Tickets: $125 USD*

*price will be adjusted based on attendee’s currency.

If you are a student or faculty, purchase your $25 ticket here. *You must present a valid student or faculty ID onsite.

Chicago Overview - November 30, 2022

During this event, you will learn essential techniques in video editing, color correcting, and audio mixing using Final Cut Pro. Sessions and panel discussions are presented by Apple Certified instructors. 

The Apple product team and representatives will be onsite to present Apple Pro Video updates! This unique opportunity allows attendees to engage directly with the team behind their favorite video editing software, Final Cut Pro.

Doors open at 7:30 am.

Presentations will begin at 8:00 am and will run until 4:45 pm. 

Followed by a social mixer and expo night from 5:00–7:00 pm.

The FCP Summit World Tour Ticket Includes:

  • A full day of cutting-edge training 
  • Access to networking/expo night to interact with peers & local talent 
  • 1 complimentary certification prep course recording 
  • 1 complimentary certification exam voucher (value $149) 
  • FCP Global Summit Tour recording bundle post-event 
  • A post-tour Q&A Webinar with presenters 
  • A goodie-bag of industry giveaways
collage of event photos

Speakers in Chicago

CEO / Editor-in-Chief, This Week In Photo (TWiP)

Frederick Van Johnson

Frederick has been a professional photographer since 1989, and he is also a passionate entrepreneur and marketer.

He is the host and Editor-in-Chief of “This Week in Photo aka TWiP”, one of the world’s most popular photography podcasts, and also the founder of TWiP PRO, a highly engaged and exclusive community of photographers.

Frederick began his career as a Combat Photojournalist in the United States Air Force, where he served for 8 years and was decorated multiple times for his work in the field. Frederick’s squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base was among the first in the armed forces to receive and put into daily action DSLR camera equipment. As a result, Frederick was awarded the prestigious Air Force Commendation medal for his key role in facilitating the USAF’s transition from film-based photography to digital.

After the military, Frederick went on to study visual communication and marketing at the University of California in Santa Barbara, California, ultimately becoming Chairman of the Board at Brooks Institute of Photography.

An Apple alum, Frederick was also instrumental in the development of iPhoto, Aperture Apple’s award-winning photo management application.

Today he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to make photographs, record the podcast, and binge on Netflix whenever possible.

Creative Partner of Ripple Training

Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer is a creative partner of Ripple Training, where he has trained thousands of people on production and post-production techniques through classes, workshops, YouTube videos, and online training products. He is also a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, a Blackmagic-certified instructor for Davinci Resolve and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion and FinalMark Spencer is a creative partner with Ripple Training, producing tutorials and plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Davinci Resolve. He is a video producer, editor, trainer and writer, and is the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion and Final Cut Pro, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5.

Filmmaker & YouTuber

Matthew O’Brien

Matthew O’Brien is a filmmaker and YouTuber based in Omaha, Nebraska. Matthew has worked as a professional video editor for the last 10+ years on projects ranging from concert video content for performers such as Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Ariana Grande to short films, documentaries and corporate video through his production company Midland Pictures. Matthew’s YouTube channel has nearly 19k subscribers, and he makes content about video editing and post-production that’s meant to help viewers master Final Cut Pro so they can spend less time troubleshooting and more time creating content.

Day Agenda - November 30, 2022

8:00am EDT
The Final Cut Pro Insider: The Ultimate Tips and Tricks Show
9:30am EDT
What’s New in Apple Pro Apps and Hardware
Breakout Rooms
11:00am EDT
Edit Reel/Resume Review
Instructor: Nick Harauz
11:00am EDT
Motion Graphics Hands On
Instructor: Jenn Jager
11:00am EDT
Color Correction Hands On BYOC
Instructor: Jeff Greenberg
2:00pm EDT
Working with Animated Text and Graphics in Final Cut Pro
Instructor: Jenn Jager
3:00pm EDT
Iphone and Mobile Workflows with Final Cut Pro
Instructor: Abba Shapiro
4:00pm EDT
Mastering Masking and Tracking in Final Cut Pro and Motion
Instructor: Nick Harauz
5:15pm EDT
Local Presenter Keynote
Hosted by: Apple
6:30pm EDT
Mix and Mingle

Venue Location

Address to be announced.

Tickets $125.