Oct. 5, 2015

Apple released El Capitan, the latest version of OS X, last week and immediately several plug-in developers issued cautions about updating. I have a blog that talks about this as well. The short answer is that if you haven't upgraded yet, wait a bit and let Apple and its developers get the problems sorted out. And, please, NEVER upgrade the OS in the middle of a large editing project.

Our Creative Truths contest ended last week. Thanks to everyone that entered; reading these thoughts was a highlight of my weekend. The details are below.

By the way, if you haven't joined our Video Training Library, now would be a good time. Over the last two weeks, we've added more than 20 new training movies covering Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop and some very cool movies on story-telling; more than twenty hours of new material.

If you live on the East Coast of the US, I hope you are safe and dry. Everywhere else, enjoy the fall. (Or, um, Spring; depending.)  Chat with you next week.
"Creative Truths" Contest Ended

Our contest ended last Wednesday, accumulating hundreds of entries. The last batch of winners is posted to our website.

This coming week, my team and I will have the fun task of figuring out the Top Five winners of the contest, each of whom qualifies for some nifty prizes.

Thanks to everyone who entered. This was fun!
Color Correction Proves Popular

Two of our most recent webinars on color correction in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC have proven very popular.

These two titles have been downloaded more than any other webinar this year.

If you want to improve the look of your images, one of these two webinars can help.

2015 Creative Truths Contest
Here's the winner for the final week of the contest.

Mike Horton returns, finally! He and I talk with Jayse Hansen, Jonathan Handel and Jessica Sitomer.

Amazing User Interfaces for Film
IATSE Changes Residuals for Indies
Don't be an Idiot! Tips to Find Work
Tech Talk: FCP X Color Correction
Watch or read the full episode here.

SPECIAL NOTE: Written transcripts are now available for each show.
Click here to view.

Plug-Ins for Final Cut Pro X
Plug-ins are just plain fun and, many
times, they can make your life easier in the bargain.

In this webinar, I showcase plug-ins available from FX Factory, including their new interface which makes installation easier than ever. Along the way, I illustrate 13 different plug-ins ranging from the useful to weird.  
This title is in our Video Training Library.
Non-members, download your copy here.

Audio for Video Editors
"Help!," read Tricia's email. "Audio is a world of unmentionable demons and no where to learn it. Could you do a webinar on post-production audio workflow?"

So, here it is. In this session, I'll look at audio techniques for both stereo and mono mixes. During this session, I'll cover Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Audition
Registration is FREE! Click the link to learn more (Seating limited.)
Be Careful Upgrading to El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11) (Blog)
When Apple upgrades their OS, our best option is to wait a bit.

Product Review: NewTek TalkShow (Product Review)
This hardware box adds Skype to broadcasts, but at a price and with limits.

Final Cut Pro X: Four Free Useful Plug-ins (Article)
Free, cool, useful and fun. What more could you ask of a plug-in?

FX Factory: Gateway to Amazing (Video)
Powerful tool to find, manage and purchase plug-ins for FCP X and Premiere.

Send iMovie Projects to Final Cut Pro X (Article)
Apple made this even easier and in this article I show you how this works.
 Caution! SSD Drives and Yosemite [u]
FCP X: Delete Generated Media
EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction
Premiere Pro: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels

View all articles here
175: Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X
176: Color Correction in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Editing Skills for FCP X
Photoshop for Video Editors

View all webinars here
Stephen Nakamura: Color Grading "Oz: The Great and Powerful"
Tom Inglesby: The Future of Storage for Indie Filmmakers
Andy Maisner: 4K and New Production Gear

View all interviews here
2015 Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.