Sunday, December 6, 2009




The Colorado Film School continues to offer Apple-certified professional training.The classes will be taught on the CFS campus by Jerry Hofmann, author of Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4.

The Colorado Film School offers Apple Color and FCP Certification.


Next Class Dates:

Winter 2010 Classes

Final Cut Pro: 1/4/2010 - 1/8/2010

Color: 1/11/2010 - 1/12/2010

If you sign up for both classes you will receive a $400 discount.


This two-day hands-on course will familiarize students with the color correcting capabilities of Final Cut Studio. Start with the basics of color balancing and correction, and move on to the fine points of secondary grading, including scene matching, using vignettes to isolate and track regions, creating advanced color effects and “looks,” skin tone adjustments, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, and much more.

Color: Course 101 (2 days)

Tuition: $650.00 (includes Apple certification book, course material and Apple certification test fee)


This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. This course is based on the FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro course. However, the lessons are covered in five days, instead of three, allowing for more comprehensive coverage of the lessons.

In this course, you will cut a scene from the TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld's Believe documentary, as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international music-creation event.

Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound, add titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more. Topics include basic setup, customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

Final Cut Pro: Course 200 (5 days)

Tuition: $1,500.00 (includes Apple certification book, course material and Apple certification test fee)



During his 33-year professional show business career, Jerry Hofmann has become an award winning theatrical actor, TV and film editor, writer, director and producer. Over the years, he has produced hundreds of TV commercials, and industrial films for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood studios and advertising agencies. He currently owns and operates JLH Productions in Aurora, Colorado.

He is a team leader in the Final Cut Pro forum at Creative COW, and is the leading contributor to Apple Computer's own discussion group for Final Cut Pro. He is an Apple Professional Applications Certified Instructor. Jerry helped to found the Denver Final Cut Pro user’s group, and is in demand for teaching and speaking engagements nationwide.

New Riders Publishing published Jerry’s recent book on editing, Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4.


Click here to download the application. To submit the application either print it out and fax it to (303) 340-7326 ATTN: Veronica Sanchez or save it and email it as an attachment to Be sure to sign the form. If you have questions please call (303) 340-7321.