Time to Brush Up on Those Editing Skills: Final Cut Pro X Workshop with Dan Villalva on August 8

The next edition of PCA’s popular Introduction to Final Cut Pro X class, with guest instructor Dan Villalva, will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9 am – 4 pm at the PCA studio.

Guest instructor Dan Villalva brings a wealth of experience to this workshop

Guest instructor Dan Villalva brings a wealth of post-production experience to this workshop.

Whether you are just getting started with video editing, or are an experienced user ready to switch over to X, Petaluma Community Access has hands-on learning opportunities for you.

Glean valuable skills and information from instructor Dan Villalva, former Executive Director of the Community Media Center of Santa Rosa. This course in video post-production will give you the foundation you need to be off and running with video editing in no time!

Registration for this course is open to PCA members for a heavily discounted price of just $60. The non-member fee is $100.

Now would be an opportune moment to join PCA. For less than $1 per week you can have access to all that PCA has to offer – audio & video equipment and training, workshops, classes & other events, editing software and training and more – plus you would be providing support for southern Sonoma County’s public access, media literacy center, right here in the heart of Petaluma.

Space for this course is very limited, so call PCA today at (707) 773-3190 or email nellie@pca.tv to register

What: Final Cut Pro X – an introductory course

Where: PCA studio, 205 Keller Street, Suite 102

When: Saturday August 8 from 9 am – 4 pm (1 hr lunch)

About Final Cut Pro X

The revolutionary new design of Final Cut X improves the entire post-production workflow, making it faster, easier, and even more intuitive. Import, organize, edit, add effects, sweeten, grade, and deliver – all with unprecedented ease. More about FCP on Apple’s page here.

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With the release of Final Cut X in 2011, video editing was transformed.

The original Final Cut interface was designed around traditional, non-computerized, editing work-flows, with four main windows that replicate tried-and-trusted methods of organizing, viewing and editing physical film media.

Because Everything Just Changed In Post.

Final Cut X is designed to account for the rapid evolution of film and video production. Today, video is recorded though an entirely digital process in which all resulting media files stored are on SD cards and external hard drives. The need for the editing interface to reflect traditional, physical film workflows is no longer necessary.

Some of the most compelling new elements for editors working in FCPX include:

Unified Import: Use the new single window interface to import from all sources. During import, the program can analyze footage and automatically sort it into groups of close-ups, medium shots, shots with two people or group shots.

Multicam: Edit multi-camera projects faster than ever before with a collection of innovative features.

Dual Viewers: Compare shots and match action by enabling a second viewer on demand

Streamlined Share: Deliver your work faster than ever from Final Cut Pro

The revolutionary design of Final Cut X improves the entire post-production workflow, making it faster, easier, and even more intuitive. Import, organize, edit, add effects, sweeten, grade, and deliver – all with unprecedented ease.

The enhanced changes in the software are significant and require some adaptation.

Whether you are just getting started with video editing, or are an experienced user ready to switch over to X, Petaluma Community Access has useful hands-on instruction opportunities for you!

Instructor Dan Villalva, a longtime friend of public access media and expert in video post-production, was most recently the Executive Director of the Community Media Center of Santa Rosa.

Call us at 773-3190 or email nellie@pca.tv today to register, as space is limited. Or stop by the studio at 205 Keller Street, Petaluma.