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Editing Documentaries with Final Cut Pro


3 Days: 2014 dates TBC

€420 Members / €450 Non-Members

Learn to use Final Cut Pro 7 by cutting a version of an award-winning short documentary in this hands-on course. Tutor: TBC

Learn to use Final Cut Pro 7 by cutting a version of an award-winning short documentary. This three day, hands-on course will cover the entire workflow of editing a documentary in Final Cut Pro. From the initial importing and organization of footage to building a rough cut to final output for the Web or DVD, this course will teach you the skills to tackle even the most complex projects.

Course Content:

  • System settings and organising footage on external drives
  • Organising media using bins, labels, columns of metadata and naming techniques
  • Navigating footage, identifying and highlighting material using markers and subclips
  • Basic editing techniques
  • Finding the story and getting to the first cut
  • Refining the cut by rearranging clips and using the trimming tools
  • Enhancing the story with audio editing (adding sound effects and music)
  • Applying effects such as transitions and colour correction filters to achieve the style and look you want
  • Exporting different formats for viewing on the Web and DVD

Lead Tutor: TBC


  • 2014 Dates TBC, 3 Days 2013

Class times:

  • 10.00am – 5.00pm


  • €420 Members / €450 Non-Members
  • €150 Deposit

To Book / More Info:

  • For more info or to book, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0.
  • Detailed information on this course is available from our Training Department; please email
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.