Category Archives: FCPX Grill

FCG111 – A New User (feat. Alex MacLean)

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If you’re not careful and you spend too much time hanging out with me you may actually want to take a serious look at FCPX. Alex MacLean, my co-host on digitalCINEMAcafe has been hearing me go on and on about Final Cut Pro X for years now and when he recently was trying to streamline his workflow for posting files online for his grading clients I helped him develop a whole workflow around FCPX and Compound Clips. It didn’t stop there though. Now he’s embarking on a giant commercial spot and he’s go the bug. Hear how Alex has turned to FCPX for his main editor on this new project.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Alex MacLean – @alexm13

FCG110 – FCPX gets Big Boy Pants (feat. Alexander Snelling)

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FCPX in a shared environment is a real thing, a VERY real thing. If you don’t believe it then you need to listen to Alexander Snelling. A little over a year ago Alexander released “The Document”, the definitive write up of how to share media in FCPX and work in a shared environment. This is an episode a long time in the making and we’re VERY happy to have Alexander join us on The Grill.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Alexander Snelling – @slackalicefilms

Mentioned on Show:

Hitler Discovers FCPX

Slack Alice Films

“The Document”

FCG074 – Austin Flack Avid in TV picking an application

FCG109 – Experience or Baggage (feat. Michael Towe)

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Dynamic Trimming redux. Sort of. Michael Towe is an old school editor with ties back to early avid and we talk briefly about the trimming of FCPX and Avid but we also go into may workflow preferences like Keywords vs. Favorites, the beauty of the magnetic timeline when it comes to revisions, Time Remapping and Auditions and how Michael used them in recent productions. There is a bit of “old man history” at the beginning of this episode but bear with it, You’ll get to the good stuff if you don’t care about the past.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Michael Towe – m2digitalpost.com – @michael_towe – facebook/michael.towe

Mentioned on Show:

Wes Plate Trimming Video

Scott Simmons Trimming Video

Wings n Things – Quick commercial spot that the FCPXX keyer was a HUGE help in.

Trampoline Piece – Commercial spot that retiming was a big help on.

FCG108 – Motion Templates in FCPX (feat. Szymon Masiak)

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Motion is a powerful gfx creation tool for FCPX but some of the real power is available for $50 bucks a pop through Motion VFX. Szymon Masiak, talks about his company and the type of attention to detail that they put into all their Motion templates and just how easy it is to apply them and use them from within Final Cut Pro. We’ll also go into a rather controversial topic that hit Motion VFX a couple years about about content copywriter and plagiarism that is very interesting. Make sure you check out MotionVFX.com

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Szymon Masiak – @motionVFX

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“Sons of Anarchy” Template

Mobjects

FCG107 – FCPX and Logic X (feat. Sam Mestman)

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Logic X seems to potentially be a great tool for audio sweetening in FCPX and audio for video is always a topic for discussion. On this episode we hear how Sam Mestman, a recurring guest on The Grill, took a simple task of producing a podcast under his wing to learn a new tool to add to his post production arsenal.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Sam Mestman – fcpworks.com – @sammestman

Mentioned on Show:

Sam’s Blog

Sam’s Podcast

Intelligent Assistance

FCPX to AFF for Protools and Logic Pro X

X2Pro on App Store

Macprovideo.com to learn Logic Pro X

Patron Video for We Make Movies