Ready to Edit Your First Movie?
The Craft of the Cut: The Final Cut Pro X Editor’s Handbook offers a completely new approach to learning the craft of editing. This book not only shows you how to use the tools and techniques needed to become a great editor, but also gives you all the media to do it with.
You’ll be editing a 12 minute ghost story called Pranks using all the film’s original rushes – the raw, unedited footage shot during the film’s production. By following the Final Cut Pro X tutorials in this book, you’ll be taken through the entire process of a typical edit workflow from start to finish.
The Craft of the Cut gives you:
- The Tools – how to quickly learn Final Cut Pro X
- The Techniques – expert advice on the craft of editing
- The Footage – all the media you need to make a complete short film
Learn to Edit Like a Pro
Discover great editing techniques used by the pros. Learn how to set up the story, edit dialogue and action, plus build the story’s climax. The Craft of the Cut walks you through 7 complete scenes, with step by step practical advice on how to cut for maximum impact. You experience the entire post production process. From your first assembly edit to building the soundtrack and color correction.
Master Final Cut Pro X
All the tips, tricks and shortcuts you need to quickly master Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s game changing new editing software.
- Learn to import and organize media
- How to best use Collections and Metadata
- Work with Compound Clips and Storylines
- Understand all the edit tools – Ripple, Roll, Slip, Slide and the Precision Editor
- Edit and enhance audio – fix sound problems with FCPX plug-ins
- Enrich the final look of the film with color correction and grading
- Create Titles and Credits
- Export and share your film
…And So Much More!
All the Media Files You Need
The Craft of the Cut comes with a DVD that includes everything you need to edit a complete short movie. All the video rushes are supplied – including alternate takes and unused scenes. Plus all the audio files too. Build your own movie soundtrack – includes music cues, dialogue tracks and sound effects using our Final Cut Pro X tutorials. You could even cut your own version of the movie.
This is what you get:
- 96 Video Files – the complete video rushes
- 44 Sound FX files
- 34 Dialogue Audio Tracks (ADR)
- 14 Music Cues
- 3 Professionally Mixed Audio Stems: Atmos & FX, Dialogue and Music
- Pranks Shooting Script
- Pranks Continuity Script
- Pranks Continuity Shot List
- Timeline of the entire rough cut
- Timeline of the complete, color graded version of Pranks.
The DVD content is compatible with all versions of Final Cut Pro X. Click Here for more information on how to update the project files to the current version of Final Cut Pro X.
Watch The Making of Pranks