Final Cut Pro X Hands-On
What You'll Learn
Come learn Final Cut Pro X from the guy who wrote the book for Apple! This 1-day HANDS-ON intensive course teaches you what you need to know to edit productions for a variety of projects, including documentaries, short stories, and corporate videos using Final Cut Pro X.
Class will cover the core FCPX editing workflow:
- Starting the Project
- Import and organize raw camera files
- Assembling the Project
- Learn the tools used by every editor no matter the genre
- Enhancing the Project
- Work with titles, effects, and audio to sweeten the edit
- Sharing your Finished Project
- Output to multiple platforms with ease
This is a hands-on class where you'll "learn by doing". Therefore you'll need a computer with the latest version of the software (more details on that below). We always recommend that if you have one, that you bring your own computer if at all possible. However, if you need one, we have several Apple iMac workstations with all the necessary software that are available by reservation for only $20 per day. If you need to use one of our computers, please email us so that we can arrange this for you and process the rental payment ahead of time. In most cases, the class will be taught with the Macintosh version of the software but generally the only difference between the Mac and Windows version is the keyboard shortcuts, using the Command key on Mac and the Control key on Windows.
You will also need to bring along your own headphones.
This class covers the latest version of Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 available from the Mac App Store. So, if you're bringing your own computer make sure it has the latest version of Final Cut Pro X 10.4.5 preinstalled. Also, don't forget to bring all of the required accessories (power cord, display, keyboard, and mouse). You will need at least 5GB of free space available for the instructor to install the class edit materials.
Who Should Take This
Aspiring filmmakers and video editors who have macOS experience, but are new to Final Cut Pro X. This is a beginner class that moves quickly through the workflow while answering your questions throughout the class time.
Presented By Brendan Boykin
Brendan Boykin is a trainer, editor, and author based in Pueblo West. As an Apple Certified Master Trainer and the owner of Creek Mountain Media, Brendan draws on his background in broadcast and corporate video to provide training to post-production, education, and broadcast facilities nationwide. Brendan is an author, contributing writer, and technical editor/reviewer for numerous Apple Pro Training Series books. His latest book, Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.4: Professional Post-Production, is the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification program.