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FCP Exchange workshops continue with new sessions in March and at NAB 2016

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We're excited to share the news that the FCP Exchange workshop series produced by FCPWORKS and promoted by FCP.co continues in 2016 with new sessions in Los Angeles in March and at NAB in Las Vegas this April.

As you all well know, Apple pulled out from broadcast trade shows a long time ago. Gone are the black shirts huddled over screens doing back to back demonstrations of Final Cut Pro 5, Motion and Shake. So don't expect to see an official Apple presence on the NAB 2016 show floor. 

That's the bad news. The good news is that FCPWORKS will again be holding seminars at NAB that will concentrate on FCPX and its ecosystem of software and hardware.

Can't make NAB in April? FCPWORKS has just announced the next FCP Exchange in conjunction with FCP.co. To be held on Saturday March the 5th in Los Angeles, the second meeting will feature a few well known names from the FCPX community.

David Tillman, the editor we featured on our front page who cut Challenger Disaster: The Lost Tapes will present. So will the assistant editor Patrick Southern. They will be joined by Charlie Austin who will go into the details of trailer editing on FCPX. 

Inbetween those talented guys will be a presentation from Apple Product Marketing showing the use of FCPX 10.2 in high end commercial production. Highly likely that one won't be taped and shared afterwards.

You can learn more about FCP Exchange and register for both the March event and NAB over at the official FCP Exchange site.

Don't forget that we have an FCP Exchange section on our very popular Forum, where you can chat directly with the production team.

For a little refresher, here are the videos from the previous session of FCP Exchange in Los Angeles.


Finally, here are the sessions from FCPWORKS's presentation suite at NAB 2015.




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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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