By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Foundation & Understanding

    Master the fundamental techniques of editing and establish a strong foundation. This ensures that every edit you make is deliberate and impactful.

  • Technical Proficiency

    Get really good at the technical parts of editing to work FASTER and SMARTER, to get to do more creative things. This makes your content stand out from others.

Course curriculum*

*(Subject to change)

    1. Interface Overview and Basics

    2. Master The Settings

    3. Personalizing the Workspace

    4. Get the Most Out Of The Browser

    5. Download Additional Content

    1. The Magnetic Timeline

    2. The Power of The Timeline Index

    3. Transitions & Using the Precision Editor

    4. Range Selection, Blade and Zoom Tools

    5. Keyboard Shortcuts For Speed

    6. Copy & Paste The Final Cut Way

    7. Timeline Markers

    1. Gap Clips, Placeholders and Generators

    2. Role-based editing

    3. The Power of Auditions

    4. Keyframing & The Animation Editor

    5. Advanced Trimming

    6. Compound Clips and Secondary Storylines

    7. Speed Ramps, Freeze Frame and Holds

    8. Transform, Crop, and Ken Burns Tools

    9. Synchronizing External Audio

    10. The Power of Color Tools

    11. Audio Denoise

    12. Mixing Dialogue, Sound Effects and Music

    13. Creating and Modifying 2D/3D Titles

    1. Sharing & Exporting

    2. Handling Missing Media and Relinking

    3. Optimizing Storage and Cleanup

    4. Archiving Projects and Media Management

Final Cut Essentials

  • $100.00
  • 29 lessons
  • 5 hours of video content
  • Media Downloads
  • Lifetime Updates

Who is this course for?

  • Beginner & Intermediate Friendly

    We begin with the easy stuff and explain it all. We won't leave anything out or think you "already know." We're with you every step of the way.

  • Discover "WHY" not just "How"

    It can be annoying to just copy a tutorial without knowing why you're doing something. Don't worry! Here, we'll make sure to explain the main reasons for each step.

  • Learn Pro Techniques

    Learn the best ways used by pros to set up, and edit using Final Cut Pro.


Fix it in camera. Finesse it in post.

Rafael Ludwig

Rafael Ludwig is a seasoned professional with two decades of experience in film and video production, specializing in post production, VFX and 2D/3D motion graphics. Throughout his extensive career, he's collaborated with influential figures like Gary V and Tony Robbins. Beyond that, he's crafted content for major brands, including Lexus, Mitchell & Ness, Toyota, GM, and Mad Microbe. His expertise is so recognized that he spent three years teaching Avid Levels 1 and 2 at the Toronto Film School. For those eager to dive deep into the world of editing, Rafael is the go-to expert.

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    If, within 14 days of purchase, you're not totally happy with your purchase, you get your money back.

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  • Includes Lifetime Updates

    If this course is updated for a new version of Final Cut Pro, you get the new content for FREE. That means little features, big features, and everything in between. This training GROWS with Final Cut Pro!

From Beginner To Editor