Perfect class and one of the best out there! Nothing which was taught felt rushed, it was not too short or not too long. 10/10 Satisfaction ~ Likheet Shetty
Great course! James’s teaching style is very engaging and informative, and he shows you some fun tricks, too. I will be looking for other courses from him, since I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from him. Two thumbs up! ~ Darcie Cousins (Video Editing With Filmora for Beginners to Advanced).
Shotcut was the third editing package I tried after Premiere and I was about to dump it along with the others when I came across James Woo’s tutorials. As other people have said, they are very well-organised, clear and easy to follow, so that nothing seems overwhelming and unlike a lot of YouTube video series if you get lost or distracted, you can find all the previous steps waiting for you to go back to. I can’t say I’ve mastered Shotcut yet because I’m still using Premiere for some projects, but the knowledge that with a little more effort I could make perfectly decent videos with this much simpler programme is very encouraging. And having James’s intelligent, patient support at the end of an email makes all the difference. ~ Caroline Juler
Very good job in training with clear videos and short too making it very easy to follow, thank you James for this training ~ Al Amaro
After downloading the software and looking over refernce, this course came highly recommended. Let’s just say, within a day I was doing more with video than the goal I had set for myself. I started with one video prior to this course to over 30 plus, lease than a week. Thanks for bringing a newbie into focus ~ Johnny Baker
Went from a total beginner on video editing, to adding my first edited video in ‘YouTube’ in less than four hours. I couldn’t say this first video is prefect, but by following James’ training tips, I should be refining my video editing skills in the days/ weeks to come.
If you are an entrepreneur starting your own business and are considering taking advantage of video for publicity or visibility, this course is a must have. As I said, it was worth the investment! ~ Guillermo Vasquez
As a complete newbie to video editing, this course was exactly what I needed. I’m recording videos for my new business, and I discovered Shotcut in my search for free editing software. And it was through Shotcut’s website that I discovered James’ tutorial. I’m really grateful they mentioned this course because it was a quick way for me to learn. ~ Jane Yoo
I was sceptical after a bad experience with paying for E-learning. But as I was really frustrated about my results in learning shotcut, I took the risk and paid the price for this training. What should I say: I am totally convinced by this training!
After one day of concentrated learning with James Woo I solved all the problems I had with my film project, now I love shotcut, it makes so much better results than Movie Maker, if you just know how to use it. The training is organized in short chapters that teach you everything you must know, the videos show all single steps and Mister Woo explains.
And whenever I am not sure about something, I can rewatch the relevant clip again. It comes even better: There was one problem I couldn’t solve, so I wrote to James, sceptical if I will ever get an anwer at all (like I said, experiences in E-learning …). After 2 hours I had my answer. Mr Woo explained me, detailed but easy to understand and very friendly, how to solve the problem with my film. Sorry for overwhelming enthusiasm – I guess its because I was really pi**ed off after trying to learn shotcut for 3 days on my own with no good results. Big thank you to Mr Woo. Christian Mentz , Berlin, Germany
After a few weeks of going here and there, trying this and that, I was going nowhere. So I decided to spend a few dollars for a professional teaching program that would present all the pieces in a more coordinated and cumulative way. A flood light instead of a flashlight. Randomly, I picked James Woo’s program. I lucked out. It does exactly that, plus more. As an 80-year-old amateur trying to learn new tricks, I needed a bit of hand-holding at first. To my surprise, James promptly responded to my queries in a very friendly manner. From my experience, not too many on-line teaching programs include a bit of personal mentoring ! ~ Andre
The tutorial videos were extremely helpful. It saved searching the internet for explanations as to how to do a variety of video editing on Shotcut. Many of the tutorial subjects particularly for the beginner video editor can’t even be found on a google search other than from Woo’s site! His instruction is very methodical and clear. For the cost, it’s worth it in frustration avoided! With the help of his tutorials, I was able to produce a very professional appearing video with many sophisticated effects. ~ david varnau
….. I am amazed at how you are able to take a complex task, simplify it and thoroughly explain it in a few minutes. Thank you again for all your work and for helping me with your ShotCut Training Video. I will be referring to it continually as I edit my videos. ~ Dave Easley
I had never heard of Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) but it essentially can compete with Camtasia or Screenflow, but for free. James did a superb job in keeping each lecture short, to the point, and visually well represented as he taught. If you want to save several hundred dollars on the expensive software, and learn OBS (which is free) this course is for you. … ~ Will Irish
“I am dyslexic and was worried that I would find it very difficult to understand how to edit videos, but I have been pleasantly surprised and I can’t wait to start editing videos and making them in to amazing memories for people to watch time and time again. ~ Julie McSorley
I am so happy I bought this course. Thank you for being thorough and taking the time and effort needed to make it comprehensible for me. I was completely overwhelmed and intimidated by the shotcut interface until watching you first two video chapters of this course. You explain and demonstrate it so clearly that, suddenly, it wasn’t so scary.
Then I watched video chapter number 3 on simple editing. That made sense. Finally. I’d watched all the tutorials on shotcut.org, but it never made much sense. You are absolutely awesome as a teacher. Thank you. I’m now going to pull in some videos and make an attempt to edit them and will post what I wind up with when I’m done. ~ D.L. Keur
I was very happy to find a course that was using an up to date version of the software being used and the clarity of instruction provided in the course that was very easy to follow ~ Brandt C.