In this Final Cut Pro tutorial, we'll take you through the basic layout of Final Cut Pro X and teach you the tools utilized in a commercial edit. We'll cover everything from organizing your footage all the way through, using effects, applying transitions, adding text, and exporting your project. By the end of this Final Cut Pro training, you'll be ready to edit your own commercial and be comfortable editing. Software required: Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4.
Joshua Samson is a filmmaker and mentor and earned a B.S. of Film Studies from Missouri State University and an M.F.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah. He works in all aspects of film, and his work as a director, cinematographer, and editor have screened around the globe.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone. My name is Joshua Samson. I'm an independent filmmaker and film mentor. I have been making movies for over 20 years, and I've been teaching for about a decade. My current projects include a hokey si-fi adventure called Captain Rico Sky and the Forsaken Zombie Planet, and I'm always doing work as a shooter and editor for various documentaries and client projects. In this course we're going to take a look at how to use Final Cut Pro X and editing together you're first commercial. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include, setting up a project in Final Cut Pro X, navigating the interface of the program, utilizing the basic tools and functions of the program, adding effects and transitions, and mixing down you audio for export. Before we get started Digital-Tutors would like to thank Dissolve and contributor ActiveStock for their video that was used in this series of lessons. You can access this same video and thousands of others at dissolve. com. With the help of this footage, and by the end of the training, you will have learned how to cut your first commercial in Final Cut Pro X. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you, so sign in or sign up, and let's get started.