Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive guide starts out with primary correction in Final Cut Pro 7 and moves on to the fine points of secondary grading and color effects in Color 1.5. Revised with remarkable clips from TNT’s hit show Leverage as well as HD footage shot around the world, the book takes you step by step through Color’s new features, including 4K and RED workflows and improved round-trip integration with Final Cut Pro. Topics include color balancing, scene matching, using keys and vignettes to isolate and grade regions, applying advanced color effects, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, tracking and keyframing, grade management, and advanced workflows. A special chapter on creating specific “looks” offers recipes for some of the most
useful grades in a colorist’s toolbox.
- DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
- Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects
- Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side
- Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
- Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
- Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam
Cut a scene from the USA Network television series Monk, create a promo for Seaworld's Belief documentary, and master filters and effects as you edit a segment of BBC Motion Gallery's Living Colour documentary. Completely revised for Final Cut Pro 6 and featuring all-new footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes you all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using actual broadcast footage. After marking and editing clips to create a rough cut, you'll learn how to trim and refine the cut before moving on to complex tasks such as mixing sound, adding titles, creating transitions and motion effects, applying filters, real-time color correcting, and working with multi-format and multi-camera footage.
About the Author
Michael Wohl is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, and edited independent films for more than fifteen years. As part of the original Final Cut Pro engineering team, he helped design the workflow and interface that has earned Final Cut Pro its award-winning reputation. As an instructor, Michael teaches and designs curricula at UCLA, and has taught at AFI and San Francisco State University. Has spoken at fi lm festivals and conferences including Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, Cinequest, DV Expo, Macworld, and NAB. His books include Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut
Pro 7: Beyond the Basics and Apple Pro Training Series: The Craft of Editing with Final Cut Pro.
David Gross is a colorist and editor at Definition Films, based in Sydney, Australia. Located at Fox Studios Australia, he specializes in providing HD solutions to international clients including 20th Century Fox, Discovery Channel International, Sony BMG, Universal Music, Becker Entertainment, and MTV.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 Color Correcting Basics: Controlling Contrast in Final Cut Pro
Lesson 2 Controlling Color
Lesson 3 Scene Continuity
Lesson 4 Introduction to Color
Lesson 5 Primary Grading
Lesson 6 Basic Secondary Grading
Lesson 7 Advanced Secondary Grading
Lesson 8 Color Effects
Lesson 9 Grade Management
Lesson 10 Keyframing Effects
Lesson 11 Recomposing and Tracking
Lesson 12 Rendering & Output
Bonus Lesson Common Recipes
Appendix A 2K, 4K, RED, and Alternate Workflows