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Just in:  **Apple to present at the first FCP eXchange**

FCPWORKS and FCP.co are proud to announce the first in a set of workshops aimed at the Final Cut Pro X editor. The first one is in October in Los Angeles, so sign up now!

Following on from the recent FCP EXPO in Amsterdam, FCPWORKS decided that the FCPX community needed a more regular meet up than just at the two annual trade shows.

So FCP eXchange was born and we are very proud to be partnering with FCPWORKS to get the FCPX community more involved and share workflow practices, tips, tricks and the odd anecdote thrown in too.

The first free event will happen at AbelCine in Los Angeles on Saturday 24th of October from 11am to 4pm. Although it is free, space will be limited, so make sure of your place by registering on the FCP eXchange site.

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Sam Mestman describing the Focus workflow at the recent FCP EXPO in Amsterdam during IBC 2015.


“We’ve had a great time putting together our workflow and case study events in Los Angeles as well as at NAB and most recently IBC with FCP EXPO,” says Sam Mestman, FCPWORKS’ Chief Workflow Architect. “FCP eXchange seemed like a natural opportunity to continue that outreach with a regular series in Los Angeles.

There’s still an ongoing perception that Final Cut Pro X isn’t suitable for features, documentaries and other large-scale projects. We’ve been chipping away at that myth for years now. This is another chance to demonstrate what’s been accomplished so far with completed projects like “Focus" and the recent A&E documentary, "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" and what’s still to come."

We’re also excited to collaborate with FCP.co We’ve worked together on breaking a lot of different workflows and case studies for a while now. Moving that connection forward into live events, where we can share our experiences with fellow filmmakers and professionals feels like the next logical step. These are still relatively early days for Final Cut Pro X and we’re all very excited to tell the next chapters of this evolving story. It’s going to be a blast.


Apple are to present at the first FCP eXchange: 

Apple Product Marketing will give a presentation highlighting the features in Final Cut Pro 10.2 and how the app is being used in Hollywood and beyond.


 Other speakers already confirmed are:

Marc Bach

Marc Bach is the lead Editor and Colorist at DIRECTV’s Original Content Network, Audience, based in Los Angeles.

As an early adopter of FCPX, Marc was instrumental in building DIRECTV’s 4k post production workflow for all original content. Marc has worked on scripted, documentary and large scale multicam productions. He also runs Interfacelab, a full service post facility.



Sam Mestman

Sam Mestman designs workflows for FCPWORKS and has worked with FCP X since its inception.

Sam’s also a regular writer for FCP.co and MovieMaker Magazine, teaches post workflow at RED’s REDucation classes, and is the founder and CEO of We Make Movies, a film collective in Los Angeles and Toronto which is dedicated to making the movie industry not suck. If you’ve got any FCP X questions or need some help putting together a system you can find Sam on Facebook or Twitter at @FCPWORKS.


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Mike Matzdorff is a writer, director, editor, assistant editor and has composed the score for one indie film and a stage play. He has spent over 20 years in editing rooms of feature films and Emmy winning television shows, including, Fight Club, Analyze This, Last Comic Standing and Monk.

He recently finished, as first assistant editor, FOCUS the first major film edited on Apple’s Final Cut X software and is the author of “Final Cut Pro X: Pro Workflow,” a book on the experience loaded with real world tips, tricks, and proven workflow techniques.


So should you be in the Los Angeles area on the 24th of October, make sure you register for this event. Hopefully it is the start of regular FCPX based meetings.



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