I have all kinds of new stuff for you this week: new webinars, inside gossip, new blogs, new articles, and new winners; including a great new blog on how to start a new editing business. Whew!
NEW! AN EDITING MASTER CLASS
I want to try something different. Normally, in my classes and seminars, we talk about technology. This time, though, I've put a session together that talks about improving your story-telling.
It's called an Editing Master Class
. Tuesday, May 14, in Thousand Oaks, California. The class is limited to 14 seats. Bring your own projects and we'll work on them together.
Whether you use Final Cut, Adobe, or Avid, the goal is to make our stories better.Click here
to learn more.
Now that the NAB Show is over, its time to restart our webinars. So... I'm delighted to announce our five newest sessions!
This Wednesday, I'm revisiting one of my favorite topics: Ask Larry Anything. This is a free-form discussion on just about anything. There's a limit of 80 seats in each session, and we have two sessions: 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Los Angeles time.
Registration is only $19.99, but subscribers always attend FREE! This is a great reason to become a subscriber, click to become a member!
Don't want to subscribe? Click here
to register just for this webinar.
FEATURED BUZZ AUDIO INTERVIEW
Each week, I feature a different interview from the Digital Production Buzz
. This week, I want to highlight Ryan Postas
Ron principally creates music videos. In this interview we talk about how he creates his distinct look
Listen to Ryan's interview here
One of my favorite keyboard shortcuts disappeared with the FCP X 10.0.8 update: Command+E
. This is a fast way to export a Master File.
In fact, the Share menu doesn't even appear in the Custom Keyboard shortcuts menu. It seems to have gotten lost.
I'm hoping that both of these lost children will return home safely in the next update.
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I'm getting a number of reports of error messages during Sharing (export). I have two recommendations:
- Always export a master file, then do something with it, rather than trying to do everything as a single step inside FCP X itself.
- Contact Apple using the Send Feedback menu option inside FCP X.
NEW STORAGE SURVEY
Tom Coughlin, CEO of Coughlin Associates, specializes in studying the data storage market. Each year, he publishes the results of a new survey looking at storage needs and trends.
Want two scary facts? By 2014 the average US household will have about 12 Terabytes of stored digital content. And by 2015 the size of personal content storage will greatly exceed commercial content.
Take his free survey - NO sales people will call - and contribute your thoughts to the future of data storage for media.
"EDITING TRUTHS" WEEKLY WINNERS
Here are the latest winners from our "Editing Truths For Better Living" contest. It doesn't cost anything to enter, and, in fact, studies have shown that entering can actually make you feel better. Sharing the pain helps...
Esther P. Russell
When the project is well received the director is praised, if it is not well received the editor is fired.Dean Winkler
Client: "Can you make it run slower but take less time?"Tom Daigon
The closer the clock approaches 5PM on Friday, the greater the likelihood a client will call for revisions or a weekend edit.Marshall Johnson
Tapeless workflow is only faster once the client has run out of money.
To learn what all the fuss is about - click here
NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
I have a variety of new articles this week, but I want to specifically mention a new article on how to start an editing business. All too often, people decide to start a company, without thinking through what's involved in starting a business. If someone you know is thinking of going free-lance, or starting their own company, make sure they read this -- and feel free to add your own comments!
Then, I have a new articles on resolving problems exporting for YouTube, creating split edits in Final Cut Pro X, faster ways to set audio levels in Adobe Audition, and more thoughts on the arrival of a new MacPro.
And, as always, I've updated our Top 3 lists.