How to use Final Cut like a white guy in Brooklyn

How to use Final Cut like a white guy in Brooklyn:

White guys on Vimeo don’t use Final Cut for titles. They use Photoshop. Here’s how:

  1. Open up Photoshop and and command N will make a new document.
  2. Name your file and change preset to ‘custom’
  3. Change the width and height of your file to the frame size of your Final Cut project. (In FCP, command 0 will bring up Sequence settings. Frame Size is the first detail.)
  4. Change background contents to “transparent” and click OK.
  5. Use the text tool to design your text.  You’ll see there’s a much wider selection of typefaces to chose from and you can actually preview what they look like vs. Final Cut’s guessing game. I like to use Helvetica Neue Light and Edwardian Script on a few key words.
  6. When finished, save as TIFF.
  7. In TIFF options select “save transparency” – this will ensure your titles fall over your video, not on a white background.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Import into Final Cut.
  10. Drag and drop over video. Render.

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How to use Final Cut like a white guy in Brooklyn

How to use Final Cut like a white guy in Brooklyn:

White guys on Vimeo don’t use Final Cut for titles. They use Photoshop. Here’s how:

  1. Open up Photoshop and and command N will make a new document.
  2. Name your file and change preset to ‘custom’
  3. Change the width and height of your file to the frame size of your Final Cut project. (In FCP, command 0 will bring up Sequence settings. Frame Size is the first detail.)
  4. Change background contents to “transparent” and click OK.
  5. Use the text tool to design your text.  You’ll see there’s a much wider selection of typefaces to chose from and you can actually preview what they look like vs. Final Cut’s guessing game. I like to use Helvetica Neue Light and Edwardian Script on a few key words.
  6. When finished, save as TIFF.
  7. In TIFF options select “save transparency” – this will ensure your titles fall over your video, not on a white background.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Import into Final Cut.
  10. Drag and drop over video. Render.

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(PhD Diary) Remix in the Making…

I’m currently working on a Remix based on MAD MAX – Fury Road to become MAD MEX – pending title. 

I will like to address the specific thematic chosen later when the remix takes more shape along with the narrative explanation and material chosen to create a new narrative that aligns with the know-how of the original (meaning the narrative aligns with the narrative of the movie and of the chosen trailer to reflect on the Mexican political/social situation)

So for now this is just a recapitulation that the material footage has being selected, the cut-paste has taken effect and the beginning of the Remix is on it’s way…

Aprox working hours ‘til recently:  I just know I started two days ago and sort of spend a whole day selecting footage, half another cutting and pasting the selected seconds to be remixed and another starting the remix along with notations on how it will take place, etc.. but since this project might become just an experimentation process, I’m taking time here and there to go back and forth between this, pending research and re-drafting my final research proposal.

P.S. Remember to find a way to recreate a similar typography for the ending title

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