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Thunderbolt on your Mac
By: Steve Modica on May 24, 2013 at 12:13:41 pm

Apple has always been on the leading edge of connectivity for their systems. Back in 2003, before we had formed Small Tree as a company, I can recall drooling over a Power Book laptop with an integrated Gigabit port. That was a crazy thing to have on a laptop at the time. Gigabit was still a little weird, very expensive, and not common as a drop at anyone’s desk. Yet here apple was putting it on a laptop. Thunderbolt is a similarly aggressive move. It puts a great deal of IO horsepower on some very small systems. Firstly, let’s consider...

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Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 1
By: Richard Harrington on May 23, 2013 at 2:32:00 pm

Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. Join Rich in the first episode of this three-part series about creating a professional time-lapse video using an all-RAW workflow. In this episode, Rich shares some clips from his trip to Panama and explains how he overcame the obstacles of shooting a time-lapse in a crowd of tourists. Then, watch as he begins the post-production workflow by processing the images in Adobe Camera RAW. Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 1 Republished by Richard Harrington...

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An editors thoughts on being a Maxon Cinema 4D newbie
By: Tom Daigon on May 23, 2013 at 7:21:39 am

Its a good thing I like learning new technology. Because over my career as an editor Ive had to learn lots of hardware and software. Thank goodness my brain knows how to forget the older stuff to make room for the newer stuff. Learning the edit system was initially my primary concern (CMX/Avid/FCP/Premiere). Over the years I was expected to augment that with other stuff like switchers, DVE boxes and character generators. Then all of a sudden everything I needed to know became software. Avid lead the charge there. Client expectations soon included motion graphics. So, After Effects and a...

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Avid Wants You Back! Your Avid Xpress Pro or Xpress DV dongle is worth $500!!
By: Gary Bettan on May 23, 2013 at 6:43:54 am

Upgrade to Avid Media Composer 6.5 for just $488 and get a FREE Upgrade to Media Composer 7 when you order before 6/14/13 at Videoguys.com PLUS FREE Class On Demand Training! Did you ever edit with Avid Xpress DV or Avid Xpress Pro? Perhaps you moved on to Final Cut or Premiere Pro or another NLE over the years and your Xpress DV or Xpress Pro Dongle is sitting around collecting dust. If you still have the dongle, Avid wants you back. Avid is offering you one last chance to upgrade to Media Composer for under $500! Not only do...

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Midwesterners: come to a meet-up in Chicago tomorrow!
By: Kylee Wall on May 23, 2013 at 5:22:06 am

Over the last couple weeks, I've sorta helped toss together a midwestern meet-up of editors and other creative types. So the least you can do is show up. It's at 7PM central time at Karl Productions, 1743 N. Harlem Ave in Chicago, the workplace of @chicagoaviduser. We're just meeting up and hanging out. No raffles or speakers. If you want to bring something, we'll eat or drink it. We have people attending from 3 or 4 states, so don't complain that you have to drive an hour. I'm driving like 3 friggin' hours, and I-65 between Indianapolis and Chicago is...

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Making Your Mark in Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on May 22, 2013 at 2:32:00 pm

As you work in the timeline or source window, you ll come to rely upon In and Out points to accurately edit. These two points can clearly define which part of a clip you want to use, what section of the timeline you want to replace, or where to remove footage. Here are the most essential editing shortcut commands: In Press I to add an In point. Out Press O to add an Out point. Clear In Option+I (Alt+I) to clear an In point. Clear Out Option+O (Alt+O) to clear an Out point. Clear In and Out Option+X (Alt+X) to...

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Save $150 on a Drobo 5D
By: Richard Harrington on May 21, 2013 at 10:20:07 pm

If you'd like to get a Drobo 5D, here's a great dea l. This is the primary storage I use in my photography and video workflow. Amazon is offering a $75 discount and a $75 in cart discount (not a refund, instant savings). The offer is valid May 22 26, 2013 only. Features Desktop HD Enclosure Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Holds 5 x 3.5' SATA I/II/III HDDs Holds 1 x mSATA SSD Includes Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Cables Battery Backup Hot Swappable Drives Save $150 on a Drobo 5D Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Increase Dynamic Range with a Single Raw File
By: Richard Harrington on May 21, 2013 at 3:14:00 pm

In this tutorial, I ll show you how HDR tone mapping can be applied to a single image for dramatic effect. The image can then be finished using a tool like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture to get final results. Be sure to check out the HDR Learning Center for more on HDR. Increase Dynamic Range with a Single Raw File from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo . For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus . Increase Dynamic Range with a Single Raw File Republished by Richard Harrington...


It's been 40years for Ethernet and we owe it a huge thanks
By: Steve Modica on May 21, 2013 at 2:52:53 pm

Excerpted from Bob Metcalfe's Reddit post today: On May 22, 1973 with David R. Boggs, I (Bob Metcalfe) used my IBM Selectric with its Orator ball to type up a memo to my bosses at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), outlining our idea for this little invention called “Ethernet”, which we later patented. (end of excerpt) I've made my living via Ethernet since the mid 80s when I crawled around my office installing coaxial cabling and Ethernet terminators for my Novell Netware Network. (NE1000 cards anyone?) Things have improved a lot since then. We all owe Bob and...

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Videoguys Insider Update May 2013
By: Gary Bettan on May 21, 2013 at 6:03:34 am

It's been a very busy spring for all of us at Videoguys.com We had a great NAB show, and we picked up some really exciting new products. We'll go into that in more detail in this newsletter. First, I'd like to thank you all for your patronage and support over the years. We know we would not be where we are today without you, our loyal customers. In the past, I've run a special coupon INSIDER5 that extended a 5% instant rebate on your next order. Not only have I reactivated this coupon, I've made it even stronger. I've added...

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Next Free Webinar & Special Offer From Tiffen
By: Richard Harrington on May 20, 2013 at 11:09:21 am

June 5th 12pm EST Production to Post series with Richard Harrington Great Lighting in Production and Post Join special guest Richard Harrington again and learn about great lighting techniques. Rich will review how he uses Lowel lights as part of his production package. Other tools like Variable ND filters, reflectors, and more to control the light. Learn studio and on location lighting techniques for best results. Once the shot is done, you'll learn how to enhance lighting (and even change it) in post with the DFX lighting filters. This is a popular webinar, click here to reserve your space !...

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DSLR tutorial: DSLR recording time limits
By: Richard Harrington on May 20, 2013 at 12:38:00 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . This tutorial explores DSLR recording time limits and scenarios where a time limit might affect a shoot. 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: DSLR recording time limits Republished...

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Scrubbing Audio in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on May 19, 2013 at 2:32:00 pm

To hear the audio while you re dragging through your After Effects timeline, hold down the Cmd (Mac OS) or Ctrl (Windows) key while dragging. While not as good as a full preview, it can help you find your place quickly. You can improve audio scrubbing by turning off the visibility for layers with video- or processor-intensive effects. For more Adobe tips, check out Creative Cloud User. Scrubbing Audio in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Converting Image Modes in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on May 18, 2013 at 6:18:00 am

Are you trying to change the mode of your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to convert your image mode in Photoshop CS6. 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 . Converting Image Modes in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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More on Color Grading Footage
By: Richard Harrington on May 16, 2013 at 9:00:00 pm

I show you how to color grade you video in a nonlinear editor (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. More on Color Grading Footage Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Importing a Final Cut Pro Project to Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on May 16, 2013 at 2:33:00 pm

Video editing is often a collaborative process. You may need to work with someone else s editing project that was started using Final Cut Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro is a very flexible editing solution. You can easily import projects and media started on other edit systems. For example, moving a project over from Apple Final Cut Pro is a snap. In Final Cut Pro, mark an In and Out point within a sequence for the range you d like to export. Choose File > Export > XML. In the dialog box that opens, choose Apple XML Interchange Format, version 4...

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Film Sculpter Michelle Millay
By: Bob Gillen on May 15, 2013 at 2:27:03 pm

Sculptor Michelle Millay talks with us about her work sculpting sets and statues for film and television. Millay’s movie work includes Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hangover, Domino, Batman and Robin and I love You Man. For TV she worked on the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. Millay designs and creates her own sculptures for some film projects. On others, she works from someone else’s design. “It depends on the art director or who is making the film,” she says. “I've had the opportunity to design off of their ideas, and make maquettes (small preliminary models). Sometimes, Production has...


Free Class — Creative Color Grading
By: Richard Harrington on May 14, 2013 at 9:00:00 pm

Learn how to approach color grading tasks from production to post using Tiffen Dfx v3 and DFT Film Looks Plug-ins. You'll also learn about Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro X. Free Class — Creative Color Grading Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Living in Gatsby's World
By: Keith Patterson on May 14, 2013 at 12:02:26 pm

For the last month, I had the distinct pleasure of partnering with electric.com to create this infographic for the Great Gatsby movie. It's a representation of the era in which the movie takes place and how the characters lived compared to the actors now. Enjoy! Electric.com...

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Premiere Pro tutorial: Expanded support for formats
By: Richard Harrington on May 14, 2013 at 12:40:29 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut... . This tutorial reviews the new supported file formats and codecs in Premiere Pro, including ARRIRAW and ProRes. This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. User Interface Improvements 2. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro 3. Quality and Format Improvements 4. A Better Timeline Panel 5. Project and...

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Free Webinar on Color Grading with Tiffen
By: Richard Harrington on May 13, 2013 at 9:21:00 am

Creative Color Grading Fast! Learn how to approach color grading tasks from production to post. Learn important techniques about what to shoot in the field including camera profile, white balance information, and essential metadata. Then in post you'll learn how to create popular looks that clients want. This workshop will explore both general techniques and theory as well as a detailed look at Tiffen Dfx Video/Film tool set . Each attendee will receive a 15 day trial as well as a special discount on the software. One lucky attendee with receive a give-away of a full license of the software...

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Selecting storage for video editing
By: Richard Harrington on May 12, 2013 at 9:21:00 am

When it comes time to edit your video, the hard drives you use are going to have a huge impact on the performance of your system. No matter how much RAM you have or how powerful a video card, you won t get real-time performance if your drives are a bottleneck. Important factors There are three factors when choosing a disk for video editing: Speed : The speed of drive is the most important factor in determining what media you can play off it. Drives like internal laptop drives or bus-powered USB drives are generally not fast enough to edit...

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Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on May 11, 2013 at 6:18:00 am

Do you know how to create a HDR image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine multiple exposures to create a High Dynamic Range Image in Photoshop CS6. 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 Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Keynote tutorial: Running a presentation from an iPad to a television via HDMI
By: Richard Harrington on May 10, 2013 at 12:35:00 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Business-Compute... . This tutorial demonstrates how to run an iPad presentation from a television using an HDMI cable and how to interact with that presentation using a touch-enabled "laser pointer." This tutorial is a single movie from the Delivering Keynote Presentations course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 36 minutes and shows you how to successfully deliver a Keynote presentation. Introduction 1. Getting Organized 2. Rehearsing Your Presentation 3. Using Keynote Remote 4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen 5. Alternate Presentation Techniques 6. Creating Handouts 7. Creating Movies and...

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On Networking, Being Direct, & Not Acting Like a D*#% Online
By: Kylee Wall on May 9, 2013 at 5:43:47 am

This is an anecdote about the importance of putting yourself out there, not being shy, and not acting like a d*ck on the Internet. I grew up shy. I was in at least two stage productions a year from the moment I went to junior high, but introducing myself to people or confronting people was nearly out of the question. It's probably part of the reason I gravitated toward post production - a lot less talking to a lot fewer people, generally. Over the years, I kind of grew out of it. But being an introvert and avoiding speaking to...

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Hearing Audio in After Effects Previews
By: Richard Harrington on May 8, 2013 at 9:01:00 pm

When working in After Effects, you might not hear your audio tracks. This is because audio must be loaded into RAM before it can be heard. Make sure that there s audio in your composition. Make sure that the speaker icon is not muted in the Preview panel. Click the RAM preview to load a video and audio preview. For more on After Effects and all the Adobe pro video tools, check out the new website Creative Cloud User. Hearing Audio in After Effects Previews Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Creating an Action in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on May 8, 2013 at 6:18:00 am

Do you want to capture your creativity? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create actions in Adobe Photoshop CS6. 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 Creating an Action in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Ray Harryhausen dies....
By: Debra Kaufman on May 7, 2013 at 3:54:06 pm

I was saddened to learn today that Ray Harryhausen died. Harryhausen was not only a visual effects/stop motion pioneer but his work was the chief reason why many of today's leading lights in VFX got involved in the field. He was 92. He began his work in the early 1940s and was still being credited on projects well into the 21st Century. Of course the work that garnered so much awe among young people who made their way into VFX was The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Mysterious Island (196!), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Clash of the Titans...


Save 30% on Tiffen DFX Software
By: Richard Harrington on May 7, 2013 at 9:21:00 am

I have a great discount to offer my readers on one of favorite tools. I love using their collection to create fantastic film looks. 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 Here ares two tutorials I did that shows the effects in action. One of the things I like the best is that one license gets you a tool that works in every major video editing and motion graphics package. It's also fantastic when working with photos. I also have a few new webinars...

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Storyboarding Artist Jean Claude De La Ronde
By: Bob Gillen on May 6, 2013 at 2:40:23 pm

We asked Montreal-based storyboard artist Jean Claude De La Ronde why storyboarding (pre-visualization) is so important to the filmmaking process? “The storyboards are the building blocks,” he says, “for ‘building a film or any video game cinematics or even TV advertisements from the ground up’. They are literally a crucial visual reference point to all the departments involved in the project.” Scene by Scene “A storyboard’s main purpose,” says De La Ronde, “is telling the story scene by scene and helping the director proceed with the multiple camera action sequence. It also helps to establish the proper camera angles to...


My Adobe Premiere Pro NEXT Top Ten!
By: walter biscardi on May 6, 2013 at 7:41:28 am

The fine folks at Adobe gave me a sneak peek test drive of the new Adobe Premiere Pro NEXT and I have to say, WOW. Even better than the experience of seeing it at NAB. First thing that jumps out at me is the speed and responsiveness of the entire system. I was testing on a three year old iMac with a FW800 RAID and it was like I was using two completely different systems switching back and forth between NEXT and CS6. The second this is just how much ADOBE LISTENED to what the end users were asking for....


Fading a Filter in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on May 6, 2013 at 6:18:00 am

Did you know you can use blending modes on a filter? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilized blending modes with filters in Photoshop CS6. 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 Fading a Filter in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Two Cool (Free) Plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on May 5, 2013 at 9:20:00 am

Simple Mask This plugin allows to create a simple alpha mask on the source clip and composite it with the existing alpha channel by adding, subtracting or intersecting. Both rectangular and elliptical shapes are supported. They can be repositioned and rotated. Downloads: Windows: http://www.creativeimpatience.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/downl oad.php?id=39 Mac: http://www.creativeimpatience.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/downl oad.php?id=41 Vignette This plugin allows to create a vignette on the source clip. Both rectangular and elliptical vignettes are supported. Vignettes can be repositioned and rotated, applied in any color and blending mode available, to the inside or to the outside. Alternatively only the mask can be rendered, replacing the source layer altogether or the...

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Learn what's coming next from Adobe.
By: Richard Harrington on May 4, 2013 at 9:51:57 am

The Adobe Max conference kicks off at full speed on Monday. Adobe has two keynote addresses you won't want to miss. These are free to attend online . This will get you up to speed on all the big announcements as well as some inspiration. Day 1: A Creative Evolution Monday, May 6, at 9:30am PDT Time zone conversion The process of where and how we create is dramatically changing thanks to major advancements in technology, and there has never been a more exciting time. Join Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Adobe SVP and GM of Digital Media David Wadhwani, and...


Atlanta Post|Production Conference
By: Richard Harrington on May 3, 2013 at 8:55:00 am

I'm speaking at a conference offering training for sports TV & post professionals. I hope to see some of you there. Two full days of expert training sessions for video, TV, film & new media professionals, with a unique track 2-day track dedicated to technical workshops geared for Sports TV production. The Atlanta Post|Production Conference is designed for professionals involved in the acquiring and designing of TV content who seek cutting-edge training to maximize their efficiency and creativity: Motion Graphics Designers Technologists Facility Managers DP's Photographers Producers Editors Features: 2 full days of expert training in 2 unique tracks :...

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It's Official… I'm Certified
By: Richard Harrington on May 2, 2013 at 9:21:00 am

Always nice to see "proof" on paper. With that said maybe you should consider taking one of the ACE exams if you need a jumpstart to your career. Helps make the resume standout or give you fodder for the discussion of a raise. It's Official… I'm Certified Republished by Richard Harrington...


A View From the Desert
By: Richard Harrington on May 1, 2013 at 4:27:40 pm

Powered by Piqsure One of my images from my new Lynda class A View From the Desert Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Using Digital Publishing to Distribute Your Photography and Extend Your Brand
By: Richard Harrington on May 1, 2013 at 9:21:00 am

Using Digital Publishing to Distribute Your Photography and Extend Your Brand from Richard Harrington Slides from my Photoshop World class enjoy In this session you learn how tools like Apple iBooks Author and Adobe Creative Cloud make it easy to publish your images and creative work. Whether you want to distribute your photos or do work for your clients the topic of digital publishing has never been hotter. This class serves as a jump in point for those who want to start to create digital publications and applications. No coding experience required, this is all about using easy tools and...

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New Wacom Tablet Offers Potential for Motion Graphics, Animation, and Video Pros
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:06:00 am

Wacom has just announced the new Cintiq 22HD touch . This device combines tablet and display into one, plus now features multi-touch. Here are the features I'm most excited about. Multi-touch to directly interact with UI elements like color correction controls. A 21.5" full HD display (with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) 16 customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys located on the side of the display bezel. User-defined Touch Strips, placed on the back of the display to adjust functions like zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation An adjustable stand allows for display rotation, offering both landscape and portrait viewing angles as...

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Writer/Producer Julie Ann Sipos on Storytelling
By: Bob Gillen on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:47:08 am

Picture the scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary, when Mark and Daniel square off in the street outside her apartment. One of Bridget’s guy friends throws open the doors to a nearby restaurant to tell everyone inside, “Fight… a real fight!” Conflict “The most critical element of any story since the dawn of time is conflict,” states writer/producer Julie Ann Sipos. She is a widely produced and published screenwriter, author, editor, blogger, digital content creator and part-time professor of cinema and television. “Being very nice people, we screenwriters - regardless of skill level - like to avoid this at all costs....


Premiere Pro tutorial: Merging and syncing clips with audio sync
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:30:00 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut... . This tutorial shows how merge and sync clips using audio in Premiere Pro. This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. User Interface Improvements 2. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro 3. Quality and Format Improvements 4. A Better Timeline Panel 5. Project and Media Management 6. Improved...

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Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 2
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 28, 2013 at 12:34:00 am

Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In the second episode of this three-part series, we continue with the all-RAW workflow in post-production. Join Rich as he shares some tips on how to develop and finesse the RAW files using Adobe After Effects. He will show you techniques such as adjusting the scale of the files before using Bezier handles for creative looking movement. Related Episodes: Part 1 Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow: Ep 125 DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington: Adorama Photography TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCuHGT... Time-lapse Gear: DSLR | Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ke-3... Time-Lapse: Organizing: DSLR | Video...

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An affordable editing workstation
By: Kevin Duffey on Apr 27, 2013 at 10:35:56 am

Hi all, Wanted to share my custom built editing workstation specs. I like probably most people are after affordable hardware, be it cameras, lens, rigs, and a powerful yet affordable editing computer. Being a tech nut, I've been building computers for a very long time, including various music and video editing machines. I've never had the money to build a very expensive multi-cpu fancy workstation that no doubt movie studios have in abundance. So last year I started buying some parts for what I would hope would turn out to be a powerful editing machine for Adobe CS. My original...

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Keynote tutorial: Customizing the presenter view
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 27, 2013 at 12:33:00 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Business-Compute... . Find out how to get the most out of the Presenter Display feature in Keynote, which allows you, as a presenter, to view presenter notes, set timers, and more. This tutorial is a single movie from the Delivering Keynote Presentations course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 36 minutes and shows you how to successfully deliver a Keynote presentation. Introduction 1. Getting Organized 2. Rehearsing Your Presentation 3. Using Keynote Remote 4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen 5. Alternate Presentation Techniques 6. Creating Handouts 7. Creating Movies...

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Movie Reviews that are Probably More Enjoyable than the Movies Themselves
By: Mike Cohen on Apr 26, 2013 at 6:00:14 pm

There is a Film History and Appreciation forum right here on this very Creative COW website. Most of the discussion is either about current movies (the appreciation part) or classics (90% Star Wars and a few other topics when we get bored with looking at pancakes shaped like the Millenium Falcon - although that never gets old!). http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/267/4592 The best moments are where one of the regulars writes a movie review of a current movie, and it is more entertaining than most movies. Take a recent review of The Host - a teen-oriented sci-fi movie based upon the book by...

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Organizing Multi-Camera Footage
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:48:05 pm

In the previous episode, PTC002 - Creating a Music Video: Production , we have shown you what it takes to produce a multi-camera music video. Now that all our footage is captured, it is time to begin the post production process. The first and most important step to editing is organizing your footage. From importing to renaming, Host Richard Harrington will demonstrate how to easily assemble and line up all of the pieces you need to effectively edit. Organizing Multi-Camera Footage Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Photofocus Interview about Lightroom 5 Public Beta with the Adobe Product Manager
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 25, 2013 at 12:34:00 am

NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here... or get it on iTunes Rich takes a deep dive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick. Topics include: Learn about all the new features in Lightroom 5 Public Beta How can you try Lightroom out for free? Adobe Labs link for Lightroom 5 Beta - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom5/ Why does Adobe offer public betas? How can you give feedback. Forum specifically created for customers to provide feedback on Lightroom 5 beta - http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/lightroom5/ What else is in the new app?...

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Choice Skinner on His Short Film
By: Bob Gillen on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:44:28 pm

Director and writer Choice Skinner talked to us about his award winning short film, about story, and writing for web series. Skinner’s short film A Second Thought recently screened at the SoHoFilmFest. Skinner shot the two-minute film on an iPhone during a two-hour ride on a city bus last year. Using the iPhone “…definitely opens some doors and makes it possible to be able to take an idea from conception and bring it to fruition.” THE FILM STORY Skinner’s story centers on a young man’s romantic chance encounter with a beautiful woman who shows interest in him during a bus...


DSLR tutorial: Beneficial features of the Canon 6D
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:33:00 am

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman discuss the benefits of the Canon 6D, including affordability, enhanced low-light shooting, and built-in wifi and GPS capabilities. 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 . DSLR tutorial: Beneficial features of the Canon...

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Where Are All My Ladies at NAB?
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:34:57 pm

When I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago for the NAB Show, I went to the Hofbräuhaus, the traditionally crazy German restaurant based on the brewery of the same name in Munich which is loaded up with a menu of Deutschland beers and meats. The south lower hall at the convention center had more sausage than this place. And that's my crude and unladylike way of asking: where all the women at? Video post-production has been male-dominated for a long time. I don't need to be reminded of the big time Hollywood editors that have made their mark on...

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