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The top ten Final Cut Pro X people to follow on Twitter

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The fastest way to get news these days is from Twitter. But who are the best people to follow when it comes to Final Cut Pro X?

We spend a lot of time on Twitter, not only posting, but reading through all the great information that gets linked to. So we thought we would put together this top ten list of tweeters who you should follow to keep up to date with FCPX.

Here we go, in no particular order...

philip hodgetts twitter@philiphogetts  Philip needs no introduction, not only is he part of a company that produces some very handy utilities for FCPX, he's also a regular presenter at user groups and trade shows. Worked on Final Cut before it was called Final Cut and has the T shirt to prove it! A great knowledge of Apple software down to the developer level too.

 

 

 

double precision@DoublePrecision  This is the twitter name of Filip Vandoorne who you might recognise from his recent article here on FCP.co about sharing libraries with NFS. As Fillip works for an Apple Solution Expert, his feed is full of tekkie stats and he posts some serious Mac Pro storage porn. Also seems to be one of the first to get his hands on any new kit!

 

 

 

chris fenwick@chrisfenwick Two reasons why you should follow Chris. He produces the very successful FCPX Grill podcast which is now up to its 50th episode. Secondly, he posts some great tutorials on FCPX that we have posted on here FCP.co before.

 

 

 

 

alex gollner twitter@Alex4D  Alex Gollner is the master detective when it comes to FCPX and other software, he digs inside applications and finds hidden information. He's written many good articles on what the future of FCPX might hold for us. He also has a vast library of free plugins that he's written since FCPX's release. (Links are in the FCP.co Forum)

 

 

 

digital rebellion twitter@digitalreb Jon Chappell tweets under his company name Digital Rebellion. His company writes and publishes a variety of very useful tools to fix NLE problems and help with workflows. He is always across software updates and is one of the first to spot problems.

 

 

 

 

mark spencer twitter@markspen No, not the British clothing and food store, but one half of the MacBreak Studio team. There's not much Mark doesn't know about Motion, but he regularly tweets great information about all of the Apple Pro Apps. 

 

 

 

 

scott simmonds twitter@editblog We follow Scott Simmons as he has a good working knowledge of the popular NLEs and does some very fair comparisons. Not afraid to put the boot in where necessary with all the main software and hardware companies. 

 

 

 

 

t payton twitter@tpayton Slightly puzzled why T hasn't got more followers. He is one of the most active and knowledgeable contributors to our Forums. He regularly tries out new kit and plugins and helps solve a lot of FCPX user's problems.

 

 

 

 

vertical online twitter@verticalonline Logan Kelsey has produced some beautiful films shot on a RED camera and edited in FCPX. Checkout this profile on Marty Knapp. If you shoot and edit in high resolutions, then Logan is a good source of knowledge.

 

 

 

 

larry jordan twitter@LarryJordanFCP How could we leave out Larry Jordan from the list of people to follow? The Heisenberg of the Final Cut Pro world, Larry is a prolific tweeter, even though we think a bot might be behind most of them. Does break the odd big FCPX news story every now and then.

 

 

 

So there you go, happy following!  There were more that we could have included, but some just churnalise other's work and some just plug their commercial products.

We would also hope you are already following FCPdotCo! 

 

 


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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. 

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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