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Video Editing in Final Cut Pro - Beginners Guide

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Video Editing in Final Cut Pro - Beginners Guide

This class will teach you everything you need to get started with Final Cut Pro.  This course was created for anyone who wants to learn FCP to edit YouTube videos, work with clients or just create fun edits of their footage.  We go through my step by step method that I use on every one of my videos.  

  1. A Roll Edit - Step one is understanding how Final Cut Pro works and where all the buttons are.  From here we'll assemble the A Roll cut and figure out how to make videos flow while removing all mess ups and anything that doesn't belong in the video. 
  2. B-Roll - After our A Roll is finished we will move on to the fun part.... B ROLL!  This is where you'll be able to get creative and have some fun editing all the fun footage.  We'll dive into how to add this on your A Roll while also creating stand alone B Roll sequences. 
  3. Finishing Touches - After we have a solid cut of a video then we move on to doing a color grade and getting the video ready for upload.  

If you're a complete beginner to Final Cut Pro then this is the course for you.  We explore all the fundamentals and get you up to speed with the most important aspects so that you can start editing right away.  

Who am I?

My name is Jeven Dovey.  I'm an Adventure Filmmaker, YouTuber and I run a Production company based in Los Angeles.  I've been a Final Cut Pro user for most of my career.  

One of the most common questions on my channel is about what editing software to use and how to edit.  So I put together this course that is your complete beginners guide and will get you ready to start making your own videos!


  • Introduction
  • Class Project
  • FCP Library Setup
  • FCP Layout
  • Building Your Workspace
  • Create a New Project
  • FCP is Magnetic
  • Importing Footage
  • Editing A Roll
  • Timeline Controls
  • Audio Transitions
  • Audio Clean Up
  • Editing B Roll
  • B Roll Transitions
  • Adding Text
  • Camera Motion
  • Adding Photos
  • Music Editing
  • SDFX
  • Color Grading
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Copy and Paste Effects
  • Slow Motion
  • Customizing Keyboard
  • Exporting Finished Video
  • Final Organization
  • Creating Templates
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Jeven Dovey


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