Training

More about the training I offer, in-person, online through video courses or screen sharing, and in written form. I’ve been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2007.

I’ve written a new textbook on Final Cut Pro X 10.4.10

During 2020, I've written a new textbook, Final Cut Pro X: Efficient Editing, to teach new and old video editors how to use FCP X. It's over 150,000 words, up to date for the latest release, and will be available from November 2020. For a whole lot more detail and to order your own copy, head to my dedicated site: fcpxefficientediting.com

Trained hundreds of students since 1998 at university, college, high school and privately

I became TAFE qualified in 1998, and I've taught for QANTM CMC (now part of SAE), lectured and delivered tutorials and workshops at QUT, lectured at Design College Australia, and delivered training courses through smaller private training organisations and Training Brisbane, my own training business. Alongside the written and video training, in-person training is a big part of what I do.

As part of creating training courses, I've written original training manuals on Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver for Web Design, Flash and Director, as well as a rough guide to editing in FCP X.

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Presented at the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit in California, in 2017, 2018 and 2019

In Cupertino, California, the FCP X Creative Summit is the #1 conference for Final Cut Pro X users, and I've delivered at least two talks in each of the last three years. While at the conference in 2017, I was also lucky enough to film (in 360°) the demo room where Apple showed the latest version of FCP X, weeks before release (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWvumlKDuss) and also a video demo of FCP X 10.4 well before release (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFPUYJ8GAgg). I've also made promotional videos for the conference itself.

Presenting at the FCP X Creative Summit, October 2017

Presented at CreateWorld in Brisbane, in 2017

I presented two talks, on Augmented Reality and 360° Photos and Videos. Both talks are both available to watch on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTUVNOmqam8&t=947s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLK5gBm9sCs&t=500s

 

I appear in the FCP X documentary “Off The Tracks”

I was interviewed for and appear in Bradley Olsen's documentary, "Off The Tracks", about the launch of Final Cut Pro X and what's happened since. I also contributed video and stills (of the Apple campus and behind the scenes at the filming of MacBreak Studio) which appear in the movie. Many other people also appear in the doco, including the original creator of FCP 7/FCP X/iMovie/Premiere, Randy Ubillos. You can buy it now from the official movie website.

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Written over 200 articles for macProVideo.com

I've written enough articles for The Hub at macProVideo to fill a large book, including a six-part crash course in FCP X. Reviews, tutorials, tips, anything to do with creative gear. It's all completely free, and supports the paid video training courses also on offer.

Created more than 20 online video training courses for macProVideo.com/AskVideo.com

I've written, recorded, voiced and edited many courses, most over an hour in length, for macProVideo.com and AskVideo.com. Everything from Adobe to Apple, from beginner to advanced, and graphic design through video editing and animation. If you're not familiar with it, macProVideo.com is like "Lynda" but better; both streaming and downloading are available, and there are many apps available too.

Apple list just seven providers of online training on their FCP X Resources page and I'm happy to say that I'm now the active trainer behind macProVideo's new FCP X and Motion courses. (Most of the existing courses have been created by Michael Wohl, one of the original creators of FCP, but I'll be re-recording them as the apps are updated.)

Created many video tutorials and promotional videos for CoreMelt’s professional video effects tools

For CoreMelt, I've created many tutorial and promotional videos like this one, as well as helping during development and performing some logo and print design. I continue to work for CoreMelt today, and also write for the fcpxfree.com site, discussing free effects for Final Cut Pro X.