This is the result.

As I write this, there are 113 comments on my previous blog post where I asked you to vote for which course I should produce next.

I just did a quick count, and it looks like the Advanced Final Cut Express course is barely beating the micro-documentary course. Motion is a pretty distant third.

Because the top two courses are so close in the number of votes, I’m thinking I’ll do both. But because I only have time to do one right now, I’ll start with Advanced Final Cut Express. Also, I have the outline completed for this one already, so I should be able to get started on it more quickly.

I’m really looking forward to doing these courses. I’ll begin the Advanced FCE course this week. The basic FCE course took under three weeks to complete, so I’m hoping this new one should be about the same.

And after that’s done, I’ll start on the micro-documentary course. I’ve got some BIG ideas for this one. (More on this later…)

Thanks for the votes, and for helping me determine the direction I should head!

And if you voted for Motion, don’t worry. I have ideas for that too. I just can’t get to it quite yet. :-)

7 thoughts on “This is the result.

  1. Izzy, I just came back to your site to take a new look at your Final Cut Express beginner video series. Excellent work and I thank you very much! Thrilled to see you plan to do an advanced series and only sorry I didn’t stop by in time to give my 2 cents! Thanks in advance!


  2. Izzy:

    Have you considered somehow involving your members in the development of your next course? Not sure exactly how you would do that but maybe something like the following — Say you want to show an example of how to use some special effect to alter the appearance of a clip. You post a brief description of what you want to do, and then let the members submit examples of how they used that effect. Something like a contest. It gets members involved in the creative process (and outsources the work at the same time). Just a thought…

  3. Bill – Glad to hear it! And thanks for the kind words. :-)

    Paul – What a fun suggestion! I’ll have to brainstorm on that one…

    Dave – I’m glad the course helped!

  4. Hi Izzy

    I am glad to see that you are doing another course on FCE. I learned so much from your last one. I have downloaded the whole course and refer back to it quit often. Not sure if you where going to add this in your new course but I know I am having some issues with when I have finished editing all my video getting it onto Dvd. FCE seems to have a lot of options for getting your video on the web but not so much when trying to set the video to be burned to Dvd. I know that FCE is not capable of making Dvds and you need to import the file into another program to do this was wondering which settings would be best for this. And may be if you have any tips for speeding up the process for FCE to create the exported file. I have a 17″ Mac book pro 2.6 Ghz 4Gb of ram the process seems very slow. If there is something available that I could purchase that was not overly expansive that would help the speed that would be great.

    Not sure if this would be good for the course or better as just a show going over some of the things that you can do with your video after it has been edited. My be some gear that would help improve the whole experience but that is more geared & priced for some on just getting started.

    Thanks Jeff looking forward to the new course. If there is a show that you have already done that might answer some of this please let me know.

    1. Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for the kind words! Yes, I’ll be covering several aspects of outputting the final project, including for DVD. :-)

      All the best,


  5. Hi Izzy,

    The FCE free tutorials were very helpful, and I would like to thank you for taking the time to produce them. I am sure you have helped many fellow FCE users to get up and running…

    Just curious, when will the advanced FCE course be available?

    As soon as they are ready I will sign up as a member.

    Kind regards

    Tokyo Japan

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