after last nights BBC TopGear i had to do that: 
a step by step guide how to edit a awesome car chase scene 
and it shows some basic editing steps for every project ... especially if u use FCPX ... its a easy job, right?

Thanks BBC / TopGear ... u guys ROCK!
Sundays, 8pm on BBC2 ...you have to watch it!

this tutorial is all done in FCPX 10.0.3 (Trial) on MacOS LION 10.7.3

IMPORTANT READ THE REST AFTER U WATCH THE VIDEO ... U WILL LEARN MORE DOING THAT!

here some of basics:

- work on the sound even for the 1st rough edit

- continuity is essential

- get the best actors performance

- talk with & understand/ know the directors needs

- show your edit to a fellow editor (or any other person who comes along) 4 eyes can see more than 2
- some nice b-roll cut-aways can help to create some tension
- read your titels careful (twice or more) so you don't miss any typos
(yes i put in one just to show u how easy these can be missed)

- re-shoot if needed

- spend some time for the Color-Grade & Sound-mix ... even it might just be a lil difference in the end it counts

- get a BMW next time

- hold the button down 10 seconds

now go and edit stuff!

THANKS!

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