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Short Movie Edited with Final Cut Pro X Gets Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Academy Awards

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A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two hate filled gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

That's the resume for "Skin", a beautiful and shocking short movie which has been nominated in the Best Live Action Short Film category of the 91st Academy Awards. The movie, which has an amazing cast, was directed by Guy Nattiv and edited on FCPX by Yuval Orr, a well-known Fiction and Documentary feature editor in Israel.

The sound design was done by Ronen Nagel, who is one of the best sound designers in Israel. He uses ProTools, so I gave him an H.264 reference video along with an AFF from X2Pro and it worked perfectly from the start. I have had some issues with X2Pro before, especially with clips that had different frame rates, but this time everything was great.

When the edit was completed, I used Worx4 X to archive the project and create some space on my drives. I like to buy programs that help me with my work.

One year after "Silent Child" won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2018 Academy Awards, another short movie made with FCPX gets an Oscar Nomination. "Skin" was cut by a renowned feature editor who edits all his movies with Final Cut Pro, and it was finished in high-end post houses in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. As Yuval said, the handovers to audio post and final grading were flawless. We wish Yuval and Guy and the entire team from "Skin" all the best at the Awards!

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