After you've done the edits, the resulting video looks no better, just different. That is what sets this book apart from others. I always purchase companion books for complex software. More than a button-pushing manual--this workshop give you firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing. I've followed each and every in-depth dvd tutorial in the book and it has been a lifesaver.
This book was ok at the time but at this stage of the game nothing comes close to lynda tutorials. I'm only a beginner as such and Tom makes learning the art of editing on this program a cinch. Final Cut Express has a bit of a learning curve to work through. You're going to be getting his free advice sooner or later, so you might as well throw a few bucks his way and give him some credit for all that you will benefit from his wisdom. It totally misses the point.
Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Paperback. Tom operates an independent studio, South Coast Productions. Product Description Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Express 4--learn how to edit with it! Then I carried on with the next few chapters on sound and applied that to my efforts. I had purchased another book but it was too advanced for a beginner like myself. This is so useful at the beginning stage when you need everything set up right or it probably wont work and he's got comments and recommendations on why and when to use a particular setting.
Just to be sure, Apple has discontinued both Final Cut Express and Final Cut Studio officially but I'm told by people who work with Final Cut Studio and Final Cut X that Apple is still selling both softwares but you have to call their 1-800 number and purchase either by phone. More than a button-pushing manual--this workshop give you firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing. I was able to quickly learn how to edit my clips into a smooth flowing video complete with music and text due to Tom's efforts. Final Cut Express 4 editing workshop. I have had the program on my computer for months now. I have had trouble for years trying to get the help I needed to learn Final Cut Express. I'd been swapping my short-film-making efforts over from iMovies, so I was quite impatient at having to go right back and start again to get even vaguely close to where I had been.
I've always preferred a classroom-in-a-book style of tutorial over your basic guides, but it is only way that you'll use both your mental and tactile senses. This is Amazon at its very worst. Wolsky doesn't mince words and it's very easy to skip over things and have to back-track because your lesson results are not what he says they are. Hello, Thank you for writing to us with your concern. You have to pay a little but the videos are much better then the 14 year olds on youtube, they are awesome in their own but not as good.
I'm only half-way through this book, and its worth is already more that I paid for it. I had the book but wasn't really ready to take on the task of learning the program. He writes in a manner creative people can understand. I got bogged down for quite some time with the Boris Calligraphy chapter and came to a grinding halt. I am new with Final Express and I think the approach taken will benefit me. This book takes you by the hand and guides you through everything from importing the clips onto your computer to setting the preferences to exporting the completed video to YouTube.
It does not deal much with the creative aspects of digital video. I think doing both are a good combination. I now have renewed confidence and I am ready to take this on! This title develops a working knowledge with nineteen tutorials that cover: setting up your system and understanding the interface; ingesting and organizing your material including drive-based and disc-based camera data; and, slicing, dicing, and organizing clips. You need these examples to work the tutorials in the book. There are also very good video tutorials out there and I would recommend doing one of those first there is a free one.
Good planning is great for the reader! Amazon gave the following response to my query. It happened to me quite a few times. My only complaint is that the included tutorial software uses very lame video clips that really do not show off the program's editing abilities to the best advantage. Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Express 4--learn how to edit with it! Although I still havent figured why I cant use the editing keyboard commands like F10, F12 etc for insert and over-write, must have missed that bit somewhere. The picture and the text accompanying it are almost always on the same page so it's almost frustration-free. Tom teaches from his wealth of professional experience on the subject of movie production in both production and teaching this complex subject.
Using the book, I could go baby step by baby step to learn the program. But, that website with the downloads had been removed. We look forward to see you again. Problem with learning from the on-screen instructions is that it's not in a useful order so can't practice what they're saying as haven't learnt how to set up and capture yet. By that I mean it tells you what the button or command does but usually no information on when to use it or why. The book is so well written and easy to follow and very detailed. This particular edition is in a Paperback format.
More than a button-pushing manual--this workshop give you firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing. It was published by Focal Press and has a total of 352 pages in the book. Until Tom's book, there really has been nothing available that led you through the stages of the process using Final Cut Express software. Today I sat down with this book, went page by page I am only to page 36 now and I totally get it. Amazon still has a few copies that are being sold by resellers and a few marketplace sellers have posted their eye-gouging prices, if you don't feel the need to call Apple. I have been in the broadcast production industry for 28 years and I can tell you Tom is the real thing. Then concluded I didn't need to know about twirling, swirling, multi-coloured, rotating text and got moving again.