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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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How to edit an action scene...

It snowed today, so we did a chase on some snowmobiles and motorcycles. I have a lot of footage, and I have many angles of the same shot and I was wondering what the best way to edit it was, and what I need to do in order to keep up the intensity.

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Old January 11th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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You said you have many angles of the same action sequence-If that means you had more than 1 camera running I would drop all the footage of those sequences on to seperate tracks, PAN/CROP them to fit on the preview screen(set to 1440X and move them over and up or down as needed to get all onto the screen) find a sync point and run it. Set markers t oindicate where you want to make the cuts-make 'em and move those clips UP to a MASTER track-remove the PAN/CROP from those clips and continue with your edit-FXs Color Correction whatever. I would certainly use CUTS not disolves.
Of course if you have Excalibur OR Ultimatte S the multicam editing is a whole lot easier.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice Don.

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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice Don.

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VASST does have a free 2 camera script that you could use twice.... choose between 2 angles and them do that with the other 2 and then choose between the 2 master cuts. Takes a lot more planing because you haveto know what you want to do on tracks 3&4 while you are working on 1&2.

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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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Were it me, I'd probably get frame grabs from every shot and perhaps print them out. Then I'd pin them on a bulletin board and create a story board. No more than 5 seconds per shot.

I'm old school I guess.
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