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A Recent Spot I Directed
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:39:00 pm

Here's a recent public service announcement I directed for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Jim Ball was the DP and Rachel Longman the producer. We're producing a behind the scenes training title to share some of our techniques. A Recent Spot I Directed Republished by Richard Harrington...

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DSLR Video Tips Series Goes On Location
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:39:00 pm

Robbie Carman and I head into the field in the new season of the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers and photographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras. Each week's episode is free to view the week it is released. Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. DSLR Video Tips Series Goes On Location Republished by Richard Harrington...

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The Truth About Unpaid Internships
By: Kylee Wall on Jul 1, 2013 at 7:07:56 pm

At the end of my college career, I took on my third and last internship. It was a loosely structured gig for a local alternative magazine that included such tasks as shooting video at events, interviewing attendees, editing highlights videos, and driving a rainbow colored jeep through a minefield of drunk people in a park downtown.  The position was unpaid like all my other internships, and the technicolored vehicle was actually not the worst part of the deal. When I was accepted as an intern, I was told that I wouldn't have regular hours to come into the office. Instead,...

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Real World Photoshop Workflow Example
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:39:00 pm

In this video for TipSquirrel.com , I show my workflow Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. I transform an image to remove the imperfections caused by lowlight shooting. You can see how this image was shot by reading Shooting Without A Tripod The Leaning Bow and Arrow at Photofocus. Real World Photoshop Workflow Example Republished by Richard Harrington...

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How to Expose a Video Shot on a DSLR
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 30, 2013 at 3:01:00 pm

I've had a lot of people ask me how to properly expose a DSLR camera when shooting video. It seems a bit tricky since you really need to shoot in Manual mode to get the best results. Here's a video I recorded for the DPBestflow project which may help you. How to Expose a Video Shot on a DSLR Republished by Richard Harrington...


Building a GigaPan
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 29, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Panoramic Photography - Building a GigaPan from RHED Pixel on Vimeo . See how to setup the GigaPan system with your camera. Learn how to connect the camera and tether it for control. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Building a GigaPan Republished by Richard Harrington...

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A Great Article on Learning Online and Offline
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 28, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Lynda Weinman (yes the creator of Lynda.com) recently posted a very interesting article. She looks at the strengths and weaknesses of online learning. She also raises important questions and concerns about the skills that are being lost as face to face educational opportunities decrease. The article will take about 10 minutes to read and is highly recommended. A Great Article on Learning Online and Offline Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Making a Dramatic Vignette
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Advanced Vignettes in Photoshop from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo . Vignettes help control where the viewer focusses in your picture. Using Adobe Photoshop, you can create truly impressive vignettes. Try the Iris Blur effect to create de-focussed edges as well as an alpha channel. Toss on an exposure adjustment and a layer mask and you have the perfect vignette. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Making a Dramatic Vignette Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Transferring From a Card into Final Cut Pro X
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 25, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to import footage from a card into Final Cut Pro X. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . 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 . Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. Transferring From a...

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Change Your Story, Change Your Life
By: Bob Gillen on Jun 24, 2013 at 5:31:56 pm

BOOK REVIEW Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path to Success Jen Grisanti Divine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 2013 Highly Recommended What’s your favorite film? A safe bet it’s an exciting story. You hold your breath, rooting for the hero, following the protagonist through all sorts of tough spots, until finally a breakthrough. The goal is reached. Author Jen Grisanti argues, why can’t that protagonist be YOU? Reaching your goals both professionally and personally. The message of her new book: “You create your own vision.” This book clearly has universal application. Grisanti draws parallels between the components of good...


Sorting and Sifting Video in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:43:00 pm

I show you how best to organize your video footage in a Nonlinear Editor so you can find the clips you need faster. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Sorting and Sifting Video in Adobe Premiere Pro Republished by Richard Harrington...


Tips for Happy Shared Storage Workflows
By: Steve Modica on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:45:15 pm

1. When you have lots of media coming in from various cameras to your shared storage, make sure you are ingesting that media using appropriate software. We have seen a few cases where people are dragging files in from the camera using the Finder, rather than the camera vendors import software. When you do this, the media can sometimes have the "User Immutable" flag set. This flag prevents users from accidentally deleting files, even if they have appropriate permissions. You can see this flag via Right Click->get info. It's the "Locked" flag. While this makes sense if the media is...

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What is a GigaPan?
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Panoramic Photography - What Is a GigaPan? from RHED Pixel on Vimeo . Learn what the GigaPan system is and why people choose to use it. We ll complete the initial setup of the platform and create a level shooting area. I m helped by Photofocus contributor Levi Sim. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . What is a GigaPan? Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Connecting a Video Monitor
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 22, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

I explain the different accessories and monitors you can connect to your DSLR camera in order to see your video footage better. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Connecting a Video Monitor Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Moving DSLR Attachments Off Center — DSLR Video Skills
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman discuss tools like Y adapters, which move attachments to your camera's hot shoe just slightly off center, which results in better sound and video capture results. 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...

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It's the Litte Things
By: Steve Modica on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:59:36 pm

As many of you know, we do a lot of military systems integration at Small Tree. When I'm not working on networking or storage performance, I get to play with little embedded things to make radio networks better/faster/smarter. So this week I was very happy to have a large order come in that needed 20 new units shipped out to the Army. I ordered all the parts and started assembling these delicate little routers. Then I discovered, they didn't work. They "almost" worked. Data would sometimes flow in one direction, sometimes not at all. Sometimes the radios would be seen,...

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Fixing Nighttime Time-lapse
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Sometimes when shooting time-lapse at night you'll get unwanted reflections. In this tutorial you'll learn how to make selective adjustments to fix problem areas. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Fixing Nighttime Time-lapse Republished by Richard Harrington...


Creative Color Grading — Watch the Free Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 18, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. Learn how to approach color grading tasks for video workflows. I show important techniques for both production and post. I also unlock some of my favorite filters in the Tiffen Dfx v3 and DFT Film Plug-ins sets. You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-fre e-trial-downloads Take 30% off with this unique code: RHEDDFX13 It can be redeemed here: http://tiffensoftware.com/promos Creative Color Grading — Watch the Free Webinar Republished by Richard Harrington...

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New Adobe Creative Cloud Applications Now Available
By: Adobe Sponsored on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:31:55 pm

Significant upgrades to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and other pro video tools The wait is over: the new Creative Cloud applications are now available. Creative Cloud members can download all the latest Creative Cloud video tools including After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC , Adobe Prelude CC , Adobe Premiere Pro CC , SpeedGrade CC , and Adobe Story CC Plus . Creative Cloud members will also have access to all the other new Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop CC and Adobe Muse CC. Video professionals of all stripes will benefit from hundreds of new features and enhancements, providing...

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Writer Mildred Lewis on Web Series
By: Bob Gillen on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:50:26 pm

Developing the Web Series Etiquette Mildred Lewis and her writing partner Adam Fox collaborate on a web series titled Etiquette. “Both Adam and I were shocked,” Lewis says, “to find out how many people are passionate about etiquette. We saw it everywhere.” The idea for their series came from a London bookshop. “Adam found this great little Collins Nutshell book, Etiquette, by Martine Legge, while he was on vacation in London. We were already looking for a subject for our first web series. When we looked at the book, we knew we had found our show. HarperCollins UK was kind...


Using a Video Calibration Target
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:44:00 pm

I show you how to make sure your DSLR footage is in focus by using a video calibration target. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Using a Video Calibration Target Republished by Richard Harrington...

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3D Television Networks: 3 Years Later
By: Chris Blair on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:40:24 pm

By Chris Blair I published the original post below in July of 2010, saying I couldn t imagine how 3D television networks could find an audience, and more importantly, lure enough advertisers to survive. Predictably, ESPN3D announced on Wednesday that it would soon be shuttered. Their official statement cited, limited viewer adoption. That s fancy talk for, nobody was watching. I was utterly villified in a forum thread on Creative Cow for my disparaging views about 3D back about the same time as my original post. http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/17/869138#869224 http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/17/868718#868765 Most people took issue with the fact that I disagreed with the...

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Smart Rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

This article is from the new website Creative Cloud User The latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC adds some real power under the hood. When it comes to export your final project, you can often take advantage of Smart Rendering. To use this feature is pretty simple. Use a media format that supports smart rendering. Put that media into a a sequence with matching settings. This is easy to do by simply right-clicking on a clip and choosing New Sequence From Clip. Export to a self-contained file that matches the same format. This can be done by checking the...

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Sony NEX-VG900 Camcorder Product Overview
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 15, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Sony NEX-VG900 Camcorder Product Overview Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Better Keying From Production to Post — Watch the Free Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 13, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post. This webinar features visual FX industry veteran Marco Paolini and Motion Graphic Designer and Editor, Rich Harrington. You'll learn how to shoot footage and photos to produce better keying footage (particularly the need for quality lighting) as well as on-set advice to follow. With Digital Film Tool software products, you'll learn how to use additional tools for those times when you need a key,...

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DSLR tutorial: Using a prime lens
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 12, 2013 at 3:35:37 pm

In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to get shallow depth of field with a prime lens. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . 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 . Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. DSLR tutorial: Using a...

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Near NYC? Check out this Free Event at Adorama
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 11, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

AdoramaTV, host Diane Wallace invites you to a very exciting event - the 3rd annual Adorama Street Fair , called Sunday Family Fun Day, in support of the Boomer Esiason Foundation to fight Cystic Fibrosis. The event is free and and fun for the entire family. Last year's festival attracted more than 20,000 attendees. Sunday Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, June 23rd from 10am to 4pm on 18th street between 5th and 6th Avenue in New York City. Taking place right out front of the Adorama store, you can participate in fun games and activities. There will...

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Producer Judy Bell in Santa Fe
By: Bob Gillen on Jun 11, 2013 at 12:12:13 pm

We originally contacted New Mexico-based film producer Judy Bell about a project she was developing, a film featuring a Native American private investigator. Bell says, “The story, centering on the character Geronimo Jones, was to take advantage of the rich Native culture that is inherent in the lure of New Mexico.” The story would also have focused on Santa Fe, the oldest capital in the United States, home of the oldest newspaper, and an old adobe that is the oldest house in the United States. “The rich history,” says Bell, “goes back over 400 years and, of course, much further...


Sync Sound Workflow
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36:00 pm

When shooting video with a DSLR, audio is often recorded separately to another source. I show you how to sync that audio to your video in post-production (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Sync Sound Workflow Republished by Richard Harrington...

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FCP7 To PremiereCS5.5 Tips #3: Quick fix blown out skies
By: Lucy Moon on Jun 10, 2013 at 5:23:44 am

Not really a switcher tip, but useful as the filters are different in Premiere. Doesn't fix all problems but can be a quick solution. Add filter Shadow/Highlight Un select "Auto" Change "Highlight Amount" Slider In "More Options" "Highlight tonal width" this slider edits the definition of what is a highlight "Highlight radius" Smooths and removes the glow More from Richard Harrington here....


Photofocus Podcast with Olympic Photographer Dave Black
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 9, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the recent decision by the Chicago Sun Times to lay off their entire photography staff. They made the decision to train their reporting staff to shoot with iPhones and to focus more on video. Rich and Scott analyze what this means to the photo community. The second half of the show will inspire you as we hear from Dave Black . Dave is a freelance photographer for over 30 years. His work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award-winning TV show Sports...

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Rolling Shutter Explained
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 8, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

I explain the problems of a rolling shutter when shooting video with a DSLR, and how to make sure that fast moving subjects aren't distorted or jittery. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Rolling Shutter Explained Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Cautionary Tale in Data Management
By: Kylee Wall on Jun 8, 2013 at 2:39:40 pm

I have 50 gigabytes of x-rated material on my external drive, including photos of a girl wearing my prom dress. Wait, that may have been the wrong way to start this story. It wasn't my prom dress. Last year, I was brought in as an editor to a large project rather late in the planning process. It was so quick that I didn't get any input on data management. I found out later the first assistant camera guy would be wrangling data and delivering it to me on a USB 2.0 drive. Goodie! I got my footage (nearly 2TB) and...

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Essential Editing Commands in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:34:00 pm

I show you how to use three-point edits to speed up your post-production workflow (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. Essential Editing Commands in Adobe Premiere Pro Republished by Richard Harrington...


FCP7 To PremiereCS5.5 Tips #2: Define the workarea to end at playhead
By: Lucy Moon on Jun 7, 2013 at 5:53:10 am

Useful for rendering or exporting just a part of the sequence. Place the playhead where you'd like the workarea to end On Mac, click option (alt) and ] (right hand square bracket) and the workarea will snap to end at that point. To render a small area. use option (alt) and [ (left hand square bracket) to mark the in, option (alt) and ] (right hand square bracket) to mark the out. From Premiere Docs online ....

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FCP7 To PremiereCS5.5 Tips #1: Close all other sequences
By: Lucy Moon on Jun 7, 2013 at 5:40:31 am

Drag out the sequence you want to keep (above or below all the others) using the little gripper area in the upper-left corner of the tab for the timeline panel. This gives you two timeline frames. In the top right of the unwanted timeline frame, from the dropdown, select "Close frame" and you are left with the sequence you want. Thanks to the quick tip on youtube here...

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Great Lighting in Production and Post — Watch the Free Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 6, 2013 at 4:19:00 pm

Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. We discussed working with Variable ND Filters, Reflectors, LED lights, Portable Lights, and More. Get production techniques as well as postproduction tips for digital effects to enhance the lighting (or even relight) during the edit. You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-fre e-trial-downloads Take 30% off with this unique code: RHEDDFX13 It can be redeemed here: http://tiffensoftware.com/promos Don't miss How to Key Almost Anything. Greenscreen Solutions for Video and Photo Pros Register for free https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/721949422 Great Lighting in Production and Post — Watch the Free Webinar Republished by Richard...

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May 10, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 2:31:26 am

My last day here, I wake with excitement and a bit of sadness, dreading saying goodbyes. I’m in the fancy Saddam guestroom, the rest of the guys are scattered across the campus and it’s the first chance I’ve had to run since I’ve arrived, Baghdad being obviously too dangerous. Looming above is Saddam’s summer palace, very imposing. I grab my camera and run up towards it, expecting to be stopped at any moment. I’ve been running since high school and it’s a big part of every trip and job for me, a good way to get to know a city,...

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May 9, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:47:49 am

As soon as we arrived at the center this morning, a small crew of us incorporated Mohamed’s suggestions for the edit of the film and while they didn’t change the feel of the film, the final film is better for it. You can watch Bazoune here: https://vimeo.com/66020371 The Babylon Festival of International Cultures and Arts is a small festival based in Hillah, the largest town in the district that encompasses ancient Babylon. It’s a low-key affair that includes archaeology, poetry, visual arts and cross-cultural panels aimed at educating and entertaining the local population. This year, Mohamed is showing two of...

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May 8, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:22:31 am

I probably have less to write about today than any day so far. We spent the day editing and editing is one of those things that’s more interesting in the doing than it is in the describing. The worst thing was continued power outages, plus people coming and going, in preparation for the trip we’re to take tomorrow. There were plenty of other distractions, with class members being pulled away to work on pickups for Mohamed’s film or to prepare for tomorrow: the entire class and center will be traveling two hours out of Baghdad to take part in the...

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May 7, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:16:08 am

I probably have looked forward to this morning more than anything else on this trip. From the start, HDI had asked Mohamed if any of the students traveling to Los Angeles could be women and he said that wasn’t possible. Indeed, the only female who entered the center while I was there was the producer of one of the feature films the center had produced, the middle-aged Iraqi-German wife of the film’s director. Rob, the public affairs officer from the embassy who spearheaded my visit and the students’ trip to LA came up with the a plan for me to...

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May 6, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:02:54 am

The day we’ve been waiting for: shoot day. The film is called Bazoune , which means female cat and troublemaker, maybe because she’s in heat? I guess for English, it’s closer to say kitten. Anyway, that’s what they call Hassan, the bazoune . Yesterday, when we’d been lining up shots, we used another local boy as a stand-in and he’d been very happy to help. He was sweet and a delight to work with. The real-life bazoune was anything but that. It was a great lesson for the students and a reminder for me; when you want a devil in...

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May 5, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:54:55 pm

We spent today preparing for the shoot. It's crucial that A , the writer and director of the film, be thoroughly prepared, because he will be working with a child tomorrow, a very difficult child, by all accounts. I had him go through every scene, in the location it would be shot, with the camera and his cameramen (we split the camerawork between three of the students) so he could come up with storyboards and be prepared lest Hassan give him a hard time. I want to take a moment now to talk about the building the IIFC occupies. I...

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May 4, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:43:49 pm

I woke this morning to a very vivid dream of my father laying in the street covered with blood, which prompted a call to him. It turns out that my mother, who suffered a severe stroke six months ago, had a seizure the day before and was in the hospital. I looked into rerouting my return trip to visit them directly in Florida on my way home to Los Angeles. Class went quite well today, as it always seems to. We spent most of the day discussing the film that we would be making as a class. I had asked...

Orthodox Easter in Baghdad

May 3, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:37:14 pm

Today was a good day, the best so far. It’s Friday, the holy day and we were going to make it a day off, or at most a half day of class, but Mohamed and the students feel that my time here is so precious that we had nearly a full day. We got off to a slow start, the staff person who opens the IIFC didn’t show up (as the center is usually closed on Friday), so we were waiting to get in and I actually started class down in the courtyard garden, which worked out ok. The garden...

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Free Webinar: How to Key Almost Anything.  Greenscreen Solutions for Video and Photo Pros
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:46:00 pm

Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, its the perfect combination of production and post. This webinar features visual FX industry veteran Marco Paolini and Motion Graphic Designer and Editor Rich Harrington. You'll learn how to shoot footage and photos to produce better keying footage (particularly the need for quality lighting) as well as on-set advice to follow. You'll learn how to get the best keys as well as use additional tools to enhance the After Effects RotoBrush for those times when you need a key, but there's no greenscreen to be...


May 2, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:44:44 pm

A rough, typical, first night trying to sleep with a 10-hour timezone difference. I find it’s crucial to stay up until at least 10pm, so after the inevitable waking after a few hours of sleep, I’ve made it to middle of the night and don’t have to lie in bed all night long. It was quite a slog making it through today after my nearly sleepless night. The worst is the mid-afternoon when it’s 6am back in Los Angeles. I managed to make it through the day, but not without dozing off several times. When the students caught me, I...

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May 1, 2013
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:18:07 am

After a long layover in Istanbul where I finally caught up with Mohamed, we arrived at the Baghdad airport, which was practically deserted. Click on any image to enlarge it Like so much of the infrastructure in Baghd ad, it was built during the years of Iraq’s greatest wealth, before the eight-year war with Iran followed by two wars with the US and its allies. The architecture of this period is unique (I’ll describe it in more detail in the following days,) building on traditional Arabic elements, but so odd and often butt-ugly. By the time we got through customs,...

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London Heathrow
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:10:08 am

I’m sitting in Heathrow, where I’ve started or passed through on so many trips. It’s April 30th and I’m possibly halfway through my trip to Baghdad, though I’ve only taken the first of three flights. Next is Istanbul and after another five hour layover, on to Baghdad. In Istanbul, I’ll meet Mohamed Al-Daradji, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1865534/?ref_=tt_ov_dr my Iraqi partner, one of the pre-eminent Iraqi film directors of his generation and the founder of the Iraqi Independent Film Center (IIFC) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iraqi-Independent-Film-Center/18114251191669 3?fref=ts Mohamed has been training young Iraqis for several years and I am not the first filmmaker he has brought to Baghdad to...

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Chromakeying in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Jun 4, 2013 at 3:46:57 pm

Learn how to key footage with Adobe After Effects and Keylight Chromakeying in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

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