Aspiring and experienced media producers can find classes to increase their skills at the Media Center. Hardware, software, and production values are covered by experienced instructors in a relaxed environment. We highly recommend that you start with our free hour-long Meet the Media Center & TV Studio Tour .


(Sorry, no longer available) Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X (November 16 & 17)

In this eight-hour class, you will learn the basics of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), enhanced video editing software to “create and deliver your story at the speed of thought” (  This hands-on class provides you with ample time to explore and experiment with many of the user-friendly, intuitive features of FCPX. Making the transition from Apple’s iMovie to FCPX is seamless, since they share an interface design philosophy.  With class size limited to eight, each participant can count on individualized instructor help. We provide practice footage and everything else you need to try out your new skills. Some previous experience with video editing is strongly recommended but not required. Beginners will find that this class moves very quickly.

Class includes 3 months of classroom computer access.

For this particular group of sessions, please register through City of Palo Alto Community Services catalogue at the link below. You do not need to be a resident of Palo Alto. The Media Center’s workshops will all take place at the Midpen Media Center in Palo Alto.

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Date Range Session by Session
Saturday, Nov 16, 20191 PM - 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 17, 20191 PM - 5 PM
Doug Kreitz