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Would you Like to Write for FCP.co? An Open Call For Contributors

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Would you like to contribute to the growing Final Cut Pro X community? We are looking for writers, bloggers and general FCPX enthusiasts to help keep the good news going on FCP.co.

The goal for FCP.co when it was started nearly six years ago (pre FCPX) was to provide a site for news, reviews and comments about Final Cut. We think we have done that, but we need to get bigger as FCPX gets bigger, get more voices, experiences and opinions heard on here. 

You might have noticed that over the last few months we have been featuring articles from many different writers. From Fox Mahoney's excellent advanced Motion tutorials to Ronny Courtens' amazing FCPX user stories and of course Alex Gollner's in-depth VR talk with Duncan Shepherd, they have all been great reads. Now we would like to expand that opportunity.

What are we looking for? Great content that will be an interesting and informative read for other FCPX users.

That is why we are asking potential writers, bloggers and anybody else who would like to help to get in touch. Have you a great user story? An idea for an article? or would just like to review a piece of software or hardware. Experience of formatting an HTML article in a CMS would be a bonus too.

What are we not looking for? Regurgitated press releases, churnalism (The posting of a short article leading to another article on a different site) and sponsored articles with content that has no interest to readers. We have tried to keep the standard of articles up on FCP.co and keep the signal to noise ratio down. 

We think the next few months up to Christmas will be an exciting time. Hopefully we will have the much anticipated update to Final Cut Pro and possibly some new hardware to run it on.

As for FCP.co, we will be converting to a new style that makes everything look smarter, easier to read and yes, it will have a responsive layout for mobile devices. You never know, you just might be able to stay logged in to our busy forums!

So if you would like to participate, please email me, Peter the editor at editor(at)fcp(dot)co Please make the subject line obvious as the site gets many, many emails a day.

We would love to hear from you!

 

 


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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