Since 1996, I’ve been a professional puppeteer on TV, film and stage. A few years back, I decided to take a leap of faith and shoot a personal project I’d been toying with for a while – a short film in which a robot butler puppet teaches the popular dance move The Dougie.
When it came time to edit it, a colleague of mine, editor Brent Carpenter, did a first pass, but I needed to carry it through to the end. Having never edited before, I purchased Final Cut Pro X and soon realized I was going to need more help. I found my way to Mark and Steve’s MacBreak Studio shorts on YouTube. I loved their videos. They made everything clear, and soon I started buying their Final Cut Pro X tutorials.