This course is for beginners who are interested in getting started with Apple's Final Cut Pro X. Perhaps you have a business you'd like to promote, or you may need digital content for your social media campaigns. Creating simple videos is EASY!
Learning any new software can be difficult, especially something as complicated as video editing. This course will introduce you to FCP X and help you feel comfortable with the interface.
If you've outgrown the abilities of iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, it's time to step up and join the big leagues! FCP X is a full-featured industry-standard professional-level video editor. And what's more... You can easily learn it in an hour!
This course includes easy to follow tutorial videos for learning the interface and basic functions of FCP X, a printable tip sheet, and more!
You can learn everything you need to know about FCP X Basics in about an hour.
The course is broken into four simple parts;
This course is taught by Drew Tyler, a University instructor with more than 15 years of video production skills who is still actively editing and storytelling.
Grab this link for your trial version of FCPX
This Tip Sheet is perfect to print off and keep near you as you work. We'll cover all the elements of this sheet throughout the course.
Editing is a powerful tool. Editing boils down to the simple act of deleting. We take all of the raw material we've gathered and remove all the unnecessary parts.
Learn where everything is and what to call it. Orient yourself for success!
Understanding the way FCP manages your files will help you organize small and large jobs alike.
Can you recall the parts of the FCP X interface? Do you understand asset management?
The first step in editing is gathering the pieces or digital assets you'll be working with. Learn how to import clips from your camera or media card.
Learn how to add files to your project that are on your computer. Assets can be videos, audio files, still pictures or more.
Learn the process of taking the parts we want from the raw videos and adding it to the timeline.
Learn the keystrokes that make things easier.
Learn how to get around on the timeline. Learn how FCP X's timeline operates differently from other editors. Use arrow keys and shortcuts for editing.
Learn best practices for laying out your project on your timeline.
Learn how to work through your project in layers, little by little creating a polished piece.
Learn the process of exporting or 'baking' a video. Learn to take the individual clips we've assembled, and polished, and turn them into a stand-alone piece for YouTube, Vimeo, Udemy, or Facebook.
Learn about adding some "Flavor" to your videos like effects, filters, and transitions.
My name is Drew and I'm a professional video producer, teacher & consultant. I've been producing, shooting, editing and distributing digital content for more than a decade. I believe in the power of video to tell stories and improve communication. My professional life has included producing TV shows, corporate consulting, live-streaming conventions, run-and-gun freelancing, and University teaching.