Update: Apple reseller 1080 Pro and Sequence Post Production have announced details of a new Final Cut Studio training programme to take place at Pinewood Studios.

The programme will be a certified Apple training programme run out of four classrooms (with 15 editing suites) from the first floor of Sequence Post at Pinewood.

Sequence owner Ben Foakes will run the course alongside co-owner and managing director of 1080 Pro Tony Dickie. Between them they will focus on training for broadcast TV and film.

Foakes said: “There is a dearth of well-trained Final Cut Pro operators, even though broadcasters such as the BBC have invested in the technology.

“Our USP is that we will specifically train people to work in broadcast and film with a focus on dealing with things such as HD and SD video decks, legalisers, sound and video monitors and deliverables.”

He added: “Pinewood is quite film focused and we will use our links there to push Final Cut Pro into the film environment.”

The company will offer training in all elements of Final Cut Pro Studio 2 including Motion and Color. It will also offer OSX system training for technicians as well as migration courses for editors trained on Avid and Quantel systems.

Dickie said he has had interest from production companies including North One, members of the post industry and free-lancers.