Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor
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Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor

A complete, step-by-step video editing course covering all the basics using Final Cut Pro 7 tutorial! Cheers!
4.0 (48 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn basic video editing skills
  • Learn the ins and outs of Final Cut
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  • An open mind

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In this beginning editing course, professional video editor and educational technology guru Phil Ebiner takes you through the basic skills using Final Cut Pro. If you are using another editing software, this course will still be beneficial as the content is universal. Here is what you'll be covering:

  • Story and Editing
  • Final Cut Basics
  • Importing
  • Video Editing Basics
  • Sound
  • Color Correction
  • Titles
  • Special Effects
  • Transitions
  • Green Screen
  • Exporting
  • Landing a Job
  • and more!

Even if you aren't using Final Cut Pro, you should take this course to learn the basics of editing. Phil Ebiner teaches everything you need to know to create a great video for your business, documentary, music video, feature length film, short narrative, etc.

Learn from someone who is currently working in the industry, who knows the most current editing techniques, and who has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from one of the country's top film schools.

I look forward to teaching you! Let me know if you have any questions.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to create video projects
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 03:40

A quick look at what Editing 101 is all about!

Preview 03:40
Supplemental Materials
2 Lectures 00:02

Download the resources to practice with this course.

Supplemental Resources

Download this pack of presentations to follow along with the videos.

Editing 101 Presentations
28.4 MB
1 Lecture 08:34

Let's talk a little bit about story. What are some major themes throughout the history of story? How is editing involved in story? And much more!

Preview 08:34
Final Cut Pro Basics
5 Lectures 31:51

Learn the basics of the Final Cut Pro layout. We'll look at the browser, canvas, viewer, timeline, and more!

Program Layout

Everything you need to know about the timeline, how to navigate within the timeline, and timeline options.

The Timeline

Learn to use the basic tools of editing.

Basic Tools

Learn how to start a project including video and audio settings.

Starting a Project

Learn the different ways to bring your video and audio into the editing software.


Test your Video Editing skills!

Final Cut Pro Basics Quiz
5 questions
Video Editing Basics
6 Lectures 25:21

The  basics of organizing your footage and why it is so important.


Learn different techniques to organize the best of your footage.

Subclipping & Marking

12.9 MB

Create a sequence of all of your best footage.

Pulling Selects

Learn what a rough cut is, what is including, and what to do with it.

The Rough Cut

10.6 MB

Test your video editing skills!

Video Editing Basics Quiz
4 questions
7 Lectures 28:32

Learn how to make sure your audio doesn't get too loud or too quiet.


Audio Leveling
6.7 MB

Make your sound richer.

EQ // Equalization

Learn a simple technique that drastically improves the quality of your video.


Learn how to make your audio sound better in different situations.

Sound Effects

Let's talk about how music can enhance or hurt your video.


Sample Music
35.5 MB

Test your audio editing skills!
Audio Quiz
4 questions
Color Correction
5 Lectures 31:40

Learn the difference between correction and grading.

Color Correction vs. Color Grading

Learn to use the three-way color corrector to white balance your video.

White Balancing

White Balancing
8.0 MB

Learn how to use contrast to your benefit. Make your colors Pop!


Add emotion to your video with the use of color effects.

Color Grading

Test your color correction skills!

Color Correcting Quiz
4 questions
5 Lectures 30:56

Learn the different types of fonts and the keys to choosing a font for your video.


Build an intro title card for your videos.

Intro Title Cards

Add lower third titles to your interviews.

Lower Third Titles

Lower Thirds
4.6 MB

Learn the technique of using keyframes to add movement to your titles, photos, and videos.

Adding Movement with Keyframes
Effects and Transitions
4 Lectures 20:13

Learn the basic effects you can add to video and when you should use them.

Effects for a Purpose

Learn how to use a green screen. Use the chroma key filter to take out the green from the background.

Green Screen // Chroma Keying

Green Screen
11.8 MB

Learn the different transitions available, what they look like, how to add them, and when to use them.

Video Transitions
The Final Cut
2 Lectures 14:55

Add the final touches to your video including audio, video, titles, music, and more!

Polishing your Work

Learn how to export your video for different purposes such as the internet. We'll cover the different types of exports and how to choose which one is best for you.

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About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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76 Courses
Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

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