Two reasons for posting this article. The first is to publicise the upcoming MacVideo Expo next week in London on the 18th. The second is to remind you that you can get a free listing for your event in our community section, it will even appear on our front page!

Let's get the promotion bit out of the way first. In our community section you can start a group and once you've done that you can post events to the calendar. - Take a look at this post about the MacVideo Expo.

So if you are running a Final Cut Pro user group or organising an event that you think will be of interest, you can get instant free publicity right here. Has to be relevant to our readers though!

On to MacVideo Expo...

We publish the videos from MacVideo by kind permission of Rick Young so we thought we would give his upcoming event a bit of a plug, we're probably going to attend ourselves.


MacVideo Expo
18th October 2011 London

Standby for a night of "nothin' but digital video." Hot off the back of IBC we bring you the latest product news for production and post-production. MacVideo Expo represents a great way to network, meet fellow digital filmmakers, and hear from top-notch industry professionals. Learn about the gear, the techniques and ways to how to hone your creative skills, whatever level you work at!

Entry is £10 and includes entry from 4pm, buffet meal, and main show at 6.30pm.

Register now for MacVideo Expo, Oct. 18, 2011


***Exhibitor Showcase; Product Demonstrations; Prizes; guest Philip Bloom ***



MacVideo Expo, October 18, 2011 is shaping up to be a jam-packed event, kicking off at 4pm with a one hour demonstration Getting to Grip with Final Cut Pro X by Rick Young;followed by Exhibitor Showcase, buffet meal, and the main show kicks off at 6.30pm.

Guest speaker Philip Bloom


Choosing the right camera for different shooting situations

DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, will talk about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Philip will discuss and show footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.

Other presentations to include: G-Tech Thunderbolt Technology; Adobe Premiere Pro for Final Cut Pro switchers; Telestream workflows for post using Episode 6; Blackmagic vision mixer technology and an in-depth panel discussion: The state of Post-Production on the Mac.


Featured in the panel discussion is Barry Stevens - the man who edited Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody; he cut the Monty Python Pilot in 1969, which was then used as the first episode; Barry edited "200 Motels" in 12 days with Frank Zappa; and many Dr Who episodes, including "Dinosaurs in London" circa 1973. Don't miss the panel discussion!




4 - 5pm Rick Young presents Getting to grips with Final Cut Pro X - A one hour demonstration taking you through the core functions of Final Cut Pro X

5pm - Exhibitor showcase; network; enjoy a drink and good food.

6.30pm Main show kicks off. Panel discussion: The state of post-production on the Mac.


Chris RobertsBarry StevensJonathan Eric TyrrellRick Young

Panel discussion: hosted by Chris Roberts: The state of post-production on the Mac: discussing Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer.

Chris Roberts: freelance video producer, editor and Apple Certified Master Trainer with over a decade of experience producing content on the Mac.

Barry Stevens: the man who edited Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, BBC dramas, some of the original Doctor Who episodes and lots more! Very experienced with AVID.

Jonathan Eric Tyrrell: filmmaker and Pro Apps Mentor Trainer for Apple.

Rick Young: Producer/Director; Found the UKFCUG; Founder MacVideoTV; author The Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro (Focal Press.)


7.00pm Simon Walker presents Grading in Premiere Pro. Apple Certified Master Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Simon Walkerwww.simonwalkerfreelance.com has been migrating from grading in FCP7 and Color, to using the tools in Adobe's Production Premium to colour correct and grade footage. In this session he'll be sharing some of the processes he found useful, how plug-ins help him work faster, and will be showing some tips to get up to speed more quickly in Premiere Pro

7.15 Adobe presentation - CS5.5

7.30pm Blackmagic Design: Latest products from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM vision mixer range. The ATEM range of vision mixers provides a scaleable solution for multicamera production.

8pm Break


8.30pm G-Technology - a look at the Thunderbolt products announced by G-Tech at IBC + latest additions to the product range.

8.50pm Telestream - Advanced distributed transcoding workflows for post using Episode 6. Telestream product specialist Johan Skaneby will discuss  important features in Episode multiformat encoding software.


9.10pm  Jonathan Richards - shooting with the Panasonic AG-AF101. From shooting out of helicopters, to set-up interviews, Jonathan will talk about and show footage to prove just what this camera is capable of.

9.30pm Guest Speaker: Philip Bloom

Choosing the right camera for different shooting situations


DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, will talk about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Whether you choose a DSLR; a large sensor camcorder; or a more portable  shooting solution, the choice comes down to which tool is best suited to the immediate job at hand.


Philip will discuss and show footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.  Philip Bloom is a master of composition, timelapse photography, and the production of moving images - his experience is evident just by by looking at his work www.philipbloom.net. Don’t miss this special presentation and learn shooting techniques from DP, Director and Filmmaker, Philip Bloom.

10.30pm Finish


MacVideo Expo will take place at:
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street

Register now for MacVideo Expo, Oct. 18, 2011

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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

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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