How To Make Udemy Courses - With Final Cut Pro( Unofficial )
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How To Make Udemy Courses - With Final Cut Pro( Unofficial )

The complete guide to creating and editing online courses
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Last updated 6/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Plan an online course
  • Apply teaching approaches that are appropriate to online learning
  • Easily navigate around Final Cut Pro
  • Import and edit videos
  • Add special effects to videos
  • Apply advanced editing such as cloning to videos
  • Adjust video speeds to create desired effects
  • Apply special transitions and effects to videos
  • Add text and title effects to videos
  • Use green screen chromakeying effect to remove backgrounds
  • Setup a basic studio to record green screen effects
  • Basic computer experience
  • Access to Final Cut Pro X

The global online education market is projected to reach approx. $300 billion by 2023 - Now is the time to learn how to be part of the future of education.

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically designed for people who are want to learn how to plan and produce professional and effective online courses using Final Cut Pro. If you have been excited about the opportunities that are available in online teaching, then this course is for you. This course is for teachers and anyone else who wants to learn how to create high quality online courses and be part of the future of education.

What's the course about?

This course is all about planning, recording and editing an online course. The course describes the ACE approach to creating courses by explaining Approach, Content and Editing. The first section help would-be online teachers learn to focus on modern teaching approaches and important aspects in recording content. The last part is the focus of the course and this is where we show you, in detail, how to edit your videos in Final Cut Pro to produce high quality, effective online teaching.

Why this course?

There are lots of great courses that teach you video editing…and of course we suggest you do as many as you can. However, this course is particularly focused on people who want to create videos for teaching online. In addition to focusing on online teaching here are three other reasons why this is the best course for you.

Firstly it will be fun! Learning that is not fun is not fun…OK, I suppose that makes sense ;-) We want you to have fun during your learning and will not only show you what is vital - but we plan to keep it fun and interesting too.

Secondly, we know that not only do you want to enjoy your learning, you want it to be easy to follow and meaningful. As such we are careful to go in a step-by-step way through the content, ensuring you understand everything before we move on. And if at any stage you are lost, then we are here to help. Just drop us a message and we will get back to you.

Thirdly you are about to be taught - not just by one person - but by I unique father-son team. We have been working together for years on online courses (check out our programming courses and others). I (Craig) have a PhD in educational technology and have been involved in technology and teaching it for over 30 years. I will share with you the benefit of my knowledge of teaching ensuring that the teaching is engaging, professional and effective. Joshua, has worked with me for years on video editing projects - from small to large scale and has immense skill in using Final Cut Pro. Together we are going to guide you on your learning journey to create amazing online teaching videos.

What kind of materials are included?

The course includes everything you need. The lectures are professionally created, as people have come to expect from my courses. We will explain everything to you and give you access to additional files/content where they are needed. 

How long will the course take to complete?

There are 9 sections to this course, with each section providing short powerful videos on individual concepts. Learning to teach online and to edit with Final Cut Pro takes time. But, by following the course and working through each section, you will learn how to make powerful and effective online training videos.

How is this course structured?

This is an action course. So the course starts with getting to the doing straight away. The course is structured in the following way:

  1. Section 1 – Introduction - The purpose of this first section is to introduce to the ACE approach and opportunities in online teaching

  2. Section 2 –Approach - Teaching for the 21st Century - In this section we look at the ACT Digital Age model for teaching

  3. Section 3 – Content - The 3Ps for success - This section will show you how to Plan, Present and Produce your course including Green Screen recording and Screen recording

  4. Section 4 –Editing - Hello Final Cut Pro - By the end of this section you will  understand the layout of Final Cut Pro and how media and projects are structured

  5. Section 5 - Final Cut Pro - Importing, Timelines, and more - Here we will show you how to Import media, adjust and trim media, and export projects

  6. Section 6 - Final Cut Pro - MultiCam/Audio and more - Join as we show you how to add sound, sync sound and video, and sync multiple video clips

  7. Section 7 -Final Cut Pro - The magic of Chroma Keying/Green Screening - Here you will learn how to do green screen special effects editing

  8. Section 8 - Final Cut Pro - Adding Polish to your course - This section will show you to add text, work with B-Roll footage and impress with transitions

  9. Section 9 - Conclusion - It's time to put your course online

Why take this course?

It is quite simply the best course, covering the key content, in the most engaging way, by a most unique teaching team!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to start teaching on Udemy (or online)
  • Anyone who wants to earn money from online teaching
  • Anyone who is interested in videography
  • Anyone who wants to create YouTube videos
  • Teachers who want to include video in their teaching
  • Anyone interested in video editing and special effects
Course content
Expand all 37 lectures 03:09:59
+ Introduction
2 lectures 10:54

Teaching online is not just about editing content, it requires a coordinated and careful approach. This lesson outlines the ACE formula for online teaching - Approach, Content and Editing.

Preview 03:29

There are many exciting opportunities in online teaching. In this lesson we look at some of the platforms that you can use to share and sell your content.

The opportunities in online teaching
+ Approach - Teaching for the 21st Century
2 lectures 14:35

Can your brain be transformed to see things differently? This amazing visual trick illustrates the power of having a filter in our brains and the need for a new filter for online teaching.

Preview 02:59

This lesson introduces you to the unique and powerful ACT approach to digital-age teaching. By applying this approach you will ensure that your lessons are effective and appropriate for 21st century teaching.

A New approach to teaching
+ Content - The 3Ps for success
5 lectures 19:46

Planning is the first and most  important part of teaching online. This includes deciding what to teach and what content to cover. In this lesson we look at how to decide what to teach and how to decide what content to cover. We have also attached a template that you can use to help you design and plan your course.

Planning your course

There are two main forms of lesson presentation. The first is live the second is screen recordings. In this lesson we overview these two types of approach to teaching.


The final of our 3Ps - Production. It is time to get to the job of producing your content and deciding between using recorded lessons or screen recording. Both will be covered later.


Green screen also known as Chroma keying is a great way to put yourself inside of your videos. In this lesson we will look at the setup of a studio. In a later lesson we will look at how to edit this inside of Final Cut Pro.

Preview 05:05

One of the most common ways of teaching is to use a screen recording. You can do this both to record what is happening on your screen - like if you are teaching Final Cut Pro, as we do later, and simply to record a slideshow. This lesson will show you how to do this.

Production - Screen Recording
+ Editing - Hello Final Cut Pro
4 lectures 12:59

Here we go - the moment has arrived. You are now ready to meet Final Cut Pro and begin your exciting journey on editing with Final Cut Pro.

Editing - Final Cut Pro Introduction

This lesson is meeting Final Cut Pro (FCP). It is important to get familiar with the interface - so let's take a look around.

Preview 03:19

FCP uses a special arrangement of libraries, events and projects. It is important that you understand this so that your work is stored correctly and effectively.

Understanding, Libraries, Events and Projects

We talked about the ACT approach to teaching - and a key element of this is being active, because that is where the learning happens. So, this is your turn to get really involved and active.

Recap and Get ACTIVE
+ Final Cut Pro - Importing, Timelines, and more
6 lectures 27:30

Who would have ever believed you would have your own library - well, now you do. Let's get going with creating your first library in FCP.

Making your first Library

Using FCP begins with your content. In this lesson we will look at how you import your media into FCP.

Importing Videos

So, now that you your media in FCP - how do you start working with it? In this lesson we look at how you move the media onto the timeline. The timeline is where all the action happens!

Moving media to the timeline

Did you ever want to be a surgeon? Well, if you did - this is your chance. You are going to learn how to use FCP's blade tool to perform some intricate surgery on your media.

Performing surgery with the Blade

This lesson looks at how you export your video to a file - after all, you want to show the world what you have created. Let's get exporting.

Exporting your videos

You know what this is about - learning does not happen in the consuming, it happens in the creating, conversation,, it's time for you to do. Get active!

Recap and Get ACTIVE
+ Final Cut Pro - MultiCam/Audio and more
6 lectures 28:52

Let's take a peak inside part of a finished course. This is an example of a training video, and we will be using this inside this section to show you some vital editing tricks and techniques.

Looking Inside a finished course

Video without audio is no good. What we really want is video with good audio, and this normally means you have an additional audio track. In this lesson we show you one way of combining video and audio.

The Simple but slow way to add a mic

The previous lesson looked at one way to combine video and audio. This lesson looks at another, and easier way to do this.

Adding Audio Properly

And, just when you thought we had shown you all the ways you can do this - we want to show you yet another way. All of these ways provide different benefits and open you to ways of combining your video and audio.

Adding Audio Properly 2

Often professional lessons have more than one video that needs to be combined into the final scene. This is sometimes referred to as the Main roll and B roll. This lesson will look at how to sync multicam inputs into a final product.

Adding Multicam Properly

Who doesn't want to be efficient? This lesson will look at some ways you have become even more efficient at your video editing.

Preview 07:04
+ Final Cut Pro - The magic of Chroma Keying/Green Screening
8 lectures 57:37

We talked about Green Screen special effects earlier and looked at how to setup a studio. In this lesson we turn our attention to how to edit this inside of FCP.

Chroma Key intro

The first part of green screen special effects is to remove the background green screen. In this lesson we look at how to do that.

Chroma Keying Removing Background

Once the background has been removed it is possible to add a new background - whether this is an image or a video. This lesson looks at how to do this.

Adding Background Part 1

Once the background has been removed it is possible to add a new background - whether this is an image or a video. This lesson continues to looks at how to do this.

Adding Background Part 2

There is even more that you can do with this amazing special effect. In this lesson we push the boundaries.

Adding better effects

This course is about teaching online - and one of the most powerful effects is to put yourself inside of the lesson. This lesson looks at how to do that.

Using Chroma Keying For Slide Presentation

All of these special effects take time. So in this lesson we will look at how you can save time when you do this.

Saving Effects Chroma Keying

So, you know what this is about don't you. Learning is in the ACTion - so it is time for you to do and learn.

Recap and Do
+ Final Cut Pro - Adding Polish to your course
3 lectures 10:07

Just because it is video doesn't mean you can't have text - in fact text can really help make your videos clearer. This lesson shows you how to add text.

Adding text to videos

B-Roll - we mentioned this earlier. In this lesson we revisit it and look at how to create b-roll cutaways and more.

Adding B-Roll footage

Transitions allow for special shifts to take place between scenes.  In this lesson we look at how to add them and what to look out for in order to be professional.

Adding Transitions when not to use them
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 07:39

You're done. If you have reached this point you are amazing. Time to get your course out for the world to see!

Putting your course out there