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Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X - Level One 

About the Program

Final Cut Pro X is a major breakthrough in video editing, providing revolutionary editing tools. This most recent update for 2012 puts Final Cut Pro X once again ahead of other production software. It offers powerful new ways to organize your media and provides incredible performance. The new timelines and dynamic media organization take the work out of finding clips, and let you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision.

Once you learn where all the menus and buttons are, you will enjoy the speed at which you can color key, view video effects before you apply them, and work with the powerful audio filters. Final Cut Pro X brings back separate tracks for audio and video, and you will find the new version amazing.

Topics to be Covered

 1.  Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X

 2.  Importing in Final Cut Pro X

 3.  Organizing Clips in an Event

 4.  Building, Finishing, and Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut 

 5.  Applying Transitions

 6.  Working with Sound

 7.  Working with Titles, Generators, and Themes

 8.  Retiming and Transforming Clips

 9.  Applying Effects and Enhancing Color

10.  Exporting and Sharing Your Project

Date, Time and Location

Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 25, 2012

5:15 - 9:15 pm

The College at Brockport, B0225 Tower Fine Arts Center 


 $1,200 (includes textbook with DVD and certification exam fee)

Your Instructor

Virginia Orzel

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, The College at Brockport

Virginia Orzel is a New York southern tier native with a 12-year professional career in film and video production. She has been teaching college for the last ten years, and her resume includes work on 20 documentary films. Ms. Orzel has won seven New York State Broadcasters Awards, and was a nominee for both an Emmy and an Iris Award. Most recently, Ginny received two Bronze Telly Awards for her works, one in 2010 for "One Breath: A Personal Journey with Asthma" and one in 2011 for "The Morgan Manning House Legacy." Also, in December 2010 a major DVD/Web distributor, Films Media Group, picked up "One Breath."

"One Breath" had a review written by The Lancet, the medical journal in London, published in September 2010. The film also screened at the SUNY Wide Film Festival Faculty Show in 2010 and at the Phoenix International Christian Film Festival in August 2010.

Her technique includes Documentary, Live Action, Animation and Experimental filmmaking. She is a producer, director, videographer, editor, technical editor, animator, compositor and DVD maker. Ginny is not limited by one genre and enjoys all types of filmmaking as well as learning new aspects of the craft.

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Call the Center for Continuing Professional Education at (585) 395-2317 for more information.

Last Updated 6/26/12