- Start with main framework with most important shots: beginning, middle and end. Then add details and perfect.
Plot timeline with examples from own project
- Exposition: shots of The O2 from Emirates Airline = abstract object.
- Conflict: Voiceovers plus shots of the building.
- Rising Action: Going inside The O2.
- Climax: ask interviewees “what was the best part?” – all at the same point to create climax.
- Falling Action: coming out of The O2/going home.
- Resolution: Home/reminiscing.Levels of Montage – Eisenstein
- Metric: Time – e.g. each clip is 5 seconds.
- Rhythmic: movement e.g. walking
- Tonal: not just focused on one building, for example, but focusing on where it is – e.g. next to water.
- Over Tonal: two different locations combined, two things happening at once.
- Intellectual: connecting two unrelated locations/actions using mine-en-scene and music.
Final Cut Pro Tutorial
- Set up: Library – Event – Project.
- Overlay clips: cut to different types of shots within main narrative clips.
- Audio: important/foreground noise = -6 to -12db for optimum sound.
- Transitions: only use to add to the viewer’s knowledge.
NB: There was no need for me to write detailed notes from the workshop due to the fact I am experienced with FCP and already know the basics of how to use it.