Aug. 20, 2018

It's the end of August and school is starting for many - though, for those of us who've been in the industry awhile, it seems like everyday is a day to learn something new.

Still, I thought it would be worthwhile, as we wait for the industry to gear back up after summer, to write some basic truths about video editing using either Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Apple Final Cut Pro X. So, those are my two stories this week; not how the technology works, but how we, as editors, need to work with the technology.

I encourage you to add your own thoughts as comments to the two articles.

As summer winds to a close, it's time to take stock of where we are and where we're going. That was the focus of the Digital Production Buzz podcast last week. We featured conversations with Philip Hodgetts, Ned Soltz, and Michael Kammes all thinking about what the second half of the year may hold.

But, for me, the centerpiece was a conversation with Mark Spencer, creative partner with Ripple Training. I've known Mark for more than 15 years. We got into a conversation about training that flowed into why he's been creating FCP X plugins for the last several years. Then, the conversation turned to how we can make money in media. Over the last several years, this has gotten harder for many of us. I really appreciated Mark's comments and I think you'll enjoy them as well. Listen to the show here.

Writing about training reminds me that webinars will be re-starting in a few weeks and I'm looking for suggestions on what to cover. Over the last several years, I've created almost 300 hours of webinar training. I'm looking for some new subjects to cover. Please email your ideas to me here.

School starts tomorrow, for me. Then comes fall with new products to discover, review and share. Still, there are a few weeks to wait. Meanwhile, edit well .

Last Week On The Buzz!
We are in the trailing days of summer and children are starting to go back to school.
Even better, that means that IBC is just around the corner. Tonight we talk with key industry leaders about what's coming this fall and where our industry is heading.   
* Mark Spencer, Ripple Training
* Philip Hodgetts, Lumberjack System
* Ned Soltz, Red Shark News
* Michael Kammes, KeyCode Media 
* James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS 
Join us LIVE every Thursday here.

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Listen to this week's show here.
Color Correction and Grading in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Color correction and color grading are the final steps in making our images look their best. In this session, Larry Jordan takes a closer look at the enhanced color tools in Final Cut Pro 10.4 and illustrates how to use them on your images.
* Learn the basics of color
* Analyze images using video scopes
* Learn automatic color correction
* Use new manual color tools to repair
   problems and create looks
* Use keyframes to modify color looks
Download your copy here.  

Webinars Taking an August Break
Webinars are taking a summer break for August.  
We'll return in September, but webinars won't be on a Wednesday.
In the meantime, we have hundreds of hours of training on both Adobe and Apple products in our store.
Take a look - I'm sure you'll find something you'd like to learn.
» 12 Basic Truths for Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X (Workflow)
   » 12 thought-provoking sayings to help you become a better editor.
» 12 Basic Truths for Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Workflow)
   » 12 thought-provoking sayings to help you become a better editor.
» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity

   The New Font Menu

» FCP X: Create an
   Adjustment Layer

» Premiere Pro: Use  
   Two Monitors 

» View tutorials here

» 261: Color Correction 
   in Final Cut Pro X

» 257: Using Roles in
   Final Cut Pro X

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:

» 228: Multicam Editing
   in Premiere Pro CC

» View all webinars here
» Mark Spencer: Inside
   Look at Plugins 
» Dave Willard: Great
   Audio at a Great Price  
» Van Bedient: Adobe's
   Santa Monica Office
 » Ned Soltz: Camera
   Trends & Technology 
» View all interviews here
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