Ben Balser grew up doing media production and music composition from a very early age.  He founded the Louisiana Cajun Cutters FCP users group and runs the FinalCutProX.guru website.
Ben Balser
Having studied educational psychology at Loyola he naturally became an Apple Certified Master Trainer, teaching the Apple pro apps for over 15 years. With an extensive professional IT background he now does media production as full time.

As VP of production for a locally based broadcaster he is practicing and improving upon the skills and software he teaches. He has led many seminars and taught in-depth courses for NAB Show, Louisiana State University, CMA/ACP national college media convention, several international cable broadcasters, CentCom and more. He travels coast-to-coast across the U.S. leading training classes and consulting for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Logic Pro X for Apple Authorized Training Centers, corporations, government agencies and universities.

Back home he lead the LSU Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp and has helped several universities make the switch to Final Cut Pro X.  Ben currently produces original educational TV shows.

For more information about Ben Balser visit www.BBalser.com and www.FinalCutProX.guru.
Courses by Ben Balser
  • Final Cut Pro FastTrack 201
    Pro Audio Techniques
    Knowing how to edit audio is one of the most important skill video editors need to learn. In these 20-tutorial FastTrack™ course, Apple Certified Ben Balser covers professional workflows to help you deal with all sorts of audio issues.
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  • Final Cut Pro FastTrack 202
    Multicam Techniques
    The multicam editing workflow in Apple's Final Cut Pro X is one of the most flexible available around. Watch this FastTrack™ course, and learn how to unleash the full power of multicam editing in FCP X!
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  • Final Cut Pro X 104
    Working in the Timeline
    OK, you’ve got the basic edits down. Now how do you put together the final story in Final Cut Pro’s Timeline? Apple Certified Pro and film producer Ben Balser is here to show you the way!
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  • Final Cut Pro X 103
    Editing Techniques & Concepts
    This course, by Apple Certified trainer Ben Balser, dives into FCPX’s editing techniques and workflows. He explains various edit types, clip moving tools and navigation tips that are essential to the Final Cut Pro X experience.
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  • Final Cut Pro X 102
    Clips: Import & Organize
    It all starts with getting your clips into Apple’s FCPX! This course teaches you the essentials of importing and organizing your clips to make your editing workflow a breeze!
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  • Final Cut Pro X 100
    10.3 New Features!
    Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X 10.3 is brimming with powerful new features, GUI improvements and workflow enhancements. Watch this FREE course to see our take on what tips and tools you need to explore before you begin your next project.
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  • Compressor
    Transcoding Explored
    Join Apple Certified Trainer Ben Balser in this massive 39-tutorial course as he teaches everything you need to know about video compression using Apple’s Compressor software.
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  • Final Cut Pro X 204
    Media Management Toolbox
    Apple's Final Cut Pro X 10.2 has a media management system that fits the pro workflow perfectly. See how this latest version organizes all of your clips in all of your projects quickly and efficiently.
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  • Final Cut Pro X 205
    Color Grading
    Join Final Cut Pro X expert and Master Colorist Ben Balser in this one-of-a-kind look at the art and science behind color grading in FCP X. You'll learn how to make your video look its best using a professional colorist's workflow...
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  • Motion 5 201
    Crafting Final Cut FX Templates
    Did you know that Motion 5 is Final Cut Pro X’s special effects farm? They’re brother and sister programs designed to work together. In this tutorial you learn how to create all kinds of original Motion 5 effects templates that magically appear as presets right in FCP X!
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  • Final Cut Pro X 204
    Managing Media
    Final Cut Pro X projects can incorporate tons of different assets in many different formats. Learn how to micro-manage them to speed up your workflow. FCP X Certified Trainer Ben Balser shows you all the tricks...
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