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Final Cut Pro X Bootcamp

with Abba Shapiro

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About The Class

Learn to Edit and Begin Creating Video

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 the 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. 

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.

Final Cut Pro X (10.3)

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Navigating the Interface

  3. 03

    Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Project Timeline

  4. 04

    Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Basic Editing

  5. 05

    Refining Your Edit Introduction

  6. 06

    Refining Your Edit: Trimming

  7. 07

    Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts

  8. 08

    Refining Your Edit: Roll and Overwrite Edits

  9. 09

    Refining Your Edit: Slip and Slide Edits

  10. 10

    Refining Your Edit: Auditions

  11. 11

    Setting Up a Project From Scratch

  12. 12

    Setting Up a Project: Importing Media

  13. 13

    Setting Up a Project: Keywords and Smart Collections

  14. 14

    Working with Audio

  15. 15

    Working with Audio: Syncing

  16. 16

    Working with Audio: Mixing

  17. 17

    Working with Photos and Graphics

  18. 18

    Working with Photos and Graphics: Scaling and Positioning

  19. 19

    Working with Photos and Graphics: Ken Burns Effect

  20. 20

    Working with Photos and Graphics: Animating with Keyframes

  21. 21

    Filters and Transitions Introduction

  22. 22

    Filters and Transitions: Applying Transitions

  23. 23

    Filters and Transitions: Applying Filters

  24. 24

    Titles and Generators: Lower Thirds

  25. 25

    Titles and Generators: Titles

  26. 26

    Titles and Generators: Backgrounds

  27. 27

    Advanced Skills: Color Correction

  28. 28

    Advanced Skills: Speed Changes

  29. 29

    Advanced Skills: Stabilization

  30. 30

    Advanced Skills: Green Screen

  31. 31

    Multi Camera Editing

  32. 32

    Multi Camera Editing: Organizing Your Media

  33. 33

    Multi Camera Editing: Creating a Clip

  34. 34

    Multi Camera Editing: Audio

  35. 35

    Multi Camera Editing: Working with 4K Footage

  36. 36

    Finalizing, Exporting and Archiving: Final Checks and Tweaks

  37. 37

    Finalizing, Exporting and Archiving: Exporting Final Project

  38. 38

    Finalizing, Exporting and Archiving:Cleaning House and Archiving

  39. 39

    Bootcamp QnA


Meet Your Expert

Abba Shapiro

Abba Shapiro is an Adobe master trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. He is also a master trainer in several non-Adobe video production tools and has helped editors migrate to the Adobe platform ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    February 2017

    Wonderful. This is the first time I've seen any of Abba's classes, and he's a great teacher. I've been watching the live sessions for the past few days and have picked up a ton of great tips that will indeed speed up my workflow in FCPX. He's a great teacher, and does a wonderful job of setting people at ease, ie. where he says things like, 'there's no trick questions', and times where he will click on something wrong, then he'll go back and show his mistake (pointing out his minor mistakes are actually a beneficial lesson). In all, wonderful wonderful wonderful. Thank you!

  • Lara


    February 2017

    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.

  • user-56b55e

    February 2017

    Abba's Final Cut Pro Bootcamp is effective for enabling users to have success in this complex software. An effective teacher, he breaks the complex subject down, he repeats bits of info, he's worked out a set of clips that illustrate what he's teaching, he acknowledges that he screws up, that we will screw up, he cares that the viewing audience learns this, and, as an aside, he tells corny jokes which break things up. These qualities are present in each CL course I've bought. Thank you all.

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