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Off the Tracks, the Film about Final Cut Pro X, Is Now Available to Download

If you've been reading FCP.co over the last year or so, you will be very familiar with Off the Tracks, the film about the birth of the new NLE from Apple. The film has been released today and is available for immediate download. We have a discount code as well!

We have covered the story about Off the Tracks right from the beginning and even kicked off the Kickstarter campaign to help the movie get post produced. 

A year on, the producer Bradley Olsen has finished the film, it has had its debut at the recent LACPUG meeting and is now available for download.

Off The Tracks is now available for purchase on Amazon in the US and UK as well as worldwide on VHX.tv. FCP.co readers can get $1 off the movie by itself or $5 off the bonus feature edition on VHX.tv by using the discount code OTTFCPCO

Visit offthetracksmovie.com for more information.

Brad explains: "Off The Tracks has taken two years of my life to make from start to finish. Making this project was a challenging yet rewarding experience. It has been fun to get more involved in the Final Cut community. My hope is that this documentary will be used by our group as a tool to to help Final Cut Pro X gain more acceptance in the larger video editing community around the world. Technological changes like FCP X are happening with more frequency in our industry and the more open we can be to new ideas the better."

Brad Olsen filming Randy Ubillos, the designer of FCP and FCPX

"Ultimately this documentary is about how a tool has helped democratize movie making. It is also a product of what it preaches. Final Cut Pro X does empower storytellers and that message was what made me passionate enough to take all the time and energy to make this documentary. It's a real meta sort of thing."

"While I put a lot of myself into making this I could not have done it alone. This project would not have been completed without the support from my backers on Kickstarter and friends who stepped up to see it through. The end result of our combined efforts exceeded my original aspirations for this documentary. It really motivates me to get busy on the next project!"

So grab the popcorn and enjoy 77 minutes of some familiar faces describing the birth of our favourite NLE!

The soundtrack from Caleb Blood for Off the Tracks can be found on iTunes and Spotify.

The FCPX titles used in the film can be found on MotionVFX for free download.


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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