Beginning Editing with Final Cut Pro (April 2019)

Wed Apr 03:
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$345 to register
$295 for Forum members

Duration: 12h
Instructor: Bernard Mann


Experience Level: Beginner
4, three-hour sessions
Limited to 6 participants

Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear digital editing app for Mac OS. Its interface and ease of use allow you to get up and running quickly to produce polished and well-told stories. Its power lets you edit 4k footage with ease. Its flexibility allows you to efficiently manipulate your footage. While streamlined and intuitive on the surface, the app has many powerful tools that reveal themselves as needed, such as a state of the art multicam tool, built in 360 video editing tools, and the ability to work with multichannel audio in a clean and efficient way.

Editing is a skilled art; every decision to put one clip after another is a story decision as well as determined by the style of the editor. In this class, students will learn the software from the ground up, while getting experience editing a montage and narrative project.  They will learn how to import footage and organize it; they will learn fundamental editing techniques for picture and sound, how to polish the project with transitions, graphics and color correction, and how to export for various destinations. Prior experience in non-linear editing is not required.

Bernard Mann

Bernard Mann

Bernard Mann is a filmmaker and editor based in Seattle. He is an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro, A.C.E. in Premiere Pro CC, and has over a two decades of experience, working in multiple genres in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. He’s edited documentaries, and narrative films, and commercials. He has a B.F.A in TV/Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His projects include editing the digital cinema projection Kickstarter “Project Ahead” for the NWFF, and his documentary, “A Rich Man” and most recently the narrative short “The Lost Wallet.” His films have been accepted to multiple film festivals. “A Rich Man” and his documentary film “School is Out” were part of Seattle’s Local Sightings Film Festival.

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