Final Cut Pro X - Edit Broll
What you'll learn
- Editing b-roll footage by learning basic Final Cut Pro X
- Hard drive and storing data
- Create a new Library, Event & Project.
- Importing footage
- Inserting footage to a project
- Basic Editing, Tools dropdown
- Speed Ramping
- Exporting settings for the internet
- How to move forward after you complete this class
- Be able to navigate around an Apple computer
- Purchase Final Cut Pro x
Learn the basics of Final Cut Pro X and how to utilize these technical skills while editing b-roll footage. A great way to start learning is by editing your own videos based on what you learn here. I'll also provide simple lessons so you can get the feel of the platform and be able to begin filming either at home, school, work or for any commercial work you are doing.
You'll learn what has been most useful for me as I was building my production company from ground up. I strongly feel that beginners just need to start editing with a shorter tutorial instead of diving into a 3 hour training from the beginning.
In this course, you'll create a short video that tells a story by editing supplemental footage (or B-roll)
Some key skills include:
Hard drive and storing data
Create a new Library, Event & Project.
Inserting footage to a project
Basic Editing, Tools dropdown
Exporting settings for the internet
How to move forward after you complete this class
Project files are available to download
This class is for beginner students that want to use simple techniques for that is suitable to any video project they want to create themselves.
Exercises includes that you go out and shoot b-roll or use some of the footage you have on your phone. Use what you learned in this course by creating your own short 1-3 minute video. Edit with music and share it here in the Q&A.
Who this course is for:
- Video Editors
- Video creators
- video editors
- Anyone who wants to learn Final Cut Pro X
- Anyone who wants to learn different editing techniques in Final Cut Pro X
I've been making films since 2008 and now I'm a high school video production teacher. I've done numerous productions, won several awards and I still want to keep learning. I'm originally from the Northern California, but now I'm in Southern California where I work and hope to continue making films in the Inland Empire. I'm well rounded when it comes to film production but I'm very knowledgable with cinematography and editing with Final Cut Pro X.
When I first got into film school, I looked up to film directors like Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and Spike Lee. While I was attending San Diego State University, studying in Television, Film & New Media: Production, I won a Regional Emmy Award in 2011 under best student film category for a short narrative film I Produced and Directed during my last year in college. Also while I was still an undergrad, I kept seeing alumni visiting our school always talking about how hard it was for them to find work in the field. I decided to go to grad school right after I received my bachelor's so I can spend more time trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I realized that I needed more clarity. In 2012, I created a short mini documentary over the summer for a missing teen, Sierra LaMar, and the family that was searching for their missing child. It was the first time I ever made a film that wasn't narrative. It was also the first time I started to get Broll. I made 5 mini documentaries and gained plenty of media attention from local news stations.
Unfortunately, the missing teen was never found but they did find a suspect and he was convicted. Doing these videos for that family, eventually led into me finding contract work for the school district she attended. I was finishing my last year of grad school, and I started working for the Morgan Hill Unified School District in March 2014. While I was working there, I made numerous videos, but one of them gained media attention due to some controversy that happened at the school. To make a long story short, I had one week to complete a video before a protest was going to happen on Cinco de Mayo regarding an ongoing case that involved several high school kids taunting minority groups while using the American Flag.
I enjoyed making films because I noticed that I kept improving. While working for this district, I was also doing other contract jobs making corporate videos in the Silicon Valley. Many of the high school principals in the district kept encouraging me to work on my teaching credential. While I was spending 2014 - 2015 at the district, I was working on my credential and found a teaching job at a private school. Over time, I wanted to grow and I found a full time teaching opportunity in Vallejo and I tried to improve my skills while I was teaching.
In August of 2018, I moved to Southern California and continued to teach. The football coach for this team asked me to film his wedding and this was the first time I ever considered doing weddings.
This eventually encouraged me to film more weddings and now I'll be teaching you what I learned over this past decade with these training videos that are available and many more that will be coming soon.