Creative Storytelling w/Final Cut Pro X: Beginning the Process

Duncan Rogoff, Video Editing & Motion Graphics

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • Organizing Your Files

    • Ingesting Your Files

    • Interface Overview

    • Pulling Selects

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class

For those without hours to spend who are looking for a quick, crash-course in FCP X.  This is just the beginning! In this class, we’ll dig into Final Cut Pro X. We’ll start the editing process and walkthrough the basics of organizing and ingesting your footage, using keywords, creating events and new timelines, and pulling initial selects from 3 categories: audio selects (crafting the story), associated video (portraying the story), and B-roll selects (advancing the story). This class is great for anyone who wants to learn how to use Final Cut. After 20 minutes, you’ll be ready to start editing in Final Cut.  Stay tuned for more classes on the rest of the editing process!

Also, please complete the project if you have time, and review the class if you like it. :-)


11 of 11 students recommendSee All

I have been using FCP in a very basic format. Drag & dropping everything and just trying to learn as I go along, but I didn't know how to properly organize files or what some of the keys on meant so this is really really helpful having a proper intro.
Hi, I really like your class. It was exactly what I was looking for being a total n00b. Thanks a lot for making it. I also have a quick question for you : I am struggling with disk space because everything seems to be in 3 libraries at the same time. I was shooting a project on my iphone so the files ended up in the photos app, then I edited a bit with imovie, so it is in that library as well and now that I am trying to import some media from the photos app into final cut pro, it tells me there isn t enough disk space. The option to leave media in place seems not to exist for imports from the photo app. Any idea how to work around this ? thanks!
Very helpful. Very user friendly. Excellent pacing. Purposeful and practical. Makes a novice feel like it's all within reach.





Duncan Rogoff

Video Editing & Motion Graphics

Freelance video editor and motion graphics artist based in San Francisco, CA. Almost entirely self-taught and has spent many hours gaining knowledge from online tutorials on sites like

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Always looking for new, fun, creative projects, and to keep learning.

Clients include: PlayStation, Charles Schwab, Visa, Salesforce, Facebook, Apple, WeChat, FICO, Slingbox, Marc Jacobs, Kat Von D, Sephora...

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