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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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Creating a Hand-Tinted Look for a Photo
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Do you want to add tint to your photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create a hand-tinted look 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 . Creating a Hand-Tinted Look for a Photo Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Premiere Pro tutorial: The Paste Attributes Options Dialog
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 17, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Find out how to paste select attributes from one clip to another using the Paste Attributes dialog in Premiere Pro. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut... . 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 Premiere Pro tutorial: The Paste Attributes Options Dialog Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 16, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending modes in Adobe Photoshop. Give me two minutes and I ll show you a bunch of cool tricks for merging exposures. Be sure to head over to Photofocus for more photo news. Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Ask Your Boss to Send You to the Southeast Creative Summit!
By: Kylee Wall on Aug 16, 2013 at 5:32:32 am

Let’s say you work for a company, but you want to go to the Southeast Creative Summit . What do you do? Pitch it to your boss, of course. Don’t like asking your overlords for things? I’ve made it easy for you here with a letter you can copy and paste into an email! Whoa, I did your job for you? Yep! Just copy, paste, adjust as you like, and send it off into the ether. You’re a valuable employee, right? You want to keep adding value to the company? And the company wants to keep you around too. Having...

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What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
By: walter biscardi on Aug 15, 2013 at 7:53:20 pm

The chill is already in the air in Georgia today so that can only mean one thing, we're getting closer to the first ever Southeast Creative Summit here in Atlanta. October 25-27 at the fabulous Sheraton Atlanta hotel. As one of the Co-Founders of the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User Group, I'm one of the organizers of this event. We've got a LOT of workshops happening over the three days covering a wide range of production tasks. Basically we designed a workshop event that we would all love to attend and then priced it reasonably so as many of you...

Southeast Creative Summit

Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Jeff Revell
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 15, 2013 at 1:43:00 am

In case you missed the new Photofocus podcast . Jeff is one of my favorite photo educators. Rich Harrington has a special guest on this week s show. We catch up with best-selling author Jeff Revell , creator of the Snapshots to Great Shots series. Jeff is specializes in travel, landscape, urban, and nature photography. Rich and Jeff discuss: What matters most when buying a new camera. What are the coolest new features to show up the latest crop of cameras. What is photowalking and why you should get involved. Jeff s favorite places to learn photography Practical advice for...

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Free Transform Command in Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 14, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Do you want to modify the shape of a layer? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Free Transform 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 . Free Transform Command in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Free Fx Tutorials Designs Tracking Tutorial for Artbeats
By: Chris Martin on Aug 14, 2013 at 5:40:47 pm

Chris Martin at Free Fx Tutorials designs new tracking tutorial for video mega company Artbeats! http://www.freefxtutorials.com/?portfolio=free-fx-tutorials-designs-trackin g-tutorial-for-artbeats...


Meet the Southeast Creative Summit Presenters: Yonder Blue Films
By: walter biscardi on Aug 14, 2013 at 4:51:48 pm

A continuing series to get to know your Southeast Creative Summit Presenters. In this episode: Yonder Blue Films! How did you get into aerial photography and cinematography? We were both working as producers and editors on a show that aired on NBC sports. During its ninth and final season, we decided it was time to get out of the office more. We then launched a production company with low-altitude aerial cinematography as our specialty. That was about a year and a half ago. Recently we’ve shot for Nat Geo, USA Network, and Cartoon Network. It’s been a ton of work,...

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Meet the Southeast Creative Summit Presenters: Gary Adcock
By: walter biscardi on Aug 14, 2013 at 4:48:14 pm

A continuing series to get to know your Southeast Creative Summit Presenters. In this episode: Gary Adcock! How did you get into video production? I was a still shooter and a new neighbor moved in across the hall, one day I heard him digging around in his van looking for some tape. I grabbed a role of gaffer tape and walked over to introduce myself. He looked at the tape, looked at me, looked back down at the tape and said “video or film” and I replied “Still”. He stuck out his hand and we became friends. About 2 weeks...

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Meet the Southeast Creative Summit Presenters: Mary Poplin
By: walter biscardi on Aug 14, 2013 at 4:43:55 pm

A continuing series to get to know your Southeast Creative Summit Presenters. In this episode: Mary Poplin! Why did you choose visual effects and motion graphics as your career path? When I was a little girl, I used to dream of working at Disney as a 2D animator. However, by the time I got to college, not only was that style of animation going away, but also I found out that I did not eat, breathe, and sleep onion skinning the way you really need to in order to be an animator. So that left me with still loving movies...

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DSLR tutorial: Transferring from a card into Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 13, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to bring footage into Premiere Pro from a card. 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 . DSLR tutorial: Transferring from a card into Premiere Pro Republished by Richard Harrington...

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How to Fix an Underexposed or Overexposed Photo in Seconds
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 12, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Do you want to lift the shadows in your photos? Give me two minutes and I ll show you the powerful Shadows Highlights Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop. In seconds you can fix exposure problems for just about any image. Be sure to head over to Photofocus for more photo news. How to Fix an Underexposed or Overexposed Photo in Seconds Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Chris Sullivan on His Debut Album The Odd Sea
By: Bob Gillen on Aug 12, 2013 at 7:55:22 am

Singer/songwriter Chris Sullivan recently released The Odd Sea, his debut album best described as vagabond blues folk. Sullivan connected with us about the storytelling element of his songs. The Filmmaker Lifestyle: Songwriters are storytellers and poets as much as any other writers. Do you feel a need to tell a story with each song, to create a living character in music? Do you ever approach each song as a “four-minute movie,” a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end? Chris Sullivan: I frequently approach songs from the perspective of a character outside of myself. I find it more...


New Raw Support for Mac Users
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 10, 2013 at 1:42:00 am

If you re a Mac user, two new camera updates have recently shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats. In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac. You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.07* Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF6 Sony Alpha SLT-A58 Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.06* Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D / Kiss X7 Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D / Kiss X7i Hasselblad...

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Content Aware: Fill, Scale & Heal
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 9, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Want to easily repair or change your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize Content Aware 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 . Content Aware: Fill, Scale & Heal Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Successes & Failures in Editing with a Wacom Pen Tablet
By: Kylee Wall on Aug 9, 2013 at 4:13:48 pm

USE THE PEN. From the moment I stepped in the door at BCM, that's all I heard from Walter. It was like a nerdier version of Obi Wan Kenobi. (Is that possible?) My work station is equipped with a Wacom Intuos 4 (I think) -- which is very nice, both the product and the fact it was sitting there. (And note to Walter: it was LIKE Obi Wan, I didn't say you actually ARE Obi Wan.) But man, talk about tablet-challenged. The first time I picked up a pen and tried to do anything, I was dragging crap all over...

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Photofocus Podcast with Special Guests Dave Wilson and Gerard Murphy
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 8, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

In case you missed the new Photofocus podcast . Gerard is a Lightroom expert. Dave makes beautiful high dynamic range photos. Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week s show. We re joined by Dave Wilson , a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American Southwest and the United States in general. In the second half of the show we catch up with Lightroom...

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The Power of Story
By: Bob Gillen on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:23:17 am

Writing the Human Experience Writing consultant Julie Gray is, by her own admission, passionate about the power of story to transform lives. “Yes, I have worked with writers all over the world. I think bottom line, writers everywhere are just humans who write about love, betrayal, revenge, hope, redemption - you know, the human experience.” For over ten years Gray has taught writing in various venues as well as acting as a writing consultant. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, The Times of Israel, and Script Magazine. Gray presently lives in Israel, the scene and source of...


Meet the Southeast Creative Summit Presenters: Oliver Peters
By: walter biscardi on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:56:48 am

A continuing series to get to know your Southeast Creative Summit Presenters. In this episode: Oliver Peters! How did you get started with post-production? I started in radio during my high school senior year and from there worked at the college radio station and local PBS affiliate. While at the PBS station, I transitioned from audio to videotape operations, which got me the first job after college. That was as an online videotape editor, working on retail commercials in the mid-70s. Except for a few stints in production and management, I’ve generally worked in post ever since. The birth of...

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An Incredible Music Video from 1968
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 7, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

I've always been a Monkees fan and I must say I forgot about this clip from their 1968 film Head. In this scene Davy Jones dances with future 80s pop star Toni Basil (who's way more talented than just Hey, Mickey!) The video is a triply segment with great camera work but incredible editing. Watch this for juxtaposition and rhythm. I'm going to have to try this out sometime soon. This was all done in camera and in edit.. no visual FX here. An Incredible Music Video from 1968 Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Come See Me at the Southeast Creative Summit!
By: Kylee Wall on Aug 7, 2013 at 8:24:26 am

Self-promotion ahead! Which is funny, because it's self-promotion about self-promoting. Maybe you've seen some posts about the Southeast Creative Summit. Maybe not. I'll explain anyway. The Southeast Creative Summit is happening October 25-27 in Atlanta. It's three days of workshops taught by working professionals in the video production industry -- sound design, color grading, motion graphics, editing, producing, business practices, and other stuff. Hey guess what? I'm presenting one of these sessions! I'll be discussing social media in the video production industry -- how you should be using it and why you should bother. A lot of people (including ME)...

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Shooting under bright lighting conditions: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 6, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

On this week s episode of DSLR Video Tips , we look at techniques to control exposure and depth of field when shooting under bright light conditions. Outdoor lighting can be too much for a camera, so it s important to master the exposure triangle the critical relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and film speed (ISO). Join us as we head back out on a real-world music video shoot for musician Jason Masi , and discuss ways to achieve total control over your focus and exposure when natural lighting is in abundance: Use a neutral density (ND) filter to knock...


Developing Media Careers for Disadvantaged Youth
By: Bob Gillen on Aug 6, 2013 at 12:05:35 pm

Dealing With Youth Unemployment in Jordan A Jordanian youth named Omair comes from the poorest area in Jordan. Several years ago he failed grade 12, which left little option for bridging back into the academic system or into the workforce. He had been without a job for two years and was desperate to help support his family of five siblings and his retired parents. To make matters worse, the job market for youth in Jordan is a difficult one. Ms. Mayyada Abu-Jaber, the CEO of the Jordan Career Education Foundation (JCEF), says, “Jordan faces one of the highest youth unemployment...


Meet the Southeast Creative Summit Presenters: Robbie Carman
By: walter biscardi on Aug 5, 2013 at 5:30:58 pm

A continuing series to get to know your Southeast Creative Summit Presenters, coming to Atlanta October 25-27. In this episode: Colorist Robbie Carman! How did you get started as a colorist? My path to becoming a colorist started in music. I’ve played guitar since I was 6 or 7 years old and early on thought I wanted to be a rockstar!. After I realized that probably wasn’t going to happen, I got really interested in audio engineering and recording. During that time I was recording a lot bands and they were shooting music videos and needed some help – so...

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Black and White Adjustment Layers in Photos
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 4, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

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 . Black and White Adjustment Layers in Photos Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Using Photoshop's Refine Edge command
By: Richard Harrington on Aug 4, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

A Photoshop tutorial exploring how to use the Refine Edge command to select a complex object such as hair. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori... This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter four of the Practical Photoshop Selections course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete Photoshop course has a total duration of 1 hour and 8 minutes, and discusses the importance of making precise selections with the right tools, whether you are masking, or making basic tone adjustments Start a 7-day free trial to lynda.com Using Photoshop's Refine Edge command Republished by Richard Harrington...

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How to Merge Handheld Panoramic Photos
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 31, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Adaptive Wide Angle Panos from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo . Learn how to merge handheld panos and remove all distortion from the shot with Adobe Photoshop. The Photomerge feature in Photoshop is very forgiving of uneven shots, varying overlap, and even exposure changes. This feature works with almost any version of Photoshop you ll find installed today. Check out Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration. How to Merge Handheld Panoramic Photos Republished by Richard Harrington...

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How to Determine Rates for Video Projects
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 31, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This video production tutorial shows how to determine your freelance rates for the services you are providing during a video project. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter two of the Budgeting Video Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course has a total duration of 2 hours and 18 minutes, and explores the world of video-project budgeting including how to set your rate, scope your project, create a quote, and bill your client Start a 7-day free trial to lynda.com How to Determine Rates for Video Projects Republished by...

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Shooting Without A Tripod – The Leaning Bow and Arrow
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:20:00 pm

I was shooting inside a museum with very little light and a no tripod rule. Here are the results. Olympus OM‑D E‑M5 with Sigma 30mm Lens 2.8 | 1/13 second | EV -1.0 | ISO 640 For this technique, I used both my gear and environment to stabilize a shot in VERY low light. I was also running on 2 hours of sleep after just getting off the airplane. Find a pole or wall to lean against to brace your body. Using your camera strap, create a reasonable amount of tension by stretching the camera body between your two arms....

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SMPTE Australia 2013 visit
By: Steve Modica on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:43:19 pm

Visiting Australia is a once in a lifetime journey for many of us in North America. It's a 14 hour (very expensive) flight from LAX and because of the timezone shift, if you leave on Saturday, you arrive on Monday. You can forget Sunday ever existed. (Although on the way back, you arrive in LA before you even left Australia). I had the great pleasure of visiting Sydney Australia twice this year. First, I was able to fly down and do some sales training with Adimex and Digistor in March, and then last week to help Adimex and Digistor at...

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Attend Photoshop World and Get a Free Year of Adobe Creative Cloud
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:28:00 am

Are you looking for a no-brainer deal? Come to Photoshop World and get a full free year of Adobe Creative Cloud. That's attend one of the world's best conferences for $598 (before August 2) or $698 (Full Conference Registration) and get a $599 value of the best software on the planet for designers, photos, and video pros. That's some pretty easy math. Attend the show this year held in Las Vegas, September 4-6. The show of douse covers Photoshop and Lightroom, but you'll find coverage on other apps in the suite as well (I'm teaching about digital publishing and video)....

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Adaptive Wide Angle Controls in Adobe Photoshop
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Do you want to adjust the angle of your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the adaptive wide angle controls 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 . Adaptive Wide Angle Controls in Adobe Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Punching in on LiveView: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 27, 2013 at 6:31:00 pm

On this week s episode of DSLR Video Tips , we look at a key aspect of getting great-looking shots: critical focus. Join us as we head back out on a real-world music video shoot for musician Jason Masi , and discuss time-saving techniques for achieving critical focus: Punch in on a shot in LiveView mode to achieve sharp focus. Use a loupe or viewfinder to magnify the image on your camera s LCD screen, making it much easier to achieve critical focus. Use autofocus to quickly lock in focus prior to recording. Take a look at the benefits of...

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I Just Wrapped a New Class on Photography
By: Richard Harrington on Jul 25, 2013 at 8:20:34 pm

I just sat down on the couch after two intense days. My good friend Abba Shapiro and I finished shooting a new class for Lynda.com called "Up and Running with Studio Strobes" to help photographers. It's an introductory course to help beginner and intermediate photographers select and setup a strobe lighting setup for use in a studio or a remote location. Here's the Table of Contents. 1.0 Why Shoot with Strobes? 2.0 Why Shoot with Continuous Lights (Instead of Strobes) 3.0 Buying a Lighting Set-up 4.0 The Components of a Studio Strobe Kit 5.0 Getting to know your lights 6.0...

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