Not for all my readers, but for anyone who uses Final Cut Pro to edit videos, this 90 minute masterclass is excellent. John Williams is excellent in explaining the end to end process from idea through to fully edited film.

Topics Covered in this Film Making Masterclass

Louise Laws provided a great run down of the contents of this masterclass in her comment that you can find just below the video on YouTube: Film Making Masterclass

0:00 Mike Roberts, Head of Guildhall School Electronic Music Dept
1:25 John Williams, Multi-Award Winner, Soho Master Editor and Film Director
2:00 90 seconds short film titled Just in Time
4:11 Tutorial begins
4:35 Equipment used
5:22 Shooting in raw
6:18 Concept and location
7:38 Shot list of over 20 scenes
8:10 Behind the scenes

FCPX – IMPORTING AND ORGANISING MEDIA

10:00 Managing media
12:39 Key wording

14:55 Smart collections
16:36 Rejecting and favouring
20:17 Recap

FCPX – EDITING THE IMAGE

21:37 Creating a project timeline
22:00 Appending and trimming clips
25:50 Inserting Clips
28:33 Connecting Clips
29:40 Synchronising picture with external audio
37:26 Recap

FCPX – ENHANCING THE PICTURE

38:10 Adding effects
41:05 Keying and replacing the sky
44:00 Compound Clips
47:04 Re-timing to slow motion
49:55 Colour Correction
58:36 Recap

FCPX – WORKING WITH SOUND

59:32 Adding Atmos
1:01:22 Exporting
1:02:14 Importing Music Stems
1:03:15 Using Roles
1:05:00 Mixing Audio
1:07:55 Recap

1:08:42 Live edit using multiple cameras (Behind the music)
1:24:00 Recap