light-iron event fcpx

Couldn't make it to Los Angeles for the recent Light Iron event where the the directors and editor of Focus talked about how they made the film on Final Cut Pro X? The recordings from the sessions are now online.

EVS FCPX banner

We like to test things here at FCP.co, so when we had the chance to test FCPX with files written from the newly updated software on EVS servers, we were there the moment the streams were set going. Unfortunately, it didn't go to plan.

We are very pleased to publish part two of the story of how the Hollywood feature film Focus was cut on Final Cut Pro X.

This time we concentrate on how it was used and how the Libraries, Events and Projects were set up. Exactly how did Jan Kovac edit? What keyboard and control surfaces did he use? How did he trim? (Yes we asked that dynamic trimming question!) And the biggest job of all, how did he and his team keep everything organised?

We finish off with what Jan Kovac the Editor and the Directors Glenn Ficarra & John Requa liked about FCPX, what they didn’t like and some good ideas for the future.

fcpx creative summit

Future Media Concepts has announced the first Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit to be held June 26-28th 2015 in Santa Clara, California. You'll get lots of presentations, conference sessions and a trip to the Apple campus to hear from the FCPX team including the product managers.

explenite davinci resolve

Explenite, a new tutorial producer has just released a set of tutorials for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. They cover the basics and multi-NLE round tripping for $25.

From convincing the Hollywood Studio to use FCPX, to how the movie was actually edited right down to keywords and trimming, we publish our biggest Final Cut Pro X article so far.

This is not just a cut and paste from the Apple article, we have new interviews, new pictures and most importantly, lots more detail.

With unique access to the Editor Jan Kovac, the Directors Glenn Ficarra, & John Requa, Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni, Technology Consultant Sam Mestman and First Assistant Editor Mike Matzdorff, we follow the groundbreaking story of the post production of Focus on Final Cut Pro X.

focus tease

So the NDAs have been lifted and Apple has published an 'In Action' case study about Focus. We have been working behind the scenes too and have a couple of articles to publish very shortly. We dig deep into the reasons for using FCPX, the workflow and the benefits.

focus lightiron

What's the hottest ticket in Hollywood? Now that the Oscars are over it has to be Light Iron's special presentation about Focus, the feature film cut on FCPX.

BVE 2015 softron

If you are in London at the BVE show on Wednesday, make sure you meet up with fellow FCPX editors on the Softron stand E25 at 4pm. There's beers to be drunk!

moviola oscars

On the day of the 2015 Oscar presentation ceremony, wouldn't it be good to watch an interview with all the nominees for the Best Film Editing award? The American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Moviola have very kindly published this hour and a half discussion recorded on Saturday featuring those editors in a Q&A session.

dubai flow motion

Standby for three minutes of incredible video. Rob Whitworth takes hyperlapses to a new level (quite literally) in this not to be missed Vimeo video. 

mestman podcast NAB 2015

Three bits of news from Sam Mestman over at FCPWORKS. We have a podcast with a rather familiar guest, a video tutorial on getting daily rushes out of FCPX and details about NAB 2015.

top ten fcpx multicam editing tips

One of the best features in FCPX is multi camera editing. It takes seconds to sync up footage and start cutting, but there are things that you can do to before and during editing to make the task easier. Here's ten top tips!