Come see me in LA Tuesday Night|
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm
Are you in the Los Angeles area? I'll be speaking at theLA Web Professionals Group group this Tuesday. Photoshop for Web Designers featuring Richard Harrington Tuesday September 24, 2013 - 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM...
Time-lapse Tutorial: Choosing a Working Drive|
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm
Because your time-lapse shoots will result in a lot of data, it's important to consider data storage options. This tutorial explores data storage solutions for both desktop and mobile setups, and explains the importance of redundancy, security, and preventing data loss. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... ....
Do You Love After Effects? Get to Seattle This Week for AE World!|
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 21, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm
If you re an After Effects fan, you should check out the After Effects World Conference. It s being held in Seattle this week. Several members of the Adobe team as well as top gurus speaking at the conference. I'll be there. You can find out more at http://www.aftereffectsworld.com/why-attend-2/...
An Introduction to the GoPro Hero3|
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 20, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm
Whether you call it a sports cam, action cam, crash cam, or toy cam, the GoPro 3 has taken the production world by storm. While it s not a true DSLR camera, we find ourselves mixing it into our production jobs all the time. For time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography, these cameras are great. In this week s episode , we start with an in-depth look at GoPro cameras . You ll learn What is a GoPro? Where did these cameras come from and what are they good for? The GoPro bodies. What are the challenges with the form...
Live iPad Mix - classical Musicians and Club DJ|
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:15:29 am
UK-based cinematographer Ben Cole, whom we interviewed a year or so ago, recently shot an innovative new viral ad for European retailer Carphone Warehouse. Cole, along with director Sid Wheeler, initially interviewed several classical musicians who were using new software that helps design an app for their phones/tablets. This, in turn, aids them in being better musicians. The instruments used were a cello, a French horn, and a flute. “No need for a human teacher nowadays,” says Cole. All you need are “… apps from tuning your instrument to scale teaching software that judges how well you play your scales...
Using the History Brush|
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm
Wanting to combine multiple states of an image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the History Brush in Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals...
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....
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......
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... ....
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...
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...
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... ....
Happy Birthday X-Files!|
By: Kylee Peña 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.
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...
"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.
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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 ....
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... ....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....