Petaluma Community Access is launching an exciting new series of classes this year, starting with three sessions on how to use the revolutionary new editing program Final Cut X. The first cycle of classes will take place over three consecutive Wednesdays, January 16, 23, and 30, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Petaluma Community Access: 205 Keller Street, Suite 102 Petaluma, CA 94952. PCA membership is required to enroll and registration for Final Cut X 101 is only $60 (PCA membership options start at $30).
Final Cut X 101 offers an exceptional opportunity for hands on instruction in the latest Final Cut Pro editing techniques, and at an extremely accessible rate. “Our mission is to make it easy for you to broadcast your message effectively, creatively,” explained John Bertucci, PCA’s Executive Director. “You won’t be able to find a deal as friendly as this anywhere else!”
This first cycle of 3 classes scheduled in January will be instructed by Dan Villalva who has taught media production for more than ten years. “I’m really excited to teach Final Cut X,” says Villalva. “It simplifies the tedious part of editing and frees you to concentrate on creative storytelling.” The class will cover the fundamentals of editing in Final Cut X, preparing students to efficiently edit their own video projects from start to finish.
Final Cut X 101 is the first of a series of workshops PCA will be offering this year; the others to include: Final Cut X 201 for advanced editing (Color Correction, Sound Design, Titles) and Interview Techniques. PCA is also planning to expand its mission to include instruction in other media, such as Photoshop, YouTube, Website Design and a special workshop on How to Make A Music Video. (Dates and details of future classes TBD.)
PCA’s mission is to provide equipment, hands-on courses in the latest techniques, and the creative conditions necessary to produce compelling modern media communications. In the new year, PCA is focusing all its resources and talents to expand its Media Center services to the community. For those in Petaluma who want to articulate their message clearly amidst the increasingly chaotic cacophony of today’s audiovisual landscape, PCA is the place to be!
Final Cut X 101 – Wednesdays January 16, 23, and 30, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at PCA – 205 Keller Street, Suite 102 Petaluma, CA 94952.