Final Cut Pro X for Beginners: 60 Second Brand Promo!

The complete guide to FCPX and telling your brand's story
Instructor:
Duncan Rogoff
108 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Navigate through the FCPX interface
Ingest and Organize your footage
Understand the tools at your disposal
Select clips for storytelling
Edit a 60 second Brand Promo Video using the timeline
Color Correct your footage
Add titles and effects
Export video for the web and other delivery formats

For those without hours to spend who are looking for a quick, crash-course in FCP X.  This is just the beginning! In this class, we’ll dig into Final Cut Pro X. We’ll start the editing process and walkthrough the basics of organizing and ingesting your footage, using keywords, creating events and new timelines, and pulling initial selects from 3 categories: audio selects (crafting the story), associated video (portraying the story), and B-roll selects (advancing the story). This class is great for anyone who wants to learn how to use Final Cut. After 20 minutes, you’ll be ready to start editing in Final Cut.  

Then, select a person, place or event in your life and create a short, 1-minute film about it. You’ll learn about selecting the right clips to tell your brand’s story, editing in the timeline, adding effects and color correction, and how to output final formats. In under an hour you’ll have everything you need to tell your brand’s story. 

Getting Familiar with FCPX

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Introduction

For those without hours to spend who are looking for a quick, crash-course in FCP X.  This is just the beginning! In this class, we’ll dig into Final Cut Pro X. We’ll start the editing process and walkthrough the basics of organizing and ingesting your footage, using keywords, creating events and new timelines, and pulling initial selects from 3 categories: audio selects (crafting the story), associated video (portraying the story), and B-roll selects (advancing the story). This class is great for anyone who wants to learn how to use Final Cut. After 20 minutes, you’ll be ready to start editing in Final Cut.  Stay tuned for more classes on the rest of the editing process!

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Organization

Editing starts even before we open FCPX. You will learn a simple folder structure to keep them organized and maximize productivity.

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Ingesting Your Footage

You will learn how to ingest your footage into FCPX and I'll give you an overview of all the possible settings.

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Understanding the Interface

I'll give you an overview of the interface windows and the tools you'll be using during the editing process.

5
Pulling Selects

You will learn some tips for how to go through your footage and select your favorite shots so you can begin to edit.

60 Second Brand Promo Video

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Introduction to the Brand Promo Video

Tell your brand's story in 60 seconds with Final Cut Pro X.  Select a person, place or event in your life and create a short, 1-minute film about it.

This is the meat and bones. We’ll start the editing process and walkthrough the basics of organizing your footage, using keywords, editing in the timeline, tools, audio mixing, color correction, effects & filters, titles, and final delivery. This class is great for anyone who wants to learn how to use Final Cut. In under an hour you'll have everything you need to tell your brand's story.  Stay tuned for more classes on the rest of the editing process!

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Organization

I will teach you how to group your clips using keywords and we will discuss how to set up your timeline with the correct settings.

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Editing in the Timeline (Pt 1)

We will begin to edit!  I'll show you the most common tools used while editing and how to cut clips together to tell a story.

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Editing in the Timeline (Pt 2)

You will learn how to edit in audio clips and B roll footage to add value to your story.

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Titles

FCPX has some great options for built-in titles.  We will discuss these and how to customize them for your own personal use.

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Color Correction & Effects

You will learn the basics of how to color correct your footage using the built-in color correcter.  I'll also go over the effects panel where you can add style to your footage.

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Exporting Your Video

You'll learn how to export your video for delivery.  I'll teach you how to optimize your settings for the web and for efficiency.

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Recap

A recap of all you've learned!

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