Tutorial #1 - How to download the spaceship compositing/keyframe media folder from google classroom. *UPDATE: Google classroom doesn't use an "about" section anymore for accessing the downloads (like in this tutorial) since a recent update. Instead, you will need to locate the download link in the "classwork" section. Everything else besides that is the same as in the video.
Tutorial #2 - Creating a New Event and Project in Final Cut Pro and adding the spaceship clips.
Tutorial #3 - Adjusting the time length of the clips, zooming in/out of timeline, and turning on the snapping tool.
Tutorial #4 - Applying the green screen keying effect to the spaceship (*btw, the exact spaceship used in the tutorial is no longer available - so just use the other one that is included in your downloaded media) .
Tutorial #5 - Using the transform tool to expand the skyline photo dimensions to eliminate the black space at the top and bottom.
WATCH TUTORIALS 6 & 7 BEFORE ATTEMPTING THEM. Tutorial #6 - Using the transform tool and animating the spaceship to fly in and out using keyframes.
Tutorial #7 - Navigating through existing keyframes/ Deleting existing keyframes.
Tutorial #8 - Adding a laser beam using the luma keyer
Tutorial # 9 - Adding the water splash
Tutorial #10 - Using the colorize effect to change the color of the splash to better match the water of Lake Michigan.
Tutorial #11 - Adding a transition (to the splash clip).
Tutorial #12 - Adding audio / sound effects
Tutorial #13 - Adjusting audio levels and fading out.
*Before turning in the spaceship, use the included tablet green screen clip in your event and add yourself to the iPad. Use the FaceTime camera to film a clip of yourself to insert into the tablet. You can use the transform and distort tools to make it look more realistic. Just add this after the spaceship clips in the timeline. You will turn both in together in the next step.
Inserting yourself Into a TV and an angled tablet. * You will need to use th distort tool with the tablet. Watch The tutorial below.
Tutorial #14 - Sharing/Exporting and turning your project into Google Classroom for credit.
In Google Classroom, 1) View The assignment and open it. 2) Click on ADD > FILE 3) Drag the quicktime movie file that you exported from Final cut (it should be on your desktop if you followed the save directions in the last step) and drop it in the file upload window. 4) Click UPLOAD 5) Turn In 6) Turn In It will take some time to process so you won't see it right away as a watchable movie. Congrats - You're done!
When you are finished, if you still have time, you can explore different filters and effects in Final Cut Pro ( found in the effects tab that got you to the keying filters).
You can get additional green screen/blue screen, and alpha channel clips from the internet to play around with as well as the site "Videoblocks" Use this link to get there. Underneath the naming fields, which you don't need to fill in, click on IP Authorization to get in and download any clips. (Download the smaller file size if there is a choice to download faster). Then just go to your downloads folder and drag into final cut pro to use.
*Also check out this site - Footage Crate which has 3 free effects you can download per day with a free account, unlimited with a paid subscription. (see your parents first for permission). This site also has good effects tutorials for all types of video editing software programs including final cut pro.