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 .
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” (www.apple.com/final-cut-pro). 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.
Class includes 3 months of classroom computer access.
For this particular group of sessions, please register through San Mateo County Community College Continuing Education catalogue at the link below. The link will take you to the Photography and Video Classes page where you can find the Media Center classes and register. You do not need to be a resident of San Mateo County. The Media Center’s workshops will all take place at the Midpen Media Center in Palo Alto.