August 8, 2016

Closed captions have always intimidated me. I know they are an essential part of most programs, but that didn't mean I understood them. Until, that is, two weeks ago when I was meeting with the Adobe Audition engineering team and talking with Charles Van Winkle. Charles, I learned, led the development work to add caption support to Adobe Premiere Pro. Realizing I finally had an opportunity to figure out how these things work, I met with Charles again last week specifically to learn how Adobe implemented closed captions so that I could share what I learned in this week's webinar.

Captions are very cool - now that I understand them. And, once you see my webinar on Closed Captions this week, you'll no longer be intimidated by them either. I have some very cool tips and techniques to share with you. Registration is free - and, even if you don't use Premiere, you'll learn a lot by attending this session. Sign up here.

It's the middle of the summer and our industry is pretty quiet. I have four new articles for you this week: in the first, I explain the difference between I-frame and GOP video compression. Then, I have two from DoddleNEWS: the first looks at the world's largest SSD drive, the second at new lens adapters that convert Super 35 PL lenses to work on larger-format cameras.

But the most interesting article this week came from an interview I did with Maxim Jago last week on The Buzz. Maxim is the executive producer and director of "Jolie's Garden." His feature film just finished getting financed and Maxim shares his top five tips on what it takes to fund a film. The first tip I could have guessed, but the other four took me by surprise, which is why I wrote them into an article to share with you today.

And thinking about The Buzz, we are back on the air with a new, faster-paced format and some great guests. All our shows are free and you can hear them here.

Patrick, who heads up our social media team, reminds me to invite you to follow us on Facebook. Every day, we have interesting, curated news and views on our industry. If you haven't visited our Facebook page, please visit here - - and say hello. There are lots of interesting conversations going on every day - love to have you join us.

Enjoy your summer because fall is rapidly rushing toward us. I'll chat with you again next week. Edit well.

The Buzz Is BACK!

A new, faster format, with great  guests and exciting regulars. Join us this week as we look at funding your film and running a creative company:

   * Maxim Jago
   * Chris Bross
   * James Deruvo
   * Laura Blum
   * Scott Page
   * Jonathan Handle
Watch or read each full episode here.

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New shows air live every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Los Angeles time.

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The New Essential Sound Panel in Adobe Audition CC
Every video editor wants their audio to sound better - but, often, doesn't have the time to make that happen.

The new Essential Sound Panel in Adobe Audition can help, by enabling faster access to the high-power tools inside Audition.

In this session, I show how to use the new ESP to mix a short documentary. Discover faster ways to work, some incredibly helpful presets and filters, and a high-speed way to move projects from Premiere to Audition... and back.

All at a special price of ONLY $17.99!

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Create Closed Captions in
Adobe Premiere CC
Closed captions are vital for anyone with hearing problems. But creating those captions is not easy. Worse, captions are required for more and more media projects today.

In this session, join me as I demystify closed captions and show how to:

* Display closed captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
* Modify caption content
* Adjust caption timing and format
* Export captions into your video

There's no reason to let captions intimidate you. After this session, you'll be able to add captions to your projects with ease.

My weekly webinars are always FREE.
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5 Tips to Financing Your Film (Blog)
Key ideas to keep in mind as you pitch your film to investors.

A Primer: I-frame vs. GOP Video Compression (Tutorial)
Why do file sizes vary so much and what makes video "hard to edit?"

World's Largest SSD System Comes With Hefty Price (DoddleNEWS)
SSD system is fast, with lots of storage and a massive price.

 Duclos Lenses Adds Veydra Super 35 PL Adapter (DoddleNEWS)
Use Super 35 lenses on larger gear, and save money.
Illustrated List of Icons & Alerts in FCP X

EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Diction

Premiere Pro: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels

Caution! SSD Drives and Yosemite

View tutorials here

199: The Power of Reaction Shots

200: The Essential Sound Panel in Audition

The Craft of Editing

198: New Features in Adobe Media Software

View all webinars here

Maxim Jago: 5 Tips for Financing Your Indie Film

Chris Bross: Avoid the Disaster of Data Loss

Laura Blum: When Documentaries Act Like Features

Peter Hamilton: Tent-poles, But No Tent

View all interviews here
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