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LSU Continuing Education and LSU Performing Arts Academy to Offer New Video Editing Course

08/15/2011 03:29 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Continuing Education, in partnership with the LSU Performing Arts Academy, is offering a new “Introduction to Final Cut Pro” course in September, which will teach participants how to edit professional-quality video.


During the course, participants will learn basic video editing techniques and progress to using the advanced features of Final Cut Pro X.


“Whether you’re an amateur videographer or a professional editor, this course offers Final Cut Pro instruction to individuals of all skill levels,” said Ben Balser, instructor of the course. “Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary new version of the world’s most popular video editing software, and it will be the foundation of video editing for the next 10 years.”


Balser is also Louisiana’s only Apple certified Master Trainer and has been teaching courses on Apple Pro Applications for more than 12 years.


LSU Performing Arts Academy is holding its fall Open House on Aug. 27. An introduction of the course and demonstrations of Final Cut Pro X will be held at the event.


“LSU Performing Arts Academy and LSU Continuing Education are offering this course because there is a rapidly growing presence of the film and digital media industry in the area,” said Blake Wilson, director of the LSU Performing Arts Academy. “I think it’s crucial that we support the local film and TV industry so that people can pursue their talents right here in Louisiana.”


“Introduction to Final Cut Pro” runs Sept. 12 – Oct. 31 on Mondays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Also, a three-day condensed version of the course will be held in November.


For more information about “Introduction to Final Cut Pro” contact Melissa Stafford at or call 225-578-1263.


LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter and Facebook.


The LSU Performing Arts Academy is a community school of the arts based at Louisiana State University that is dedicated to providing high quality arts education to individuals from all walks of life. Visit for more information.

LSU Media Relations