2. October 3, 2016

Meeting #2


General Information

  • iVIE 2017
  • What's due from you this year (as agreed to in the contract submitted):
    • The projects we work on at the meetings
    • One iVIE video of at least 30 seconds in any category (also can be submitted to EYMF, CSMF)
  • Honor System: For each meeting (starting tonight), submit the time you were actually here, rounded to the nearest half-hour (e.g. arrive at 3:44, submit 2 hrs; arrive 3:46, submit 1.5). FCP X Mentors add 1 hour to that.
  • Master Class changes (thanks, Jen Z.):
    • Sign up is on FCPX/Motion Resources tab, far right
    • Master Class 1 (Multicam in FCP X; this isn't a change): October 17
    • Master Class 2 (Motion) is now November 28 in Maple Room (was November 21)
    • Master Class 4 (Motion) is now March 13 in Pine Room (was March 20)
  • Move your PL Main Project Library to your external drive
    • Close FCPX
    • Look for the Library in your Movies Folder
    • Drag Library onto your external drive to make a copy there
    • When done, drag the original from Movies folder to Trash (but don't empty yet)
    • Double-click the Library icon on your external drive to make sure all is good
    • When satisfied all is good, empty Trash to re-gain hard drive space


Final Cut Pro X: Editing to  the Storyline


  • Editing to the Storyline (under Edit Menu)
    • Append (E): adds selected clip to the end of the storyline
    • Connect (Q): adds selected clip at the Skimmer location above the clip in the main storyline
    • Insert (W): adds selected clip to main storyline at Skimmer position; splits existing clip not on edit point
    • Overwrite (D): replaces content on main storyline at Skimmer position with selected clip
  • Controlling what goes onto the storyline
    • Audio and Video: Shift-1
    • Video only: Shift-2
    • Audio only: Shift-3
  • Starting the project
    • Playhead at beginning of project
    • Select audio
    • Press "q" [Connect Edit]; Gap clip goes on Main Storyline
  • Markers on Music
    • 3 Kinds of Markers
      • Standard
      • To-do
      • Chapter
    • M= Add Marker (or Option-M to add marker and edit Marker)
    • Important: Skimmer over track to receive the Marker
  • Cutting the Gap clip
    • Command-B= Cut at Skimmer position 
    • Tip: even faster, hold down B key and click on Gap clip where it snaps to marker position
  • Filling the Gap clips
    • With Skimmer over section you want to select, press X to set storyline in and out points for that clip (look for the handles)
    • Select the in point of the clip you want in that Gap clip (out point doesn't matter so long as the clip has enough footage) and press D to perform an overwrite edit
    • This is called a 3-point edit
    • Rinse and Repeat

For Next Meeting:
    • Finish carefully putting Markers on the audio track where you want changes to occur 
    • Finish Bladeing the Gap clip at Marker positions
    • Finishing building the rough cut of video clips over the audio track
    • Don't be too concerned if the clip changes aren't perfectly timed; next month we'll fix that.


Motion

  • Getting Ready
    • Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard > Use All Function Keys...
    • Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Show Spotlight Search off
    • Motion Templates: where are they?
  • Modifying a Built-in Effect
    • Titles > Bumper/Opener > Open [a copy] in Motion
    • Look at Structure
    • Look at Current Published
    • Add Colorize Filter
    • Publish
      • Colorize
      • Remap Black
      • Remap White
      • Intensity
    • Look at Project tab; rename and organize Published parameters



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