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  • Final Cut Pro Beginner Course 
  • Final Cut Pro Advanced Course

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
February        
12 Feb - 14 Feb London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Feb - 14 Feb Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Feb - 14 Feb Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Feb - 14 Feb Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
March        
12 Mar - 14 Mar London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
April        
11 Apr - 13 Apr London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
 
12 Feb - 14 Feb Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
 
12 Feb - 14 Feb London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
 
12 Feb - 14 Feb Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
 
12 Feb - 14 Feb Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
12 Mar - 14 Mar Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
11 Apr - 13 Apr Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book

Final Cut Pro Level 1 Course
Course Description:

In this 3 day hands-on training course you will learn the principles of non-linear video editing and how to apply them to projects as diverse as films, documentaries, slideshows, tutorials, music clips, weddings/events, etc., as well as enhance them with titles, transitions and artistic effects.

Learning Objectives:

This course will get you started with the basic concepts of Final Cut Pro and give you a path to continue your mastery of the application. This is a great primer for those seeking their Apple certification.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Customize the Final Cut Pro interface
  • Edit new and existing Final Cut Pro movies
  • Work with different video formats and media
  • Use the timeline effectively
  • Understand the Canvas and Viewer Monitor
  • Work with the Tool Bar
  • Insert Effects
  • Manipulate and control sound
  • Create titles
  • Understand raw footage and capture
  • Rendering and exporting your project
  • Work with stills
  • Build transitions
  • Use Markers
  • Apply Tips and Tricks

Target Audience:

This course is for anyone wanting to edit footage on a Mac - FCP is the tool of choice for the majority of video editors

Our Apple Final Cut Pro course is a beginner course for students new to editing or who have not used Final Cut Pro before and want to learn how to edit video, and the art of motion graphics and compositing.

Final Cut Pro Level 1 Course
Course Outline:

  • Day 1

    Getting Started
    • Upgrade earlier versions of events and projects
    • Download and prepare lesson media files
    • Understand basic Final Cut Pro workflow

    Importing Media
    • Define the clip, event, and library containers
    • Understand the differences between managed and external media files
    • Create a camera archive
    • Import files using Media Import and the Finder

    Organizing Clips
    • Apply keywords to clip and clip ranges
    • Search and filter clips by keywords
    • Add notes and ratings to a clip
    • Create Smart Collections
    • Detect people and composition within clips
    • Understand and assign roles

    Making the First Edit
    • Create a project
    • Add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
    • Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips
    • Blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit

    Day 2

    Making the First Edit (continued)
    • Perform connect edits
    • Create and edit in a connected storyline
    • Adjust audio levels
    • Share the project to a media file

    Revising the Edit
    • Define and distinguish the two types of project duplication
    • Understand the replace edit options
    • Use markers for clip synchronization and task notes
    • Create and edit with an audition clip
    • Refine project using trim to playhead and trim to selection
  • Enhancing the Edit
    • Vary the playback speed of clips
    • Modify the look of clips with effects
    • Utilize transitions
    • Adjust transform and compositing controls
    • Create compound clips

    Finishing the Edit
    • Add and modify a lower third
    • Add and modify a 3D title
    • Split edit audio and video
    • Keyframe audio
    • Colour correct a clip

    Day 3

    Sharing a Project
    • Export to a media file
    • Post media to an online host
    • Create a bundle for multiple platforms
    • Understand the XML workflow
    • Integrate Compressor export options

    Managing Libraries
    • Import media as referenced and managed
    • Move and copy clips within and between libraries
    • Consolidate media files to one location

    Advancing Your Workflow
    • Identify manual options for new projects
    • Synchronize dual system recordings
    • Create a chroma key
    • Understand the multicam workflow

    Questions and answers

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
January        
18 Jan - 19 Jan London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
18 Jan - 19 Jan Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
18 Jan - 19 Jan Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
18 Jan - 19 Jan Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
February        
15 Feb - 16 Feb London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
March        
15 Mar - 16 Mar London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
April        
09 Apr - 10 Apr London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
 
18 Jan - 19 Jan Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr Birmingham - City Centre 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
 
18 Jan - 19 Jan London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr London Bridge 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
 
18 Jan - 19 Jan Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr Milton Keynes 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
 
18 Jan - 19 Jan Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Feb - 16 Feb Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
15 Mar - 16 Mar Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book
09 Apr - 10 Apr Reading 10AM - 5PM    £650 Book

Final Cut Pro Level 2 Course
Course Description:

This Apple authorised two day advanced course is for those who already have a working knowledge of Apple’s professional video editing application and has been designed to deliver hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques.

The course covers how to create stunning effects using filters creatively, colour correction techniques, and creating complex audio mixes. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor. You should have completed the Introduction to Final Cut Pro X course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge of Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro Level 2 Course
Course Outline:

  • Introduction

    Organizing Your Media
    • Working with Metadata
    • Working with Metadata Views
    • Rating clips
    • Adding and organising keywords
    • Adding Markers
    • Filtering clips
    • Creating Smart Collections
    • Relinking clips

    Professional Editing Techniques
    • Modifying edits
    • Backtiming edits
    • Combining complex edits
    • Overview of storylines
    • Using secondary storylines
    • Breaking apart storylines
    • Understanding compound clips
    • Adding titles to connected clips

    Working with Auditions
    • Creating Auditions in the Event Browser or Timeline
    • Editing with an Audition
    • Auditions and effects

    Working with audio
    • Mastering audio levels
    • Crossfading between clips
    • Panning and Surround Panning
    • Managing audio channels
    • Breaking apart audio clips

    Working with audio effects
    • Audio Equalization
    • Removing a clip effect
    • Transferring effects to other clips
    • Levels effects
    • Reverbs, Spaces and Echo Effects
    • Pitch Shifting and Voice Effects

    Multicamera editing
    • Multicamera editing in FCP X
    • Editing with Multicam clips
    • Cutting between angles
    • Trimming Multicam clips
    • Modifying a Multicam clip
    • Changing order
    • Adding effects

    Keying and compositing
    • Creating a multilayered show opener
    • Timing edits with Markers and Hold Segments
    • Using Keying and Masking Effects
    • Using a Garbage Mask
    • Advanced Keying features
    • Compositing graphics

    Questions and answers
  • Transformations, effects, and titles
    • Transforming clips
    • Previewing, and applying effects
    • Modifying and combining effects
    • Creating titles
    • Using text styles
    • Using roles with titles

    Creating animation
    • Animating clip position
    • Using the Video Animation Editor
    • Creating a Travel Matte
    • Animating with transitions

    Colour correction basics
    • Using original or optimised media
    • The Colour Correction interface
    • Applying automatic colour adjustments
    • Adjusting contrast

    Adjusting colour and saturation
    • Using the colour controls
    • Manually eliminating colour casts
    • Adjusting colour temperature creatively
    • Using the Global Colour Control
    • Adjusting saturation
    • Changing saturation with contrast adjustments
    • Dissolving between two grades

    Colour matching
    • Understanding shot matching
    • Matching clips automatically
    • Matching corrected clips
    • Copying grades
    • Some tips on shot matching
    • Using additional corrections and effects in a scene
    • Adding correction to an entire scene

    Creating isolated colour adjustments
    • Using Colour Masks
    • Using shapes to target frame regions
    • Combining Shapes and Masks
    • Masking difficult-to-isolate skin tones

    Advanced sharing and sending to Compressor
    • Sending from Final Cut Pro X vs. sending to Compressor
    • Exporting projects and media for finishing
    • The Compressor user interface
    • Using automatic settings vs auto detect settings
    • Advanced Compressor topics

    Questions and answers

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.