Learn how to import, edit video, add effects and titles, and output to dvd, web, or master files on the once-and-future king of editing software. Stop paying for Adobe subscriptions and get back on the FCP bus!
Final Cut Pro X has finally overcome the clunky launch and now it does pretty much everything an editor needs it to do. (Beginner workshop)
The recently-opened Hub is a learning and creation space that gives anyone with a library card access to a wide range of digital tech, including: Mac computers, laptops and tablets; HD cameras; a green screen; and video editing software, like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and iMovie.
The Innovator in Residence’s job will include the following tasks:
* Meet with customers to critique and answer questions about their video projects
* Create and offer film-related programs and workshops for the public
* Post on the Digital Design and Technology Blog (this blog)
See the job posting (PDF) for full details – including info on how to apply. Deadline to apply is Monday, June 30.
I finally figured out how to do something that should have been a no-brainer in FCPX:
Audio-only crossfades in the whole timeline! Or add multiple sound-only dissolves at the same time to as many clips as you select.
Almost every time I edit, I need to add soft audio transitions between cuts. All of them. Even a smash cut that you WANT to be jarring can create an unwanted “pop” when the playhead jumps from one digital audio file to another.
One of the first things I learned working at CBC in the early 90’s is that a 3-frame audio crossfade is the best way to smooth out a sound cut without actually making a noticeable overlap.
One of my main reasons for avoiding Final Cut X for almost two years was the difficulty of adding audio-only dissolves. In FCP 7, you could select your whole timeline, hit command-shift-t, and there you’d have it.
FCPX official workflow is to right-click->expand audio/video, then drag the ends of the audio clips each way so that they are overlapping, then drag the fade handles inwards so that the fades overlap.
GIVE ME A BREAK! For hundreds of edits?! Do I have a sign on my back that says “Please give me carpal tunnel syndrome?”
SO I’ve been perfecting this workflow and thanks to Alex4D, and a little poking around, I’ve solved it.
Sitting with the instructors of Video Revolution! in the trendy yellow chairs of VIVO Media Arts Centre, I admire the bright, sunlit classroom-to-be. Panoramic desktop iMacs: check. Compact DSLRs: check. Pair of enthusiastic and quirky teachers: check. So, what makes this week-long (Aug 5-9) workshop different than the others in Vancouver?
Calling all Artists in the Columbia Basin: Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nelson
We are excited to announce a new event for artists in the Columbia Basin this Fall. We are now accepting applications for the Arts Integration Learning Lab, taking place in Nelson. BC, from September 23 to 27, 2013.
Are you a professional artist interested in working with young people and educators in schools? Or do you have experience and want to enhance your skills?
ArtStarts in Schools presents the Arts Integration Learning Lab, a subsidized five-day learning experience for professional artists designed to position them to work with schools in their region. Up to 10 professional artists from across the Columbia Basin will be selected through an application process to participate in the Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nelson from September 23 – 27, 2013. Led by a series of facilitators and special guests, participants will unpack the definition of arts integration and explore practical ways to effectively work with young people and educators to lead arts infused classroom experiences.
August 5-9, 2013 9 AM-4 PM
Final Exhibition: Friday, August 9, 4:30-6 PM
¡VIVO la revolución!
Youth ages 13-18 are invited to spend a week at VIVO immersed in the hands-on creation of documentaries, news, commercials, music videos, public service announcements, viral videos and/or other mediums for creating persuasive messaging. Use the powerful world of video to get your message out there.
This one-week intensive is ideal youth interested in media arts, video and filmmaking, and activism. Students will find and share examples of how digital media is used to influence what we buy, what we do, what we think and who we are through the internet, social media, TV and advertising. With increased media literacy and an understanding of techniques used to powerfully tell a story, students will script, shoot, edit and disseminate their own stories about the issues they care about.