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Sandy: November 2010 Archives

mara_woosley.pngMara Woosley recently completed our Final Cut Studio bundle and 2 Day SketchUp training as part of her career enhancement as a Multimedia Technician for Hodges University in Naples, Florida.  Mara is in charge of the AV rooms for both Hodges' locations in Naples and Fort Myers, and she films speakers and events, produces videos, and maintains the website and social media sites as well.  Busy girl!  When asked what she thought of her training at GeniusDV, here is what Mara had to say:  "The training was great and it kept me interested.  I liked that the video segments used in the training were varied and fun.  The instructors were all very knowledgeable, personable, and patient.  I like that they all worked in the field as opposed to being just instructors.  The Orlando location was great and I really liked the informal "living room" setting for the classes.  The relaxed atmosphere made it easier to interact with the instructor and other students."

Regarding the overall value of the services, Mara thinks that having the option to audit the class again makes it "priceless."  When I asked Mara what the biggest new thing she learned in class was and how she is using the training in the field now, her reply, "it was all new to me, but the keyboard shortcuts and how the programs in the Final Cut Pro Suite work together have been very helpful.  So far, I'm mostly just editing video of speakers and presentations to post to the web for online students and other interested individuals.  However, in the future I will be creating marketing videos to promote fundraising events and gain sponsors." 

nest.pngWhat exactly is nesting?  Nesting in Final Cut Pro is basically a sequence that acts as a clip inside another sequence.  It's really one of the most useful and necessary components of most any compositing action.  The Nest Items Command allows you to select a range in your timeline that contains many layered effects and collapse them into a nested sequence.  This can make a very busy timeline easier on the eyes as you continue to work.  The nice thing about nesting is that you still have access to the individual layers.  If you need to go back and change something, you still have that option.
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