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Top 10 Free Introductory Color Correction Tutorials for FCP X

Posted by Iain Anderson on

Top 10 Free Introductory Color Correction Tutorials for FCP X

Color correcting the shots in your edit to form a cohesive whole is a vital skill in today’s post-production workflow. Lighting can change from shot to shot, especially if you’re relying on the great ball of light in the sky. Even in a more controlled environment with matched cameras (or a single camera shoot) you'll need to fix exposure or white balance issues that weren’t obvious on set. This is a big topic, so we’ll tackle the basics of the Color Board — Final Cut Pro X’s main color correction tool — first, and then take a quick look at a couple...

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Best Of: Filmmaking Simple Tutorials

Posted by Iain Anderson on

Best Of: Filmmaking Simple Tutorials

In my own professional video work, clients don’t usually ask for teleportation, to look like a ghost, or fire an energy ball from their hands. Despite the absence of obvious visual effects from corporate and educational pieces, those things are still fun. If you’re not sure how to create them in Final Cut Pro X, Filmmaking Simple is the YouTube channel that’s been there, done that, and made the video to show you how to do it too. Levitation, achieved with masking, not green screen The FS tutorial videos aren’t just about basic techniques, but cover how to combine several different techniques (tripod shooting,...

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No Way! FCPXFree now has over 1000 Free Resources for FCP X listed

Posted by Roger Bolton on

No Way! FCPXFree now has over 1000 Free Resources for FCP X listed

What an amazing achievment, FCPXFree.com now lists over 1000 free resources for FCP X, tutorials, plugins, templates, transitions and more.  All curated and categorised to make it dead easy to find what you want.  Want to find a tutorial on roles in FCP X across all the different tutorial makers?  it's one click, then browse for related topics using our tagging system.   So in case you missed them, we've also been adding articles highlighting the best free resources.  For example you can do a whole complete course on FCP X using nothing but free tutorials.  We've broken them down...

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Top 10 Motion Project Tutorials

Posted by Iain Anderson on

Top 10 Motion Project Tutorials

If you’ve mastered the basics of Motion, time to get cracking on some practical projects. Some of these start and finish in Motion, while others produce generators or effects for use in Final Cut Pro X. All these tutorials explore different features, and some are more complex than others, so take your time. By the end of these tutorials, you’ll be able to make some pretty incredible things, and apply all kinds of techniques to your own work.   1. Create a Rounded Corner Lower Third by Motion Master Templates Starting slowly, here’s a long, detailed tutorial that takes you through...

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Top 10 Introductory Motion Tutorials

Posted by Iain Anderson on

Top 10 Introductory Motion Tutorials

Motion is a staggeringly good app. For US$50, you get not just a world-class real-time 3D animation tool, but the best way on the planet to create your own free effects, transitions, titles and more for Final Cut Pro X. If you’ve only ever used After Effects (a great app with its own strengths) then you’re missing out. While you can just dive in and start playing, it’s a more complex beast than it appears on the surface. Taking a few tutorials will not only help with the basics, but with understanding some of the powerful-but-less-obvious features like behaviors. If...

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