At Video Symphony our students learn everything they need to know about editing from our Final Cut Pro classes. We make sure they get experience using Final Cut Pro on cutting-edge hardware to give them the practical experience they need to succeed in the competitive entertainment field. The prevalence of this tool makes Final Cut training an essential part of what they learn at Video Symphony. Under the guidance of decorated film and television pros, our students become prized experts themselves.

Final Cut Pro is an industry standard that any student needs to know. The editing software is used for non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film.

Additionally, it supports multiple simultaneously composited video tracks, up to 99 audio tracks, multi-camera editing for combining video from multiple camera sources, as well as a host of standard editing functions including ripple, roll, slip, slide, scrub, razor blade, and time remapping.

Students in our Final Cut Pro classes also learn to utilize its host of options for transitions, filters, mattes, vocal editors, corrective filters, and more. This full-suite editing software is enough for amateur filmmakers to complete their projects unassisted, and is often an essential tool for big-budget films and television productions.

Final Cut Pro has been used to edit hundreds of major films, including the following:

  • The Rules of Attraction (2002)
  • Full Frontal (2002)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • Cold Mountain (2003) (Academy Award nominee for Best Editing)
  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
  • Open Water (2003)
  • Red vs. Blue (2003)
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  • The Ladykillers (2004)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  • Super Size Me (2004)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
  • Happy Endings (2005)
  • Jarhead (2005)
  • Little Manhattan (2005)
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
  • 300 (2007)
  • Black Snake Moan (2006)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Zodiac (2007)
  • The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007) (Academy Award nominee for Best Editing)
  • Reign Over Me (2007)
  • Youth Without Youth (2007)
  • Balls of Fury (2007)
  • Gabriel (2007)
  • Enchanted (2007)
  • Traitor (2008)
  • Burn After Reading (2008)
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) (Academy Award nominee for Best Editing)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • Opie Gets Laid (2009)
  • (500) Days of Summer (2009)
  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  • A Serious Man (2009)
  • Tetro (2009)
  • By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)
  • Gamer (2009)
  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • The Social Network (2010) (Academy Award winner for Best Editing)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) (Academy Award winner for Best Editing)

This impressive list of motion pictures is indicative of the influence of Final Cut Pro. Although far from the only video-editing tool used for film and television, Final Cut Pro is a program that all industry editors need to know.

Final Cut Pro training is thus a cornerstone of our TV & Film editing program and a major component of other visual media programs. Our instructors and students have been so successful with Final Cut Pro that we annually have graduates honored with Emmy Awards and other editing accolades.

Final Cut Pro classes at Video Symphony teach the best skills on the best hardware and software. It’s not a surprise that our classes turn out the best professionals. If you want to develop the expertise and real-world experience necessary to get a job in the industry, you should contact Video Symphony for information. Schedule a tour of our campus today!

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