Becoming a Final Cut Express Pro

Isn't it pretty?

I love, love, love Final Cut. Tonight I’ll finish editing the final scene of “The Candidate” and then visually, it will be complete. But then I’ll have to delve into the audio and edit it too, because unfortunately the sound is all over the place. Fortunately there’s a tool in Final Cut that allows you to even out the overall sound of a project, and then you can go into it and mess with the levels after that. For example, one of the characters is a little softer spoken than we realized while filming, so I’m going to go in and raise the volume on that person’s lines.

All weekend I sat in front of my laptop, intermittently watching “Gilmore Girls” and editing. As a result, I’ll have edited pretty much the whole show in four days after tonight. It was a good weekend for someone who more often than not runs around like a crazy person for days on end without getting enough sleep.

I’m really excited for the wrap party this Saturday, when I’ll get to show off the finished product, or at least a rough cut. My college friend Jessi and her roommate (who also went to college with us but whom I didn’t meet until after we graduated) will be coming to visit this weekend too, so it’s basically going to be the best weekend ever. There may also be red velvet cake balls involved and I know I better save some for my aunt. Especially since I’ll be making them at her own house while she’s not there. I’m house sitting/cousin watching while she and my uncle go on a weekend getaway.

I can’t wait to show off our first episode Oct. 1.

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