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TECH TIP - Compression of Time in the Edit
By: Peter John Ross on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:03:57 pm

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My All Raw Timelapse Workflow
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:02:00 pm

Here's a series of there videos I produced about an all-raw Timelapse workflow. This was shot partially on location at the Panama Canal. Part 1 Shooting & Raw Processing Part 2 Assembling in After Effects Part 3 Color Grading and Filtering Timelapse Scenes My All Raw Timelapse Workflow Republished by Richard Harrington...

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DSLR Video, Terry White, and Matt Kloskowski — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:29:25 pm

This week s show is a triple feature we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving. DSLR Video, Terry White, and Matt Kloskowski — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13 Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Mastering aperture: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 3, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

How much light does your camera see? The aperture of your camera is its portal to the light in your scene (and without light, there are no pictures or video). Controlling the aperture is essential to getting the right amount of light on to your camera s sensor to capture the best shots. There s another side to aperture as well. As you open the aperture wider, you can narrow the depth of field in your shot, blurring more of the frame outside of your immediate focus area. This is often a hallmark of the DSLR video look. Mastering aperture...

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A Detailed HDR Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

A detailed HDR Workflow webinar. We take a look at the brand new Photomatix beta release. Speakers Include: Ron Pepper HDRsoft Hal Schmitt Director of LIGHT Photographic Workshops Kim Seng (Captain Kimo) HDR Expert Photofocus Team: Richard Harrington Melissa Niu Levi Sim Abba Shapiro A Detailed HDR Webinar Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Jenny Milchman on her debut novel
By: Bob Gillen on Oct 2, 2013 at 2:22:13 pm

In Jenny Milchman’s debut mystery novel, Cover of Snow , she uses a first person point of view, with several chapters interspersed of third person point of view to establish further perspective. It’s a relatively rare technique. I asked her how that came to be as she developed her story. “The first thing I should probably share is that the words developed your story give me a wistful sort of laugh. Let’s just say that what feels most accurate is the story develops me.” A Tenacious Author “Cover of Snow hit twenty-two drafts before it was published. I was not...


4K Video? Are you going to SMPTE in Hollywood?
By: Matt Geier on Oct 2, 2013 at 12:25:25 pm

Just looking to find out who might be making the trip. Blogs are about staying in touch with the public and making connections and talking about what we love as a blogger, etc! So, are you or anyone you know going to be at SMPTE in Hollywood at the end of October? Here's some highlights from https://www.smpte.org/ People at the Symposium will have a mutual interest in the next generation of image formats, higher frame rates, wider color gamut, and increased dynamic range, along with 4K (UHD-1) and 8K (UHD-2) resolutions. WooT WooT! So will you be there? Let me...

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Try Out the New Photomatix 5 for Free
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

You can download the beta here: http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/betas/pmp50.php . Here are a few notes from HDRsoft. Photomatix Pro version 5.0 is currently in beta testing phase. You are welcome to help us test the beta releases, but please note the following: - Beta releases are not stable versions of the software. They may not work properly and they may crash often. Beta releases are intended for testing purposes only, and should not be used for normal use and production work. Beta releases of Photomatix Pro include the usual registration system of normal versions, i.e. they run in trial mode when the...

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Premiere Pro tutorial: Importing a layered Photoshop file
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

In this tutorial, learn how to import layered PSD files in order to create picture-in-picture effects in a Premiere Pro project. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disc space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects. Welcome 1. An Intro to Dynamic...

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Why Are You Going to the Southeast Creative Summit?
By: Kylee Wall on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:17:32 pm

One of the great things about getting out of the dimly lit edit room (or bay or suite or closet or whatever you use to describe where you spend 85% of your life) and going to places where your peers are gathering is that you -- gasp -- meet your peers! And some of those peers become -- bigger gasp -- FRIENDS! So allow me to introduce you to a friend of mine: Joel Yeaton . I followed Joel on Twitter for a long time and we exchanged baked goods* a few times before meeting at Editfest NY in 2012....

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The Poor Man’s Art Form
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:11:59 pm

Theater, especially black box, is most often an intimate experience, both for the audience and for the actor. Award-winning playwright Raegan Payne talks about her playwriting and what attracts her to this kind of storytelling. A Poor Man’s Art Form “I like being forced to tell a story with just dialogue and almost no resources,” says Payne. “It’s a poor man’s art form, anyone can do it, that’s what I love. Inversely, it should also be accessible for the poor to see and often times it isn’t. “Also, theatre has an immediacy as well as intimacy that can be missing...


TECH TIP - Cutting on Motion/Match Cutting
By: Peter John Ross on Sep 29, 2013 at 12:06:55 pm

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DSLR Video Planning and Shooting
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

DSLR Video Planning and Shooting from Richard Harrington Here's a recent presentation from Photoshop World DSLR Video Planning and Shooting. Learn about the process of planning for and creating a DSLR video project. DSLR Video Planning and Shooting Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Premiere Pro tutorial: How to work with slow-motion effects
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

In this tutorial find out how to work with slow-motion effects in Premiere Pro. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disk space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects. Welcome 1. An Intro to Dynamic Link 2. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with...

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Movie Cliches - EXTRAS
By: Peter John Ross on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:06:08 pm

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Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:42:00 am

When it comes to capturing great images, exposure is critical. Under- or overexpose your shot and you lose precious details. But setting the proper exposure isn t easy; your light may move behind a cloud, or change over time. When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light. In this week s DSLR Video Tips , we ll show you a straightforward way to get strong, well-exposed shots. You ll learn about Exposing for video What is the desired goal when exposing for video and when does it look right ? Balancing the exposure triangle Learn how to...

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SMB2 in Mavericks compared to AFP and NFS
By: Matt Geier on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:06:19 am

With the Apple announcement that it will be supporting SMB2 in the upcoming OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” release, some Mac user sites may wonder about the continued need for AFP in their networks. The answer is very simple – Any network that supports Mac clients, even Mavericks, must support AFP for the best performance, and 100% compatibility. To substantiate this assertion, Here's a web page that compares the features and performance of various AFP (HELIOS and Apple), SMB1, SMB2 (Windows and Apple), and NFS implementations. http://www.helios.de/web/EN/news/AFP_vs_SMB-NFS.html The article explains why for the best performance, and 100% compatibility, the native client...

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Get Consistent Color with Conditional Mode Automation
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

The Conditional Mode Change command in Photoshop allows you to set a color mode among your images in a consistent way. In this tutorial, set up an action to specify which color mode you'd like the Conditional Mode Change command to convert your images to. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow. Introduction 1....

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Why Live Training Still Matters in the Internet Age
By: walter biscardi on Sep 26, 2013 at 2:44:20 pm

Never has so much information been so easily available to so many than today. Right here on this very site are literally MILLIONS of tidbits of information, nuggets of knowledge and full blown training products ready at a moment's notice. For the bulk of what we need to know in this industry, this information is invaluable. Especially when we're getting started with a new tool, knowing how and which buttons to push is the information we need to get us past "launch this tool." But when it comes to the creative side of the industry, well that's better served in...

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Adam Elmakias and Lightroom 5.2 — Photofocus Podcast 9/25/13
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 25, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This week s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain. First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders. Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 Updates Rich catches back up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw. Adobe is shipping a new update that adds a lot of cool features for both Creative Cloud and...

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The Enterprise File Server In a Digital World
By: Matt Geier on Sep 25, 2013 at 9:07:41 am

Companies of every sort utilize file servers to provide central access to files and printers. But supporting a range of Mac, Windows, and web clients is not easy. File systems and network protocols for Windows, Mac, and web clients are complex, and difficult to integrate. Windows alternate data streams, Mac resource forks, file and record locking, Active Directory, LDAP, file system permissions, SMB/CIFS, AFP, HTTP, Windows, OS X, Sun Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX – a library of books has been written on these topics. In the world of media production, and other mission-critical environments such as newspapers, where you have...

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Small Tree is now 10years old!
By: Steve Modica on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:08:41 am

Back in 2003, on September 24th, I drove up to St Paul, Minnesota and filed paperwork to make Small Tree a Minnesota LLC. When we started, there were 6 of us and I'm not sure we knew exactly what our plan was. I knew we wanted to write kernel drivers for "high end" networking stuff (like Intel's brand new 10Gb Ethernet cards). I didn't think much beyond that. I figured if we built it "they would come" (as the saying goes). I also needed a good excuse to buy one of the new G5 Power Macs (and make it tax...

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Movie Cliches - SPACE EXPLOSIONS
By: Peter John Ross on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:34:19 am

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Combining Blur Gallery Filters
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Want to learn about the Blur Gallery? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine blur gallery filters in Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Combining Blur Gallery Filters Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Okay, fine. Premiere Pro CC is pretty good to me.
By: Kylee Wall on Sep 23, 2013 at 7:59:37 pm

Alright, I'll admit it. Premiere is pretty decent these days.  I know a lot of people say that. The Internet is filled with love letters to Adobe. I haven't really been among them, well, ever. I've almost always had bad experiences with Premiere, which I've documented a-plenty. Long story short (unless you go back and read my post where I lay it all out), Premiere was unstable as hell for me, Avid wasn't accessible (physically, I could never get in front of one) and being technically proficient in SOMETHING was important to me. So my senior year of college, I...

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Come see me in LA Tuesday Night
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Are you in the Los Angeles area? I'll be speaking at theLA Web Professionals Group group this Tuesday. Photoshop for Web Designers featuring Richard Harrington Tuesday September 24, 2013 - 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM LOCATION: Capital One 360 - Los Angeles Caf - https://www.facebook.com/CapitalOne360LA 11175 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 FREE PARKING::WIN 1 YEAR OF CREATIVE CLOUD::BOOK EXCHANGE::REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES Agenda Some of the topics we will cover include: Selection Tools and Techniques Compositing with Layers Blending Modes Color Correction and Curves Layer Styles: Bevels, Shadows, Glows, and More Creating Backgrounds and Video Bumpers Photoshop Video Editing Schedule...

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HELIOS iPad Document Hub 1.0
By: Matt Geier on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:53:02 am

I thought I'd share this with the Cow community. Not many folks know about HELIOS software. At least not the ones I've talked to up to this point. Here's a video about their iPad Document Hub 1.0 Software. When you're watching the video, which is about 10 minutes long, think of ways you can use HELIOS in your workflow. http://youtu.be/nR_5yYoNNZE Improve your sales process. Improve your customer interfacing tactics. Improve your bottom line! This can help you do it all! Don't forget to check out their DEMO on the iPhone or iPad from the iTunes store! Whether your small, medium,...

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Time-lapse Tutorial: Choosing a Working Drive
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Because your time-lapse shoots will result in a lot of data, it's important to consider data storage options. This tutorial explores data storage solutions for both desktop and mobile setups, and explains the importance of redundancy, security, and preventing data loss. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Time-lapse Tutorial: Choosing a Working Drive Republished by Richard...

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Do You Love After Effects? Get to Seattle This Week for AE World!
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 21, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

If you re an After Effects fan, you should check out the After Effects World Conference. It s being held in Seattle this week. Several members of the Adobe team as well as top gurus speaking at the conference. I'll be there. You can find out more at http://www.aftereffectsworld.com/why-attend-2/ Do You Love After Effects? Get to Seattle This Week for AE World! Republished by Richard Harrington...


An Introduction to the GoPro Hero3
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 20, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Whether you call it a sports cam, action cam, crash cam, or toy cam, the GoPro 3 has taken the production world by storm. While it s not a true DSLR camera, we find ourselves mixing it into our production jobs all the time. For time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography, these cameras are great. In this week s episode , we start with an in-depth look at GoPro cameras . You ll learn What is a GoPro? Where did these cameras come from and what are they good for? The GoPro bodies. What are the challenges with the form...


Live iPad Mix - classical Musicians and Club DJ
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:15:29 am

UK-based cinematographer Ben Cole, whom we interviewed a year or so ago, recently shot an innovative new viral ad for European retailer Carphone Warehouse. Cole, along with director Sid Wheeler, initially interviewed several classical musicians who were using new software that helps design an app for their phones/tablets. This, in turn, aids them in being better musicians. The instruments used were a cello, a French horn, and a flute. “No need for a human teacher nowadays,” says Cole. All you need are “… apps from tuning your instrument to scale teaching software that judges how well you play your scales...


Using the History Brush
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Wanting to combine multiple states of an image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the History Brush in Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Using the History Brush Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Generating a Web Gallery with Adobe Bridge
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

In this tutorial, find out how to create a customized web gallery in Adobe Bridge. Watch more here . Bridge is a huge timesaver and one of the mot overlooked apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite. This a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow. Introduction 1. Understanding Actions 2. Automate Commands 3. Using Scripts 4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge...

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Filmmaker Sean Breathnach
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:09:07 am

“Writing can be a solitary pursuit. Directing gives you the social outlet you need, as well as being extremely satisfying work. The combination of the two skills allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.” READ MORE... Filmmaker Sean Breathnach Republished by Bob Gillen...


Time-lapse video tutorial: Basic moves on a slider
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 17, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

In this tutorial explore the basics of working with a Kessler camera slider in order to shoot time-lapse photography. Topics include setting the shoot's start and end points, adjusting the axis of the camera, and tips for keeping flicker out of your shots, including engaging the mirror lock-up and turning of noise reduction. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects...

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Am I Too Inexperienced for Educational Workshops?
By: Kylee Wall on Sep 17, 2013 at 1:46:19 pm

A big dilemma when deciding to throw your hard earned money at someone in exchange for knowledge: am I ready for this? Will I get enough out of it to justify the cost? Will I get eaten alive? I'm scared. Hold me. I don't want anything to do with any of it. Go away. Or something like that. It's a realistic dilemma to have. As a video editor or motion graphics artist, you wouldn't go to an advanced PHP conference or Accountantpalooza (if there is such a thing…and if there isn't, there should be.) And you wouldn't pay to attend...

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How To Read A Waveform Monitor & Vectorscope
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 16, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

When reading video scopes for the first time, it can be tough to figure out what you re actually looking at. But tools like waveform monitors and vectorscopes can help with the exposure and color in your shots and are definitely worth the time spent learning how to use them. The primary thing to keep in mind is that these tools are more accurate than your eyes in providing an objective, analytical snapshot of your video signal. This week we ll explore Why scopes are essential in helping you achieve better shots How a histogram complements the information on a...

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Surrender Dorothy: or why you should go see The Wizard of Oz
By: Debra Kaufman on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:40:32 pm

On September 20, The Wizard of Oz will open in selected cities in its latest incarnation: in stereo 3D and IMAX. Sounds like a gimmick, right? And those of you who have been following my posts know that I'm far from being a cheerleader for 3D for every movie. Having just come out of a screening of the movie, though, I encourage you to go see it. The Wizard of Oz is a candy box of Hollywood magic, a cinematic paean to a corps of talent in every craft that built the industry. Have you ever seen Wizard of Oz...

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Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 15, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes This week s show is a triple scoop of goodness. We ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders. First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on lifestyle photography, from children s portraits to celebrity portraits. Tamara s work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Parenting Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country,...

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Use a Field Monitor for Better Shots
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 14, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

A common phrase among DSLR pros is that everything looks good on the back of the camera LCD. While intended as a joke, the phrase really means that it s hard to judge aspects of your shot like critical focus, color, and exposure using the LCD on the back of a DSLR camera. As these LCDs are generally very small, it can also be difficult for on-set clients and team members (like a focus puller) to clearly see what the camera is actually shooting. That s where field monitors come in. Over the past few years, lightweight field monitors offering...

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The Refine Edge Command for Better Selections and Adjustments
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Are you trying to adjust a selection? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Refine Edge Command in Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . The Refine Edge Command for Better Selections and Adjustments Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Time-lapse Tutorial: Tracking the Sun's Position
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 12, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

When, and for how long, are you shooting your time-lapse sequence? Sun position can play a vital role in your shoot and knowing the sun's location ahead of time can help you plan ahead. In this tutorial, learn how to use the Sun Seeker app, available for both iOS and Android devices, in order to track the location of the sun. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to...

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Happy Birthday X-Files!
By: Kylee Wall on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:12:02 pm

It almost snuck by me, but I remembered! Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the premiere of The X-Files. And as a huge fan (I think they used to call us X-Philes) of the show who has recently been working through (almost) every episode from start to finish, I have a couple things to say about this.  This is the first chronological binge viewing I've completed on this show since I originally began watching -- something that happened pretty late in the series. Sometime in 1999, I picked up the show during season 7 and got hooked after the finale....

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Ten Networking Tips for Video Production Conferences
By: Kylee Wall on Sep 11, 2013 at 1:57:11 pm

Duh, we all know it's important to stay up to date on the changing technologies in the video production and post-production industries. So we read and tweet and practice and put time aside for educational workshops (like the upcoming Southeast Creative Summit ) because we're smart and forward-thinking. But have you thought about the benefit of networking at an educational conference? Sure, you're there to learn from presenters -- but if you attend conferences passively, you're missing out on a lot. 1. Introduce yourself to the person next to you. Yeah, that old trick about talking to strangers. You're going...

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The New wave in Irish Filmmaking
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:12:53 pm

Last month I posted part one of an interview with Irish writer and filmmaker Frank Kelly. Several of his films are Derelict and 140. Today I follow up with part two: Kelly’s thoughts on the new wave of filmmaking in Ireland. Ireland has long been known for its strong tradition in writing and theatre. I asked Kelly if Irish filmmaking is finding its own place in that tradition. “Yes, I think so,” he says, “especially right now. There are a bunch of new filmmakers emerging, who are making great work, powerful work that’s rattling some cages. I definitely think that Ireland...


Using Photoshop Layer Comps
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Do you want to store the state of several layers? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use layer comps in Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Using Photoshop Layer Comps Republished by Richard Harrington...

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"Certificates of Completion" will be available for the Southeast Creative Summit
By: walter biscardi on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:48:20 pm

We received an inquiry today from a corporate client asking if Certificates of Completion for the Southeast Creative Summit would be available for Attendees so that employees would receive re-imbursement for their expenses at the event. While some companies will pay outright for their employees to attend a workshop event, others have the employees pay out of pocket and then re-imburse the employee upon receipt of a completion document or certificate. The answers is absolutely we will have a Southeast Creative Summit Certificate of Completion available for those who require them for re-imbursement and anyone else who would like to...

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Aerial Photography Workshops announced for Southeast Creative Summit
By: walter biscardi on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:34:05 am

As previously announced, Yonder Blue Films will be leading two workshops at the Southeast Creative Summit and these are a MUST attend for anyone who is considering adding aerial photography to their arsenal. There is a LOT you need to know, both legally and creatively, before you take the plunge into this emerging field of production. An Introduction to Aerial Photography This workshop is a MUST for anyone considering aerial photography. Ben and Will have been flying for over a year and they will introduce you first and foremost to the the rules & laws of flying which is one...

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Beyond the Southeast Creative Summit, What to do in Atlanta
By: walter biscardi on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:27:21 am

Atlanta's not just southern fried food anymore y’all! The Southeast Creative Summit is happening Oct 25-27 in Atlanta, GA One of the coolest things about Atlanta is that it’s such an interesting town for all ages and all interests. It’s not just “Tara” and “Gone With the Wind” anymore. From incredible cuisine to amazing theaters to all manner of attractions, there’s something for everyone here. Ok, first of all, the Sheraton Hotel (our host for the Summit) has a gorgeous New Orleans themed indoor pool area with a retractable roof. Lots of space to lounge about and with the roof,...

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Stop Motion, Slow Motion, and They Might Be Giants
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 8, 2013 at 11:43:00 pm

A little distraction that combines three things I love. They Might be Giants have always been one of my favorites (they're one of two actual Fan Clubs I belong too). A great song and well-executed video. Check out some more of the creative team (Hoku & Adam's) work here . Stop Motion, Slow Motion, and They Might Be Giants Republished by Richard Harrington...

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