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Introduction to Final Cut Pro

Starts August 8

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9, 9am-12pm

Get up to speed with Final Cut Pro quickly! If you’ve outgrown iMovie, gotten frustrated with other legacy non-linear editing software, or you simply want to expand your editing repertoire, this compact course gets you flying with FCP. From importing mixed media types, to color grading and sound mixing, to exporting for final delivery, you’ll learn all the basics and more. Discover for yourself why the BBC, Oscar-nominated indie filmmakers, YouTube stars, and educators swear by the speed and power of FCP.

Prerequisites: your own Mac computer, FCPX free demo or full paid app from the Apple Store, some empty hard drive space for project files. Some basic familiarity with editing is helpful.


  • Exploring FCP
  • Working with Media
  • The Power of Metadata
  • Magnetic Timeline and Editing
  • Inspecting the Inspector 
  • Titles, Transitions, Effects, and Keyframes
  • Color and Audio Control
  • Exporting Projects
  • Sidekicks: Compressor + Motion
  • Plugins and Templates and Goodies

NOTE: Participation in this online course requires that you use the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance it is recommended that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. We’ll e-mail you a course reminder and Zoom link a few days prior to the first session. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

Tuition: $105 / $80 low-income

Jeremy Wilker, owner of TWEAK Dig­i­tal, loves mak­ing mov­ing images and has cre­ated works—in doc­u­men­tary, com­mer­cial, nar­ra­tive, and polit­i­cal forms—for busi­nesses and orga­ni­za­tions near (Golden Val­ley) and far (Hong Kong). He has run or assisted with sev­eral suc­cess­ful Kick­starter cam­paigns (for his fea­ture films Death To Prom and TRIUMPH67), con­sults and trains on work­flow, soft­ware, and crowd­fund­ing, and has spent many years in the print and graph­ics world. Jeremy is a long­time FilmNorth member, serves on the FilmNorth board and the Pro­fes­sional Advi­sory Board of the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Stout, and vol­un­teers with the Fly­way Film Fes­ti­val. When he isn’t cre­at­ing imagery, Jeremy might be found snow­board­ing or play­ing with his two chil­dren.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am
August 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9, 9am-12pm