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Video & Motion Graphics Private Training
One-on-one training is available for any number of hours desired and can be targeted for your specific needs. Sessions can be scheduled days or evenings. Group rates for 2 or 3 people are also available.
 

Video Production I
Private training
$89 per hour


This class will teach you what you need to know to shoot a professional looking video. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own cameras.

Potential Topics include:
  • Auto vs. Manual Settings
  • Composition
  • Camera Angles
  • Tripod and Camera Movement terminology
  • Shooting for Post-production
  • White Balance
  • Rack Focus
  • 3 Point Lighting
  • Tungsten vs. Fluorescent vs. LED
  • Microphones
  • SD and HD formats
  • Sound Recording Techniques
  • Audio Mixers
  • and more.
Prerequisite: None.
Recommended companion course: Final Cut Pro I
Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400
Final Cut Pro I
Private training
$89 per hour

Learn all about Final Cut Pro 7 (Final Cut Pro Studio 3) this professional level, nonlinear editing application. Students will assemble a commercial.

Potential Topics include:

  • Final Cut System Components
  • SD, HD and Web Codecs
  • Users Preferences
  • Easy Setup
  • Audio/Video Settings
  • Log & Capture (tape)
  • Log and Transfer (card)
  • Trimming
  • Browser, Viewer and Timeline Windows
  • Transitions
  • Composite Modes
  • Color Keying
  • Markers
  • NTSC-Safe Color Correction
  • Waveform and Vector Scopes
  • Animation
  • Sequences
  • Overwrite, Insert, Replace and Fit to Fill edits
  • Roll, Ripple and Slip Tools
  • Audio Level Editing and Ducking
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills*.
Recommended companion courses: FCP II, FCP III
Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400

  
Final Cut Pro II-Advanced
Private training
$89 per hour

Learn advanced features, editing tricks, shortcuts and animation in Final Cut Pro 7 (Final Cut Pro Studio 3)

Potential Topics include:
  • Alpha Channel creation
  • Compressor
  • Shortcuts
  • Advanced Special Effects
  • Graphical Generators
  • Boris 3D
  • Text Crawls
  • Rolling Credits
  • Color Correction filters
  • Advanced Animation
  • Advanced Titling
  • Travel Mattes
  • Tape, DVD and Web Export

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro I class or comparable experience.
Recommended companion course: Final Cut Pro III
Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400

Final Cut Pro III-Expert
or Private training
$89 per hour

This class covers advanced Final Cut Pro 7 (Final Cut Pro Studio 3) features, special effects and animation techniques including detailed HD formats and issues.

Potential Topics include:
  • Digital Codecs & HD formats
  • Frame Aspect Ratio
  • HD to SD Down Conversion
  • Sequence Settings & Presets
  • Intermediate Codecs
  • External Video Preview
  • Media Manager
  • Log & Transfer Codec Prefs
  • 4:3 and 16:9 Frame Aspect Ratios
  • HD to SD Down Conversion
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Multi-Camera (Multiclip) Editing
  • Rendering Options
  • RT Rendering
  • Render Manager
  • Voice-Over Recording
  • Audio Mixer
  • Trim Editor
  • Shortcuts for Speed
  • Frame Viewer
  • Audio Filters

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro II class or comparable experience.
Recommended companion course: Adobe After Effects I
Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400


Adobe After Effects I
Private training
$89 per hour


This class will illustrate the animation techniques and capabilities of Adobe After Effects CS6. This program is extremely popular for creating complex multi-layer video composites with sophisticated motion, scale & opacity control. Learn about After Effects extensive keying, animation and special effect.


Potential Topics include:
  • Composition Settings
  • Importing File Footage
  • File Formats
  • Keyframe Assistant
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Navigating
  • Working with High-Res images
  • Photoshop files
  • Keyframing
  • Bezier motion paths
  • Alpha Channels
  • Masks
  • Chroma keys
  • Video Preview


Students work on a Macintosh production system, though applicable for Macintosh or Windows.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills*.
Recommended companion course: Adobe After Effects II-Advanced
Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400

 
Adobe After Effects II - Advanced
Private training
$89 per hour

This in-depth class for covers advanced 3D, animation, transparency and layering techniques.

Potential Topics include:
  • 3D Layers
  • 3D Cameras and Lights
  • Camera Tools
  • Material Options
  • Text Animation
  • Behavior Presets
  • Rotoscoping
  • Flash output
  • Track Mattes
  • Motion Sketch
  • Hand Drawn Motion Paths
  • Shape Based Motion Paths
  • Shape Layers
  • Solid Layers
  • 3D fly-throughs
  • Keyboard Shortcuts (Shortcut card included)

Students work on a Macintosh production system, though applicable for Macintosh or Windows.
Prerequisite: Adobe After Effects I or comparable experience.

Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400


DVD Studio Pro I
Private training
$89 per hour

This class covers advanced DVD authoring using the powerful program included in the Final Cut Pro Studio 3 suite.

Potential Topics include:
  • Exporting Video from Final Cut Pro
  • Chapter Markers
  • Photoshop files
  • Compressor files
  • DVDSP Advanced Interface
  • Importing Media
  • Preferences
  • Using Layouts
  • Drop Zones
  • Creating Chapter Indexes
  • Custom Templates
  • Text
  • Buttons and Shapes
  • Targets, End Jumps, First Plays
  • Menuless and looping DVDs
  • Build, Format, Burn
  • Output Options

Instructor: Ted Maynard
To Register: Call 203.795.6400


* Basic computer skills include opening a file from within a program, and the ability to click, double click and mouse down & drag with a mouse. Also, student should have experience opening and saving files from within a program and have the ability to navigate to different folders.
For more information on the Media Arts Center of Orange:
Telephone 203.795.6400
Email: Media Arts Center of Orange Information