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Final Cut Pro X Training in Iowa City at the University of Iowa: $250 for Five Half-Day Sessions

Overview & Registration

  • When: Monday – Friday, July 23 – 27, 2012
  • Where: At the University of Iowa
  • What: High quality training in Apple Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Training spans over five days with half-day sessions each day to leave enough time for people to go home and practice.
  • Cost: Normally over $1,200 NOW ONLY $250! Save about $1,000. Similar training workshops nation-wide cost $1,200 or more, so this is a great deal.
  • RegistrationClick here to register. Deadline is 22 June 2012 so act now!
  • Contact: Write to mark-hale@uiowa.edu or call 335-5825 if you have questions.
  • Trainer / Instructor: Jeff Fortune – his previous workshop at the UI was two years ago and was well received.
  • Deadline: Friday, 22 June 2012
  • Limited Seating: This event is limited to 24 and is already half-full, so act fast. Preference given to UI personnel first, but please inquire anyway even if you’re not at the UI.


Event Details for Final Cut Pro X Training

  • 5 half-day sessions, Monday – Friday, July 23 – 27, 2012, $250/person total.
  • Morning sessions recommended for less experienced
  • Afternoon sessions recommended for more experienced
  • Class will only be held if there is enough registration to bring cost to this level (12 in each session.)
  • Preference given to UI personnel first.
  • Additional activities are planned for the training week (evening consultation on your projects, an iBooks Author demo)

Workshop Outline


  • Interface Overview
  • Media management
  • Importing


  • Editing
  • Evening session – work on your own projects with your own personal trainer


  • Editing
  • Audio editing
  • Evening session – iBooks Author, and creating iBooks


  • Titling
  • Motion graphics
  • Transitions
  • Evening session — introduction to Motion 5.


  • Exporting
  • Outputting

Instructor Testimonials & Feedback About Jeff Fortune

“I am writing in regards to FCP training that we received from Jeff Fortune in June of 2009.  I manage Unalaska Community Broadcasting in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Alaska.  We operate KUCB Channel 8 TV, a small community-licensed station.  … Jeff came all the way out to the Aleutian Islands to work with UCB staff and volunteers.  Participants found Jeff to be an enthusiastic instructor.  He was patient with our myriad of questions, and he was a wealth of information.  We also appreciated that Jeff was easy to contact prior to the training, as well as for follow-up questions after his visit.  The training that Jeff provided went a long way in helping staff streamline our work flow and make use of Final Cut Pro’s features.  Jeff was also a lot of fun to have around!  Thanks, Jeff, for all of your assistance!” ~ Lauren Adams, General Manager KUCB Channel 8 TV [source]

“Jeff Fortune gave me an intense and extensive three-day training course in FCP, LiveType, DVD Studio Pro, and Soundtrack Pro.  He also helped me along the way with some fantastic pointers as I am also new to Mac.  By the time he left here, I was eating, breathing, and sleeping Mac and FCP like a champ.  He is very patient and extremely knowledgeable in his field, as well as an extremely experienced and talented editor.  His creativity with these applications is astounding.  Whenever I come upon a snag with something, I e-mail Jeff and he pops right back or calls with a response that solves my problem every time.” Kari Russell, Witchita, KS [source]

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn Final Cut Pro X! 

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com