Calcio Storico FiorentinoCalcio Storico is a game that has been played in Firenze, Italia for centuries. Four teams; RED, WHITE, BLUE and GREEN, representing different parts of the city; punch, kick, run and scrape their way toward victory in a round robin tournament.
A mix, of rugby, soccer, american football, boxing, MMA and Greco Roman wrestling, CALCIO STORIC FIORENTINO is by for the most exciting sporting event I have ever witnessed live.
I'm no wall flower. Many of you who have read my posts here at the COW about FCP X know that I have been anticipating this software and very willing to embrace it. I've written about editing images and the software offerings out there and for a long time I have not only been longing for something new, but something that will allow us to be more creative in a very creative key position. EDITOR.
So I did it. I went ahead and did everything they told me not to. Don't install it on your main machine, back up everything, etc. I went to the App store and initiated the download. An hour later I was editing with a new piece of software.
I am a tester. With a camera, testing sometimes means shooting a chart, but we all know that the real test is when there is something on the line. With a new project on my machine this week, little time, a mix of RED, 5D footage, a began to shape a film in front of a computer, where all films come to life these days.
Normally, I use a combination of Color, FCP and Logic in my process, but I had this new tool in front of me, so the dance begins.
It's a scary proposition. If I got deep into the project there is no XML out, no EDL out, no taking the work somewhere else. Like it or not I was STUCK with the decision to edit this project in FCP TEN. Someone has to put their money where their mouth is and this was my chance.
So, off I went into unchartered territory.
I want to also state that I am a regular Apple customer. I have had no insight into the software, I have not seen it, touched it or "played" with it prior to the 1.0 download released version that the rest of you can download for 300 bucks.
I spent a morning tooling around and I liked what I found. The flow of editing images is so natural that I decided to just go for it and do the project in FCP X.
The footage is exciting. A mix of high octane action within an ancient game played over a two week tournament in the city of Florence. The game, CALCIO STORICO FIORENTINO, is a mix of soccer, rugby, football, boxing, greco-roman wrestling and MMA. There are no rules and I know few people (I've been in and around rough sports my whole life) who would walk onto this field to take part in what I describe as 50 minutes of violence and chaos.
This project has many of the same issues of other projects. Multiple cameras, different colors, shifting light, sound all over the place. Like the game itself the footage was also chaos. Three different timebases were shot, you name it. So this wasn't some, take four shots of my cat and edit them together movie.
Like always, I set out to create a film and to tell a story.
Like always, in the interest of the global good, I share it with you all openly.
I'll share my workflow.
- Transcoded all of the RED footage to PR 4444
- Transcoded all of the 5D footage to 4444
- Imported all of the footage.
- Edited the film
- Did a color correction pass
- Did a sound pass
- Used the export to vimeo command to put it on the web from the timeline.
Ask anything and I will answer. I have no allegiances to anything.
Enjoy the film. I think you'll be able to see quite quickly that professional work can be accomplished in FCP-X.
Don't spend too much time here typing posts. Get out there and get your hands into a very powerful media authoring tool.
Here is the link to the movie: http://www.vimeo.com/25512336
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