Desktop video applications like Final Cut Pro put professional film editing tools in the hands of virtually anyone with a video camera and a computer, but there's more to the craft of editing than just having the tools. In Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro, filmmaker Michael Wohl explains the essentials of video editing with Final Cut Pro and shares professional filmmaking techniques: how to tell stories effectively, troubleshoot common editing problems, and create sophisticated visual effects using your desktop tools. You'll learn all the essential rules of film grammar - and when you can break them. In addition to gaining a deep working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, you'll learn to identify a wide variety of editing situations and discover how the pros handle them. You'll learn what the editor's role is on a film and how it relates to that of other members of the production team. You'll also learn how to take best advantage of the incredible depth of Final Cut Pro, Wohl's tool of choice. He
shows you not just which buttons to push, but why and when to push them. Watch over his shoulder while he uses Final Cut Pro to create and complete high-quality video projects. Let this filmmaking pro and member of the original Final Cut Pro
development team show you how to: use standard editing patterns to focus the viewer's attention; recognize good composition; choose the best shot and then edit "invisibly", manage media in large projects, create sophisticated visual effects using compositing tools like mattes, generators, and keying; troubleshoot common editing problems; dramatically improve your workflow within Final Cut Pro; create and manage a realistic schedule; develop a personal editing style.