Synopses & Reviews
Author Lonzell Watson teaches Final Cut Pro and other Digital Video courses for Genius DV in Orlando, Florida. As part of his work answering questions regarding Final Cut Pro in Genius DV's online forums, Lonzell has been using software to track search engine keywords related to Final Cut Pro for the past three years. As Lonzell has discovered valuable software shortcuts, he has developed invaluable training materials that are the culmination of the experience of thousands of working professionals in the field. Of course, he will be sharing this knowledge, along with related tips and tricks with readers throughout Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only. Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only offers readers real world solutions for all of their Final Cut Pro needs, including prepping a Final Cut Pro workstation, editing techniques, audio, effects, standards conversion, troubleshooting, Apple Motion, and Apple Soundtrack. The book will also have a companion web site that will include completed examples of the exercises within the book, as well as Final Cut Pro tutorials. Readers will also have the opportunity to submit their questions to the author via the GeniusDV web site.
Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only is a must-have reference for anyone wanting to master Final Cut Pro. Writer and director Lonzell Watson is a syndicated Content Writer on the Final Cut Studio line of software and is a trainer for GeniusDV in Orlando, Florida. As part of his work educating professionals around the world about Final Cut Pro, Lonzell has developed invaluable training materials that are a culmination of the experiences of thousands of working professionals in the field. Throughout this reference, he shares this knowledge with you, along with related tips and tricks. Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only offers you a wealth of real world solutions for working with Final Cut Pro, along with other essential applications such as Apple Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Compressor 3, LiveType 2, and Photoshop CS3 Extended. Learn to edit faster by working more efficiently as you perform some of the most popular effects used in the commercial production industry today, such as the Pleasantville Effect, Ken Burns Technique, the Filmstrip Effect and much more. The book also features a companion Web site where you can submit your questions directly to the author, view completed examples of the hands-on exercises in the book and watch Final Cut Pro video tutorials.
Featuring real-world scenarios and solutions, this book is packed with tips and tricks that show just what Final Cut Pro 6 can do, including prepping a Final Cut Pro workstation, editing techniques, effects, troubleshooting, LiveType, Apple soundtrack, plus more The popularity of YouTube and MySpace has increased the number of individuals creating video content who need the exciting abilities of Final Cut Pro 6, such as simultaneously editing different video formats, removing unwanted camera movements, and utilizing a speedier process for dialogue replacement Offers invaluable training materials developed by the author after years of experience teaching and assisting thousands of working professionals in the field The companion Web site includes completed examples of the exercises in the book as well as Final Cut Pro tutorials and the opportunity to submit questions to the author
Forget about memorizing steps. Just focus on being creative.
For the first time in history, the tools to produce high quality, creative video are within reach of every aspiring videographer. If you need to hit the ground running and begin editing quality video right away, this is your book. You won't get every possible way to perform a task — just the methods already proven successful in the real world.
- Learn to configure the Mac operating system and camera settings to make the editing experience more efficient
Use Soundtrack Pro 2 to add music, sound effects, and clean up audio for maximum effect
Incorporate techniques from Apple Motion, Photoshop, and LiveType to enhance your video
Experiment with such industry techniques as the Pleasantville Effect, the Ken Burns Pan and Scan Technique, and the Filmstrip Effect
Fine-tune the audio and bring all parts of your video together in the finished product
Use the Pleasantville Effect to add extra impact
Apply eye-catching effects to text in LiveType
Bonus DVD includes Final Cut Pro project files to help you complete the tutorials in the book.
See the DVD Appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Visit GeniusDV.com for in-depth video tutorials to further your knowledge of Final Cut Pro.
About the Author
is one of the elite few who have obtained Certified Professional status as a Final Cut Pro and Avid Xpress user. Lonzell began his career as a videographer and digital video specialist for the web. He then used this experience to become a writer, director, and producer. His work includes national commercials and television programs for PBS, Fox Sports, the Outdoor Channel, and C-SPAN, and video editing for pop superstar Mariah Carey. Lonzell’s talents have also served him well while doing tech work for the traveling Broadway shows The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, and On Broadway.
In addition to producing his own independent films, Lonzell serves as a trainer and content writer for GeniusDV. His content contains hundreds of published tutorials, and tips that relate to Apple’s Final Cut Studio product line. His daily syndicated content is read by thousands of unique visitors each month.
Table of Contents
about the author.
Part I: On the Job Editing Techniques.
Chapter 1: What Every Editor Should Know Before a Shoot.
Chapter 2: Editing to the Beat with Efficiency.
Chapter 3: Accelerating the Editing Process.
Part II: Achieving Popular Industry Effects.
Chapter 4: Popular Dramatic Effects.
Chapter 5: Creating Dynamic Text and Effects with Apple Motion.
Chapter 6: Using Photoshop with Final Cut Pro.
Chapter 7: Flexibility with LiveType.
Part III Bringing It All Together.
Chapter 8: Getting the Audio Right.
Chapter 9: Keeping Your Media Organized.
Chapter 10: Transcoding and Outputting.
Appendix: What’s on the DVD.
End-user License Agreement.