Class Introduction


Final Cut Pro X Bootcamp


Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Class Description

Don’t get confused or overwhelmed by the world of video - start piecing together your story with ease. Join Abba Shapiro as he walks through how to work effectively in Final Cut Pro X. In this series, you'll walk through the interface of this easy to navigate program and quickly learn the ins and outs of this software. 

Abba will cover essential topics such as building a rough cut, working with audio and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. He will show basic color correction techniques as well as how to incorporate filters and transitions to enhance the look of your final video. 

Ten Day Lesson Plan: 
  • Exploring the Interface 
  • Editing Techniques 
  • Setting up a Project from Scratch 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Incorporating Photos and Graphics 
  • Applying Filters and Transitions 
  • Creating Titles 
  • Color Correction and Speed Changes 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Exporting and Sharing your Project 
By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this program and be excited to continue to expand your skills. You’ll be able to bring your images to life by creating stories to share with your family, friends and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will help you get the technical confusion out of the way so you can focus on being creative.

For more interaction with Abba during the bootcamp, you can join his Facebook group: Abba Shapiro CreativeLive Facebook Group 

Fantastic teacher. I enjoyed every video, super worth it. I've been reluctant to jump into FCP X since it got upgraded from FCP. Now I feel confident to work with it again. Seems pretty self explanatory, but I am glad I watched the course. Abba covers pretty much everything you need to know. I also loved his personality, made me want to learn more each day.

Lara, CreativeLive Student


1Class Introduction 2Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Navigating the Interface 3Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Project Timeline 4Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Basic Editing 5Refining Your Edit Introduction 6Refining Your Edit: Trimming 7Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts 8Refining Your Edit: Roll and Overwrite Edits 9Refining Your Edit: Slip and Slide Edits 10Refining Your Edit: Auditions 11Setting Up a Project From Scratch 12Setting Up a Project: Importing Media 13Setting Up a Project: Keywords and Smart Collections 14Working with Audio 15Working with Audio: Syncing 16Working with Audio: Mixing 17Working with Photos and Graphics 18Working with Photos and Graphics: Scaling and Positioning 19Working with Photos and Graphics: Ken Burns Effect 20Working with Photos and Graphics: Animating with Keyframes 21Filters and Transitions Introduction 22Filters and Transitions: Applying Transitions 23Filters and Transitions: Applying Filters 24Titles and Generators: Lower Thirds 25Titles and Generators: Titles 26Titles and Generators: Backgrounds 27Advanced Skills: Color Correction 28Advanced Skills: Speed Changes 29Advanced Skills: Stabilization 30Advanced Skills: Green Screen 31Multi Camera Editing 32Multi Camera Editing: Organizing Your Media 33Multi Camera Editing: Creating a Clip 34Multi Camera Editing: Audio 35Multi Camera Editing: Working with 4K Footage 36Finalizing, Exporting and Archiving: Final Checks and Tweaks 37Finalizing, Exporting and Archiving: Exporting Final Project 38Finalizing, Exporting and Archiving:Cleaning House and Archiving 39Bootcamp QnA