There's all kinds of interesting stuff this week. Videos, blogs, a product review and a new webinar for Wednesday.
Let's start with
, because everything starts or ends with our storage. For several years, we've been a media partner with
promoting his annual storage conferences.
is coming up in June which, I grant, is a long time away. (By the way the keynote speaker will be executive producer
.) But, the reason I mention it here is that Tom is refocusing his event to involve more media industry people to talk at his event.
In the past, the conference featured developers talking to other developers - which ends up being an echo chamber. Lots of tech, but very little "real world." This year, Tom is looking for
working media professionals
to talk at his event about how they are using storage, what the current limitations are and what you'd like to see developed in the future.
If you have an opinion - and we ALL have opinions! - drop Tom an email to volunteer to talk at his conference. My role is to spread the word - yours, if you choose to help, is to enable storage developers to
better understand media
and make the products we need to enable us to continue to work faster and better. Email
Tom Coughlin here
One of Tom's partners during this event is
. Andy runs Marken Communications, which is a Silicon Valley PR agency. Andy, like the rest of us, is not short for opinions and, last week, he published a newsletter that contained some really insightful writing. With his permission, I'm republishing two of his thought-pieces here. As always, I'm interested in your opinions.
In other news, I have a
of new title templates from
, as well as two videos from last week's webinar on "
Practical Uses of Masks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
." I think you'll like the videos but I especially think you'll like the webinar. Masks are surprisingly easy to create and useful to use. In this webinar, I focus on how to use them in color correction. Download a copy of this webinar
Thinking of webinars, for the last couple of weeks, I focused on
. This week, I return to
Final Cut Pro X
with a look at text effects, blend modes and animation. We use text to talk directly to the audience. But, that doesn't mean we can't make our text eye-catching. This webinar provides lots of techniques to do exactly that. Registration is always
for our live events.
Sign up here
One of the technologies I hear a lot about is "
." But, what is it and should media pros care? This last week on The Buzz we devoted the entire show to answering those two questions. The initial feedback has been very positive and, in fact, I learned a lot in creating the show. Object storage can be
in distribution, storage and archiving - but it isn't for everyone. Once you
listen to this show
, you'll have a much better handle on what it is, where it fits and who needs to pay attention. Oh... and the technology involved will expand your brain. The interviews with
are especially useful.
Do you realize that
is eight weeks away? Wow. If you want a FREE pass to the exhibit hall, please use this code:
Here's the link
for a FREE ticket.) The Buzz will be in the South Lower Hall, but in a new spot, nearer the front. I'll have more details on what we are doing as the show gets closer.
That's it for this week. I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime,