A Guide to Shooting Weddings & Editing Emotive Videos using FCPX

9th & 10th of September 2019
Workspace @ The Club, Waterkloof – Pretoria
R6500
(early bird discount – less R1000 – available up to August 26)
Coffee, Tea & Lunch included.

Join me, Daniel McGeer, as we learn how to shoot and edit compelling and emotive wedding videos  –  using Final Cut Pro X.

This two day workshop is for anyone new to video, the photographer becoming videographer, the Adobe Premier editor interested in finding out why Final Cut Pro X makes life so much easier, or anyone looking to brush up on their skills in FCPX.  We’re going to cover all the basics and get into the nitty gritty of creative editing – ultimately unlocking the tools you need to passionately and expressively tell the story you need to tell.  Help your clients relive every moment and feel every emotion of their wedding experience. 


We are pirivilaged to have these guest-speakers join & inspire us for one session each at our workshop. 

Jacques Crafford needs no introduction to anyone in the video community of SA. He is an incredible filmmaker who has inspired us and many videographers and photographers in the wedding industry to push the boundaries of creativity. He’s known for his powerful moving images and for being an all round approachable nice guy who has a thing for Sony.   ~ @jacques_crafford 

Albert van Wyk is a hard working and gifted entrepreneur, having made his first million by age 22, he authored a book called –  ‘How To Be a Millionaire at 22’ – and currently travels all over South Africa giving talks at schools, conferences and radio stations inspiring young people and business owners to realise that anything is possible. He’s coming to help us make every second count. ~@albertvanwykofficial

Heleen Lowe is a legend! The photographer and founder of both Splendid Productions and Say Cheese. She knows how to eat awkward for breakfast, turning any moment in any location into an absolute work of art. Few can match her ability to see an idea AND then pull it off with an amazing never say no attitude and an incredible work ethic. ~@splendidproductions, @say_cheese.photography, @heleen201282


What to expect?

This workshop is designed to help you shoot amazing videos and then edit powerfully on Final Cut Pro X. Find out about;

Getting it Right at the Wedding 

  • Planning the Day & Working with a Photographer.
  • Shoot to Tell a Story (establishing scenes, actions, poses and setups for video & how video differs from photography)
  • Cinematic Techniques, Gear & Camera Settings For Video.
  • Ceremony and Reception Setup
  • Recording Audio

FCPX Setup & Workflow

  • File Management and File Types, Import Settings, Project Settings- Understanding the Libraries, Viewer, Project, and Inspector Window
  • Introduction to Video and Audio on the Magnetic Timeline.
  • Multicam & Compound Clips

Introduction to Creative Editing

  • Relationship of Music and Video
  • Cutting Techniques & Timing
  • Video Tools & Basic Effects  
  • Using Keyframes
  • Basic Colouring
  • Using Compressor – Video Output Settings. 

    Scroll down to see two videos we will walk through as examples.

To Register, fill in the form below and we’ll get right back to you


Smitsfield Venue
May May Promo
Stefan & Cenette
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