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May 13, 2013
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Blog: Adobe Announces New Products
Blog: Adobe Executive Press Conference
Blog: Bill Robert's Interview #1
Audio: Bill Robert's Interview #2
Ten Rules for Filmmaking
Trouble-Shoot in Five Steps
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This week is Adobe Week - well, more accurately, it was the week of Adobe MAX. This periodic Adobe event saw the announcement of new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver; along with ship dates for all their audio and video products - June 17.

But the BIG news was Adobe's decision to move to a subscription model for all their software. Now, personally, for my company, I like this idea. But, not everyone did; and the Internet was filled with lots of good discussion and a fair amount of hysteria.

So, this week, I have three blogs and one audio interview that will help you understand what's going on with Adobe so you can make up your own mind.

Plus, I have an ALL-NEW trouble-shooting guide for Premiere and Final Cut, along with "Ten Rules for Filmmaking" from Jacob Rosenberg. The details, as usual, are below.


This Wednesday, I'm doing a webinar showcasing cool new plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X.  During this one-hour session, I'll have time to cover about 15 of them.

Thanks to everyone that mailed in suggestions last week on plug-ins to cover.  You can find the complete list here.

I decided to highlight some smaller companies that you may not have heard of, along with some cool new tools from some of the larger ones as well.

Remember, subscribers can always attend one of my live webinars for free. Click here to subscribe.

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Each week, I feature a different interview from the Digital Production Buzz. This week, there was SO MUCH buzz about Adobe's subscription model that we invited Bill Roberts, Director of Product Management for Audio and Video Products for Adobe, to join us for an extended session of answering questions.

If understanding what Adobe is doing is important to you, you need to listen to this interview.

Listen to Bill's interview here.

Listen to the entire show here.


Just a quick reminder for subscribers, here's an article that describes our new system for tracking Favorites, or flagging movies to watch later.

I am having a great time reading all the entries in our "Editing Truths For Better Living" contest. These short aphorisms touch upon so many facets of editing for others.

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...

Daniel Larson
When I was a young editor I feared the rushed project with the unmovable deadline. As an older editor I no longer fear it - because of the certainty of that glorious, unmovable moment when all angst will come to an end.

Charlie Doran -
The more fun the job.. the less it pays.

Cara Gordon -
If there was time to eat, drink or sleep, there wouldn't be a deadline.

Mark Suszko -
Editing Haiku #5:
When I said: "approved".
it is not *really* the end -
Five more must sign off.

To learn more about this killer contest and what you can WIN! Click here.

FOUR new blogs, an audio interview, and a brand-new article on trouble-shooting all for this week. The blogs and the audio interview look at Adobe's announcements this week.

The new article should be bookmarked. It is a summary of trouble-shooting techniques for both Premiere and Final Cut editors.

And, as always, I've updated our Top 3 lists.

Adobe Announces New Products     
Logo: Larry's Blog
Last Monday, at the Adobe MAX conference, Adobe unveiled new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.

Adobe also announced new subscription pricing for all their applications. This blog is a write up of what they announced.

Thoughts on Adobe's Press Conference  
Logo: Larry's Blog As soon as the main keynote was over at Adobe MAX, I attended a press conference with Adobe's senior management - CEO Shatanu Narayen and SVP David Wadhwani - to learn more about what went into these announcements.

An Interview with Adobe's Bill Roberts       
Logo: Larry's Blog Bill Roberts heads-up product management (that's the team that balances what users want with what engineers can deliver), for all the audio and video products at Adobe.

This includes Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Encore, Prelude, and Adobe Media Encoder.

After the end of the first day of Adobe MAX, Bill and I sat down for a 90-minute interview. This write-up is the result.

Read the blog here.

An Interview with Adobe's Bill Roberts       
During and after Adobe MAX, there was so much confusion about what Adobe was doing with its subscription pricing, that we invited Bill Roberts back on The Buzz to discuss this in more detail.

In this 14-minute audio interview, from last Thursday's show, Bill explains what Adobe is doing, answers listener questions, and addresses many misconceptions.

Listen to the interview here.

Jacob Rosenberg's
Ten Rules for Filmmaking 
Logo: Larry's Blog One of the sessions at Adobe MAX that I attended featured Jacob Rosenberg sharing his "Ten Rules for Film- making."

Jacob is the CTO and a director at Bandito Brothers, a full-service media company that likes to make action-based independent films.

I liked his Ten Rules, so, with Jacob's permission, I'm sharing them with you here.

Read the blog here.

Trouble-Shoot in Five Steps 
Of all the articles I write, those that cover trouble-shooting are the most popular.

So, I've condensed everything I've written into "Five Steps" you need to do before you call Apple.

In most cases, these steps will solve your problems without you having to contact tech support. Bookmark this article!

Read the article here.

Here are the top three articles, webinars, and audio interviews for the past seven days.


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This list is based on the webinars watched most often by our monthly subscribers. For a list of all our webinars, visit here.


Digital Production Buzz Audio Interviews 

For a list of all our audio interviews, visit here. 


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