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Pro Audio Techniques
  • Final Cut Pro FastTrack 201
  • Pro Audio Techniques
  • 1 Reviews
  • 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.
Multicam Techniques
  • Final Cut Pro FastTrack 202
  • Multicam Techniques
  • 1 Reviews
  • 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!
Working in the Timeline
  • Final Cut Pro X 104
  • Working in the Timel...
  • 1 Reviews
  • 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!
Editing Techniques & Concepts
  • Final Cut Pro X 103
  • Editing Techniques &...
  • 1 Reviews
  • 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.
Clips: Import & Organize
  • Final Cut Pro X 102
  • Clips: Import & Orga...
  • 1 Reviews
  • 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!
10.3 New Features!
  • Final Cut Pro X 100
  • 10.3 New Features!
  • 3 Reviews
  • 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.
Transcoding Explored
  • Compressor
  • Transcoding Explored
  • 2 Reviews
  • 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.
Media Management Toolbox
  • Final Cut Pro X 204
  • Media Management Too...
  • 5 Reviews
  • 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.
Color Grading
  • Final Cut Pro X 205
  • Color Grading
  • 8 Reviews
  • 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...
Crafting Final Cut FX Templates
  • Motion 5 201
  • Crafting Final Cut F...
  • 4 Reviews
  • 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!
Managing Media
  • Final Cut Pro X 204
  • Managing Media
  • 9 Reviews
  • 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...

Ben Balser

Ben Balser
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.


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.

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