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Final Cut Pro X 101 Rookie

This Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP 101) training course is a three-day, hands-on course that teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. In this course, you will cut a scene from the TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld’s ‘Believe documentary’, as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international music-creation event.

The class follows the authorised Apple course content leading to the formal Apple Final Cut Pro Certification*. Certification creates a benchmark to assess your proficiency in a specific Apple Pro application. By taking and passing an exam, you earn Apple Certified Pro status, which allows you to distinguish yourself to colleagues, employers, and prospective clients as a skilled user of the chosen application. Certification gives you a competitive edge in today’s ever-changing job market. The Apple Pro level 1 exam in Final Cut Pro is available for an additional cost of £150.00 plus VAT

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to be explore it functionality.

Assumed Knowledge
Students should ideally meet the following pre-requisite knowledge prior to attending the course, knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation and basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended.

Marking clips, using insert, overwrite and drag-and-drop editing
Trimming edit points, using Ripple, Roll and Extended edits as well as the Slip and
Slide tools
Applying filters and Changing Motion properties
Audio editing and audio creation and Finishing and final output
Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level 1
*Please note: Students can take a user exam (optional) to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level 1 status. The exam is an optional extra and costs an additional £150 plus VAT.

  • Course content

    Course Content
    Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X

    Exploring the Interface
    Importing Footage
    Organising Clips in an Event
    Organising Optimising & Analysing
    Organising Media with Keywords
    Working in the Project Library
    Working in the Event Library
    Creating a Rough Cut

    Building the Rough Cut
    Performing Insert Overwrite & Connect Edits
    Adding to the Storyline
    Fine-Tuning a Rough Cut

    Using the Trimming Tools
    Replacing Clips & 3 Point Editing
    Auditioning Clips
    Adjusting Clip Timing
    Creating Secondary Storylines & Compound Clips
    Completing the Cut

    Editing the Soundtrack
    Applying & Modifying Transitions
    Creating Hold Frames & Re-timing Video
    Controlling Video Quality
    Working with Music
    Enhancing the Soundtrack
    Adding simple titles
    Applying Effects & Finishing

    Adding Effects
    Matching & Correcting Colour
    Secondary Colour Correction
    Working with Themes & Placeholders
    Applying & Animating Titles
    Transforming, Cropping & Distorting Images
    Working with Generators & Backgrounds
    Exporting and Sharing a Project
    Publishing for web and devices

Duration: 3 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £895.00

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