folder and create 2 Folders:
      1. iMovie Projects not in Use
      2. iMovie Events not in use
    2. Drag any Projects (the whole folder with the project name) not currently being worked on to the iMovie Projects not in Use folder
    3. Drag any Events (the whole folder with the event name) not currently being worked on to the iMovie Events not in Use folder
    4. Drag back to original folders if you want to work on them again

Copying or moving Projects to other drives

  1. Important: Before moving or copying a project to another drive, choose File > Consolidate Media; otherwise audio and photos used in the Project won't be included
    1. regardless, iPhoto video will not come along
    2. A work-around is to copy any iPhoto clips to a folder on the desktop, and then choose (in iMovie '11) File > Import > Movies; that will create an Event with those clips that can be moved or copied to another drive
  2. Apple recommends not moving Projects and Events from Finder; it should be done through iMovie
  3. When you copy or move a Project, you are given the option to bring along the Event(s) that the project uses, so you don't need to move Events separately
  4. I recommend making one Event for each Project to reduce fragmentation (multiple video ingests can all go in that one Event), but there may be times when this isn't possible
  5. You can merge events by dragging one on to the other
  6. If you have duplicates of a Project, you may need to only move the most recent one
  7. To Copy a project from the Project Library, drag the project to the drive you want to send it to
    1. choose Project and Event
    2. This copies the project and Event(s), so it now exists in two places (the old and the new)
  8. To Move a project from the Project Library, ⌘-drag the project to the drive you want to send it to
    1. Choose Project and Event
    2. This copies the Project and Event(s), so it now exists in two places (the old and the new)

Deleting Projects and Events

  1. Determine that there is no chance you'll need to further edit this project (it's ready for the ages)
  2. Make sure you have a high quality version for viewing in the future (Share > Export Movie > Biggest size available)
  3. Right-click or Control-click on a project and choose Move Project to Trash
  4. Right-click or Control-click on an event and choose Move Event to Trash
  5. Files won't actually go away until System Trash is emptied
  6. Remember, Forever is a very long time


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