Today at Apple: Hours of free classes on Final Cut Pro X

Monday, 29 May 2017

‘Today at Apple’ is a new programme of events and training at Apple locations worldwide. ‘Pro Series Sessions’ is a category of free training for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. Here is a rundown of free education for those looking to learn about Final Cut Pro X. The sessions are designed so that you run your copy of Final Cut Pro X on a MacBook you bring in. If you don’t yet have Final Cut Pro X, a MacBook Pro with it installed can be provided for each session.

Go to the 'Today at Apple - Pro Series Sessions’ page for US · UK · France to find out when these sessions are available at an Apple Store near you and book your free places. There are other training sessions at Apple stores, visit the ‘Today at Apple’ page, choose your country to find out more.

Intro To Final Cut Pro X

No matter how you plan to use Final Cut Pro, this 90-minute session takes a deep dive into its features. Let us show you how to arrange clips to tell your story, perfect the look of your video and improve audio quality. A MacBook with Final Cut Pro can be provided, or bring your own. Attendees should have a good understanding of movie editing and Mac basics, or be stepping up from iMovie.

Pro Series: Import, Sort and Organise

Film editors know that to be efficient, you need to be organised. Join us for a Final Cut Pro session on workflow. We’ll show you smart settings for video importing, ways to sort your media and how to organise like a pro. Attendees should have a good understanding of movie editing and Mac basics, or be stepping up from iMovie.

Pro Series: Techniques for Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X

Join us as we explore creative storytelling in Final Cut Pro X. You’ll discover how techniques in colour, music and editing can push your narrative forward and captivate your audience. Attendees should have a good understanding of Final Cut Pro X or be stepping up from iMovie.

Pro Series: Refine Your Audio with Final Cut Pro X

Join us as we explore controls and techniques in Final Cut Pro X that allow you to sculpt sound to match your scenes. We’ll explore noise reduction, add effects and music, and mix down to create stunning audio to go with your visuals. Attendees should have a good understanding of Final Cut Pro X or be stepping up from iMovie.

Pro Series: Colour Correction and Grading with Final Cut Pro X

Join us as we explore how colour can make your project visually and emotionally stunning. We’ll use colour correction and grading to balance colours in your movie. Then we’ll explore techniques that emphasise colour in stylistic ways. Attendees should have a good understanding of Final Cut Pro X or be stepping up from iMovie.

Pro Series: Create Studio-quality Titles

Join us and we’ll focus on when and how to use titles and text to set the tone of your movie. You’ll create, alter and add exciting effects to your movie’s text. Then we’ll practise our skills by completing a mini challenge. Attendees should have a good understanding of Final Cut Pro X or be stepping up from iMovie.

If you also want to learn Logic Pro X, there is a 90-minute intro and 60-minute sessions on Looping and Layering, Editing for Emotion plus Mixing and Mastering.

Studio Hours

The Pro Series sessions aren't yet available in many countries, but Apple Stores all over the world offer ‘Studio Hours’ - these are sessions where people who have started or who are about to start a project can work in a store with an Apple Creative nearby. Creatives are there to offer advice and tips on how to design, setup and progress your project. These hours are grouped by topic. As well as video projects, studio hours are also available for music, for photos, for documents, presentations and spreadsheets and for art & design projects.