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Intro to Final Cut Express

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About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 15:36
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4
  • Size: 146 MB
  • Posted: 07/30/2007

This lesson is part of the following series:

Final Cut Express (3 lessons, $3.96)

In this lesson you will learn the basics of Final Cut Express. You will learn how to set up a project in Final Cut, bring in footage, assemble a sequence, and export it.

To learn more about Final Cut Express, take a look at my Advanced lessons.

The author, Jeanne, has her MFA in Film from the University of Texas, and has taught editing workshops at UT.

About this Author

Jeanne
Jeanne
12 lessons
Joined:
05/26/2007

http://JeanneStern.com

Jeanne Stern is an Austin based animator, artist, and filmmaker. Her work has shown many places including the Smithsonian, PBS, South by Southwest, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Athens Video Art Festival, and Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams. She received her MFA in film production from the University of Texas, and her BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. Jeanne currently creates animation for various clients, including the Jewish educational website, G-dcast.com (such as this short about Passover: http://g-dcast.com/passover ). She also teaches classes in Austin at the Austin School of Film. Her recent film work has incorporated the third dimension,...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_gry
I've been saved!!!
11/04/2011
~ Bob6

Jeanne:

The two items I downloaded yesterday have taught me in one day what I've been trying to do for nearly two years!!! No exaggeration.
Well, okay, some.

Your material was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much! I'll be back for much more.

Bob in St. John's,
Nfld.

Nopic_blu
Jeanne's Intro to FCE
11/20/2010
~ Scott16

concise & well paced intro. really helped me see how easy it is to get a project going.
thanks!

Nopic_tan
Starting out on Final Cut Then GET THIS !
06/05/2010
~ andrew26

LOVE THESE TUTORIALS What a Great Teacher Best I have seen and you learn so much Thank you .

Nopic_tan
At last...
04/14/2010
~ LINDA11

Finally good information about getting started and organizing clips. I now see all the mistakes I made muddling through my first films. Thanks, Jeanne. I'm on to the next Final Cut Express videos you have made.

Nopic_gry
Awesome!
02/05/2010
~ Suzanne8

For .99 cents - what a deal! Thank you!

Nopic_gry
I've been saved!!!
11/04/2011
~ Bob6

Jeanne:

The two items I downloaded yesterday have taught me in one day what I've been trying to do for nearly two years!!! No exaggeration.
Well, okay, some.

Your material was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much! I'll be back for much more.

Bob in St. John's,
Nfld.

Nopic_blu
Jeanne's Intro to FCE
11/20/2010
~ Scott16

concise & well paced intro. really helped me see how easy it is to get a project going.
thanks!

Nopic_tan
Starting out on Final Cut Then GET THIS !
06/05/2010
~ andrew26

LOVE THESE TUTORIALS What a Great Teacher Best I have seen and you learn so much Thank you .

Nopic_tan
At last...
04/14/2010
~ LINDA11

Finally good information about getting started and organizing clips. I now see all the mistakes I made muddling through my first films. Thanks, Jeanne. I'm on to the next Final Cut Express videos you have made.

Nopic_gry
Awesome!
02/05/2010
~ Suzanne8

For .99 cents - what a deal! Thank you!

Nopic_grn
Very useful for people new to Final Cut Express
01/04/2010
~ Geir

I found this very timesaving way to get the grip on Final Cut Express basic. I can recoment all the cuts from Jeanne covering FCExpress, I found 3 clips.

Nopic_blu
Perfect!
10/17/2009
~ Derek3

I am about to embark on editing a full length feature film that we produced and shot over 2 years ago. (www.DelilahRoseFilm.net) I had edited a 20 minute "buyers reel" of the film using final cut pro 4. I did this with an experienced editor using his knowledge of the software and using his equipment. Some time has passed since then, and I have purchased my own Mac w/FCE on it and Jeanne's video lesson's are a great refresher course for me. Thanks so much Jeanne! Well done!

Nopic_blu
All the details
06/23/2009
~ colin

This was a great review for me. All the little details were there in the tutorial. Thanks!

Nopic_blu
Lots of vital info
03/29/2009
~ afteryouwho

The video was very concise and a great help to understand the program. If I could, I would definitely buy the rest of her course. (I can't use my international CC to get more stuff!)

Nopic_gry
Intro to FC
03/21/2009
~ damon

Excellent instructional video. In my case, the dumber you think I am the better. I need to be lead by the hand. This video did just that and I thank you very much.

Damon

Simonisme_homepage
exellent tutorial!
07/30/2008
~ simonisme

already said it in my comment.
very clearly explained and perfect tutorial for anybody that is new to FCE and has basic questions needing answering..

Mysmarthands_homepage
Great lesson...can't wait for more!
07/31/2007
~ MySmartHands

Thank you for posting this lesson. I have been searching the internet, trying to find out how to use Final Cut Express. I find the user manual a little hard to understand. You have made it clear on how to start editing a video. Can you do a video explaining how to add different titles and transitions to the movie. I really want to start using my version of Final Cut but I can't get how to do titles!!! argh!!!

Great lesson, very easy to follow...I'm keeping my eye out for part two :)

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