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In this episode of Indy Mogul‘s “4 Minute Film School”, Emmy Award Winning Video Editor, Bill Cammack, teaches Steve some handy dandy tips for using Final Cut Pro.
Written & Edited by Steve Nelson & Bill Cammack
Park scenes filmed by Ramon DeSouza
Saw you in this episode :) great job – can’t wait to see more.
Thanks man. I’m going to write up some production notes… probably quite a few production notes, because even thought the final product looks seamless (I put my sections and the screencasts together and Steve Nelson did the writing/editing on the rest of it and put the entire piece together), there’s a lot more that went into making this than meets the eye… Especially since Steve and I were never in the same location when our respective parts were being filmed.
It was a completely different process from my shirtless apprentice episodes, because in that case, I got to brainstorm with the fellas on the spot and we made the episode happen together in the same studio.
nice! I enjoyed this a lot!
Thanks, Whoopi. :)
This was GREAT!
And I learned a bunch of stuff. I guess I’ve been using Final Cut Pro for 8 or 9 years, but I think I stopped learning new tricks a long time ago. This made me realise there’s a lot of shortcuts & better ways of doing things that I could do with learning.
Thanks a lot, Rupert. :)
I did what I could with 4 minutes (minus scripted dialogue, hahaha). I’m really happy with it. The feedback I’ve received has given me some good ideas on other tutorial-type projects I’d like to do.
… the scripted dialogue was pretty good, too. Whenever I sense that there are scripted things about to happen in something like this, my cringeometer and cheesedar go on red alert. but no alarm bells heard here, just laughs :)
hahaha Thanks. :)
One of the extra challenges to “4 Minute Film School”, besides the obvious limitation to FOUR MINUTES!!! is that the Indy Mogul guys have a certain style that they like to make videos in. They use a certain format/brand of humor, and we tried to make the show consistent with the style of their other episodes.
I believe Steve Nelson wrote the script, and he was the producer on the project. I did the screencasts and read my lines in a way that I figured would work… since Steve and I were never in the same room/location while doing *any* of our parts. :)
A particularly inspired touch was to have your Emmy on the desk in front of you.
hahaha Well, I was supposed to be this snarky dude that lives in an iPod and is introduced by the mystical Alan Kaufman, so I figured it would be a nice addition to my character’s demeanor! :D
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I’m assuming these tips work for FCE?? I’ll give them a whirl. Also, I like the freaky ipod talking–I mean, the sm100 (or whatever he said)
Yes, they’re pretty generic concepts. If you remove the physical keys that need to be pressed, the same functions can be done with most Nonlinear Video Editing programs.
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