July 18, 2016

It's deep in the dog-days of summer, well, at least here in North America, but I still have five new goodies for you this week: three articles and two videos. Part of my focus this week was the new features in Adobe's media software.

Thinking of Adobe's new updates, last week's webinar was filled with new goodies from Adobe. While the new proxy workflow makes working with high-resolution and HDR media a LOT easier, what especially impressed me was the newly-revised dynamic link between Premiere and Audition. This follows on work Adobe did last year connected Premiere and After Effects.  I was talking with Al Mooney, Senior Product Manager for Professional Video Editing at Adobe, last week at SF Cutters in San Francisco. Al told me that one of their goals is to continue to improve the integration between Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Media Encoder. Based on what I see in their latest version, they are headed in the right direction.

(By the way, here's a shout-out to Claudia Crask, the Head Cutter at SF Cutters, for her invitation to speak last week. It was a great event - and I really enjoyed listening to Al Mooney's presentation and talking about gear with Tony Cacciarelli of Vitec Group. It was a great show.)

This week's webinar, though, is drawn from another speech I gave last week to APA/LA (Thanks!, George Simian.) talking to photographers about the differences between shooting stills and shooting video. One of the sections of my talk focused on the importance of reaction shots to conveying emotion and understanding during a scene. Making the change from shooting stills to motion is not just about pressing RECORD, but transforming how we envision telling stories, as I said during my talk. These thoughts were bouncing around my head during the last couple days and I realized that I've never done a webinar specifically focused on reaction shots. So, this week, I'm pulling scenes from several movies and creating some custom sequences specifically to illustrate the power and flexibility of reaction shots. Sign up here, registration is always FREE.

I hope your summer is going well and that you are allowing yourself some time off.  (I, uh, need to work on that myself.) Chat with you next week. Edit well.

The Digital Production Buzz returns Thursday, July 28, 2016!

The Buzz returns from its hiatus with a new format, but the same dedication to being the definitive voice of the media industry.

I'll share the guest list and show rundown next week.
Watch or read each full episode here.

New Features in
Adobe Media Software
Late in June, Adobe updated all their media software. In this webinar, I illustrate all the major features in:

* Adobe Premier Pro CC
* Adobe Audition CC
* Adobe Media Encoder CC

Including the new proxy media workflow, dynamic links between Premiere and Audition, and the new Media Browser in Media Encoder.

It was a jam-packed session!

Download the session here.
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The Power of Reaction Shots
Reaction shots are a great way to telegraph to an audience what you want them to feel.

Whether you use Adobe, Apple, Avid or a Windows system to edit video, you will benefit from this creative editing session on the power of reaction shots.

I'm pulling clips from popular movies, along with some great dialog that I'll use to illustrate what happens emotionally as you add and modify reaction shots.

This'll be a fun session for everyone!

My weekly webinars are always FREE.

Register here
Adobe Premiere Pro CC: New Keyboard Shortcuts (Tutorial)
Adobe added of flock of new shortcuts, then made them invisible.

First Look: Pulsar QC - Quality Control Your Media (Product Overview)
An inexpensive way to be SURE your media files meet spec.

Adobe Premiere: Dynamic Link Audio to Audition (Video)
Faster and better than ever to send audio to Audition to repair or mix.

Adobe Audition: The Brand-New Essential Sound Panel (Video)
Simplifying audio filters for video editors, without losing power or precision.

DJI Announces Zenmuse Z3 Zoom Drone Camera (DoddleNEWS)
A new, remote-controlled zoom camera for drones.
Illustrated List of Icons & Alerts in FCP X

EQ: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction

Premiere: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels

Caution! SSD Drives and Yosemite

View tutorials here

196: Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

197b: Apple Compressor Basics

191: Video Compression Basics

Audio Secrets for
Final Cut Pro X

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On hiatus till July 28.

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