I first heard about Larry Jordan when I was taking a Pro Lab course at the Apple store on 14th Street in Manhattan. Larry came up in conversation as a Final Cut Pro X guru several times. I think even the instructor of the course mentioned him. Because I was working on a documentary film called For the Love of Books, I was trying to learn how to use the video editing software.
I bought Larry’s book Final Cut Pro: Making the Transition. The word “transition” refers to all of those film editors who’d learned all the other editions of Apple’s Final Cut Pro. I wasn’t transitioning; I was just getting started, but I found the book very helpful, especially when it came to color correction and work flows. I had a lot of trouble with freezes and crashes of Final Cut Pro X as I was trying to export my film.
In my conversation with Larry, we focus on his writing of the book. You can listen to the podcast directly from this website, or you can download our discussion as an iTunes podcast from the Prof. Torg: Read, Write, and Teach Digital Book Club.