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Ripple Training launch a $29 Compositing in Final Cut Pro X tutorial 15% off all products with our coupon

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Ripple Training's library keeps on growing, this time they tackle compositing in FCPX. Don't forget their special 15% discount coupon for anything from their site is still running.

This is well timed because as editors are becoming more comfortable with FCPX, they are likely to tackle more complex jobs. In the new tutorial that is split into 10 lessons with a total runtime of 75 minutes, Mark Spencer builds a demo commercial for us. All the media and a finished timeline are supplied with the tutorial so you can follow the exact steps needed to build the project yourself. It's going to be an interesting watch to see how FCPX stands up to multiple layering composites.

"Compositing in Final Cut Pro X teaches you the fundamentals of keying, compositing, animation and targeted color correction as you build a finished commercial. Taught by Motion expert Mark Spencer, you'll learn how to properly evaluate a keyed image, how to correct problems in the shot, and what key parameters produce the best results. Learn how to effectively utilize Compound Clips, Masks, Keyframes and the Color Board to improve and enhance the visuals and put to use Final Cut Pro's extensive library of Generators, Titles, and Sound Effects. Upon completion of this tutorial, you'll have a deeper understanding of what can be accomplished using the compositing tools build right into Final Cut Pro X."

Don't forget Ripple Training have kindly issued a special coupon for our readers. By entering the code 'fcpdotco' you will get 15% off any product from the site until the 25th December 2011.

They have also published three short extracts from the Compositing in Final Cut Pro X course to give you an idea of what goes into building up a complex compositing project in FCPX.

 

 


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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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