Phil Peel

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Afghanistan – touch down in flight

Posted by Phil On November - 14 - 2011

This is a truly beautiful and stunningly shot video.

LINK TO : Afghanistan – touch down in flight

by Augustin Pictures















Shot on DSLRS and edited in FCX

Here’s what the filmmakers Lukas and Salome Augustin say about it

As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.
We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.


Apple certified Final Cut Pro training ends

Posted by Phil On November - 13 - 2011

Final cut X


Apparently as from Jan or February. Apple will no longer certify Final Cut Pro courses. If you want to become an Apple Certified Final cut user, it’s going to have to be Final Cut X.


So what is an Apple Certified Pro?
From the Apple site…

“An Apple Certified Pro is a user who has reached the highest skill level in
the use and operation of Apple’s Pro Applications as attested to by Apple.
How do I become an Apple Certified Pro?
To become an Apple Certified Pro, you must pass an online exam
administered at an Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC).”


I’m  also told that the Apple Certification Records System, where up until now  can provide access to employers to verify your certifications, will no longer keep records of Final Cut Pro certification. However if you’ve already done the Final Cut Pro courses, you hopefully still have your printed certificate.

I guess they’re pretty keen to get us to move to FCX