If youre making the move to Final Cut Express (or thinking about why you should) and want an expert personal trainer--youre in luck. In Making Movies with Final Cut Express, Hollywood veteran and fun guy Michael Rubin-a pioneer in the editing field-comes to you! In these 336 pages, Rubin lays out everything you need to know to start producing entertaining and informative videos with Apple's new Final Cut Express. Offering loads of illustrations and a friendly writing style, this handy book makes it easy for even complete novices to become skilled and comfortable at digital video editing. And if youre already editing home movies with Apples iMovie software, youll quickly learn the ways Final Cut Express can dramatically raise the sophistication of your projects. Rubin carefully and methodically works through Final Cut Expresss important tools and fancy features using specially prepared video that is included on the books companion DVD. In no time youll be using the timeline,inserting and adjusting shots, and working with picture and sound separately to create professional results. Once youve mastered the basics, Rubin goes on to explain how to add music, titles, and special effects to your video and encourages you to think of new ways you can apply this powerful software to your personal and business projects. Its the perfect first book for someone just getting into Final Cut Express.Michael Rubin is the author of 'Making Movies with Final Cut Express', published 2003 under ISBN 9780321197771 and ISBN 0321197771.