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Old 01-27-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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First time editing, looking for advice

Hi guys and gals,

I just finished shooting my first short film and am about to begin the editing process. I'm looking for any tips, advice, links, resources that some of you may have.

It's a narrative short, and I estimate the finished film will be around 4-5 minutes. I'm cutting it on final cut pro x.

Much appreciated!
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:52 PM   #2
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Just do it. Feel the footage and allow it to flow. Most importantly, keep it simple.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:30 PM   #3
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Keep your clips organized on the external drive & in your FCP library.
The faster & easier you can find something, the better.
If you don't know how to do something, you can find answers pretty quick by searching online.
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Unless you're making Star Wars, avoid all the fancy transitions. Straight cuts and fades are your only friends.
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When you think you’re done with the rough cut, walk away. Come back in no less than 36 hours. Staring at the computer for hours on end can cloud judgment simply though exhaustion, and you won’t know that you (or your eyes or ears) are tired. When you come back, you’ll have a refreshed perspective and you’ll notice things that you’d managed to miss the first time.

When you think you’re done with the fine cut, repeat the process above.
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When you think you’re done with the rough cut, walk away. Come back in no less than 36 hours. Staring at the computer for hours on end can cloud judgment simply though exhaustion, and you won’t know that you (or your eyes or ears) are tired. When you come back, you’ll have a refreshed perspective and you’ll notice things that you’d managed to miss the first time.

When you think you’re done with the fine cut, repeat the process above.
Nice one!
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:33 AM   #7
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Good advice above....

Watch all videos from
Folding Ideas https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyN...3-7gtlBz00XOQQ

and

Every Frame a Painting

https://www.youtube.com/user/everyframeapainting
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Remember your brain is a muscle thus it gets tired. So after putting in some time in your editing, you should stop and get some rest. When you wake up fresh and go back at it, you will be amazed at what you will think of. It happens to me all the time. Sleep on your work.
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Remember your brain is a muscle thus it gets tired.
The brain is not a muscle dude its an organ
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:10 PM   #10
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Your muscles are a Organ...
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You get what I mean, it gets tired.
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The brain is not a muscle dude its an organ
Ya but if you make your brain think heavy thoughts & then do a lot of reps, won't it become stronger & leaner?
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Lol.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:58 PM   #14
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Your muscles are a Organ...
yeah that's true too but just because a truck is an automobile it doesn't mean every automobile is a truck

still a good point
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Old 01-29-2018, 02:53 AM   #15
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Cell, tissue, muscle, organ. A brain is all of that.
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