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Visual Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X. A budget online training course

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Andrew Gormley has launched his online training program called Visual Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X. This budget course is made even better by Andrew offering 100 discounts codes for 50% off to FCP.co readers.

We are all familiar with the big names and corporations when it comes to training for FCPX. They are not the only option though and as we always like to feature the smaller players in the market, we were very interested to find out more about Andrew's online lessons.

Andrew has used online learning community Skillshare to market his course which is discounted down from $40 to $20 for the first 500 applicants, then discounted down again to $10 with the coupon code FCPCO for the first 100 signups.

As Andrew says, you can download and use the trial version of FCPX for 'Visual Storytelling with Final Cut Pro X,' so this is a really low budget way of getting to grips with the app.


There sounds to be quite a bit of interactivity with Andrew on the course:

"As far as the class goes, it's actually a pretty cool concept: It'll take place over the course of three weeks and each week there will be approximately an hour worth of screencasts to watch on each part of the application. I based a lot of my teaching from the previous classes I've taught for other companies, so at the end I'm fairly confident the students would be prepared for at least the Level One Certification test, which I'll include info about in the final chapters.

At the end of each week I'll also encourage students to submit their work thus far which includes a rough cut, a polished cut, and the final cut of their work. We'll also have a live steam on Google+ each Sunday at 6pm where students can ask me questions directly and I'll give live feedback to everyone's work.

Students will have the opportunity to use any of the footage I provide them for the final cut to make it unique to them, but the first two cuts will follow along closely with what I'm showing them so they grasp the concepts. As far as the provided footage goes, it'll be a mix from the Philly Auto Show that's been taking place this week, a concert with headlining band The A's, and footage from a promotion I'm currently working on with The Academy of Natural Sciences here in Philadelphia."


Seems like a pretty good deal for just $10, so if you are interested then jump on the offer.

More from Andrew very shortly.



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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.

Tour de france 2020
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.

amazon kindle BF

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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