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CCCCD Offers Digital Video Courses


Sept. 10, 2004--Be the next Steven Spielberg!

This fall, Collin County Community College is offering classes in DVD authoring, music mixing, and real-time, non-linear desktop video editing, using Apple's Final Cut Express 2 and iLife software. Classes begin Sept. 25 for Final Cut Express 2 and Sept. 7 for iLife's iMovie. All classes are held in the Macintosh G4 lab at CCCCD's Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Boulevard, in southwest Plano.

Apple's iLife, "the Digital Hub," includes a suite of programs which allows users to edit digital music, photography, movies and to create personal DVDs: it includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand (turning your Mac into a recording studio), iTunes and iDVD. Classes begin Sept. 7 for iMovie, and others in the suite of iLife programs will be offered throughout the fall, starting about every other week.

Final Cut, used in such film and TV programs as "Intolerable Cruelty," "Spellbound" and "24," features RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, an enhanced user interface, real-time color correction tools and audio-editing capabilities.

"We're so excited about these new software applications," said Natalie Greenwell, program director. "They make video and music editing accessible to the novice as well as the experienced digital user."

Courses are listed in the continuing education schedule or on their website at For more information, call continuing education at 972-985-3750.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.