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Andy Field
Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 4:08:54 pm

This add today on Washington DC's Craigslist

Creative Video Editor (Northern Virginia)
Date: 2012-07-23, 12:15PM EDT
Reply to: tnz7t-3157592738@job.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Management consulting firm has a need for creative video editor in Northern Virginia with experience in Final Cut Pro and/or Sony Vegas. Our varied client base provides opportunities to work on a variety of different type of projects.

You must be able to work collaboratively with producers, directly with clients, or creatively on your own.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

Experience with Final Cut Pro X (required for consideration)
• Experience with Apple's Motion (required for consideration)
• Experience with screen capture technology Camtasia and Snagit
• Motion graphic design skills and basic animation skills
• Green screen editing
• Ability to work with producer to develop story boards
• Demonstrate a good narrative sense through editing
• Basic understanding of color correction
• Basic understanding of keying within Final Cut
• Willingness to lean new software or techniques
• Support all aspects of video and webcast production
• Must be licensed to drive and possess reliable transportation

Initially work will be available on a project basis, but could lead to a full-time opportunity for the right candidate. Must be local and able to pass a drug and background test to be considered. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and supporting links of past work /reels.

Candidates meeting the requirements specified above will be contacted within a week of submission to start scheduling interviews.


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Tim Wilson
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 4:21:47 pm

it's a first if it's a paid position. LOL

Tim Wilson
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief
Creative COW Magazine
Twitter: timdoubleyou

The typos here are most likely because I'm, a) typing this on my phone; and b) an idiot.


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Michael Garber
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:00:38 pm

I think we'll start to see more of this with fresh projects. Meaning, projects that are starting up with no ties to other NLEs.

If it works out in the long-run for FCPX, I think it'll start with the smaller houses (such as mine), independent filmmakers, editors, etc... like it did with FCP legacy. It just needs enough people to say, "I used it. It worked great for X, Y, and Z and I couldn't use the other guys' NLEs because of these reasons..."

I'd start a job in it and hire editors for it, given the right project/client/etc...

Michael Garber
5th Wall - a post production company


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John Davidson
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:22:14 pm

I did one back in June on LA craigslist, but for a PA to do keyword tagging. Some interesting responses were hurled at me.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Michael Hadley
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 8:21:20 pm

We're a small production company and we've switched from legacy to X and have been hiring two different freelance editors for various projects. In addition to ramping up on X, they know legacy and PPro. So, another data point.


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alban egger
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:32:05 pm

Well...I just did hire a guy.
Condition: FCPX, Motion, After Effects.
Yes there are more paid FCPX jobs out there than you might think.



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Michael Garber
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:34:53 pm

Curious - what type of job was it? Corporate, web, broadcast, etc...?

Michael Garber
5th Wall - a post production company


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Shawn Miller
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:53:01 pm

[alban egger] "Condition: FCPX, Motion, After Effects."

Just curios, why the requirement for both Motion and AE, and how are you using them together? Also, how are you getting work in and out of FCPX to AE?

Shawn



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alban egger
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:15:37 pm

Unfortunately the "Send to Motion" deson´t exist (yet).
So what we do is setting up FCPX effects in Motion and publish them into the FCPX effects tab. Works great. But we do miss to send clips out of the timeline.

AE....simple alphamasks (ProRes4444).

This was edited in FCPX, tracking and titles in After Effects, Grading on a real DaVinci, Sound in ProTools.
https://vimeo.com/45690368

I was only one of two camera-operators here, but the edit and final mastering was done by my colleague, who is on FCPX since July 2011 just like me.



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Sandeep Sajeev
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 8:00:04 pm

Nice work.

Sandeep.


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:02:35 pm

[alban egger] "This was edited in FCPX, tracking and titles in After Effects, Grading on a real DaVinci, Sound in ProTools.
https://vimeo.com/45690368"


Nice. How was the aerial stuff shot?

Jason Jenkins
Flowmotion Media
Video production... with style!

Check out my Mormon.org profile.


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Shawn Miller
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:54:08 pm

[alban egger] "This was edited in FCPX, tracking and titles in After Effects, Grading on a real DaVinci, Sound in ProTools.
https://vimeo.com/45690368"


Good work, this was done very well.

Shawn



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:10:48 pm

[alban egger] "This was edited in FCPX, tracking and titles in After Effects, Grading on a real DaVinci, Sound in ProTools."

....but...alban....

How did you ever get this professional edit done without tracks and a degree in human interface design?

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Seriously though, nice work. It looks and sounds great. Was that another F3 gig? No matter what camera, it turned out awesome.

Jeremy


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Scott Sheriff
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:59:40 pm

Note that the company doing the 'hiring' is not primarily engaged in the production business. Also that there is no reference to salary, or salary range. And of course it's on Craigslist.

Scott Sheriff
Director
http://www.sstdigitalmedia.com


"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." ---Red Adair


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Gary Huff
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:18:32 pm

"I've heard you need to know Final Cut to be an editor. What's the latest version called? Oh 'X'? Well, make sure that's listed to."

I'm sure it's something like that.


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Eric Santiago
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:49:33 pm

I dont get why this baffles people in the business.
If I was a VFX start-up and didnt know better, yes folks that happens all the time, I would opt FCPX for its simplicity.
Back in the day (from my background), most 3D/Motion design houses didnt have an Avid or Media100.
They had Premiere (pre CS) as a simple editor.
This was also the norm on the Unix side, sorry forgot the software that was used then.


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John Davidson
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:01:45 pm

When you post an ad for FCPX, seeing who references the correct program in their response email is a pretty good way to screen the applicant. An FCPX person will specifically mention it in their response. A legacy person will say they're experts at Final Cut Pro, which means you'd have to train them and deal with Crying Editor Syndrome (CES).

CES is a real disease. Symptoms include inability to learn new things, difficulty reading words written on a wall, and obsessive visits to this forum.


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Eric Santiago
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:10:21 pm

[John Davidson] "CES is a real disease. Symptoms include inability to learn new things, difficulty reading words written on a wall, and obsessive visits to this forum"

Well Im glad its just CES and not ED ;)
John that was funny :)


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Charlie Austin
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:58:22 pm

[John Davidson] "CES is a real disease. Symptoms include inability to learn new things, difficulty reading words written on a wall, and obsessive visits to this forum."

You need to use that as your signature. lol

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:09:57 pm

[John Davidson] " and deal with Crying Editor Syndrome (CES). "

Not to be confused with CES (Cranky Editor Syndrome). Symptoms include tremendous will power to hold back installing updates despite improved "functionality", the customer is always wrongisms, infrequent but poignant Facebook outbursts to software "engineers", and obsessive trips to the soda jerk.

CES is one thing, but CES is a whole 'nother ball o' wax.


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TImothy Auld
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:25:02 pm

As opposed to IDKWTFISGON syndrome. To spell it out this is "I don't know what the f*** is going on" syndrome. I deal with this every day of my life these days. Jeez - talk about not wanting to learn.

Tim


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TImothy Auld
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:13:03 pm

Not only Craig's List but also "creative editor." In my experience that is a phrase of which you need to be aware.

Tim


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Craig Seeman
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 9:25:47 pm

Heck this could be the first Craigslist post to be feature on Apple's FCPX In Action section. ;)



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Greg Andonian
Re: Is this a first? FCP X experience REQUIRED for job?!
on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:00:23 pm

Here's one from here in San Diego that mentions X as a requirement- but it also lists Legacy and Premiere pro as well:

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/tfr/3162469432.html

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