Editing Crash Course: Final Cut Pro X

Editing Crash Course: Final Cut Pro X

Learn the basics of editing with Final Cut Pro X in this crash course.

Learn the basics of editing with Final Cut Pro X in this three-hour class. Perfect for absolute beginners, this workshop will cover the fundamentals you need to start editing your footage. Manage and import your files, build a library, cut and paste your video and audio together, and add transitions and titles to polish your story’s look.  

Once you've learned the basics, you'll be able to turn your videos into a show or add some pizzazz to your studio footage in post-production!


Software Certified Producer

This workshop will certify you to check out our editing laptops, equipped with Final Cut Pro X. You'll also be able to reserve time in our editing suites, check out hard drives, and submit your videos to our cable channels. All reservations are subject to availability.


Jul 17


6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Melissa Salazar

1 SESSION: 7/17

Jul 24


6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Melissa Salazar

1 SESSION: 7/24


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Melissa Salazar Community Media Cohort Facilitator msalazar [at] opensignalpdx.org

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I provide direct support to producers, adjusting services and support based on unique needs. As part of the Community Media team, my primary role is to instruct equity-driven workshops to cohort students and work one-on-one to provide technical support.

I was born and raised in South Texas and have lived in Portland since 2012. After graduating from PNCA in 2015 I began working as a youth mentor. I'm excited to incorporate my skills to help others tell their stories. When not working I’m exploring in the forest, sitting next to water with a good book, drawing or watching baseball.



For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact our Community Media Advocacy Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or via email at katmeow [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelinessafety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at bit.ly/opensignalsafetyconcern.

Accommodation Requests

At Open Signal, we work hard to keep our space accessible, inclusive and collaborative. We have a no-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and violence.

To request an accommodation please complete this form or contact an Open Signal staff member for assistance: info [at] opensignalpdx.org or (503) 288-1515.

While some accommodation needs may not be within our means to meet at this time, we do our absolute best to accommodate individual needs for equitable access to our facilities whenever possible.