Advice When using WiFi and Your GoPro|
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:08:55 am
One of the great features of the GoPro is the WiFi capability. There are a few things you’ll want to be aware of with the WiFi. If you’re in a heavily traveled area with many WiFi spots, you might get interference. Also you should create a balance with the battery power in turning your Wifi off and on because it will suck out some of your battery life. In this course I'll give some helpful and useful tips when using WiFi with your GoPro....
Voiceover Artist Debbie Irwin|
By: Bob Gillen on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:39:20 am
“I warm up on the subway en route to a gig,” says voiceover artist Debbie Irwin, “and engage with people in the elevator on my way up to the studio – to put a smile on other people’s faces, which makes me feel good, and is a great vibe to bring into the recording session.” READ MORE......
“Live From Daryl’s House”|
By: Bob Gillen on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:26:20 am
A black SUV pulls up to a farm-style complex in upstate New York. Out steps a man in a long black coat, signature long red beard, a red do rag under a worn, comfortable felt hat, and sunglasses. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons walks forward to shake hands with his host, Daryl Hall. After a few words of conversation, the two are jamming inside Hall’s expansive music room. READ MORE......
Disk I/O Speeds, RAID levels and Spindle Count|
By: Tim Jones on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:01:17 pm
In the world of storage, many claims are made about performance that may or may not be defensible. In this adventure, I'm going to visit the technical side of disk performance - how it relates to data types, disk RPM speed, RAID levels and spindle count (number of disks). Note that the information presented here is related to spinning disks, not SSD or PCIe memory disks. However, some of these thoughts apply to SSD-based arrays as well.
Using a Table for Tethering|
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 4, 2014 at 6:27:00 am
When getting your space set up for tethering, you’ll want a sturdy place to put your laptop on. A stool or table works well. Depending on how much you want to invest, you have options. In this course, I’ll show you a more accessible and cheap way to lock down your laptop and mention other ways that work too. Building the Tethered Station: Using a Table for Tethering To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Tethered Shooting Fundamentals, for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Cameras-Gear-tutorials/Using-table-tetheri ng/145427/161134-4.html There are many advantages to tethered shooting. It allows you to get instant feedback on the subject...
What’s Your NLE of Choice|
By: Steve Modica on Feb 2, 2014 at 7:20:35 am
Now that we’re several months removed from Apple’s introduction of Mavericks for OSX and we've all tested the waters a little, I wanted to talk about video editing software and how the various versions play with NAS storage like we use at Small Tree.
Merging and Syncing Clips with Audio Sync in Premiere Pro|
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 25, 2014 at 6:10:08 am
Looking to save time when editing sync sound or multi cam? I really like a newer option in Adobe Premiere Pro called Audio Sync. You can select two clips that you think go together that have been recorded separately and use Audio Sync to sync them up. nbsp; In this video I will walk you through how to merge and sync clips with Audio Sync. Quality and Format Improvements: Merging and Syncing Clips with Audio Sync To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Premiere Pro: Creative Cloud Updates, for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tutorials/Merging-syncing-clips-audio-syn c/126763/129863-4.html Adobe Premiere Pro CC has some very...
Motion graphics and visual effects work shines at Sundance Film Festival|
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 22, 2014 at 2:03:44 pm
In the lead up to the Sundance Film Festival we had the good fortune to talk with a number of creative professionals involved in creating some of the great films premiering in Park City. From animated and live action shorts to feature-length documentaries and dramatic premieres, these films display a dizzying range of creativity and talent, as well as inspiring uses of motion graphics and visual effects. Me + Her , Hits , and The End of Eating Everything are three films in which Adobe After Effects played an important role.
Improving Your Comedy Writing and performing|
By: Bob Gillen on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:03:47 pm
“I personally appreciate extremely dark humor,” says Dublin-based comedy writer and performer Valerie Ní Loinsigh. “I think that it is an Irish trait to be enormously dark in your humor. I don’t appreciate superiority humor or humor at the expense of others quite as much. I like self-deprecation and black comedy.” READ MORE......
Street Art as Inspiration for Writing|
By: Bob Gillen on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:22:05 pm
All creative artists reach a point where they have to let go of their created work. Publish it, display it, sell it, screen it. Let it go. For some artists an even deeper sense of abandonment is at play in their creative process. Several years ago I attended a performance of Euripides’s The Trojan Women, his epic indictment of war written in 415 BCE. Outside the black box theater, located in the arts district of LA, a street art mural publicized the current production. The artist – I don’t know who – created the piece knowing that it would only...
Adobe at Sundance 2014|
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:14:36 pm
Adobe will be at the Sundance Film Festival again this year in support of emerging independent filmmakers and great new cinema.
A New Way of Sharing Photos|
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:45:59 am
I've been working on something for a long time. Can't (and don't) want to say too much. Soon it can be in your hands. Want you all to look at the image and explore the interactive features (let me know what you think in the comments). Click to Explore | Powered by Piqsure...
Reducing Camera Shake in Video|
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 12, 2014 at 6:45:05 am
It’s very common to have shaky footage, especially with the trend of handheld shooting. Adobe offers several ways to fix shaky footage. One challenge is to remove the blur caused by c amera shake. One of my favorite ways to fix it is to use a filter inside Photoshop CC called Shake Reduction. Restoration in Action: Video - Reducing Camera Shake in Video To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Repairing and Enhancing Video with Lynda.com. http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Reducing-camera-shake-video/14 9128/160021-4.html Whether you want to fix a problem in post or simply give your video more style, this course will help everyone...
Live from Sundance: Adobe to stream filmmaker panel on January 17|
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:27:15 pm
With today’s technologies, low budget no longer means low-quality for independent filmmakers. On January 17, 2014 [ http://adobe.ly/p6ZMbd ] Adobe will present a special panel discussion at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where filmmakers will discuss their work, their workflows and why they believe that awe-inspiring storytelling and high production value are possible, on modest, or even micro budgets.
NYT Reporter Meyer Berger: Mass Murder in Camden NJ|
By: Bob Gillen on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:55:36 pm
Author and writing teacher Natalie Goldberg insists that every writer have a mentor. When a student bemoaned the fact that she had no one to mentor her, Goldberg said, “(Authors) are your mentors… Enter their minds. Don’t let any obstacle keep you away.” Here’s a piece I wrote on opensalon.com back in November of 2010 about a writer I consider to be a mentor: Meyer Berger of The New York Times. His writing still shapes my own. Reporting on a Mass Murder On the morning of September 6, 1949, a mentally unstable war vet, armed with a Luger pistol, walked...
New animations in Apple Keynote|
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 7, 2014 at 6:50:50 pm
The new update to Apple Keynote adds additional animation options. Learn how to animate text and slide transitions in new ways. Remember to show restraint, but there are some classy new animations to choose from. Apple just released a brand new version of iWork has been released with OS X Mavericks. All three applications — Keynote, Numbers, and Pages have new versions with major updates and major changes to the user interface. Some features are completely new to the iWork application, while other elements no longer exist. There are some major changes in how to use the iWork app across...
Understanding the New Apple Keynote|
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 2, 2014 at 10:40:22 pm
The new update to Apple Keynote completely changes the user interface. There are a bunch of new things as well as several things missing. Plus just about everything has a new place on the screen. Let me help you make sense of it all. Apple just released a brand new version of iWork has been released with OS X Mavericks. All three applications — Keynote, Numbers, and Pages have new versions with major updates and major changes to the user interface. Some features are completely new to the iWork application, while other elements no longer exist. There are some major...
Becoming a Better Editor (but Mostly Human Being) in the New Year|
By: Kylee Peña on Dec 26, 2013 at 12:33:10 pm
Somehow -- and they might be lying to me about this -- but somehow, the year is over. What I mean to say is that this desk calendar I have is practically useless and I'll be writing the wrong year on my checks until St. Patrick's Day. I know, right? And I hardly noticed the 31st approaching so rapidly except for the usual influx of "year in review" or "resolutions for the new year" posts.
Free Apps and Music|
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:01:44 pm
If you have an iOS device, it's a great time to pick up the 12 Days of Gifts app from Apple. You can get It here – https://itunes.apple.com/app/12-days-of-gifts/id777716569?mt=8 . Once a day, starting tomorrow, Apple will give folks one free goodie. Free stuff, what's not to like?...
How to Create a film look with Final Cut Pro X|
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 21, 2013 at 8:28:00 pm
Learn how to give your video footage a dramatic “film” look by diving into some color-correction and effect features of Final Cut Pro X in this week’s DSLR Video Tips with Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. You’ll learn: • The tools : Get to know the tools in Final Cut Pro X that can help you achieve a film look with your video footage. • The post-processing : Learn how to use those tools to create a stylized film look with Final Cut Pro X. Check out both the sample video above and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com....
Tayasui Sketches for iOS – Creative Digital Canvas for the Modern Artists |
By: Nadia Hyeong on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:41:45 am
Tayasui Sketches by Tayasui is a free drawing app that will help artists create digital artworks on their iPad while on the go. Using a variety of virtual brushes and intuitive finger gestures, they can generate numerous contents ranging from simple doodles to intricate paintings. In addition, it has sharing capabilities to make it easier for you to share your work online. Here’s a review of its features and what makes it a must-have drawing device.
By: walter biscardi on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:33:07 pm
In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. We've been using a very simple method going on four years now and in response to a question I actually got today, here's how it works.
The Production Process Part 3: Post-Production & Deliver|
By: walter biscardi on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:19:04 pm
In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. Particularly for corporate clients the production process can be both confusing and overwhelming. We walk you through the four steps of video production so you can be better prepared for your next production project.
The Production Process Part 2: Production|
By: walter biscardi on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:19:55 pm
In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. Particularly for corporate clients the production process can be both confusing and overwhelming. In this series we walk you through the four steps of video production so you can be better prepared for your next production project.
Memories of Peter O'Toole|
By: Debra Kaufman on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:15:19 am
Lawrence of Arabia came out when I was a child. My parents took me to it, probably at one of the remaining Hollywood movie palaces. It's a long movie (it originally had an intermission, just like Gone with the Wind ), but I remember being riveted by the man with the blue, blue eyes, by the endless desert, by the drama of it all.
More Preparation for Multi-camera Shooting|
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 14, 2013 at 8:37:00 pm
There’s a lot involved when setting up a shoot with multiple DSLR’s- preparation and planning are key. Finding the location that works for you is important, and lighting it for multiple cameras is a challenge. On this week’s show, Robbie Carman and Rich Harrington walk you through the key elements for a multiple DSLR camera shoot. They’re joined by Director of Photography Jim Ball for additional tips. You’ll learn the following: Preparing for a Multiple DSLR Camera Shoot. Learn what to think about before you shoot. Multi-camera is all about planning and preproduction. Scout the Location. Walk through a venue...
Designer Brianne Gillen on Costume|
By: Bob Gillen on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:19:00 pm
Designer Brianne Gillen (disclosure – Brianne is our daughter) talks about her costuming work. Most recently she costumed a stage performance of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses . COSTUME SUPPORTS THE STORY I wanted to know: whether in recorded media or live performance, how does costume design move the story forward? Costume designer Brianne Gillen “Costume design is hugely important for the story,” says Gillen. “Often, what a character is wearing tells the audience a lot about them before they even say a word of dialogue. You can tell a character’s socioeconomic status, sometimes their profession, the time of year, the city...