Step 1: Add clips
Create a new project and import the eight clips from the Interview Source Files folder on your disc. Drag the mid-shot and close-up clips to the project window.
Step 2: Remove a section
Go to View>Playhead Info. Place the Playhead at 17:02 and right click. Chose Split Clip. Scrub to 23:29 and split the clip again. Delete the middle section.
Step 3: Add cutaway 1
Drag Cutaway01 onto the interview clip at 4:04. Choose Cutaway from the pop-up menu. Drag the cutaway’s horizontal audio line down to 25%.
Step 4: Hide a cut
Add Cutaway02 at 12:14. Drag Cutaway03 to 16:06 and insert it as a cutaway. This shot bridges the jump cut and illustrates the interviewee’s story.
Step 5: Reduce sound levels
Reduce the audio level of Cutaway03 to 22% so that it doesn’t distract too much from the interview. Place Cutaway04 at 19:16.
Step 6: Final cutaway
Add the last section of the interview to the project. Insert Cutaway05 at the end to show the interviewee’s family enjoying the local scenery.
Step 7: Add a caption
Go to the Titles browser and drag Lower Third onto the beginning of the interview. Type the interviewee’s name and role in the main viewer’s text fields.
Step 8: Add music
To complement the final scene go to the Music Browser’s Jingles folder and drag Curtain Call Short into the project window. Reduce the volume to 13%.
To complete this tutorial, you’ll need to download the Issue 99 tutorial files.
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