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Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor

A complete, step-by-step video editing course covering all the basics using Final Cut Pro 7 tutorial!

Description

In this beginning editing course, professional video editor and educational technology guru Phil Ebiner takes you through the basic skills using Final Cut Pro. If you are using another editing software, this course will still be beneficial as the content is universal. Here is what you'll be covering: Story and Editing Final Cut Basics Importing Video Editing Basics Sound Color Correction Titles Special Effects Transitions Green Screen Exporting Landing a Job and more! Even if you aren't using Final Cut Pro, you should take this course to learn the basics of editing. Phil Ebiner teaches everything you need to know to create a great video for your business, documentary, music video, feature length film, short narrative, etc. Learn from someone who is currently working in the industry, who knows the most current editing techniques, and who has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from one of the country's top film schools. I look forward to teaching you! Let me know if you have any questions.
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Curriculum

  • Course Introduction
    Intro Video
    A quick look at what Editing 101 is all about!
    3:41
  • Story
    Editing and Story
    Let's talk a little bit about story. What are some major themes throughout the history of story? How is editing involved in story? And much more!
    8:35
  • Supplemental Materials
    Editing 101 - Broll 1
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    0:19
    Editing 101 - Broll 2
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    0:12
    Editing 101 - Broll 3
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    0:12
    Editing 101 - Broll 4
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    0:20
    Editing 101 - Broll 5
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    0:09
    Editing 101 - Broll 6
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    0:15
  • Final Cut Pro Basics
    Program Layout
    Learn the basics of the Final Cut Pro layout. We'll look at the browser, canvas, viewer, timeline, and more!
    6:37
    The Timeline
    Everything you need to know about the timeline, how to navigate within the timeline, and timeline options.
    6:28
    Basic Tools
    Learn to use the basic tools of editing.
    7:17
    Starting a Project
    Learn how to start a project including video and audio settings.
    6:08
    Importing
    Learn the different ways to bring your video and audio into the editing software.
    5:26
  • Video Editing Basics
    Organization
    The basics of organizing your footage and why it is so important.
    6:17
    Subclipping & Marking
    Learn different techniques to organize the best of your footage.
    5:39
    Subclipping
    0:40
    Pulling Selects
    Create a sequence of all of your best footage.
    6:15
    The Rough Cut
    Learn what a rough cut is, what is including, and what to do with it.
    7:15
    Interview
    0:28
  • Sound
    Leveling
    Learn how to make sure your audio doesn't get too loud or too quiet.
    7:29
    Audio Leveling
    0:00
    EQ // Equalization
    Make your sound richer.
    5:34
    Fades
    Learn a simple technique that drastically improves the quality of your video.
    4:33
    Sound Effects
    Learn how to make your audio sound better in different situations.
    7:32
    Music
    Let's talk about how music can enhance or hurt your video.
    3:29
    Sample Music
    0:00
  • Color Correction
    Color Correction vs. Color Grading
    Learn the difference between correction and grading.
    8:29
    White Balancing
    Learn to use the three-way color corrector to white balance your video.
    8:51
    White Balance - Video Clip
    0:18
    Contrast
    Learn how to use contrast to your benefit. Make your colors Pop!
    6:30
    Color Grading
    Add emotion to your video with the use of color effects.
    7:54
  • Titles
    Fonts
    Learn the different types of fonts and the keys to choosing a font for your video.
    8:15
    Intro Title Cards
    Build an intro title card for your videos.
    6:43
    Lower Third Titles
    Add lower third titles to your interviews.
    7:28
    Adding Movement with Keyframes
    Learn the technique of using keyframes to add movement to your titles, photos, and videos.
    8:35
  • Effects and Transitions
    Effects for a Purpose
    Learn the basic effects you can add to video and when you should use them.
    7:23
    Green Screen // Chroma Keying
    Learn how to use a green screen. Use the chroma key filter to take out the green from the background.
    6:19
    Green Screen
    Video Transitions
    Learn the different transitions available, what they look like, how to add them, and when to use them.
    6:34
  • The Final Cut
    Polishing your Work
    Add the final touches to your video including audio, video, titles, music, and more!
    6:26
    Exporting
    Learn how to export your video for different purposes such as the internet. We'll cover the different types of exports and how to choose which one is best for you.
    8:31
  • Now What?
    Landing a Job
    What happens now? I'll let you know the tips and tricks I've used to consistently be hired as a professional video editor.
    9:00

Skills

  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Video Editing

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