Superbly fitted to a semester-length course, this is the ideal advanced-editing curriculum for Final Cut Pro. Director and filmmaker Michael Wohl delivers comprehensive training in the skills editing pros use in the field, with a complete lesson and hands-on project in each chapter. Included are must-know professional techniques for cutting dialogue scenes, action scenes, fight and chase scenes, documentaries, comedy, music videos, multi-camera projects, and more. Two DVDs of excellent, professional footage and project files accompany the book.
Author Michael Wohl, widely respected as one of the preeminent experts on Final Cut Pro, was part of the original engineering team that designed the award-winning Final Cut Pro interface and workflow. He is also an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, and edited independent films for more than fifteen years. He has taught and designed curricula at UCLA, AFI, and San Francisco State University and has spoken at film festivals and conferences including Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, Cinequest, DV Expo, Macworld, and NAB. Michael’s other books include Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Editing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 5 and the forthcoming Apple Pro Training Series: The Craft of Editing.