Final Cut Pro tutorial, this video will focus on how to make a title sequence.
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Hey guys, this is Emeek77 and this particular tutorial is for Scott Filth. He emailed me and specifically wanted to know how to do a specific title sequence and I went in and start with it to see what I could come up with, and I think I found exactly what he wanted. So, this is for Scott Filth, if nobody else is interested that’s cool, but if you’re interested in the Final Cut, we’ll do short title sequence, maybe you’ll pick something.
So as you can see, I’ve started here with a clip, it’s an HD clip. As you can see in my canvass, I’m going to play through it a little bit, so I can show you what we’re starting with. As you can see, it’s a really nice BBC motion that I’ve got and this is what we’re going to work on. So, let me show you what we’re going to end up with
Over here is our what we’re going to end up with and let me play through this so I can show you what we’re going to end up with. And that’s it, as you can see, it don’t look very complicated, it’s just a quick little animation of video transition and plays in the videos and post to the screen. I’m just go through it for you and show you how it’s done. It might not be exactly what she was looking for, but I hope it’s close enough.
So, let’s go back to our beginning here and start from scratch. So, the first thing I’m going to want to do is I’m going to want to cut up my clip. So, I’m going to play through my clip and place an edit wherever I think is going to be a good spot for the clip to fade out and fade back in. So I’m going to play through here and place my edit points as it plays.
Maybe one there, one there, over there and there that looks good and there as you can see is being on red marks there in the timeline, looks like a good spot and we’ll do one more right there and when I stop play back you can see it’s inserted at all of my edits. So, what you can do is you can use the eraser blade tool and go through and just cut wherever you want your video to fade in and out or you can go through and just place your edits as you go through like I did. Eraser blade tool or whatever however you want to do it’s fine, either way is great.
So, now we have this clip that is broken down into several sections. So, what I want to do is I want to click on my first clip, I want to make sure my pointer is selected here. I want to double click my first clip, so I can load it into the viewer and now it’s loaded into the viewer as you can see with in and out points around it and link to the clip and I want to go into my Motion’s tab and I want to scale it down 50%, and I come back out you can see this scaled the clip down tremendously and put the play hit over as you can see. This is what it was like normally and this is what it was like after I set the scale to 50.
So, now that I’ve got this clip, double click and loaded into the viewer, I clicked on the Motion Tab and set the scale to 50 and now, with play head part over that clip, I can see my clip in the canvass has shrunk and I want to take it and drag this movie somewhere other than the center of the canvass. I want to put it up here in the corner like that. Then, I’m going down the line and double click my next clip and put my play head over it and now you can see the next clip that we have just loaded into the canvass and the viewer.
Again, I want to go into my Motion’s Tab, set the scale to 50 just like I did in the first clip and over here in the canvass, I’m going to drag it maybe down here to the bottom right corner, like so. Go to your park to play head over your next clip that you’ve cut, double click it to add it to the viewer. Again, set your scale to 50, and there’s no magic number here guys, just put the screen somewhere else beside the center or somewhere else beside where you will had the last one positioned anywhere it don’t matter.
If you want to, you can cut plain out for titles and stuff your positions. So, I’m going to go down the line here, double the next clip, set the size to 50, and position it maybe up here to top, double click the next clip and to the Motion Tab, make the scale 50 just like all the other clips. Make sure your play head is parked over the clip you’re working on so you can see what’s going on. Move the box, as you can see, this is just the process repeating itself for every edit we’ve made.
So, the more edits you make, the more you’ll have to do this. So, I’m going to go through these last few clips over here. Double click the next clip, set the size to 50, position it down here maybe, next clip, editing can get quiet monotonous, but you’ll learn to go with it, you’ll learned to make fun out of it, enjoy it. This is a great creative process and if any of you are less fortunate enough to have Final Cut Express or Studio, you should really learn all you can about it because it’s an excellent, excellent and a very powerful application.
Okay, I’m doing my last clip now, set my last clip size to 50 and maybe you drag it –I’ll leave it right in the center. Now, as you can see, when I drag back through my sequence, my videos bounce around place to place, all right. Okay, now that we got our videos bouncing around the screen, we need to get our fade in and fade out and that’s just like the easiest part. With transition that you want to apply is under dissolve. Click dissolve, cross dissolve.
Now, with what cross dissolve what you want to do is, click and drag cross dissolve to the edit point and you’ll see that you can drop it right on either side of the edit point or right in the center of the edit point. What you want to do is you want to drop it right in the center of the edit point and I want to stick it right in the middle. So, add a cross dissolve to every edit point. Again, I want to say back in the middle of the edit point, not on either side of it.
So, I’m going down through here and edit cross dissolve to every place that I’ve put in edit. There’s much simpler ways to do this, you can copy and paste, but I’m doing at the old fashioned way, so maybe nobody will maybe miss what’s going on. So, now that I’ve got our cross dissolves put in to our edit points, as you can see, they’re fading out. It’s starting to look a little bit better. I can push option P to do the slope. This is what we get.
I’ve added the titles myself, you can go through and do that however you like. I will just put the titles in there to juice it up. So, just imagine what will be that titles, I don’t if yo like it or not. And as you can see, I’m pretty sure that’s the exact sound effect you was looking for man. I hope this helped you out a little bit or at least put you in the right direction, ff not, send me another message man and if I got that, I’ll make you another one, got to be more clear this time. Later man!