Every year Future Media Concepts organizes the Final Cut Pro Global Summit. These have typically been in-person events where creatives from all over the world can come and learn. COVID-19 may have prevented the event from being in-person, but it’s still happening. And it’s still big!
There will be over 40 speakers from a wide range of the creative industry, including tech and gaming YouTube sensation iJustine, Final Cut Pro expert and Ripple Training trainer Mark Spencer, This Week in Photo Host Frederick Van Johnson, OWC CEO Larry O’Connor, OWC President Jen Soule, and a keynote by the actor Vince Vaughn himself.
OWC is partnering with Apple to make this event absolutely FREE for all virtual attendees. Mark your calendars for next Monday, November 8th through Saturday, November 13th.
What’s new this year?
Each day is centered around a theme, covering a variety of topics within the industry such as production, social media, networking, color, audio, motion graphics, workflow, and more. Themes we’re excited about this year are Art & Artistry in the Ecosystem, Mobile First, Apple Centric. You can find a listing of sessions and speakers on the FCP Global Summit site.
OWC Session, Friday, November 12
Arguably the most anticipated day of the 6-day event is what’s coined as “Apple Day,” with speakers live from Apple Park. That is also the day that OWC will give its presentation on the future of workflows. Mark your calendar for 2 PM EDT!
Who should attend?
The program lineup hosts a diverse set of topics, lessons, and speakers, making the event accessible to new video editors, aspiring content creators, and filmmakers alike.
Beginners who are ready to go from iMovie to Final Cut Pro will walk away with a wealth of information. Here are some sessions at next week’s summit that we think are ideal for novice users:
- Final Cut Pro: How to Get Started in Under 10 Minutes
- Final Cut Pro for iMovie Users
- “The Final Cut Pro Mindset” for the Track Based Editor
Aspiring content creators
Select sessions at the FCP Global Summit are geared toward aspiring content creators. The industry’s top influencers and storytellers will offer tips on how you can optimize your content to build an online presence.
A stellar lineup includes iJustine (techie, gamer, and vlogger), David Cox (Talk Tech America), and Sasha Williams (producer, editor, and content creator).
Experienced editors and producers should also consider attending the event to take their careers to the next level. Sessions for filmmakers to add to their calendar include:
- Local but Social: How to use the iPhone and FCP for local businesses
- What is ProRes Raw and Why Should You Care
- Working Collaboratively: Tools to Work in Tandem from Talahasse to Tunisia
FCP Summit alums
This 6-day event is an opportunity to reunite with the industry and brush up on your skills. FCP Summit is offering 20% off VIP passes to alumni of previous training events. A few special events alums should have their eye on include:
- Socially Speaking: Social Media Panel
- Your Templates Can Do More! Modifying FCP templates with Ease
- Beyond Drag and Drop: How Tools Like Trimming Enhance Your Storytelling
How to attend
Produced by Future Media Conferences, this virtual event is accessed through Zoom‘s desktop sharing platform, to facilitate an interactive, educational experience. Live Sessions are accessed via the FCP Global Summit event platform which is available on web browser and mobile.
Registration for all sessions is free for everyone, but you can upgrade to a VIP pass that includes perks such as 90-day session recordings, access to previous summit sessions, 50% off any FCP training course, and more.
Come back to the Rocket Yard blog for updates on the FCP Global Summit before and during the event!