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Creating Books I Want to Read Myself
By: Bob Gillen on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:16:05 am

UK-based writer Joanna Penn and I connected through email to talk about her creative writing. Penn describes herself as a writer-entrepreneur. Her body of work includes fiction and nonfiction. “I write thrillers under J.F. Penn and non-fiction under Joanna Penn.” Penn’s three-book thriller series centers on psychologist and ARKANE agent Morgan Sierra. “Set against a backdrop of early Christian history, archeology and psychology,” says Penn, “the fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, secret societies, global locations, violence, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural.” READ MORE... Creating Books I Want to Read Myself Republished by Bob Gillen...

Elevate Your Video Camera
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 11, 2013 at 3:04:00 pm

A great way to create more interesting video perspectives is to raise your camera higher . Positioning the camera above any scene gives a unique view—and putting the camera into motion from that position can result in really dynamic shots. In this week’s video, we look at a couple of tools for raising your camera up higher, and discuss techniques for getting the most out of elevated shots. This week we cover Using a monopod to extend your reach. Learn why a monopod is one of the easiest ways to get the camera up higher and extend it into a...

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Movie Clichés - Plans Never Work
By: Peter John Ross on Nov 10, 2013 at 7:18:14 pm


What I Learned About Post-Production at My First Job
By: Kylee Peña on Nov 10, 2013 at 2:16:18 pm

And I don't mean my first industry job. My first JOB. The first time I got a minimum wage paycheck for cleaning out a toilet. Well, in my case it was for cleaning up about 7 gallons of frozen ketchup, but we can talk about that another time. The deeper I get into my editing career, the more I realize that the basis of everything I do on a daily basis was learned at my first job. When you peel away the layers of technological aptitude and the years of experience, the thing that sets one person apart from another...


Keynote tutorial: Ken Burns effects with Magic Move
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 9, 2013 at 1:42:00 pm

The Ken Burns effect involves panning and zooming on a still image. In this tutorial, Rich Harrington sheds some light on how you can use the Magic Move feature to create Ken Burns effects in your Keynote presentations and make them stand out. Watch more at . This tutorial is a single movie from the Keynote: Using Photos and Videos Effectively for Great Presentations course presented by author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 39 minutes and shows how to add photos and video to your Keynote presentation and make it more professional and engaging....


How Do I Mount and Control a GoPro Camera?
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:37:00 pm

From its origins as a surf camera to its current incarnation as a flexible tool for any project that needs a small, durable, and capable camera, GoPro has become synonymous with go anywhere, “get the shot no matter what” productions. Smaller than your fist and providing endless mounting options, GoPro cameras allow you to get shots you never thought were possible—especially where larger, more expensive cameras won’t work. In this week’s episode , we’ll take a look at the iconic GoPro camera and how it can become even more flexible with different mounts, and the GoPro App, which allows you...

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Stargate Studios Sets the Bar for Visual Effects on Productions
By: Adam Spiel on Nov 8, 2013 at 8:56:59 am

Adobe Creative Cloud and automation create competitive edge for iconic production studio Delivering content for some of televisions top shows, including House of Lies , Grey's Anatomy , and, of course The Walking Dead , Stargate Studios continues to break the mold of how feature films, television series, electronic games, and commercials are generated. The studio was founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson, a distinguished cinematographer and visual effects supervisor with 30 years of expertise in film, television, and visual effects. The now international production company provides concept development, advanced production services, and state-of-the-art postproduction services. In an industry that...

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Film Adaptation of Macbeth Set in Northern Ireland Prison
By: Bob Gillen on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:48:44 pm

Tom Magill, co-founder and artistic director of the Educational Shakespeare Company ( ESC ), uses drama and film to heal the trauma so deeply rooted within criminal justice and metal health settings. Centered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, ESC works to enable those mired in brutal circumstances to understand and transform their lives through the creative process. The plays of Shakespeare, most prominently Macbeth, feature strongly in this healing process. ESC describes itself as an award-winning culture and arts education charity specializing in storytelling through drama and film. “The majority of people I work with,” says Tom Magill, “are carrying trauma....

"We Are What We Are" enjoys theatrical release following Sundance premiere
By: Adam Spiel on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:54:27 pm

Filmmaker’s third film edited with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro Countless filmmakers have launched their careers at the Sundance Film Festival, many going on to gain honors as highly regarded as an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. For Director Jim Mickle, having his third independent film, We Are What We Are , premiere in the Midnight category was nothing short of an honor. After cutting his first two films on Final Cut Pro, Mickle made the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud for his latest work. The film has now been released in theaters,...

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Autokeyframing in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:37:00 pm

Using Auto-keyframe mode in After Effects can speed up your animation workflow. Find out how autokeyframing works, as well as some of its pitfalls, in this tutorial. Watch more at . Autokeyframing in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

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What is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 1, 2013 at 3:07:00 pm

Blackmagic Design is well known for its reasonably priced video post-production products, including interfaces and adapters. Recently they’ve also started making cameras, including the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Production Camera 4k, and Pocket Cinema Camera—all with high-end features and great price points. On this week’s episode, we’ll take a look at the small, yet capable Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera . About the same size as a traditional point-and-shoot stills camera, the BMPCC is capable of shooting video using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and now, the compressed RAW format as well, all to a fast SD card. It’s a versatile camera that...

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A bird’s-eye view of World War II
By: Adam Spiel on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:36:14 pm

Emmy-winning documentary created for HISTORY includes 300 animations and 79 VFX shots created with Adobe video tools When a television program wins an Emmy award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction, it must be something special. World War II from Space , a program commissioned by HISTORY, is a stunning 90-minute documentary visualizing key events from World War II from the vantage point of space. This was a huge creative endeavor with 300 animations and 79 VFX shots—all completed over the course of one and a half years by U.K. production company October Films and visual effects studio Prime...

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Darren Orange moves from role-playing games to feature films
By: Adam Spiel on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:11:27 pm

Creative Cloud powers the production workflow for Reactor 88 Reactor 88 is an independent production company based near Chicago with a unique focus on creating films based on role-playing game narratives. The company’s first production, InSpectres was released in September 2013 and the team is hard at work on their second film, Dead News Report . We spoke with Darren Orange, CEO of Reactor 88, about their films, their inspiration, and their tools. What drew you into filmmaking? It was a complete accident. I wanted to make video games originally, but when I made a short film to illustrate the...


Practical Checklist for Video Production Conferences
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 23, 2013 at 12:58:18 pm

You've booked your conference (perhaps the Southeast Creative Summit ), been practicing your handshake, and read How to Win Friends and Influence People - twice. The eve of your classes is upon you. You're ready to learn all the things and network your face off. Congratulations, you've prepared yourself well. But have you prepared yourself for yourself ? You can't learn if you aren't comfortable, and you won't want to be social if you're grumpy. Don't forget to check your own checklist for creature comforts. 1. Plan workshops ahead of time. Print out the schedule grid (because you can't rely...

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How Sensitive is Your Camera?
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:44:00 pm

When you’re talking about exposure, it’s important to know the sensitivity of your camera. A camera’s sensitivity is measured with an ISO unit. The ISO standard is controlled by a technical group called the International Organization for Standardization and it’s the digital equivalent to film speed from days past. From camera to camera, the native sensitivity will vary. Newer cameras tend to be more sensitive to light thanks to improvements in camera sensors. This means that you can shoot with less available light or use smaller apertures to control depth of field. But if you set your ISO too high,...

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Photo Travelogue Oct 2013 Part 1
By: Mike Cohen on Oct 16, 2013 at 9:17:03 pm

10 days in Washington during the government shutdown of 2013, followed by warmer climates. More later: Business as usual here: Avert your eyes: Washington is a mix of old and new: The MLK library design by Mies van der Rohe After a long day a nice meal is a nice reward: Spooky: Live HD surgery via satellite: One day to rest......though mostly spent packing: On to Miami: Dinner in Mary Brickell village I saw a Bentley, a Maserati and an Aston Martin on the same block. Print my customs forms, repack gear, time for bed. Thanks for viewing. Mike Cohen...

Live Training and Live Networking, They Build Trust for your Career
By: walter biscardi on Oct 14, 2013 at 6:13:29 pm

I’m fortunate that I get the opportunity to speak in front of many groups and recently that’s been more high school and college students. No matter what the discussion is about, we always spent a lot of time talking jobs and networking. Because we’re all so digitally connected it should be easier to network, at least that’s what they think. Twitter, Facebook, Forums like these on the Cow and Google Hangouts, that’s all you need to build a reputation. Not really. Folks hire who they trust. We trust who we meet. We trust those who have met you. A college...

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Five Video Editing Tips – from Writers
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 13, 2013 at 7:46:55 pm

I like writing. I always have, and I've always been okay at it. It makes a lot of sense to me when editors also write -- blogs, scripts, whatever -- because the tasks are so similar. It mostly comes down to constructing a story of some kind, and the same pitfalls seem to apply more and more as I keep editing and writing stuff. Since I'm sufficientish (or maybe proficientish? I don't know words) at writing and I want to be AWESOME, I did the obvious and looked up advice from famous authors so I could copy to emulate...

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Telling a Story with the Camera
By: Peter John Ross on Oct 11, 2013 at 3:26:53 pm


Mastering Shutter Speed
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:15:00 pm

Does your footage look too choppy? Are action scenes a streaky mess? It might be because your shutter speed isn’t set properly . The shutter in a camera is a lot like a pair of shutters on a window. It controls how much light comes through and hits the camera’s sensor. This week, we continue to look at exposure. There are three critical pieces to achieving good exposure and creative control with your shots. Fortunately, shutter speed is the easiest to learn, with just a few simple rules. This week we’ll cover • What is shutter speed? Learn how shutter...

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Can't get to the Supermeets? Come to Atlanta October 26th for the Creative Ball!
By: walter biscardi on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:29:23 am

So you say you can’t make it out to Las Vegas, Amsterdam or San Francisco for the annual Supermeets? Well the Atlanta Creative Ball is bringing that awesome Raffle and Party experience to the Southeast! This is going to be one heck of a party for creative professionals get to cut loose, swap knowledge and war stories and have a chance at some awesome prizes. On Saturday night, October 26th, we invite you to come enjoy Dinner, Drinks, Networking with your fellow Creatives, Meet up with folks from Blackmagic Design, AJA Video Systems, Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Mocha, Screenlight, Axle and...

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Sirens & Sinners: Filmmaking in the Weimar Republic
By: Debra Kaufman on Oct 9, 2013 at 1:28:45 pm

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a copy of the new book Sirens & Sinners: A Visual History of Weimar Republic Film 1918 - 1933 . For all you film lovers out there, you know what an amazing time this was for filmmaking. In fact, some of the films made during this era continue to be strong artistic influences. I'm talking about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920;, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) -- for my money, still one of the scariest films ever made; The Blue Angel (1930); M (1931).....the list goes on. The Weimar era was...

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Single Day Tickets Now Available for the Southeast Creative Summit!
By: walter biscardi on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:34:22 pm

SINGLE DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for the Southeast Creative Summit. The Atlanta Cutters has a limited number of single day tickets available for either Friday or Saturday, Oct 25 & 26. Just $149 each. Admission includes the 50% savings to the Atlanta Creative Ball. Can still get all three days for just $449 with the code creativecow2013 The Southeast Creative Summit will be 56 workshop sessions over 3 days. In addition, we'll feature the first ever Atlanta Creative Ball, an awesome social night of food, networking, sponsor showcases and of course the Raffle which is approaching $30,000!...

TECH TIP - Compression of Time in the Edit
By: Peter John Ross on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:03:57 pm


My All Raw Timelapse Workflow
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:02:00 pm

Here's a series of there videos I produced about an all-raw Timelapse workflow. This was shot partially on location at the Panama Canal. Part 1 Shooting & Raw Processing Part 2 Assembling in After Effects Part 3 Color Grading and Filtering Timelapse Scenes My All Raw Timelapse Workflow Republished by Richard Harrington...

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DSLR Video, Terry White, and Matt Kloskowski — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:29:25 pm

This week s show is a triple feature we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving. DSLR Video, Terry White, and Matt Kloskowski — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13 Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Mastering aperture: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 3, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

How much light does your camera see? The aperture of your camera is its portal to the light in your scene (and without light, there are no pictures or video). Controlling the aperture is essential to getting the right amount of light on to your camera s sensor to capture the best shots. There s another side to aperture as well. As you open the aperture wider, you can narrow the depth of field in your shot, blurring more of the frame outside of your immediate focus area. This is often a hallmark of the DSLR video look. Mastering aperture...

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A Detailed HDR Webinar
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

A detailed HDR Workflow webinar. We take a look at the brand new Photomatix beta release. Speakers Include: Ron Pepper HDRsoft Hal Schmitt Director of LIGHT Photographic Workshops Kim Seng (Captain Kimo) HDR Expert Photofocus Team: Richard Harrington Melissa Niu Levi Sim Abba Shapiro A Detailed HDR Webinar Republished by Richard Harrington...


Jenny Milchman on her debut novel
By: Bob Gillen on Oct 2, 2013 at 2:22:13 pm

In Jenny Milchman’s debut mystery novel, Cover of Snow , she uses a first person point of view, with several chapters interspersed of third person point of view to establish further perspective. It’s a relatively rare technique. I asked her how that came to be as she developed her story. “The first thing I should probably share is that the words developed your story give me a wistful sort of laugh. Let’s just say that what feels most accurate is the story develops me.” A Tenacious Author “Cover of Snow hit twenty-two drafts before it was published. I was not...

4K Video? Are you going to SMPTE in Hollywood?
By: Matt Geier on Oct 2, 2013 at 12:25:25 pm

Just looking to find out who might be making the trip. Blogs are about staying in touch with the public and making connections and talking about what we love as a blogger, etc! So, are you or anyone you know going to be at SMPTE in Hollywood at the end of October? Here's some highlights from People at the Symposium will have a mutual interest in the next generation of image formats, higher frame rates, wider color gamut, and increased dynamic range, along with 4K (UHD-1) and 8K (UHD-2) resolutions. WooT WooT! So will you be there? Let me...

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Try Out the New Photomatix 5 for Free
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

You can download the beta here: . Here are a few notes from HDRsoft. Photomatix Pro version 5.0 is currently in beta testing phase. You are welcome to help us test the beta releases, but please note the following: - Beta releases are not stable versions of the software. They may not work properly and they may crash often. Beta releases are intended for testing purposes only, and should not be used for normal use and production work. Beta releases of Photomatix Pro include the usual registration system of normal versions, i.e. they run in trial mode when the...


Premiere Pro tutorial: Importing a layered Photoshop file
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

In this tutorial, learn how to import layered PSD files in order to create picture-in-picture effects in a Premiere Pro project. Watch more at . This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disc space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects. Welcome 1. An Intro to Dynamic...

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Why Are You Going to the Southeast Creative Summit?
By: Kylee Peña on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:17:32 pm

One of the great things about getting out of the dimly lit edit room (or bay or suite or closet or whatever you use to describe where you spend 85% of your life) and going to places where your peers are gathering is that you -- gasp -- meet your peers! And some of those peers become -- bigger gasp -- FRIENDS! So allow me to introduce you to a friend of mine: Joel Yeaton . I followed Joel on Twitter for a long time and we exchanged baked goods* a few times before meeting at Editfest NY in 2012....

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The Poor Man’s Art Form
By: Bob Gillen on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:11:59 pm

Theater, especially black box, is most often an intimate experience, both for the audience and for the actor. Award-winning playwright Raegan Payne talks about her playwriting and what attracts her to this kind of storytelling. A Poor Man’s Art Form “I like being forced to tell a story with just dialogue and almost no resources,” says Payne. “It’s a poor man’s art form, anyone can do it, that’s what I love. Inversely, it should also be accessible for the poor to see and often times it isn’t. “Also, theatre has an immediacy as well as intimacy that can be missing...

TECH TIP - Cutting on Motion/Match Cutting
By: Peter John Ross on Sep 29, 2013 at 12:06:55 pm


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DSLR Video Planning and Shooting
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

DSLR Video Planning and Shooting from Richard Harrington Here's a recent presentation from Photoshop World DSLR Video Planning and Shooting. Learn about the process of planning for and creating a DSLR video project. DSLR Video Planning and Shooting Republished by Richard Harrington...

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Premiere Pro tutorial: How to work with slow-motion effects
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm

In this tutorial find out how to work with slow-motion effects in Premiere Pro. Watch more at . This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disk space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects. Welcome 1. An Intro to Dynamic Link 2. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with...

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Movie Cliches - EXTRAS
By: Peter John Ross on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:06:08 pm


Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:42:00 am

When it comes to capturing great images, exposure is critical. Under- or overexpose your shot and you lose precious details. But setting the proper exposure isn t easy; your light may move behind a cloud, or change over time. When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light. In this week s DSLR Video Tips , we ll show you a straightforward way to get strong, well-exposed shots. You ll learn about Exposing for video What is the desired goal when exposing for video and when does it look right ? Balancing the exposure triangle Learn how to...

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SMB2 in Mavericks compared to AFP and NFS
By: Matt Geier on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:06:19 am

With the Apple announcement that it will be supporting SMB2 in the upcoming OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” release, some Mac user sites may wonder about the continued need for AFP in their networks. The answer is very simple – Any network that supports Mac clients, even Mavericks, must support AFP for the best performance, and 100% compatibility. To substantiate this assertion, Here's a web page that compares the features and performance of various AFP (HELIOS and Apple), SMB1, SMB2 (Windows and Apple), and NFS implementations. The article explains why for the best performance, and 100% compatibility, the native client...

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Get Consistent Color with Conditional Mode Automation
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

The Conditional Mode Change command in Photoshop allows you to set a color mode among your images in a consistent way. In this tutorial, set up an action to specify which color mode you'd like the Conditional Mode Change command to convert your images to. Watch more at . This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow. Introduction 1....


Why Live Training Still Matters in the Internet Age
By: walter biscardi on Sep 26, 2013 at 2:44:20 pm

Never has so much information been so easily available to so many than today. Right here on this very site are literally MILLIONS of tidbits of information, nuggets of knowledge and full blown training products ready at a moment's notice. For the bulk of what we need to know in this industry, this information is invaluable. Especially when we're getting started with a new tool, knowing how and which buttons to push is the information we need to get us past "launch this tool." But when it comes to the creative side of the industry, well that's better served in...

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Adam Elmakias and Lightroom 5.2 — Photofocus Podcast 9/25/13
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 25, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

This week s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain. First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders. Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 Updates Rich catches back up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw. Adobe is shipping a new update that adds a lot of cool features for both Creative Cloud and...


The Enterprise File Server In a Digital World
By: Matt Geier on Sep 25, 2013 at 9:07:41 am

Companies of every sort utilize file servers to provide central access to files and printers. But supporting a range of Mac, Windows, and web clients is not easy. File systems and network protocols for Windows, Mac, and web clients are complex, and difficult to integrate. Windows alternate data streams, Mac resource forks, file and record locking, Active Directory, LDAP, file system permissions, SMB/CIFS, AFP, HTTP, Windows, OS X, Sun Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX – a library of books has been written on these topics. In the world of media production, and other mission-critical environments such as newspapers, where you have...

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Small Tree is now 10years old!
By: Steve Modica on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:08:41 am

Back in 2003, on September 24th, I drove up to St Paul, Minnesota and filed paperwork to make Small Tree a Minnesota LLC. When we started, there were 6 of us and I'm not sure we knew exactly what our plan was. I knew we wanted to write kernel drivers for "high end" networking stuff (like Intel's brand new 10Gb Ethernet cards). I didn't think much beyond that. I figured if we built it "they would come" (as the saying goes). I also needed a good excuse to buy one of the new G5 Power Macs (and make it tax...


By: Peter John Ross on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:34:19 am


Combining Blur Gallery Filters
By: Richard Harrington on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm

Want to learn about the Blur Gallery? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine blur gallery filters 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 . Combining Blur Gallery Filters Republished by Richard Harrington...


Okay, fine. Premiere Pro CC is pretty good to me.
By: Kylee Peña on Sep 23, 2013 at 7:59:37 pm

Alright, I'll admit it. Premiere is pretty decent these days.  I know a lot of people say that. The Internet is filled with love letters to Adobe. I haven't really been among them, well, ever. I've almost always had bad experiences with Premiere, which I've documented a-plenty. Long story short (unless you go back and read my post where I lay it all out), Premiere was unstable as hell for me, Avid wasn't accessible (physically, I could never get in front of one) and being technically proficient in SOMETHING was important to me. So my senior year of college, I...

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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 LOCATION: Capital One 360 - Los Angeles Caf - 11175 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 FREE PARKING::WIN 1 YEAR OF CREATIVE CLOUD::BOOK EXCHANGE::REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES Agenda Some of the topics we will cover include: Selection Tools and Techniques Compositing with Layers Blending Modes Color Correction and Curves Layer Styles: Bevels, Shadows, Glows, and More Creating Backgrounds and Video Bumpers Photoshop Video Editing Schedule...


HELIOS iPad Document Hub 1.0
By: Matt Geier on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:53:02 am

I thought I'd share this with the Cow community. Not many folks know about HELIOS software. At least not the ones I've talked to up to this point. Here's a video about their iPad Document Hub 1.0 Software. When you're watching the video, which is about 10 minutes long, think of ways you can use HELIOS in your workflow. Improve your sales process. Improve your customer interfacing tactics. Improve your bottom line! This can help you do it all! Don't forget to check out their DEMO on the iPhone or iPad from the iTunes store! Whether your small, medium,...

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