Posts Tagged ‘certification’
I’m proud to say that I can still cram my head full of good info and barf it out successfully:
It was a long week of tutorials but I made it through. Most of it was review but it was good to rediscover a lot of tools and techniques that will save me time and make the editing process more efficient. Not to mention, I am really diggin’ the updates they made to the new version. I still plan to create some basic tutorials because I think it will help cement everything that I’ve learned and plan to apply to my own projects.
This week I will be focusing on Motion 4, Apple’s Motion Graphics program. I know this is a fairly deep program to get into, but I’m pretty excited to dive in. The clock is ticking! Wish me broke!
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In the next several weeks, I will be re-cramming all of these Apple tutorials for the new Final Cut Studio 3 in my head and then regurgitating them back onto the online exams. I am already certified in FCS2, but with the release of the new version, I wanted to get re-certified. Either that or have my title stripped away and my name removed from the Apple registry (oh no! haha. i don’t know anyone that has found me through that anyways!).
It’s gonna be tight. These are my deadlines:
Final Cut Pro 7.0 – Nov. 19
Motion 4.0 – Nov. 21
Soundtrack Pro 3.0 – Dec. 9
Color 1.5 – Dec. 9
I’m excited to learn all the new tools and updates that Apple incorporated into the new suite. Being a “Master Pro” of Final Cut Studio is quite the title, but I’ll be the first to admit that it doesn’t necessarily prove my editing abilities. To me, I enjoy mastering the tools of the trade because when the creative waves do come, it becomes that much easier (and faster) to bring those ideas to life when you know your programs inside and out. Also, I think it shows how serious and passionate I am about this stuff that I would take the time to teach myself and soak up the lessons in these tutorials. And yes, I have been very tempted to photoshop the word “Jedi” just before the “Master Pro” title on my business card.
I am also planning to start a few screenflow tutorials for those of you who are interested in learning about Final Cut Pro. I’ll do a few basic tutorials for those of you just learning the program, as well as some advanced techniques for speed editing (i’ve heard stories of editors who can edit almost as fast as they can think!). For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a speed typist, so I don’t think editing at that speed is too far fetched. And if you don’t believe me, I dare you to challenge me on Typing Maniac on Facebook! Come get some!