Category Archives: FCPX Grill

FCG085 – FCPX on the Road (feat. Dean Sherwood)

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Traveling on the road with FCPX can be a lot of fun. Dean Sherwood is the newly dubbed Creative Director for The Vamps and works full time with the band on the road and at home he is also a true “Convergence Artist” meaning, he knew nothing about video production before, as a photographer, he purchased a 5D MK2. With over 200 videos and millions of views Dean has created an immense catalog of content for the band and with the exception of the very first video he did for them, they’ve ALL been created in FCPX.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Dean Sherwood – @deansherwood

Mentioned on Show:

The Vamps

Chris’ Zoo Station Video

Lacie Rugged

FCPX Image Exporter on FCP.co

Bose Speakers

 

FCG084 – Its just a joke. (feat. James Branch)

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Timing, trimming, adjusting… that’s editorial, but its also comedy. James Branch, Writer, Director and Editor was also a stand up comic in another life. His views about seeing a cut or a timeline as a whole, and NOT a series of individual shots or even frames is a brilliant observation that comes from many years in the business. Don’t worry, if you want to talk about FCPX we’ll get there eventually, but there is a whole lot of theory in this episode too.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
James Branch  – @jbranch

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James’ Standup Reel

FCG083 – FCPX Features (feat. Michael Matzdorff)

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Cold Mountain for FCPX? Maybe. In early 2014 news started to leak that a major Hollywood film was being cut on FCPX. Many people have said that would be the tipping point for the acceptance of Final Cut Pro X. I don’t really agree. However, Michael Matzdorff, was the assistant editor on the project and he has some great insight into the workflow and what worked well and what needs improvements in FCPX. We hope you enjoy this episode and remember. “DON’T CUT WITH YOUR STEMS!!”

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Michael Matzdorff – @FCPXFeatures

 

FCG082 – TED Cuts in FCPX? (feat. Michael Glass)

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TED Conferences’ Motto is “Ideas Worth Spreading” and now they are spreading this idea, “FCPX is a powerful tool”. Hear what happened when TED, which turns out TONS of content, decided to go all Final Cut Pro X in New York City. Also, don’t miss the discussion at about 47 Minutes about their export procedures… VERY interesting stuff. We also talk about “Progressive Disclosure”.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Michael Glass – www.ted.com

FCG081 – Making Power Simpler (feat. Noam Kroll)

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Noam likes to shake things ups and try something new once in a while, which frankly, makes most of us very uneasy. Recently he started taking a long hard look at the quality of the H264 files he was creating and realized that there was a difference between what he got out of FCPX and Compressor and the files he was creating with Media Encoder and the Adobe suite. Do you wanna guess which looked better?

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Noam Kroll – @noamkroll

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Noam’s Big H264 Test

Noam’s Camera Workshop