Final Cut Pro X tips and tricks
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VG209
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Do you have previous editing knowledge and feel you'd like to know more about what professionals do?
We will explore some of the methods used in the professional editing world, regarding workflow, colour management, sound improvements.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Workflow – is there a best practice and what does it look like for you?
Essential keyboard shortcuts in an editing workflow
Trimming techniques and how they can be useful
Better colour management –video scopes
Better sound – channel configuration.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Make an informed decision which type of clips (compression) to work with
2. Use some essential keyboard shortcuts to place/edit/move clips
3. Have an awareness about ripple, roll, slip and slide techniques
4. Use video scopes to identify B/W levels for colour management
5. Understand how sound can be managed as tracks.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced course aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their editing skills and general editing knowledge. Prior experience with FCP 10.3.4 and basic understanding of the editing process as well as the magnetic timeline is absolutely necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The day will be a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, allowing for some individual tutorial support. There may be forum sessions were we will look at each other’s work to discuss different aspects of editing/ filmmaking in general and its common techniques. Asking questions and commenting is encouraged at all times. Worksheets are available.
You will be taught with workshops, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials and hand outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Digital arts, Graphics & Illustration and Photography.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will receive an email at least 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be
aware you will need to check your email address that is associated with your city lit account.
- As we use Google Classroom E-learning platform to share all tasks, notes, resources and demo videos, you will
need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
- You will need a computer or laptop. Ideally with a fully updated Google Chrome browser.
- You will need the latest version of Final Cut Pro X.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may want to join the stage 3 editing class, or one of the longer film making courses like the Documentary, Narrative or Experimental film making course. You may also consider one of the other more specialized moving image classes, like After Effects
You can further develop your skills and interest in Film and Video through a range of courses at the City Lit in digital film making, editing and animation.
Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.