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Ashley Kennedy

Ashley Kennedy is an experienced video editor, college instructor, e-learning course designer, and textbook author.

Currently, she teaches courses in the advanced post-production curriculum at Columbia College Chicago and is also the Digital Media Instructor for Columbia College’s Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence, where she designs technology-focused workshops and courses for campus-wide faculty. As former Principle Instructor and Certifications Program Manager at Avid Technology, Inc., she taught and developed the Avid Certified curriculum, and also managed the Avid Certified Instructor worldwide program.

She is also a lynda.com author, and she recently wrote two textbooks: Editing with Avid Media Composer 5 and Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users.

September 14, 2011 Author:

Secondary color correction allows you to isolate a very narrow hue spectrum and affect it without changing the rest of the image. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to perform single and multiple secondary color corrections in Final Cut Pro X! Read More

Video Tutorial: How to Perform Secondary Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

  • August 18, 2011

    Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts – The Big Cheat Sheet

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    Editing efficiency and speed come from mastering major keyboard shortcuts, without relying upon user interface buttons and commands. Use this master cheat sheet to help ingrain the main editing commands in Final Cut Pro X! Read More

  • August 16, 2011

    How to Insert Video Inside a Title in Avid Media Composer

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    Inserting video inside of titles in Avid Media Composer is a cinch, and can add pizazz to any project. Check out this tutorial for this fun technique! Read More

  • August 11, 2011

    Quick Tip: Clean House by Clearing Your Render Files in Final Cut Pro X!

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    With the introduction of background rendering, Final Cut Pro X is an efficient, but potentially space-clogging program. So, every few weeks or so, it’s a good idea to go through your projects and clear out any unused render files. Read this quick tip to find out how! Read More