"WITHOUT QUESTION!! Larry Jordan is the go to for all video editing & more! Mr. Jordan has decades of experience and knows what we need. He’s not only teaching software, Larry teaches knowledge & experience: Wisdom!" - Oscar Bustamante, Fluid Vision Inc.
In this one-hour online training session, host Larry Jordan illustrates how to use FCP X to analyze video clips, examine media using the new scopes, showcases the automatic color correction tools, and provide a step-by-step guide in manually color correcting clips.
With the release of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, a lot of Final Cut Pro 7 editors are taking a long, hard look at moving their projects into Premiere Pro. This on-line video tutorial shows you what you need to know to make the switch.
This session looks at what stories and scripts are and provides a wide variety of examples in how to use them. You don’t need to be a programmer to create scripts; you just need a logical frame of mind and an ability to break your ideas down into simple steps.
This webinar is an essential tool for anyone wanting to learn the craft of editing. (As one participate wrote, “This stuff is GOLD!”) Whether you are a new editor, or an old hand looking to pick up new tips, this seminar can help you bring your stories to life.
This tutorial explains what composite modes are and how to use them to create a variety of effects. In fact, Larry provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a dozen different effects using tools that you already have installed on your system!
One of the significant changes in Final Cut Pro 7 is how it exports still frames (also called “Freeze Frames”) and adds speed changes to clips. This webinar is designed to show you how these new features work and show you some of the hidden features you may not know about.
Guest Host Bruce Nazarian, The Digital Guy, presents this introduction to creative music for the video professional. Bruce has a long career as a musician, producer, and artist manager. He brings all that knowledge to this webinar to help video producers learn the intricacies of adding music to their projects.
If you are wondering what Motion can do that Final Cut can’t, you need to see this webinar. Some of these effects are so cool – and SO EASY – that it will make you want to start using Motion immediately to spice up all your projects!
In this webinar, Larry Jordan showcases ten filters and transitions that can help fix problem footage using Boris Continuum Complete v7.
In this webinar, Larry Jordan walks you through all the steps you need to know to make your video look great on DVD. This tutorial is absolutely PACKED with essential information with detailed tutorials on Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, Compressor, DVD Player, DVD Studio Pro, and Roxio Toast. You don’t need to own any of this software to watch this tutorial.
Making the right decision about archiving is not easy. Worse, it’s a moving target as the answers keep changing. In this session, Larry answers questions sent in by viewers, as well as provide a series of step-by-step tutorials to help you make the best archiving decisions for your projects.
After introducing the concept of metadata, the seminar will outline the various types of metadata in use today, such as Dublin Core, XMP, MPEG-7, MPEG-2, and SMPTE-2021 (BXF) – and tell you which ones matter. As well as these metadata standards, the presentation will outline the six types of metadata we can use in post production to take the boring parts out. Then we’ll consider which of our commonly used applications supports metadata, and how to preserve metadata when moving between applications.
In this tutorial, we demo eleven different ways to use masks, with a lot of other effects goodies thrown in. Each of these is presented in step-by-step order, so you can use your media to create these effects on your own system. Best of all, every one of these, except one, work on Final Cut Pro 5, 6, or 7. (The exception is the chroma-key example, which is FCP 7 only.)
In this session, Larry uses his weekly webinars as an example of how to create your own. He spends a lot of time going through the planning process, listing questions you need to consider as you begin your own projects. Then, he illustrates the tools he uses to create his own weekly sessions.
In this session, we will look at how to create cameras, lights, and sets, then animate them in 3D space. While many of these features also work in Motion 3, all our demos will be in Motion 4.
Working with multiple video formats in one project is becoming a fact of life. A very confusing fact of life. In this online tutorial, we examine why so many different formats exist and provide a series of roadmaps you can follow that will simplify your editing. Whether you are working in SD, or the many different “flavors” of HD, this session will provide you with valuable insights.
This is another in our Fundamentals of Final Cut Pro Series. Designed as an introduction to file management and workflow in Final Cut Pro, this session starts with an 11-step “What Should I Be Doing Right Now?” workflow to help you decide how to complete your project most efficiently. Then this showcases many of the file handling, optimizing, managing, and querying features of the program.
This session builds on our earlier Introduction to Soundtrack Pro. In this online tutorial, we will look at file management, setting scratch disks, some lesser understood tabs, creating submixes, buses, sends, reverb, exporting — and how to conform (reconcile) multiple versions of the same project sent from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro. It’s all the stuff you need to know, after you get past figuring out the interface.
The goal of this webinar is to take an HD project from Final Cut Pro and create a Blu-ray Disc for it. However, Final Cut Pro has only a limited ability to create Blu-ray Discs. So this session looks at three ways to create high-definition optical discs: using Final Cut Pro, Roxio Toast, and Adobe Encore. Along the way, we will explore the differences between Blu-ray and AVCHD Discs, standard compression settings and data rates, and take a close look at authoring Blu-ray Discs using Adobe Encore.
In this online training, we will send a Final Cut Pro project from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro for the mix then bring it back to Final Cut for output. This presents the entire workflow of audio mixing a project. We will cover sending projects between applications, reorganizing clips, labeling tracks, spotting sound effects, adding tracks and submixes, adding and modifying filters, setting levels, and exporting the completed mix back to Final Cut Pro for final output.
The key to a successful multi-cam project starts with good planning. So, this session is in two parts: Part 1 covers what you need to think about during pre-production, pre-editing, and editorial to avoid problems and simplify your work. Then, in Part 2, we’ll shift gears and dive into Final Cut Pro and show you how to build, modify, and edit multiclips. Whether you are new to multiclips or an experienced hand, you’ll discover lots of new techniques to simplify, speed, or supercharge your work!
This session is for people who have never worked in 3D before. This will take you step-by-step into a brand new world. You'll learn how to animate shapes and text in 3D, and add and animate a camera, add and adjust 3D lighting and reflections. Best of all, no special design skills are required to be successful with this lesson.
This webinar, which was sponsored by Boris FX, shows you how to use the titling software bundled with Final Cut Pro, then how to extend it when you add the power of Boris Continuum Complete version 7 to supercharge your text effects. Bundled software includes: Title 3D, Text Scrambler, and Title Crawl. This webinar contains 16 different text demos to show you how to make your text look great.
This is another in our Fundamentals of Final Cut Pro webinars. This time we feature the Motion tab. In this session, we’ll look at how the Motion tab works, explain why keyframes are so cool and how to use them, and show you creative ways to harness the Motion tab to create motion effects that you may not have considered. If keyframes scare you and the Motion tab is a mystery, you are going to have a great time at this session. And for you long-time Final Cut wizards, this is a great way to refresh your skills on basic operations.
In this tutorial, Larry shows you how to create two full-screen menus in Motion – one still and one animated. Then send it to DVD Studio Pro to build into a finished motion menu using buttons, button regions, and overlays.
Don’t avoid Motion just because you don’t understand it. In this training, you’ll master the Motion interface, discover the power of Motion templates, create simple, yet effective, animated lower-thirds, and design elegant full-screen animated titles using resources from the Motion Library. This session can remove your fear of Motion forever — and give you a reason to finally let go of LiveType.
This training continues Larry Jordan’s Fundamentals of Final Cut Pro series. Most of us taught ourselves how to edit in Final Cut Pro. The problem is, if you are like most of my students, you taught yourself some REALLY slow techniques. Wouldn’t it be great if you could edit faster? Trim faster? And rediscover those two things you really miss: sleep and a social life! This session covers the basics of editing in Final Cut Pro. Long-time users may learn something, new and self-taught users absolutely will learn ways to work faster and easier.
This training is designed for folks that want to compress their media faster using the automation tools built into Compressor. If your deadlines are shrinking, clients are demanding higher quality with lower budgets, and you need to get work done faster, this session is for you.
Since Larry Jordan published his first tutorial on tapeless media lots of viewers asked him to provide a second webinar that presents an entire workflow for tapeless media for those that are new to the media. So, this session is designed for folks that are new to working with tapeless media. As our example for this training, we will be working with AVCHD media.
Starting with tips for solo job-hunters, Larry Jordan helps you discover which of your strengths clients are willing to pay for, develop your personal marketing plan, create effective marketing tools, discover what clients really need, learn killer techniques for finding work without asking for a job, and get a detailed look at using social media as part of your marketing plan.
In many ways, stereoscopic 3D video is as easy to understand as rolling focus. As simple, yet complex, as lighting. Simply put, stereoscopic 3D video combines two video streams into a single image that provides a realistic illusion of depth. In this session, we’ll define and illustrate key terms, show you how to create 3D images, explain how to quickly convert a 3D project into 2D, highlight key production techniques, and show you how to setup, adjust, and view 3D video in Final Cut Pro using 3rd-party plug-ins.
In this session, Larry Jordan shows you step-by-step techniques to create good looking keys using Final Cut Pro. Then, we’ll explore the power third-party keying software provides to take your keys to the next level. Along the way, Larry will illustrate key points to keep in mind during production to help make your keys look great — from picking the right video format to picking the right background.
In this tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you how to use hot, new third-party software within Final Cut Pro to solve problems, find missing files, get you better organized, make your actors look beautiful, your transitions eye-popping, your effects killer, even create an edit from a written transcript without typing a word! Many of these plug-ins truly are something very close to magic!
Filled with step-by-step, real-world examples, this session covers motion effects, text effects, generators, and shows what the filters in FCP can REALLY do! This also explains hard-to-understand concepts of keyframes, composite modes, and nests. Learn how to use Final Cut Pro to bring your imagination to life!
This is the second in Larry Jordan’s Fundamentals of Final Cut Pro Series. Nothing generates more questions and confusion than trying to figure out how to best set-up, organize, optimize, and trouble-shoot Final Cut Pro. In this tutorial, Larry shows you how to organize your hard disks, set up a working folder structure, presents a consistent project and folder naming system, optimize key preference settings, and trouble-shoot common Final Cut Pro problems. If you feel like Final Cut is running on square wheels, this session is for you.
In this video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows you what you need to know to successfully improve the quality of your sound. Starting with a definition of key terms, followed by techniques in both Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro, this session will give you the skills you need to immediately improve the quality of your sound.