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Film Cut in Final Cut Pro Debuts to Standing Room Only Crowd in Chicago

The Unusual Suspects: Once Upon a Time in House Music made its debut Friday, August 19, to a standing-room-only crowd in Chicago. The movie, a four-year undertaking of Chip Eberhart, tells the story of the key underground figures in the Chicago house music scene.

Eberhart is a former club and radio DJ who, in 1985, was declared by “Street Mix” magazine as the godfather of house music. He eventually stepped away from his turntables to pursue a career in the burgeoning computer industry. By 2001, he had built his own Mac postproduction boutique and DVD authoring studio called High Level Productions.

The same year, Eberhart saw the trailer for Josell Ramos’ “Maestro” at a house music reunion party at the House of Blues in Chicago. He met Ramos there and within minutes, Eberhart offered to make the “Maestro” DVD. Making the DVD inspired him to create “The Unusual Suspects: Once Upon a Time in House Music”.

The movie was made using Apple’s Final Cut Pro 5, Motion, LiveType, Garage Band, and Soundtrack. Final Cut’s multi-cam feature came in very handy, allowing Eberhart to use up to 128 video sources while editing.

Chip, an Apple Certified Trainer, has provided Final Cut Pro training at Safe Harbor Computers, as well as teaching classes at NAB and elsewhere. Check the Events Area on our site for upcoming Final Cut classes!

For the complete story on “The Unusual Suspects: Once Upon a Time in House Music”, click here.

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Film Cut in Final Cut Pro Debuts to Standing Room Only Crowd in Chicago