Intro to Final Cut Pro X
$250 For Members
TUESDAYS, OCT. 17 to NOV. 7 – 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Limited to 6 students
Final Cut Pro is the the ideal non-linear digital editing app for those wishing to edit their own projects. Its interface and ease of use allows filmmakers get up and running, in very little time, to produce polished and well-told stories. Its power lets you edit 4k footage with ease unlike other editing platforms. Its flexibility allows you to manipulate your footage how you want and it’s not dictated by legacy interfaces found in other apps. While streamlined on the surface, the app has many powerful tools that reveal themselves as needed, such as a state of the art multicam tool, and ability to work with multichannel audio in a clean and efficient way.
It’s been said that 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 make a plan to organize it; the will learn basic editing techniques for picture and sound, polishing the project with transitions text and color, and exporting to one of the many formats available. Prior experience in non-linear editing is not required, but basic computer skills are necessary.
Bernard Mann is a filmmaker and editor based in Seattle. He has over two decades of experience, working in multiple genres in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. He’s edited documentaries, PSAs, info-mericals, commercials, and narrative films. He has a B.F.A in TV/Film from NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His projects include editing the long form documentary Masters of Success starring Ed Asner, the digital cinema projection Kickstarter “Project Ahead” for the NWFF, and most recently, his documentary, A Rich Man. 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. He is an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro and A.C.E. in Premiere Pro CC.