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Courses Offered at the AATC at UVa

Please pay particular attention to the prerequisites required for each course. If you have questions regarding your level of technical expertise and it's appropriateness to the course you would like to take, please email appletraining@virginia.edu.

Course Descriptions:

For additional information on each course and certification preparation, please refer to Apple's training site found at http://training.apple.com.

FCP 100: Overview of Final Cut Pro

Summary Course Description
This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course, you'll learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

Who Should Attend
This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. Also desirable: an understanding of the Macintosh operating system and basic computer navigation.

What You Will Learn

  • Working with the Browser and Bins
  • Marking clips and using insert and overwrite edits
  • Drag-and-drop editing
  • Marking and deleting clips in the Timeline
  • Trimming edits points
  • Using Ripple, Roll, and Extend edit

FCP 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Summary Course Description
Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

Instead of being offered over three consecutive days, some Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) offer this course in a Prime Time delivery model. The class is divided into three-hour seminars to allow working professionals to take the course without interrupting their busy schedules.

Who Should Attend
This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating Smart Collections to organize media based on metadata and keywords.
  • Using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit.
  • Combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip.
  • Finetuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor.
  • Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips with just a click using auditions.
  • Applying effects, transitions and retiming clips.
  • Finishing and final output.

Prerequisites
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended

FCP 200: Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro X

Summary Course Description
Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

This course is based on the FCP 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X course. However, the lessons are covered in five days, providing more comprehensive coverage of the material.

Who Should Attend
This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video using Final Cut Pro X, and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating Smart Collections to organize media based on metadata and keywords.
  • Using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit.
  • Combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip.
  • Finetuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor.
  • Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips with just a click using auditions.
  • Applying effects, transitions and retiming clips.
  • Finishing and final output.

Prerequisites
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended

FCP 300: Final Cut Pro Advanced Editing

Summary Course Description
This three-day course delivers hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen-direction errors, edit multicamera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects, use filters creatively, color-correct your video, and composite like a pro. This course also covers Soundtrack Pro, managing clips and media, and working with film.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for existing Final Cut Pro users who want to increase their skill level through learning advanced features and efficient workflows, and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction.

What You Will Learn

  • Asymmetrical Trimming and Advanced Trim Edit window techniques.
  • Multicamera Editing.
  • Variable speed and slow motion techniques.
  • Nesting sequences and Rendering settings.
  • Working with filters.
  • Finishing and final output.

Prerequisites
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Final Cut Pro 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro or
  • Final Cut Pro 200: A Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro or
  • Final Cut Pro 250: Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors

CertificationApple Certification
This course covers the requirements to become an Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level Two. Please note, to be eligible to take a Level Two certification exam, you must first pass the Level One certification exam. Certification exams are offered free when taken in conjunction with a course. If the exam is taken at another time, the fee is $100 for those affiliated with UVa, or $150 for those who are not. To schedule your exam or for more information, please call (434)924-3645 or email appletraining@virginia.edu.

This certification also counts towards the Final Cut Studio Master Pro certification. FCS Master certification recognizes a Certified Pro's skills with the entire Final Cut Studio product suite.

Sound 101: Introduction to Sound Editing in Final Cut Pro

Summary Course Description
This two-day class guides you through editing audio files, repair field recordings, perform multitrack arranging and mixing, synchronize audio and video, analyze and fix common audio problems, and perform other creative sound design techniques. This course focuses on practical, professional techniques used to add professional music and sound effects to video and multimedia projects.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those who want to learn the basics of audio content creation, editing, and mixing and who prefer hands-on, interactive instruction to best explore the audio functionality of Final Cut Studio.

Prerequisites
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS
  • Basic knowledge of audio terminology is recommended

Motion 101: Introduction to Motion 5

Summary Course Description
Create brilliant titles, transitions, effects, and more with Motion 5, the motion graphics companion to Final Cut Pro X. This three-day, hands-on course starts with motion graphics fundamentals and moves into compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. Explore new intelligent templates to quickly and flexibly create high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as well as create rigs to adjust related parameters with a single control. Instead of being offered over three consecutive days, some Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) offer this course in a Prime Time delivery model. The class is divided into three-hour seminars to allow working professionals to take the course without interrupting their busy schedules.

Who Should Attend
This class is designed for students who are looking to learn more about creating motion graphics using Motion and who prefer hands-on, interactive instruction.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating Smart Motion Templates and publishing them to Final Cut Pro X.
  • Creating parameter rigs to quickly adjust related parameters with a single control.
  • Understanding behavior-based animation.
  • Using keyframes to create animation.
  • Creating content with Generators, shapes and paint strokes.
  • Stabilizing and tracking media.
  • Animating cameras and using advanced 3D features.

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