FMP: Editing a Film

To edit the film I have been using the program Final Cut Pro, which is really good.

My idea for the film is to have four different feeds of video playing at once. This seemed like quite a tricky idea but I worked out a method to do this in the program, which works though it takes a little while.

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When you open the program it looks like this. Then you have to put some clips in to the bottom part which is the timeline.

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I found that when you click on that, then click video in the top right there are options that let you change the size of the video on the screen. This is the key to doing all the stuff.

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I found that 44% is the perfect scale to fit four on screen. Then I discovered the magic numbers 480 and 270, which will put the smaller clip exactly in one corner depending on whether the numbers are negative or not.

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Then I found you can sort of stack the bits of video you have on top of each other.

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If you do the same process again for the new bit of video you can make a split screen film. It’s quite cool.

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Then you just have to keep stacking and changing the size of each clip.

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Eventually the finished film looks like this:

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This is what I have been doing for all the footage I made in London.

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