(Los Angeles, CA March 16, 2006) Beginning in May, master trainer Diana Weynand, author of Peachpit Press's best selling book, APPLE PRO TRAINING SERIES - FINAL CUT PRO 5, is taking the Authorized Final Cut Pro 5 course on the road. This unique opportunity will give people a chance to learn Apple's award winning editing software and become an Apple Certified Pro user.
"Final Cut Pro 5 is such a popular application among a wide range of users. We want to make sure everyone who wants to become proficient in Final Cut Pro has that opportunity," says Diana Weynand, president of Weynand Training International, a Los Angeles based Apple Authorized Training Center. "We can help new, novice, or intermediate FCP users raise their confidence and expertise to a more professional level." In addition to delivering the authorized training around the country, Weynand will also offer the end user exam at the end of the course. "When class graduates pass the certified user exam, they can become Apple certified Pros and have their names posted on the Apple website."
Diana Weynand brings to this FCP training her many years as a professional editor. She was supervising editor for the Barbara Walters Series of Entertainment Specials, and recently was an online editor for the hit MTV series, "Real World." Diana has also trained and consulted for many production companies who have switched from Avid to Final Cut Pro, including Bunim-Murray (producers of MTV's "Real World," "The Simple Life," and "Starting Over"), Pie Town Productions, (producers of HFTB programming), NBC/Universal (producers of "Monk"), Sony, and others.
The first stop on Diana's road tour is her own hometown San Antonio, Texas (May 8-10), followed by Houston (May 15-17) and then on to other cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Buffalo, Raleigh, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Tucson. Other cities will be announced throughout the year. "While our first series of trainings will be on Apple’s flagship application, Final Cut Pro 5," Weynand adds, "we plan to bring other Apple courses, such as Aperture and Motion, back to the same cities so that the smaller production centers can benefit from these Authorized Apple training courses."
Shirley Craig, Diana's business partner at Weynand Training, says, "To make this training available to a large number of users, we are offering several discounts on the cost of the course. There’s a discount for early bird enrollment, for enrolling with a friend, being a student or educator, and we even have a BYOPB discount where you can bring and use your own Powerbook (as long as it’s loaded with FCP 5). The road trip will be a really great opportunity for anyone interested in learning Final Cut Pro 5 to get the training they need – and from the person who actually wrote the book!"
The Final Cut Pro certified training course will be conducted at local hotels and will utilize a portable classroom of state of the art 17" Power book laptop computers. At the conclusion of each 3-day course, participants will have the opportunity to take the Apple Certified Pro User exam.
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Special Events at Apple Retail Stores
Diana will also be making special appearances to sign her book and talk to Final Cut Pro users at Apple Retail stores in the cities she is visiting (San Antonio Apple Store, La Cantera–May 6th and Houston Apple Stores, Woodlands and Galleria–May 13th).
Los Angeles Apple Classes Continue...
Classes at Weynand Training’s base in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles continue with Diana's next FCP 5 LA class coming up March 24-26, 2006 (Friday-Sunday – 9am-5pm).
For a complete list of road cities, registration information and our special discount prices, either call (818) 995-1719 or click on the link below.