We began our PowerUP with Final Cut Studio seminars this last week — in fact, I’m writing this from the Denver International Airport as I’m traveling to Dallas and Washington DC this week to continue our tour.
In spite of the fact it takes me away from home for a fair chunk of time, I really like teaching these seminars. We spend about six months planning them, figuring out what cities to go to, what to cover, and assembling all the different elements that go into each of our events.
As I create the content we cover in each session, I work hard to provide up-to-date material that is hard to find anywhere else. Specific information you can put to work immediately. Apple has a great series of classroom-based courses that cover Final Cut Studio and a solid team of instructors to teach it. My seminars, though, are something different. We focus on areas where our industry is changing almost hourly — HD, for example — or illustrating how to use software from Apple and Adobe, where no single vendor’s courseware adequately covers the workflow. My goal is to pick-up where books and magazines leave off – with information that is more timely, more detailed, and presented in an engaging, entertaining way.
In teaching these sessions, what’s important to me is answering your questions, showing how things work, and explaining how to avoid problems. I also enjoy meeting with everyone that attends and discovering all the different ways that we use video to tell stories.
If you can spare the time, I invite you to attend a seminar in your area. Its an opportunity to learn new techniques, discover problems to avoid, and learn ways to grow your business. Even more important, its a chance to spend time with fellow editors, asking questions, trading stories, and learning together.
Click here to learn more about my seminars. I’d love to see you there!