Feb. 26, 2018

The 2018 NAB Show is six weeks away! Between now and then, developers and manufacturers are in the "quiet period," where they are huddled over keyboards planning and executing the next round of new products and product upgrades they hope will please existing customers, attract new customers and frustrate the competition - though not always in that order.

I am already getting word of many interesting new products - spring promises to be exciting. As well, our podcast, Digital Production Buzz, will be at the NAB Show ( Booth SL-10527) webcasting a new 45-minute show every hour starting on the first day of NAB. 27 new shows in four days, containing more than 100 interviews! This marks our tenth year covering our industry's largest trade show. I'm looking forward to the challenge!

We've already started booking guests and we'll publish the show schedule starting in mid-March.  I always enjoy covering NAB and this year is no exception. I'll have more details as the show gets closer.

Thinking of NAB, if you want a  FREE pass  to the NAB exhibit hall, please use this code:  LV5269.   ( Here's the link  for online registration.)

In other news, Ryan Ritchey sent me news that Adobe announced last week that the latest updates of Adobe Story will be their last. They are discontinuing the Adobe Story service as of Jan. 22, 2019. This includes Adobe Story CC, Adobe Story CC (Classic), and Adobe Story CC desktop application. If you have materials stored in Story, you have about a year to get them downloaded and migrated to another application. Here's the link with the announcement and download instructions.

The Digital Production Buzz had a fascinating show on creating budgets. Now, budgets may not make you feel all warm and fuzzy, but, when you think about it, budgets are how we turn our dreams into reality. Without a budget, nothing would get produced. We talked with Exec. Producer Aaron Semmel, Director Andrew David James and Producer Cirina Catania about the challenges in preparing a budget for film, theater and networks. I was impressed at how forthcoming they all were. If budgets are part of your world - you'll enjoy this week's show.

Webinars are taking a week off. However, last week's webinar is now posted. It was a doozy! We looked at particle systems and simulators and how we can use them to create effects that we just can't create any other way. Fascinating stuff. You'll find it in our Store and Library.

In fact, I have two video excerpts from last week's webinar on simulators as part of my new articles this week, as well as a blog on storage and a product review on a new set of plugins from Idustrial Revolution called "Rips." Do watch the videos, I haven't covered simulators before and what they can do to create exciting moving backgrounds is pretty amazing - and last week's webinar goes into even more detail.

That wraps things up for this week. Chat with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.  

Last Week On The Buzz!
Last week on The BuZZ we looked at creating budgets. Budgets are essential to production, but that doesn't mean we like to build them.

We talked with producers from TV, theater, and film about how they build a budget and how budgets allow them to "bring their creativity to life."

* Aaron Semmel, Exec. Producer
* Andrew David James, Director
* Cirina Catania, Producer
* James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS 

Listen or read each full episode here.

Text transcripts provided by Take1.tv. Read the written transcript for this week's show here.

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

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Particles and Simulators in
Apple Motion 5.4
Motion has, hidden inside it, a very capable particle system, along with a variety of simulators, which allow us to create a cloud of graphic objects and move them in interesting ways. Today's webinar looks at the intersection of objects, particles and simulators in Motion 5.   
Learn how to:
* Modify an existing particle systems
* Create a custom particle system
* Apply simulators to objects
* Apply simulators to particles 
Available for download in our store and in Larry's Video Training Library

Webinars Take a Week Off
Webinars are taking a week off this week.

However, we have almost 250 different webinars in our store - and more than 1,900 movies in our Video Training Library.

So, I suspect you can find something interesting to watch this week. Take a look and see what appeals to you.

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» The Media of the Future Depends Upon Storage (Blog)
   » A commentary about the role of storage in getting ready for the future.       
» Apple Motion 5.4: Gravity and Edge Collision Simulators ( Video Tutorial)
   » How to use simulators to affect the movement of an object. 
» Apple Motion 5.4: Repel Objects and Particles ( Video Tutorial)
   » How to use the repel simulator to make a cloud of particles "swirl."  
» Product Review: XEffects' Rips ( Product Review)  
   » A brand-new plugin that makes video tear like paper.
» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity

» Premiere Pro: The
   New Font Menu

   iMac to Video Edit

»  FCP X: Create an
   Adjustment Layer

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X
   10.4 Complete

» 246: Text Animation in
   Apple Motion 5.4

» 245: Text Effects in
   Final Cut Pro X

» 244: Practical Masks in
   Adobe Premiere Pro CC

» View all webinars here

» Aaron Semmel: Exec.
   Producer's on Budgets

» David Tillman: Process
   of Editing a Doc

» Cirina Catania: Budgets
   for Studio Projects

» FCC Commissioner
   Brendan Carr

» View all interviews here
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