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  • High School Class to visit London

    Posted by Winston A. cely on October 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I’m posting here because I teach FCPX, Motion and Compressor to high school students in South Carolina.

    We are trying to plan a trip to London in February. We’d like to visit some production and post-production facilities in London and the London area, especially ones that are using FCPX. Anyone here work at one and would like to have 10 to 15 US high school students drop by and ask tons of questions? Anyone know of people we should contact? (Doesn’t have to be FCPX-centric)

    I know I’ve spoken to people here before that live and work in the UK, and we’d love to come visit some professionals and see how things are done on an international level.

    Thanks for your help!

    Winston A. Cely
    Editor/Owner | Della St. Media, LLC

    17″ MacBook Pro | 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
    4 GB RAM | Final Cut Studio 3 | FCPX | Motion 5 | Compressor 4

    “If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consoling illusion it has been mastered.” – Stanley Kubrick

    Aindreas Gallagher replied 8 years, 7 months ago 9 Members · 19 Replies
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  • Tim Wilson

    October 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Visit Aindreas. He will buy all your students beer. LOL

    This is a great idea. (The trip to London part, not the Aindreas buying beer for your students part. Although you are the better judge of that than I am.) So we’ll collectively put out some feelers for you and hopefully come up with some great ACTUAL answers.

  • Oliver Peters

    October 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    You might try contacting the BBC at New Broadcasting House directly.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL

  • David Mathis

    October 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm


    Your post made my day. Thumbs up!

  • Winston A. cely

    October 14, 2015 at 12:14 am


    Right now, we’ve been talking to Education First as a tour guide company and trip coordinator. I’d really like to take advantage of meeting some of the working professionals that support the Cow as well. 🙂

    Winston A. Cely
    Editor/Owner | Della St. Media, LLC

    17″ MacBook Pro | 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
    4 GB RAM | Final Cut Studio 3 | FCPX | Motion 5 | Compressor 4

    “If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consoling illusion it has been mastered.” – Stanley Kubrick

  • Ronny Courtens

    October 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    There are many FCP X houses you can visit in London. As Oliver said, you could try the BBC. If you are more into award-winning commercial and music video work, ask TRIM (trim editing London) if they can spare some time with your students. Or you can visit the Youtube post-house from Google in Soho, which is all FCP X. Contact me if you need more addresses:

    – Ronny

  • James Ewart

    October 15, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Hi there

    London and Soho have post houses in abundance. Apart from Trim as mentioned by Ronnie you will not find many running FCPX and those that do, run it alongside FCP7/Premiere/Avid.

    The only one I know of (after some extensive research last year) are both quite small “boutique” facilities:

    Clear Cut Pictures


    These are the only two I have found. The Mill I think are still using FCP7 for their main edit tool (mainly a grading and CGI house these days as are most of the big houses because that’s where there are still decent budgets).

    Unit TV was exclusively an FCP house but they switched over to Avid pretty soon after the launch of FCPX.

    I don’t know how many facilities houses there are in London but these are the only ones I can find. A very very small percentage indeed.

    Hopefully somebody will be able to enlighten further.

    Ronnie if you know of others please do post as it’s very useful info for me.

  • Mark Dobson

    October 15, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Well I’m about 40miles south of London in a small market town and whilst you are all welcome to come and visit and see how we use FCPX for Broadcast Spec HD and 4K editing I don’t think you would all fit into our small house.

    But you could take it in turns to come into our editing room and I think we could just about find enough mugs to make tea for you all.

    Seriously though from what James Ewarts says in his post I think that it’s likely that FCPX is mostly used by self shooting Producer / Directors and small production companies such as ours.

    I just did a quick Google Search and I think there are a few companies in Brighton, lovely town to visit, who are using FCPX. One of these is a company called Can-b ltd.

  • James Ewart

    October 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

    If you want to give your students a glimpse of the top end of the market then there are three companies to approach and I would imagine one of these will oblige:

    The Mill

    The Framestore

    The Moving Picture Company

    You might also approach



    good luck

  • Mauricio Lleras

    October 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    what about contacting 10dot1?
    These are the guys that have published several whitepapers
    on fcpx workflows and they should be able
    to point you in the right direction:
    Their website lists these as clients,
    and I’m guessing at least half should be
    using fcpx regularly, if not as their main NLE:
    BBC Motion Gallery
    BD Network
    Impossible Pictures
    The Mill
    Tomboy Films
    360 Production

    Maybe call them?

    Cheers and have a good trip with you students!

  • James Ewart

    October 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    [Mauricio Lleras] “what about contacting 10dot1?”

    I contacted them over a year ago. No major facilities in the UK are running FCPX apart form the ones I listed earlier.

    None of the facilities you list use FCPX apart from maybe Google unless they have switch in the last few months.

    The BBC Motion Gallery is not a proper facility.
    MUTV is in …Manchester!
    Unit as I mentioned earlier switched to AVID a few years ago.
    The Mill were running FCP 7 last time I was there for editing but most of what they do is in Flame and Smoke and some suchlike.

    if any of the others are running FCPX in any meaningful way please let me know I would be very surprised.

    I think maybe people answer these questions without first reading the thread?

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