Course Overview

This course is designed for people who have never used Final Cut Pro X before and to get you up and running quickly. Final Cut Pro X is a full featured video editing application that allows you to work quickly and easily in crafting your visual story. In this course we don’t just go into what the buttons do, but why you would need to, or want to use a particular function. The course comes with sample footage, from a real production, so that you can work along with each lesson. We've divided each lesson into concise videos so you can simply watch 30-45 minutes a day, or watch more if you're in the flow. We’ve divided things up this way to provide different options for people based on their own individual schedules, or learning styles.

Topics covered in this course

  • Introduction and overview of the Final Cut Pro X interface
  • Storage options for your footage and how to import it into Final Cut Pro X
  • Keyboarding function: a powerful tool used to help you keep your creative flow going whilst editing
  • Fundamentals for working with the timeline, as well as some tips and tricks to speed up your editing workflow
  • How to apply effects and titles to your edits
  • You will be wowed by how easy it is to work with mulitcam footage, (edit scenes shot with multiple cameras and different angles) 
  • Audio is an imperative part of any video. Learn the best practices to working with audio in FCPX
  • Learn how to use the powerful color tools in Final Cut Pro X for colour correction and grading
  • Learn to work with the simple, yet powerful green screen tool built into Final Cut Pro X
  • Finally, you’ll learn how to best share your latest creations and export your projects

Instructor(s)

Master Trainer

Lee Herbet

Lee Herbet is a visual storyteller and a certified Final Cut Pro Master Trainer. Through his company, Capture.ink, he and his team have helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their stories. He loves teaching photography/video and editing and delivers workshops all over the world. He writes for a number of online photography and video sties on topics ranging from reviews to “how to” articles.

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