New Stuff - Cool Stuff
March 5, 2012
In This Issue
Thoughts from Larry
Adobe Story
Edit a Visual Montage
Retouch Video in Photoshop
Create a Back-time Edit
Editing Truths Book
Top 3 Articles Last Week
Closed Caption Training
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Using Adobe Story in Pre-Production

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March 7
FCP X: Working with Audio

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March 14
FCP X: Working with Titles
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March 21
 FCP X: Multicam Editing

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March 28
 FCP X: 3rd-Party Plugins

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I'm looking for multicam music video footage to use in upcoming books and training.

If you have some to share, email me!

Larry Jordan
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Wow! We've been busy. FOUR new articles, FIVE new webinars, and a BIG announcement this week!

I have articles on retouching video, creating an image montage, getting started with Adobe Story (which is VERY cool!), and creating a back-time edit. You can find all the details below.

We have five new webinars to announce this week - all looking at different aspects of Final Cut Pro X. Check out the sidebar on the left for all the details.

Thinking of webinars, last week's topic covered Adobe Story. This is a FREE web application which can help you script, collaborate, organize, and schedule your productions. Check out my demo on my store page for the webinar -- this is cool stuff and from now till April 12 Story is free!

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Our podcast - Digital Production Buzz - is heading to SXSW later this month. Visit this special SXSW show page to hear all our interviews.

Then, in April, the Buzz is back at the NAB 2012 Show for our fifth year of wall-to-wall coverage and special shows.  More on that in April!

I'm doing a free webinar for Filmmaking Webinars on Thursday this week covering the new features in FCP X. Click here to learn more.

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: All our FCP X training is now available as part of our subscription membership. Our Premium Subscription now has OVER 300 TRAINING VIDEOS, more than 90 hours of training, with more titles added every week.  Become a Premium Subscriber and get access to everything!

By the way, to see all the titles we have available, click here, then, on the left side, click the categories under BROWSE to see specific titles.

Now, let's take a look at what's new this week.

Getting Started with Adobe Story  
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Adobe Story is a scripting, collaboration, and planning tool to get you ready for production.

This video tutorial shows you how to get started using Story. The good news is that the web version of Story - - is free until April 12.  Watch the tutorial and you'll see why this is such good news for producers.

Click here to view the video.


For people new to FCP X, this is an introductory tutorial that shows you how to edit an image montage to music.

This article covers adding your music to the Timeline, creating markers, editing and trimming your video, and adding transitions.

Click here to read the article.

Adobe Systems logo Photoshop is legendary for image retouching. However, what you may not know is that the Extended version of Photoshop also retouches video!

This brief video tutorial shows you how to open a video clip in Photoshop, remove problems using cloning, and how to export your video ready to import into any version of Final Cut Pro.

Click here to watch the tutorial.


Back-time edits are the life-blood of sports. A back-time edit edits based on the Out, not the In; perfect for when you care more about where the runner crosses the goal than where they started running.

This article was requested by a reader who was editing a sports highlights reel. FCP X makes this easy - but it is NOT intuitive. Read this article to learn how.

Click here to read the article.

Editing Truths for Better Living        

Your response has been GREAT!  Thanks for all the kind words about our newest book.

If you ever needed to be nice to a client, regain that creative spark, or simply ponder the weirdness in the creative life, you need this book.

Compiled from our highly successful contest last year which encouraged editors to share their favorite "Truths to Live By," we now have all the essentials of life stored in one place. AND, its only $4.99!!

Click here to rescue your creative soul.


Here are the top three most viewed articles on my website during the last week:

1. Picking the Right Version of ProRes.

2. Motion 5: Publishing Effects to FCP X

3. FCP X: Manage Events and Projects

Click here to see a list of the Top 10 most popular articles for the last seven days.

New Features in FCP X: 10.0.3
FCP X: New Features
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Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan & Associates

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