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Lunch with Alex Gollner

The latest episode of Lunch with Philip and Greg  features Alex Gollner who was in the USA for the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit and subsequently we caught up with him in LA.

Alex Gollner has been in visual arts for over twenty years, starting as a graphic designer.

In October 2008 he discovered a fault in one of Final Cut Pro 6’s video effects and found a way to fix the text bug. He uploaded a fixed version of the effect to his blog. This was the first of many free Final Cut Pro add-ons he donated to the editing community since then.

In June 2011 he turned his attention to Final Cut Pro X. Since then Alex has made over 60 Alex4D Final Cut Pro X plugins available for free on his old blog and his Alex4D website.

He works as a freelance editor in London, England on projects ranging from dramatic shorts to films for corporations and charities.

Due to some file mishandling by me, there are some moments of Alex we missed.

In a nice moment of irony, we used the Alex4D Wide Angle Fix on these two cameras to reduce the effect of the GoPro extreme wide angle.

Who is Alex Gollner
Career Start
Evolution into Motion Graphics
Learning Editing
Plug-in Developer
The nature of the business side of the business
Alex’s current career
4K, HDR and Light field
Balancing technical and creative skills
Internet famous
Final Cut Pro X, plug-in development and motion graphics
Editing and storytelling theory
Randy Unbilos and the history of NLEs
Explosion of NLE usage
FCP XML discussion
Final Cut Pro’s place at Apple
Expanded uses for video production
Comparing Focus and Gone Girl
Biggest change you’ve seen during your career
Biggest expected change in the future

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  • Deyson · August 5, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Great sit down! Thank you for sharing! 🙂



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