Announcing this new thing…

I’m thrilled to announce something totally new today!

This is a new direction for Izzy Video…

For the past several weeks I’ve been quietly working behind-the-scenes to create something totally new. And it’s finally ready.

I’m releasing a new Final Cut Pro X tutorial, but I’m doing something different with it this time.

Here are the bullet points:

  • 3 hours of training
  • 21 videos
  • Includes practice media so you can follow along

And the price?


My goal with this training was to try to make one of the most useful Final Cut Pro X training tutorials in the world and then give it away for free.

Where can you find it? It’s on YouTube. :)

Here’s the link:

Final Cut Pro X Tutorial from Izzy Video

Check it out and let me know what you think!

This is a new direction for Izzy Video, and I hope it’s useful to you.

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You might have noticed some changes

If you’ve been looking around my website and it seems different, well, I’ve made some changes. :)

I’ve finally done something I’ve been wanting to do for years: I’ve merged my courses and membership into one website. (Woohoo!)

Why did I do this?

I did it for several reasons, but the biggest one is this:

I wanted my members to have one login for both the membership and the courses.

In the past the members needed two separate logins because the membership and the courses were on two separate platforms. That’s no longer the case.

Because I was moving platforms anyway, I decided to use this opportunity to make a few other changes:

The membership program has a new name. It’s called The Mastery Group. And it has a small monthly fee instead of a larger annual fee.

But the biggest benefit to the membership is that it now qualifies you for automatic discounts on my training courses/tutorials. (And that’s in addition to any coupon codes I send out).

The free version of my Final Cut Pro X Tutorial has a new location. (If you’ve linked to it, please update your links to reflect the new location).

Also, there’s a new page called My Courses (with a link at the top of the page). This is where you can find your courses that you’ve registered for.

(By the way, I had to transfer most of the course enrollments by hand, so if you find something missing from your account, please send me an email so I can get it fixed for you.)

As I was transferring folks over to the new platform, I noticed many customers that have been with me for 10+ years. This means so much to me. Thank you for sticking with me through the years!

And if you’re new to Izzy Video, welcome! I hope you find the resources here useful.

Anyway, the items I listed above are probably the most significant changes. It was a big undertaking for me, but I’m happy to have completed it.

I have more exciting announcements coming soon, so please stay tuned. :)

EDIT: Please note that the new system will require you to reset your password. Passwords from the old platform won’t work. The good news is that resetting your password is a simple process. Just use the “Lost your password” link on this page.

Announcement: New Hybrid Training Option

I’m happy to announce that I’m now bringing the “hybrid training” experience to my Final Cut Pro X training.

As of yesterday, I’ve opened registration for my “Intro to Final Cut Pro X” training.

This hybrid training is a blend of three elements:

1) The 36 videos and practice media from my Basic Final Cut Pro X tutorial
2) Two live 90 minute online sessions where I’ll train on the basics of Final Cut Pro X.
3) Access to a Slack Community for additional questions and discussion

On a personal note, these hybrid training sessions are some of my favorite things because I have a chance to interact so much with folks who are learning the material.

Anyway, if you’re interested in this training, make sure you take a look right away because registration will close on March 30th.

CLICK HERE to take a look.

Here’s a coupon code that you can use to get a deep discount on the training:


I hope this training option is helpful to you!

Happy New Year! (and an update)

First of all, Happy New Year to you! I hope it’s an amazing year for your video journey (and your other endeavors)!

I’m wrapping up preparations on my new Final Cut Pro training, so now I’m entering the recording stage. The problem is that my voice isn’t up to the task yet because I’m still recovering from being sick.

As soon as my voice is back to normal (any day now!), I’ll begin recording. Recording can be pretty time-consuming, so I’m thinking it should be done in a couple weeks.

In the meantime, I also decided to run another session of my “Intro to Motion” course. This is one of my favorite topics to cover because Motion can be so much fun (and super-useful).

And I’m planning to do something different this time. Along with the recorded videos and the online virtual workshops, I’m also adding a Slack channel. If you’re not familiar with Slack, it’s a platform that is kind of like a cross between a chat room and a forum. It’s a excellent way for a group to communicate.

When I add the Slack workspace, it will provide lots of additional opportunities for you to ask questions and get clarification.

So the revised “Intro to Motion” training will have three main elements:

  1. Training videos (like usual) which include downloadable practice media
  2. Online, virtual workshops where we’ll work through projects step-by-step
  3. Access to the Slack channel for communication with each other and me.

I’m planning to start the new session on January 16th.

Registration for the course will open on January 9th. Keep an eye on your email for more details about this.

I love training on Motion, so I’m excited to get back to it!

If you’ve already taken the “Intro to Motion” training before, you’ll have the opportunity to register for the new session at a super-deep discount. All the content and material will be the same as before, so the reasons to register again would be: 1) To get access to the Slack group, and 2) To work through the live workshops with me again.

If this will be your first time taking the “Intro to Motion” session with me, I hope it’s useful to you. The feedback I’ve received has been very positive. People tell me it’s a great way to get up and running with Motion. And of course, that’s my goal with this. :)

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to post them here. I’ll be monitoring the comments for the next couple days and answering as many questions as I can.

Now Available: Create a Custom Final Cut Pro Transition (Quick Dive Tutorial)

now available

now available
I’m happy to announce that I launched a new “Quick Dive” tutorial.

This one is all about creating custom Final Cut Pro X transitions, using Motion.

It takes you through an entire project, building a custom transition from scratch.

The Quick Dive tutorial format means that it’s shorter and more focused than my regular tutorials.

CLICK HERE to learn more about it.

Also, I’m offering a discount and bonus to celebrate the tutorial’s release (promotion ends August 18th, 2017).

Anyway, if you haven’t already, head over and take a look.