"The artistry, the visuals, the editing are all next level. It's the filmmaking world and YouTube combined."
"An artist of the edit. Always looking for what's most important in his videos, and ruthlessly cutting the rest."
"A masterful storyteller... connecting emotionally with the viewer through his unique voice and sharp editing style."
September 11, 2023
Editing Course: The “Writing Course” (Writing Great Videos)
Analysis of the 2 editing styles I use to make my videos and how each one impacts every part of the writing & pre-production process (including a deep-dive into a 2.2 Million view video)
The secret to how to use transformational vs. transactional content creation styles to succeed: and examples of exactly where my best performing videos fall on the scale
My complete video planning process: organization, titles, topics, research, visualization, structure, and my scripting system (using the Notion app)
My method for Building an Animation Toolbelt custom-fit to match your most important work
The 4 Questions: how to avoid wasting you and your clients' time & money animating the wrong things
The best way to find & organize inspirational material and layouts (to increase creative output)
The Shooting Course:
The perfect jumpstart experience for those who want to create their own original videos to use as the materials for editing and animation
In-depth videos on on how to use a camera (or iPhone) to shoot cinematic video: the cameras and lenses Nathaniel uses to shoot his videos, & Nathaniel’s actual filming processes he uses in the field
Includes exact camera settings to use, gear recommendations, equipment list, audio, lighting & run–and-gun filmmaking guides
September 18, 2023
Editing Course: Editing 101 (Beginning the Edit)
My complete process workflow for editing - importing, organizing, folder structures, managing cloud vs. local vs. external storage
In-depth dive into Final Cut Pro: timeline, viewer, inspector, effects window, transitions, browser, modifying timeline settings, exporting, keyboard shortcuts, timeline layout, audio lanes, cutting styles
Adobe Premiere vs. Final Cut Pro: differences in timelines and editing, keyboard shortcuts, cutting approach, tips & tricks, and creating selects
How to Organize Your Files for complex projects (and why most people are doing it wrong)
Textures deep-dive: map animations, luminance, common mistakes, and creating custom textures
Anatomy of After Effects: Panels, Compositions, Playback, Frame Rates, Transparency, Layers, Blending, Keyframing, & more
September 25, 2023
Editing Course: Navigating the Valley of the Edit (Create Your Rough Cut)
Master the Anatomy of the Edit: How to link Hooks, Intros, the Body, Chapters, Scenes, and Conclusions together seamlessly.
Cutting World-Class Intros: The secret to always beginning your videos powerfully.
Craft the Body: How I cut through the anxiety of the middle-stages of the edit by blitzing through the rough cut.
Powerful Conclusions: How I use non-Linearity, clarity, & tension to grab viewers.
How to find and use music to elevate a cut (including my favorite sources of music)
Own Your Look: How to hack texture, color palettes, types of motion, and fonts to make every video feel distinct
Detailed breakdown: Picasso’s Daily Routine sequence (texture layers, effects, pre-rendered elements, sub-animations, & more)
6 animation breakdowns & optional files for animating alongside the lessons
October 2, 2023
Editing Course: Polishing to Perfection (Finish Your Cut)
Mastering Your Elements: Effectively using on-screen text, resizing, adjusting opacity, and incorporating native transitions and effects
How to isolate audio, master dynamics and fallout, recut music, retime elements, and use keyframing
Perfect Your Video: master color correction, sound design, and your final mix
Behind-the-Scenes Mini-Documentary: How I Made “The Vienna” Video
Deep-Dive Example: Building a camera rig to animate maps in 3D utilizing expressions, null objects, points of interest, and interactive depth of field
Inside My Favorite After Effects Expressions: Wiggle, Loop Out, Time, Inertial Bounce, and more
Editing, Animation & Shooting Course Master Classes (100+ Pre-Recorded Videos; Lifetime Access to All Videos after Course Finishes)
Exact Techniques Used to Create Videos Watched by 1.7M Subscriber YouTube Channel
8 Live Sessions (2x Weekly) with Course Instructors (All Recordings Available after Completed)
Online Course Community Platform (Discussion, Questions, & Weekly Feedback from Instructors on Your Work - Hosted on Circle.so)
Deep Instruction in Final Cut Pro (no starting experience required - beginner to advanced); Light Teaching in Adobe Premiere; Universal Editing Techniques for any Software
Masterful Teaching on Adobe After Effects (no starting experience required - beginner to advanced)
Exact Editing, File Storage, Collaboration, and Communications Workflows for Team-Based Editing
Color Grading, Audio Design, Music Selection, Retiming, Effects, Textures, Rotoscoping & More
10 Day Money-Back Guarantee; Return for Cohort 3 for free (Spring 2024); Lifetime Access to All Materials
Limited Access: 125 Students Only
*Refund Window Expires after September 20th
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