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  • Final Cut Pro X Beginner Class
  • Final Cut Pro X Advanced Class

Class Date  City Class Times    Cost  
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $895    $895Register
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $895    $895Register

Final Cut Pro X level 1 beginner class in Charlotte
Course Description:

This class is for anyone who needs to learn how to create raster based images for print, video or web. This application is a must for anyone in digital media content creation.

Course Topics:

  • Navigate through the Final Cut Pro interface
  • Set up the application
  • Work with Final Cut Pro color
  • Understand pixels vs. vectors
  • Select artwork
  • Use Layers
  • Utilize Masks
  • Understand Channels
  • Use Type
  • Work with Filters
  • Optimize Images for the Web
  • Create Rollovers and Slice Images
  • Use ImageReady to create web graphics

Final Cut Pro X level 1 beginner class in Charlotte
Course Details:

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Using the tools
  • Using the options bar and other panels
  • Undoing actions in Final Cut Pro
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding resources for using Final Cut Pro
  • Checking for updates

Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Final Cut Pro
  • Replacing colors in an image
  • Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Using content-aware fill
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
  • Saving the image for four-color printing

Lesson 3: Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Getting started
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • View Sample
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Lesson 4: Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Getting started
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Flattening and saving files

Lesson 5: Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Getting started
  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Merging exposures and applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs in Final Cut Pro
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Lesson 7: Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Getting started
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type

Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Getting started
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object

 

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Class Date  City Class Times    Cost  
Aug 13 - Aug 14 Albuquerque 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Arlington 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Atlanta 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Austin 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Billings 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Billings 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Boston 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Boston 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Calgary 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Calgary 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 09 - Aug 10 Chicago 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Cleveland 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Cleveland 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Colorado Springs 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 16 - Aug 17 Colorado Springs 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 02 - Aug 03 Columbus 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 30 - Aug 31 Columbus 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 09 - Aug 10 Dallas 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 06 - Aug 07 Denver 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 02 - Aug 03 Detroit 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 30 - Aug 31 Detroit 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 02 - Aug 03 Hartford 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 19 - Jul 20 Houston 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 19 - Jul 20 Indianapolis 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 13 - Aug 14 Jacksonville 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Kansas City 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 13 - Aug 14 Las Vegas 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 09 - Aug 10 Los Angeles 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Louisville 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 19 - Jul 20 Memphis 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 16 - Aug 17 Miami 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Milwaukee 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 09 - Aug 10 Minneapolis 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Nashville 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Nashville 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 02 - Aug 03 New York 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 30 - Aug 31 New York 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Oklahoma City 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Oklahoma City 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 Omaha 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 Orlando 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 Philadelphia 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 Phoenix 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 06 - Aug 07 Portland 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 Raleigh 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 02 - Aug 03 Raleigh 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 30 - Jul 31 Sacramento 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 Salt Lake City 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Salt Lake City 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 San Antonio 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 09 - Aug 10 San Diego 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 09 - Aug 10 San Francisco 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 San Jose 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 16 - Aug 17 Seattle 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 19 - Jul 20 Sioux Falls 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 St. Louis 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 St. Paul 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 Toronto 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Toronto 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 Tucson 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Jul 26 - Jul 27 Tulsa 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
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Aug 16 - Aug 17 Virginia Beach 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Aug 01 - Aug 03 Virtual Classroom 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 08 - Aug 10 Virtual Classroom 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
 
Jul 26 - Jul 27 Washington 9am - 4pm    $895 Register
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Washington 9am - 4pm    $895 Register

Class Date  City Class Times    Cost  
Jul 18 - Jul 20 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $1295Register
Aug 22 - Aug 24 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $1295Register

Final Cut Pro X level 2 advanced class
Course Description:

This class is for anyone who creates and works with digital images and seeks to advance beyond the basic skill sets.

Course Topics:

  • Color correction of Master Images
  • Photo composition
  • Photo retouching
  • Color management
  • Advanced layer techniques
  • Color matching
  • Advanced halftone techniques
  • Advanced tool techniques
  • Automation techniques
  • Final Cut Pro workflow

Final Cut Pro X level 2 advanced class
Course Details:

Lesson 1 - Professional Editing Techniques

  • How the Pro’s Do It
  • Three-Point Editing
  • Insert Editing
  • Audio-Only and Video-Only Editing
  • Draging to the Timeline
  • Handling Target Track Settings
  • Cameo: Tapeless Groove-Steve Purcell

Lesson 2 - Accelerating Your Workflow

  • Going Beyond Double Click
  • Using Match Frame
  • Using the Replace Edit
  • Ganging the Playheads

Lesson 3 - Trimming Edits

  • The Dynamic Art
  • Trimming from the Keyboard
  • Splitting Edits
  • Using Slip and Slide
  • Advanced Techniques

Lesson 4 - Advanced Trimming Techniques

  • Using the Trim Edit Window
  • Trimming Dynamically
  • Trimming Across Multiple Tracks
  • Trimming Asymmetrically
  • Additional Practice

Lesson 5 - Audio Sweetening

  • Mastering Audio Levels
  • Matching Audio Levels
  • Removing Normalization
  • Adjusting Levels Dynamically
  • Adding Fades
  • Fading Using Keyframes
  • Making Uniform Changes
  • Bussing in Final Cut Pro
  • Filtering Audi
  • Applying Audio Filters
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Recording Live Keyframes

Lesson 6 - Multicamera Editing

  • Editing Footage
  • Using the Multiclip
  • Creating Multiclip
  • Editing Multiclip
  • Trimming a Mutliclip Sequence
  • Collapsing a Multiclip
  • Working wit Many Angels
  • Setting Angle Order
  • Deleting and Adding Angles
  • Preset Multiclip Button Bars
  • Switching Angles
  • Separating Audio and Video
  • Applying Effects to Multiclips

Lesson 7 - Advanced Compositing

  • Launching a Project
  • Using RT Extreme Settings
  • Reviewing Motion Basics
  • Resetting Attributes
  • Creating a Multilayered Show Opener
  • Editing Superimposed Video Layers
  • Cropping Images
  • Resizing and Repositioning Clips
  • Positioning Clips Precisely in the Canvas
  • Distorting Images
  • Changing Clip Timing
  • Experimenting with Composite Modes
  • Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File
  • Adding the Logo to the Composition
  • Rotating the Surfboard

Lesson 8 - Mastering Video Filters

  • Applying Filters
  • Using Auto Select with Multiple Tracks
  • Changing Parameters
  • Adjusting Filter’s In and Out Points
  • Resetting Parameters
  • Moderating Filter Effects
  • Controlling Filter Effect Amount
  • Masking Filter Effects
  • Managing Filters
  • Preferred Effects
  • Creating Favorite Filters
  • Applying a Favorite Filter
  • Creating Filter Packs
  • Moving and Preserving Favorites
  • Using Utility Filters
  • Using Non-Corrective Filters
  • Using Other Filters

Lesson 9 - Creating Dynamic Effects

  • Keyframing Basics
  • Keyframing in the Canvas
  • Modifying the Path
  • Smoothing Your Path
  • Moving the Path
  • Deleting Keyframes
  • Controlling Acceleration
  • Keyframing in the Viewer
  • Smoothing Keyframes
  • Animating Filters
  • Keyfaming in the Timeline
  • Displaying Keyframe Bars
  • Customizing Keyframe Bars
  • Editing Keyframe Graphs in the Timeline

Lesson 10 - Nesting Sequences

  • Understanding Nested Sequences
  • Basic Nesting
  • Understanding Live Links
  • Applying Effects to Multiple Clips
  • Applying Complex Geometric Settings
  • Applying Motion Parameters
  • Add a Background Element
  • Adjusting the Anchor Point
  • Changing the Render Order
  • Reordering Motion Effects
  • Mixing Sequence Sizes
  • Using Nesting as an Editing Tool
  • Marking a Sequence with In and Out Points
  • Editing Within the Nested Sequence
  • Using Pr-Trimmed Subsequences
  • Editing the Content of Subsequence

Lesson 11 - Variable Speed

  • Constant Speed Changes
  • Maintaining Sequence Length
  • Scaling Attributes
  • Displaying Speed Indicators
  • Variable Speed Changes
  • Ramping Constant Speed Effects
  • Creating Speed Segments
  • Smoothing Speed Segments
  • Custom Speed Keyframe Curves
  • Dragging Speed Keyframes
  • Creating a Temporary Freeze
  • Using the Speed Tool
  • Removing Speed Effects
  • Copying and Saving Speed Effects

Lesson 12 - The Big Finish

  • Widescreen Workflows
  • Converting 4:3 Footage to Widescreen
  • Converting Widescreen Footage to 4:3
  • More Letterboxing Techniques
  • Managing Your Media
  • Consolidating Media
  • Moving Media
  • Trimming Sequences in Media Manager

Lesson 13 - Sharing Your Work

  • Sharing to Apple Devices
  • Sharing to Optical Media
  • Creating a DVD
  • Creating an HD Disc
  • Sharing to the Web
  • Creating a Custom Web Movie
  • Exporting Audio
  • Creating a Stereo Mix
  • Exporting Channel Groups
  • Making a Multichannel QuickTime Movie
  • Exporting Audio to OMF
  • Delivering Corresponding Video
  • Exporting QuickTime Movies
  • Creating Reference Movies
  • Exporting Project Data

 

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

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Jul 18 - Jul 20 Albuquerque 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
Aug 15 - Aug 17 Albuquerque 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
 
Jul 18 - Jul 20 Arlington 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
Aug 15 - Aug 17 Arlington 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
 
Jul 18 - Jul 20 Atlanta 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
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Jul 18 - Jul 20 Austin 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
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Jul 18 - Jul 20 Calgary 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
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Jul 18 - Jul 20 Charlotte 9am - 4pm    $1295 Register
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