Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber

About This Class

 

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber

In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to get started with Final Cut Pro, and how to take your editing to the next level. We’ll work together to create a YouTube-style video following a 3-part workflow.

  1. A-Cut Assembly – We’ll create our project, import our footage, and get to assembling the A-cut. We’ll learn how use In and Out points effectively, how to append footage to our timeline and how to cut out all the inevitable mistakes and pauses to form a sharp, snappy edit. And we’ll learn a tonne of keyboard shortcuts on the way to make the process as efficient as possible.
  2. B-Roll Shenanigans – With our A-cut sorted, we’ll make our edit more interesting by adding B-roll – second camera clips, titles, transitions, lower thirds, images, screen recordings and even handwritten animations.
  3. Coats of Polish – We’ll add background music to sound more pro, sound effects to our titles and transitions, vocal effects to our audio track (compression and EQ) and colour grading to give our edit the look and feel we crave.

If you’re a complete beginner to Final Cut Pro, we’ll ease you in with the basic fundamentals before getting fancy with transitions and animations. And if you’re an intermediate or an advanced user, hopefully you’ll find something here that’s useful (the iPad handwritten animation trick is pretty neat).

Who am I?

My name is Ali – I’m a doctor working in the UK, and on the side I make YouTube videos about medicine, tech and productivity. I taught myself how to film and edit two years ago, and in that time my channel has grown to over 350,000 subscribers and generates more revenue than my full-time job as a doctor does.

I often get questions on my videos asking for editing tips, or how I get certain effects like timestamps and animated handwriting, so I thought I’d put this course together to show the start-to-finish workflow of how I make my videos, and to hopefully help anyone interested in becoming a content creator.

Curriculum

Topics for this course

All Lessons

  • Introduction
    00:00:00
  • Class project resources
    00:00:00
  • The anatomy of final cut
    00:00:00
  • Libraries events organisation
    00:00:00
  • Sync external audio with video
    00:00:00
  • Create a new project
    00:00:00
  • A cut an introduction
    00:00:00
  • In and out points
    00:00:00
  • Speeding up playback
    00:00:00
  • Keyboard shortcuts in out append
    00:00:00
  • The philosophy of pauses
    00:00:00
  • Assembling the a cut
    00:00:00
  • Tightening up our edit with trim deletes
    00:00:00
  • Keyboard shortcuts q and w
    00:00:00
  • Save time with markers
    00:00:00
  • Full screen transition titles
    00:00:00
  • Basic titles
    00:00:00
  • Lower thirds
    00:00:00
  • Adding images
    00:00:00
  • The ken burns effect
    00:00:00
  • iphone screen recording
    00:00:00
  • Desktop screen recording
    00:00:00
  • Second camera b roll
    00:00:00
  • Timestamps
    00:00:00
  • Animated handwriting with ipad
    00:00:00
  • Background music
    00:00:00
  • Extending our music with audition
    00:00:00
  • Sound effects
    00:00:00
  • Timing the music
    00:00:00
  • Limiter and eq
    00:00:00
  • Colour grading
    00:00:00
  • Exporting
    00:00:00
  • Conclusion
    00:00:00
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