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Overview

Visual effects guru, Brian Maffitt helps you get up to speed on the leading Mac-based video editing application during this Final Cut Pro 5 video training series, produced in HD. With Final Cut Pro 5: The Essentials, it’s easy to fine tune your skills by accessing the same video clips used by your host, Brian Maffitt, to give you hands on experience with the new techniques. You’ll learn how to work with HDV footage, make edits, add effects, output your project, and more.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Film students
  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Bloggers
  • Aspiring media editors
  • Creatives
  • Graphic designers

Course outline

This course is comprised of the following modules:

Part 01

  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: The Basics of Editing
  • Module 3: Getting Around: the Browser & Viewer
  • Module 4: Getting Around: the Timeline
  • Module 5: Editing With the Tools
  • Module 6. Setting Up a New Project
  • Module 7: Using Transitions
  • Module 8: Setting Preferences
  • Module 9: Logging & Capturing Clips

Part 02

  • Module 1: Storyboarding & Trimming
  • Module 2: Working with Graphics
  • Module 3: Controlling Motion
  • Module 4: Affecting Video
  • Module 5: Audio Fundamentals
  • Module 6: Output & Export

Presenter Information:

Brian Maffitt brings a singularly diverse background to presenting and directing. As a former professional actor, photographer, carpenter, and Graceland Tour Guide, he jumped on board the computer graphic revolution in the late 1980s. He founded MAFF/x in 1993 and won several awards for video production, interactive design, and animation. Brian also co-founded Atomic Power Corporation and released two award-winning sets of software plugins for After Effects, “Psunami”, and “Evolution”. The latter was acquired by Adobe in 2001 and is now included with every copy of After Effects sold, and has been featured prominently in untold commercials and films, including Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “The Incredibles”.

A combination of communication skills and computer proficiency made video training a natural progression. As Total Training’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, he is devoted to great training, crafted by an extraordinary creative team, for exceptional customers. And if he can occasionally make you smile (or roll your eyes) along the way, so much the better.

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time. 

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed. 

Certification:

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Final Cut Pro 5: The Essentials.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT. 

Career Path:

Learn the best video editing application present in the market today with this course, learning from many different video series which will enable you to gain the necessary training on the subject. Gain hands-on experience on the practical aspect of the course by learning new skills in this course. Learn to edit, add different effects to your project, and come out with many useful outputs to your project. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Media Editor – £24,020 per annum
  • Production Editor – £24,129 per annum
  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Video Editor – £24,020 per annum
  • Videographers – £23,073 per annum

Course Curriculum

Part 01
1: Getting Started
1. Launching a Final Cut Pro Project 00:00:00
2. Arranging Your Workspace 00:00:00
3. Introducing the Browser 00:00:00
4. Introducing the Viewer 00:00:00
5. Introducing the Timeline & the Canvas 00:00:00
6. Rendering Files 00:00:00
7. Playing Back in Fullscreen View 00:00:00
2: The Basics of Editing
1. Creating a New Sequence 00:00:00
2. Searching for Specific Clips Using the Find Dialog Box 00:00:00
3. Customizing the Timeline 00:00:00
4. Adding Clips to the Timeline & Closing Gaps 00:00:00
5. Assembling Clips with Snapping Turned On 00:00:00
6. Very Basic Editing 00:00:00
7. Trimming with the Blade Tool 00:00:00
8. Using Add Edit to Blade Selected Clips 00:00:00
9. Using In & Out Points in the Viewer 00:00:00
10. Three Point Editing & Using the J, K & L Keys 00:00:00
11. Overwriting vs. Inserting Clips 00:00:00
12. Editing by Using Primarily Keyboard Shortcuts 00:00:00
13. Saving Your Project 00:00:00
3: Getting Around: the Browser & Viewer
1. Moving & Closing Tabs 00:00:00
2. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Utilizing Tooltips 00:00:00
3. Navigating the Browser Window 00:00:00
4. Changing Browser View Settings & Labeling Clips 00:00:00
5. Viewing Thumbnails & Changing the Poster Frame 00:00:00
6. Exploring Viewer Window Display Options 00:00:00
7. Viewing Channels & Transparency 00:00:00
8. Exploring Playhead Sync Options & Generators 00:00:00
4: Getting Around: the Timeline
1. Customizing Your Timeline 00:00:00
2. Navigating the Timeline 00:00:00
3. Zooming Inside the Timeline 00:00:00
4. Navigating Gaps 00:00:00
5. Timeline Audio & Video Controls 00:00:00
6. Source & Destination Controls 00:00:00
7. Viewing Clip Keyframes & Overlays 00:00:00
8. Setting & Navigating Markers in the Timeline 00:00:00
9. Setting & Editing Markers in a Clip 00:00:00
10. Modifying Marker Durations 00:00:00
11. Making Practical Use of Markers 00:00:00
12. Navigating & Deleting Markers 00:00:00
5: Editing With the Tools
1. Assembling Clips in the Timeline 00:00:00
2. Selecting, Linking & Stereo Pairs 00:00:00
3. Reordering Clips with the Insert Edit Function 00:00:00
4. Making Ripple Deletes & Ripple Cuts 00:00:00
5. Using the Roll & Ripple Tools 00:00:00
6. Slipping & Sliding in the Timeline 00:00:00
7. Making a Match Action Edit 00:00:00
8. Keyframing & Layering Audio Tracks 00:00:00
9. Adjusting Audio Levels & Adding Transitions 00:00:00
10. Creating & Rendering Audio Effects in Real Time 00:00:00
11. Using the Track Selection Tools 00:00:00
6. Setting Up a New Project
1. Changing Your Easy Setup 00:00:00
2. External A/V Devices & HDV 00:00:00
3. How Easy Setup Affects Your Project 00:00:00
4. Working with Non-Standard Compressors 00:00:00
5. Creating Your Own Easy Setup 00:00:00
6. Creating an Easy Setup from Scratch 00:00:00
7: Using Transitions
1. Setting Your Scratch Disks 00:00:00
2. Using the Real Time Options 00:00:00
3. Introducing Transitions 00:00:00
4. Applying Transitions 00:00:00
5. Understanding the Render Color Codes 00:00:00
6. Rendering Transitions 00:00:00
7. Modifying Transitions 00:00:00
8. Adjusting Pre-roll & Post-roll Options 00:00:00
9. Customizing Transition Parameters 00:00:00
10. Creating a Page Peel 00:00:00
11. Setting a Default Transition 00:00:00
12. Selecting Multiple Transitions at Once 00:00:00
8: Setting Preferences
1. Introducing Preferences 00:00:00
2. Setting Values for Levels of Undo & Recent Clips 00:00:00
3. Adjusting Audio Tracks, Quality & Real Time Video 00:00:00
4. Setting Autosave Vault Options 00:00:00
5. Activating Warnings & Dropped Frame Settings 00:00:00
6. Setting the Auto Render Values 00:00:00
7. Changing the Duration of a Still & the Editing Prefs 00:00:00
8. Turning On Dupe Detection 00:00:00
9. Setting Labels & Timeline Options 00:00:00
10. Choosing Render Control Options 00:00:00
11. Setting the Scratch Disks 00:00:00
12. Setting Search Folders & Memory & Cache 00:00:00
13. Adjusting More System Settings 00:00:00
14. Backing Up Your Preferences 00:00:00
9: Logging & Capturing Clips
1. Setting Up for Capture 00:00:00
2. Introducing the Log and Capture Window 00:00:00
3. Setting In & Out Points & Setting the Logging Bin 00:00:00
4. Entering Clip Information 00:00:00
5. Capturing Logged Clips 00:00:00
6. Deleting Unwanted Clips 00:00:00
7. Adjusting Log and Capture Clip Settings 00:00:00
8. Capturing Footage & Applying DV Start/Stop Detect 00:00:00
9. Creating New Clips on Start/Stop Capturing HDV Footage 00:00:00
10. Capturing Clips with Batch Lists 00:00:00
11. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:00
Part 02
1: Storyboarding & Trimming
1. Preparing for Storyboarding 00:00:00
2. Storyboarding the Clips 00:00:00
3. Adding Clips to the Timeline & Opening the Trim Window 00:00:00
4. Introducing the Trim Edit Window 00:00:00
5. Rolling & Rippling within the Trim Edit Window 00:00:00
6. Finding the Best Point to Make a Cut 00:00:00
7. Trimming Using the Mouse & the J, K, & L Keys 00:00:00
8. Dynamic Trimming Using the J, K, & L Keys 00:00:00
9. Understanding In Shift & Out Shift 00:00:00
2: Working with Graphics
1. Working with Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) Files in FCP 00:00:00
2. Importing an Illustrator File into Adobe Photoshop(R) for use in FCP 00:00:00
3. Sizing Graphics to Import into an HDV Timeline 00:00:00
4. Resizing Images in Final Cut Pro 00:00:00
5. Importing PSD Files as an Image & as a Sequence 00:00:00
6. Using the Photoshop Levels Command to Fix a Scanned Image 00:00:00
7. Straightening an Image in Photoshop 00:00:00
8. Making an Image a Layered File with Transparency 00:00:00
9. Removing Anti-Aliased Edges from an Image 00:00:00
10. Working with Alpha Channels 00:00:00
11. Working with Aspect Ratios & Resolutions 00:00:00
12. Understanding Pixel Aspect Ratio 00:00:00
13. Setting the Correct Alpha Channel Type 00:00:00
14. Making New Layers Via Selections inside Photoshop 00:00:00
15. Importing a Photoshop File with Layer Effects into FCP 00:00:00
16. Potential Problems Changing the Contents of a Layer 00:00:00
3: Controlling Motion
1. Importing Still Images 00:00:00
2. Creating a Container Sequence 00:00:00
3. Introducing the Motion Settings 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Scale & Rotation in the Viewer 00:00:00
5. Adjusting Scale & Rotation in the Canvas 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Center Values & Anchor Point 00:00:00
7. Adjusting the Anchor Point 00:00:00
8. Using the Crop Tool & Feathering an Edge 00:00:00
9. Using the Distort Tool 00:00:00
10. Adding & Adjusting a Drop Shadow 00:00:00
11. Using Keyframes to Create Motion 00:00:00
12. Animating a Wipe Effect 00:00:00
13. Changing the Velocity of an Animation 00:00:00
4: Affecting Video
1. Introducing Speed 00:00:00
2. Working with Frame Blending & Motion Blur 00:00:00
3. Slowing Down a Clip that was Shot at Normal Speed 00:00:00
4. Playing a Clip Backwards 00:00:00
5. Gaining More Control with Time Remapping 00:00:00
6. Using Time Remapping to Freeze Video 00:00:00
7. Working with Freeze Frames & Deinterlacing 00:00:00
8. Using Artistic Filters 00:00:00
9. Using Corrective Filters 00:00:00
10. Looking Closely at Color Correction 00:00:00
11. Pasting Attributes 00:00:00
5: Audio Fundamentals
1. Introducing Audio in Final Cut Pro 00:00:00
2. Identifying, Converting & Importing Audio Files 00:00:00
3. Fine-Tuning Your Stereo & Mono Tracks 00:00:00
4. Audio Scrubbing & Playback 00:00:00
5. Setting Keyframes 00:00:00
6. Introducing the Audio Mixer 00:00:00
7. Advanced Functions & Controls in the Audio Mixer 00:00:00
8. Applying Audio Effects 00:00:00
6: Output & Export
1. Using the Print to Video Command 00:00:00
2. Converting HD to DV 00:00:00
3. Using the Edit to Tape Command 00:00:00
4. Making an Insert Edit on Your Master 00:00:00
5. Creating a Media File of Your Content 00:00:00
6. Exporting Content for the Web 00:00:00
7. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:00

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