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Train With The Authors Apple Authorized Training Road Tour

Three Apple Authorized Courses will be given, starting with Diana’s Final Cut Pro, August 7-9 (July 07, 2006)

Diana Weynand, author of Peachpit Press’s best selling book, Apple Pro Training Series - Final Cut Pro 5, took the Authorized Final Cut Pro 5 course on the road, stopping at San Antonio and Houston, Texas. This unique opportunity gave people a chance to learn Apple's award winning editing software and become an Apple Certified Pro user. Now Diana has invited Mary Plummer (author of Getting Started With Motion 2) and Estelle McGechie (author of Getting Started With Aperture) to join her on her next road stop, Orlando, Florida. The Train with the Authors tour is being hosted by the University of Central Florida from August 7-17th.

Three Apple Authorized Courses will be given, starting with Diana’s Final Cut Pro, August 7-9, followed by Motion2 (August 10-11) and finishing up with Aperture (August 14- 16). The University of Central Florida is an Apple Authorized IT Training Center and this will be their first venture into Apple’s Pro-Apps. “We are very excited to have Diana and her fellow authors come to Orlando to offer these great training courses taught by the best instructors in the world,” says Tim David, Senior Systems Administrator, College of Education, University of Central Florida.

"Apple pro-apps software is popular among a wide range of users. We wanted to make sure everyone who wants to become proficient in Final Cut Pro, Aperture or Motion has that opportunity," says Diana Weynand, president of Weynand Training International, a Los Angeles based Apple Authorized Training Center. “We can help new, novice, or intermediate users raise their confidence and expertise to a more professional level." In addition to delivering the authorized training courses, Weynand Training will also offer the end user exam at the end of the course. "When class graduates pass the certified user exam, they can become Apple certified Pros and have their names posted on the Apple website. It’s a great way for a freelancer to market themselves to potential employers." Diana Weynand brings to this FCP training her many years as a professional editor. She was supervising editor for the Barbara Walters Series of Entertainment Specials, and recently was an online editor for the hit MTV series, “Real World.”

Diana has also trained and consulted for many production companies who have switched from Avid to Final Cut Pro, including Bunim- Murray (producers of MTV's “Real World,” “The Simple Life,” and “Starting Over”), Pie Town Productions, (producers of HGTV programming), NBC/Universal (producers of “Monk”), Sony, and others. Diana also received an Emmy citation and Ohio State Award for the PBS awardwinning series, “Cinematic Eye.”

Mary Plummer has been editing film and video professionally for over 16 years using on-line, offline, linear, and non-linear systems. An Apple Certified Trainer, she has edited music videos, documentaries, trailers, and independent feature films, and composed original music that has been used in film and video projects from coast to coast. An Apple Certified Trainer she has taught classes and demos for Apple at major industry trade shows including; Digital Video Expo, NAB, BEA, WEVA and GV Expo. Also a Master Trainer in Apple's Pro Certification program, and Author of the Apple Pro Training Series books; Soundtrack, Soundtrack Pro, Getting Started with Motion; co-author of Getting Started with Final Cut Studio; and author of the Apple Training Series books: GarageBand.

Estelle McGechie left Australia in 2001 to pursue the overseas market and in 2002 she was awarded an O1-Visa for 'Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Editing. Her New York work has included short narrative, documentary, advertising and music videos. Certified by Apple to teach Final Cut Pro 5 and Motion, Estelle's repertoire also includes extensive knowledge of After Effects, and Photoshop. Estelle authored the Apple Pro Training Series, Getting Started with Aperture.

After Florida, Diana’s road tour will stop at Minnesota, Charlotte, New York City, and St. Louis. Other cities will be announced throughout the year. Shirley Craig, Diana’s business partner at Weynand Training, says, “ To make this training available to a large number of users, we are offering several discounts on the cost of the course. There’s a discount for early bird enrollment, being a student or educator, and we even have a BYOPB discount where you can bring and use your own Powerbook (as long as it’s loaded with the software). The road trip will be a really great opportunity for anyone interested in learning these Apple Pro-Apps to get the training they need – and from the people who actually wrote the books!”

The Apple Authorized training courses will utilize Central Florida University’s computer lab and state of the art MacBook Pro laptop computers sponsored by Apple. At the conclusion of each course, participants will have the opportunity to take the Apple Certified Pro User exam.

Special Events at Apple Retail Stores Diana will also be making special appearances to sign her book and talk to Final Cut Pro users at the Apple Store, Millenia on August 9th, at 7pm.

Website: For a complete list of road cities, registration information and our special discount prices, either call (818) 995-1719 or go to To view an invitation to the Florida trainings go to For more information, or to schedule a road trip stop, contact: Shirley Craig at 818.970.7708, email at [email protected]. Diana Weynand at 818.970.8785, email at [email protected]

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