The good folks at Pearson Press are offering my book - Techniques of Visual Persuasion - at a 45% discount from now till Feb. 20! In fact, they selected just twelve of their books for this special sale! (I am delighted to be included!!) Enter KNOWLEDGE during checkout to get your discount. I am very proud of my book - and the reviews are outstanding! Please order your copy today.
The response to my Learning Motion webinars has been much greater than I expected. Hundreds of folks have tuned in. So, I decided to continue this for one more week. Cameras, Sets and Drop Zones is my next webinar on Feb. 24. (NOTE: There is NO webinar this week!) This session covers using cameras to create movement, building sets, and creating projects that can be used with Final Cut Pro. As always, registration is FREE!
Last week's webinar - Lighting Techniques in Apple Motion 5.5 - is now posted to my store and our Video Training Library. This entire series of Motion projects includes the actual project files that I used for the training. I had fun showing you how to work with the lights to create some very interesting effects.
I have four excerpts from the Lighting Techniques webinar in the Reviews & Tutorials section; from exploring what the four light types can do to lighting a 3D object. The 3D object tutorial was a great deal of fun!
Oh! Last week, I presented a tutorial on how to create cast shadows in Motion using the Threshold effect. That was fine, but using lights provides a much better way to work. I have a video this week that illustrates this process.
Text titles in Final Cut Pro can be pretty hokey. So, this week, I wrote a tutorial with examples of what you can do to make the titles shipped with Final Cut look a whole lot better.
I was talking recently with a student who was disappointed she couldn't get into film school. I told her that, all too often, film school simply teaches how to use a camera. It is living life and meeting the people in it that give us the stories that we use a camera to tell. Never confuse the tool with the message.
Until next Monday, stay safe, stay hopeful and edit well.