Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - From Beginner to YouTuber

Ali Abdaal, Doctor + YouTuber

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33 Lessons (3h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:27
    • 2. Class Project & Resources

      3:08
    • 3. The Anatomy of Final Cut

      6:32
    • 4. Libraries, Events & Organisation

      5:41
    • 5. Sync External Audio with Video

      3:38
    • 6. Create a New Project

      2:08
    • 7. A-Cut: An Introduction

      1:41
    • 8. In and Out Points

      6:51
    • 9. Speeding Up Playback

      2:10
    • 10. Keyboard Shortcuts - In, Out, Append

      6:27
    • 11. The Philosophy of Pauses

      2:08
    • 12. Assembling the A-Cut

      11:34
    • 13. Tightening up our Edit with Trim Deletes

      11:11
    • 14. Keyboard Shortcuts - Q and W

      2:06
    • 15. Save Time with Markers

      2:59
    • 16. Full-Screen Transition Titles

      15:07
    • 17. Basic Titles

      3:57
    • 18. Lower Thirds

      2:55
    • 19. Adding Images

      7:02
    • 20. The Ken Burns Effect

      4:11
    • 21. iPhone Screen Recording

      8:08
    • 22. Desktop Screen Recording

      10:36
    • 23. Second Camera B Roll

      8:55
    • 24. Timestamps

      9:36
    • 25. Animated Handwriting with iPad

      22:26
    • 26. Background Music

      5:46
    • 27. Extending our Music with Audition

      5:02
    • 28. Sound Effects

      2:31
    • 29. Timing the Music

      2:34
    • 30. Limiter and EQ

      5:40
    • 31. Colour Grading

      7:03
    • 32. Exporting

      1:05
    • 33. Conclusion

      3:08
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Project Description

We'll be making our own 'Monthly Favourites' video, using all these techniques to put together a snappy edit with some simple B roll. 

The Project

Film, edit and share your own Monthly Favourites video where you talk about up to 4 things that you've discovered or enjoyed this month.

If you're brand new to video editing, or just want to get your feet wet, feel free to choose just 1 item that you'll talk about on camera. 

Filming the Video

This class focuses on editing, and so we've skipped past the filming stage. To keep things simple, if you don't have a camera setup or don't have any experience in filming yourself, please use your phone. Just turn your phone landscape, and using the default camera app, film a selfie-video of yourself talking about your Monthly Favourite(s). 

We're not interested in video quality here, we're interested in learning how to edit in Final Cut Pro X, and how to make the edit snappy and interesting. The video quality can always be improved later :) 

Raw Footage from my Monthly Favourites video

If you're not keen to have your face on camera, that's okay - feel free to download the raw footage from my August 2019 Favourites video, and you can use that to edit along in Final Cut. 

Click here to download the raw footage

Plugins and Templates

I use various plugins and templates for colour grading, titles and transitions. Most are from VideoHive. Here's a list of what we're using in this series.

  1. The YouTuber Pack - Comic Edition V3.0
  2. Youtube Essential Library
  3. Infographics Builder
  4. FCP YouTube Essentials
  5. 90 Final Cut X Lower Thirds Pack
  6. Ryan Nangle's Final Cut Pro plugins
  7. Channel EQ settings for audio

Feedback

I really want to make this course as useful as it can be. If you identify any areas that would benefit from being clearer, please do email me and let me know. I'd love to hear from you :) 

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