Advanced Final Cut Pro 6 Hands-On Workshop at University of Michigan

Advanced Final Cut Pro 6 Hands-On Workshop at University of Michigan

These advanced hands-on workshop cover intermediate to advanced levels of editing, motion graphics and audio sweetening with Final Cut Pro taught by one of the top Final Cut Pro instructors in the world.

This workshop is recommended for veteran Final Cut Pro editors, who want to take their editing skills and knowledge of Final Cut Pro to the next level.


workshop details

Dates: February 27 – 29, 2008

Times: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location: University of Michigan – Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, 3rd Floor Macintosh Training Room

Workshop Fee: $695 – special discounted price for people with email address! (regular price $795)

Prerequisites: Familiar with Macintosh OS X interface

  • Each attendee has their own Dual 2.5 GHz G5 Power Macintosh with 17″ Apple Cinema Display for the duration of the workshop
  • The following book is provided to each attendee:
    Apple Pro Training Series : Final Cut Pro 6 Beyond the Basics by Michael Wohl

Class size is limited and seats fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up while there is still room available. Click below to register or call 1-800-965-3976.


advanced final cut class outline

advanced editing & trimming

• review editing tools
• 1 and 2-track editing
• cutting dialog and action
• trim edit window
• asymmetrical trimming
• trimming under transitions

variable speed effects

• constant speed changes
• variable speed changes
• editing in motion tab and timeline

motion effects

• motion tab
• creating motion paths
• tricks with motion paths
• creating motion templates

customizing motion & filter effects

• creating favorites & creating and mapping filters to shortcut keys
• positioning clips
• motion paths and bezier handles
• effects filters
• nesting sequences
• working with composite modes
• keeping video broadcast safe

the math behind color & audio

• demystifying the math of color and audio in non-linear editing

travel mattes & keying

• travel mattes
• chroma-keying

evaluating video images

• reading scopes
• using range check

color correction

• understanding how it works
• color balancing
• color correction for scene continuity
• secondary color correction

working with Soundtrack Pro and mastering audio

• integrating Soundtrack Pro with Final Cut Pro
• go further in depth into understanding and working with audio

audio finishing

• levels, level meters
• repairing noisy or bad audio
• telephone effect
• create a robotisize effect
• output

managing media

• presenting the media manager
• advanced clip management
• browser as database
• film techniques

animating with LiveType 2

• textures
• objects
• Fogwriter Effect
• adding your own effect templates and effects to Media Browser window
• importing photoshop files
• creating curved paths
• integration between Final Cut Pro and LiveType 2 to save render time
• creating DVD motion menus



Class is limited to only 25 attendees!

*This curriculum outline is a guide; the actual course curriculum is determined by the instructor and is customized somewhat to fit each class


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