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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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Brilliant Visuals | Fluid Workflows
By: Adobe Sponsored on Sep 8, 2013 at 9:02:53 pm

Over 150 new pro video features coming to Creative Cloud in October This week at IBC, we’ll be showing off many awesome new features coming in the October 2013 releases of the Creative Cloud pro video tools. Instead of the usual 12 or 18-month wait, we’re proud to be offering the major updates just four months after the original CC products were launched. Over 150 new features will help you deliver brilliant visuals with a richer toolset and even more integrated workflows. Along with significant updates to Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade® CC, Prelude™ CC, Adobe Media...

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DSLR tutorial: You call this a mic?
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 8, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir . This digital video tutorial looks at one of the reasons the audio recorded with your DSLR sounds so bad: it might be your mic. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . DSLR tutorial: You call this a mic? Republished by...

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Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

I love timelapse photography. And here's my new class all about the topic! Get the class here http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/1379 03-2.html Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography Republished by Richard Harrington...

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New Class on Micro Four Thirds Photography
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 6, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

I'm proud to announce my new class on Micro Four-Thirds video and photo. I am so excited about this new technology and how liberating it is for shooting. This was shot with one of meet best friends, Scott Bourne. The micro four-thirds sensor format is enabling a new generation of cameras that combine compact size with DSLR-like features, such as interchangeable lenses. In this course, Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne introduce the micro four-thirds format, detailing its strengths and weaknesses for both photography and video, offering buying advice, and sharing tips for getting the best results when shooting with a...

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It Ain’t Film or TV
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 6, 2013 at 6:07:00 pm

One of the core truths of writing a web series: it ain’t television or movies. Sure, they have common elements. As Mildred Lewis, co-creator of the web series Etiquette, says, “Good writing is good writing is good writing. Plot, character, setting, conflict, compelling ideas, engaging emotions all remain crucial.” That being said, the audience experiences a web series differently. “On the web,” Lewis continues, “you're writing for a viewer who is going to have a more intimate experience. Most people watch web content alone, often on small devices. Funny has to be funnier! You can't ride a laugh track or...


Mastering Exposure, HDR, and Meet The New Team — Photofocus Podcast 9/5/13
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Rich Harrington has two great guests on the Photofocus podcast this week. First up, a return from Panoramic, Landscape, and HDR guru Ron Pepper . We explore myths about HDR , killer techniques, and advanced controls. No matter what your style of shooting or subject matter, you ll learn a ton. You ll learn: A complete understanding of exposure Bracketing tips for capturing any scene How to master exposure Shooting HDR handheld How to remove Ghosting objects and deal with moving subjects How to work within the limitations of your camera How many shots to take for the best HDR...

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Copyright vs Trademark
By: Peter John Ross on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:45:12 am

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Using Random Fills in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Do you want to create a pattern using a photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he utilizes Random Fills 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 Random Fills in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Grace in Motion
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 4, 2013 at 8:03:08 am

My First ‘Oner’ Steadicam operator and Local 600 member Jessica Lopez talked with us about her work with Steadicam rigs. Lopez takes pride in what she does. “One of the best experiences on set was shooting my first ‘oner’. It was an eight-minute shot that took place in a one-story house. It involved a wife coming home catching her husband wearing her lipstick. “The shot mainly followed the wife as she scuffled through the house curious, confused, and upset. There were some great moments where I would whip pan over to the husband to catch his reactions before the wife...


New Class on Time-lapse Photography
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 3, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

I love timelapse photography. And here's my new class all about the topic! Get the class here http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/1379 03-2.html Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage...

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Setting the Ambient Light in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 2, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This Motion Control 3D tutorial shows how to create believable depth by adding ambient light to an animated photo in After Effects. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . This tutorial is a single movie from the ninth chapter of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 40 minutes long and reveals how you can transport your photos into a three-dimensional world using the Motion Control 3D plugin for Adobe Photoshop and After Effects Setting the Ambient Light in After Effects Republished by...

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Stable Shots with a Micro Four-Thirds Camera
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 1, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Let me show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera. For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here . Stable Shots with a Micro Four-Thirds Camera Republished by Richard Harrington...

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How are Micro Four-Thirds Cameras Different?
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 31, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

MFT - How Micro Four-Thirds Differs from DSLR from RHED Pixel on Vimeo . Let me show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera. For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here . How are Micro Four-Thirds Cameras Different? Republished by Richard Harrington...

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New Class on Panoramic Photography
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 30, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

I am super passionate about panoramic photography. And here's my new class all about the topic! Do not let another breathtaking scene go undocumented. Learn how to capture wide landscapes using panoramic shooting techniques, whether you're using an iPhone or a professional DSLR. Rich Harrington explains general panoramic concepts, like field of view and nodal point, and then describes the technical details for getting great original shots: how to properly mount the camera on a tripod, how to overlap each shot, which lenses deliver best results, and more. Next, learn about optional hardware like the GigaPan system and sliders, and...

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Two More Green Screen Tutorials
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 29, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Two more videos from our new class on Greenscreen workflow Check out the class here http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Adobe-Green-Screen-Workflow/14 1500-2.html Two More Green Screen Tutorials Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Master the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Trying to make a selection in your photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Magic Wand Tool 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 . Master the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Quicktime – Error 46: Could not find or load activex control
By: Chris Blair on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:05:15 am

I ve struggled for months with this error message from Quicktime Player on our main Windows 7 editing system. Quicktime simply would not open no matter what fixes were applied from the internet (and there were plenty suggested ones out there). It took me probably 4 or 5 hours across several different days (and attempts) during down-time to FINALLY find a fix that worked. It appears the REAL problem is that virtually none of the well-meaning folks who posted fixes can write accurate instructions. I finally found the right mix of instructions from someone who had gone through the same...

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Workflow: HELIOS is the bomb diggity!
By: Matt Geier on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:00:07 pm

So I have to admit. HELIOS never looked so cool then they do today! I've known about them for years. I just never had a reason to boast about them! I don't care if you're big or small. Your competitors are running HELIOS software. Especially if your in the Print and Pre Press Industry. The bigger companies in the Production industry would love to get their hands on this too! There are no guarantees on that, but I want you to think about that idea. What if your competitor has a better solution to run faster, with less people, less...

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New Class on Greenscreen Workflow at Lynda.com
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 26, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Working with green-screen footage can be a daunting task. The Adobe suite of video tools provides a wide array of choices, but how do you know which to use? This course aims to answer that important question. By providing an overview of the import process, and then moving into Premiere Pro, After Effects, and popular third-party keying tools, author Rich Harrington guides you through the keying process. Learn how to use the Ultra Keyer, KEYLIGHT, Primatte Keyer, zMatte, and more, while discovering ways to work with transparency and create great backdrops in Photoshop. This course was created and produced by...

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Inspiration comes from living your life
By: Bob Gillen on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:07:23 pm

My Creating Story sessions with Irish filmmakers continue with screenwriter Caroline Farrell. Farrell has written award-winning feature and short films, as well as short stories. Her film In Ribbons is now in post-production. Farrell writes her own blog, which includes a series of conversations with Irish women filmmakers. I was interested in knowing if she sees any emerging or ongoing trends. “What I notice mostly from connecting with these women,” says Farrell, “is that most of them are creating their own art. By that, I mean they are not waiting for funding opportunities, or for the green light from producers,...


Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Robert OToole
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 25, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Don't miss this podcast with wildlife photographer Robert OToole. Rich Harrington has a special guest this week. Robert OToole joins us to discuss his migration from commercial photographer to world-renowned nature photographer. Robert was the co-leader for our Alaska trip this year and a fantastic photographer and instructor. Robert O Toole is an award-winning professional photographer. He was named American Bald Eagle Foundation Photographer of the Year in 2008. His vertical banking Bald Eagle image was awarded highly commended in the 2006 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Rich and Robert discuss: His move into nature photography How to...

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New CreativeCOW Tutorial Coming Soon
By: Chris Martin on Aug 25, 2013 at 3:52:34 pm

Stay tuned for an upcoming CreativeCOW tutorial on using the Multi Shader with Clones in Cinema 4D! http://www.freefxtutorials.com/?portfolio=new-creativecow-tutorial-coming-s oon...


Recording Audio for an Interview: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 24, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Having clear, crisp audio tracks is essential for effective corporate videos, commercials, documentaries and particularly critical for interview footage. Audiences are often willing to forgive small technical mistakes with video, but far less so with problematic audio. This week we ll set up to shoot an interview, and look at ways to improve audio recording quality on location. It s easy to focus solely on capturing great visuals while shooting an interview; but audio that s hard to hear, distorted, or runs together between interviewer and subject can quickly ruin a production and possibly even require a reshoot. To help...

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Motion Graphics Tutorial: Liquid Pours and Ink Chambers
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This motion graphics tutorial shows how to create interesting abstract backgrounds for your effects by filming liquid pours and ink chambers in a live-action studio. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Practical Motion Background Workshop course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 25 minutes long and shows how to capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project Motion Graphics Tutorial: Liquid Pours and Ink Chambers Republished...

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Essential Apps for Site Surveys
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 22, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Explore how apps on mobile devices can help you get the most out of a photo or video shoot. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Vide... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 34 minutes long and introduces creative professionals to the core concepts of location scouting for video and photo projects Essential Apps for Site Surveys Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Irish Filmmaker Frank Kelly on Storytelling
By: Bob Gillen on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:36:06 am

The Filmmaker Lifestyle has started a new blog titled Creating Story . Recently I’ve connected with a number of people active in filmmaking in Ireland. With the long-established Irish tradition of story in print and stage, I wondered if filmmaking there is carrying on the torch. I spoke (by email) with Irish indie writer/director Frank Kelly about his own storytelling, and about the state of filmmaking in Ireland. Kelly has achieved recognition for his films Derelict (2012) and 140 (2009). Since this blog is all about story, naturally I wanted to know what influences his ability to create story. READ...


Photoshop's Healing Brush
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 20, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Is there an object in your image you would like to fix? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the Healing 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 . Photoshop's Healing Brush Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Choosing a DSLR frame rate
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir . This tutorial discusses which frame rate you should choose, depending on your specific requirements. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... Choosing a DSLR frame rate Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Atlanta Creative Ball Keynote Presenters: Josh and Jason Diamond
By: walter biscardi on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:28:14 pm

Atlanta Creative Ball announces the Keynote Presenters: Filmmakers Josh and Jason Diamond, presented by Blackmagic Design. They'll be chatting about their latest Sesame Street project shot with the BMCC and they'll be joined by Sesame Street editor, Jesse Averna. October 26th, Atlanta. Raffle already over $20,000 and includes a Blackmagic Cinema Camera among MANY other prizes . Going to be an epic and awesome night! http://www.atlantacreativeball.com/about/...

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Meet the Southeast Creative Summit Presenters: Scott Simmons
By: walter biscardi on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:46:23 pm

A continuing series to get to know your Southeast Creative Summit Presenters. In this episode: Scott Simmons! How did you get started as a freelance editor? I was an assistant editor after film school back in the early 2000s. The advent of Final Cut Pro and affordable Avid software (as well as DV!) gave me the confidence to try freelancing. I freelanced for 7 or 8 years before going on staff at a Nashville post-production house. I stayed as a staff editor for 6 years before returning to freelancing in April of 2013. The ability to assist for several years...

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Southeast Creative Summit #PostChat, Wed. Aug 21. 9-10pm EST
By: walter biscardi on Aug 19, 2013 at 7:13:20 pm

I'll be the featured guest on Wednesday night's #PostChat Twitter discussion and we'll be making some special announcements about the Southeast Creative Summit. If you've been thinking about attending the 3 day event Oct. 25-27 in Atlanta, tune in Wednesday night and save!...

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Correcting backlit subjects: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 19, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Out in the field, you ll often find yourself in a situation where the nicest-looking shot is extremely backlit. For example, an office interview scene with bright windows behind the subject can create a challenging shooting situation. The problem with strongly backlit shots is that they make it difficult for your audience to focus on what you want them to: your subject! Worse yet, you might not even realize how backlit your shot is until you begin the postproduction process. This week, we ll take a look at fixing a backlit shot from a recent music video shoot . Although...

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