I had the great pleasure of speaking at Creativity Conference 2021
this last week. I'll have links to my presentations next week, after the organizers post them. This week, I simply want to thank to Maxim Jago
for inviting me to speak.
Thinking of presentations, I was interviewed last week on ThinkTech Hawaii
. Hosted by Jay Fidell
, our conversation spanned the business of filmmaking, the challenges of media today and a discussion on the important of video literacy. This was a fun show - and Jay is a delightful host.
This week's webinar steps away from traditional video editing and provides an "Introduction to Apple Motion." My goal is to create an opportunity for folks who haven't played with Motion - or worried that it may be too complex to learn - a chance to get their feet wet. I'll start at the very beginning and show easy ways to create useful effects. As always, registration to my live shows is free.
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My lead story looks at missing features in Final Cut that have been missing for years. Then, Bruce asked for a detailed tutorial on working with blurs. I wrap up with a tutorial on how to use chroma-key in a non-standard way to create interesting effects, such as an animated cast shadow in Apple Motion. All the links are in Reviews & Tutorials, below.
What a week it's been, and how much quieter and calmer it is today. It is amazing to me how much can be accomplished when there's less shouting and, hopefully, more listening. We still have many issues still to solve - not least is figuring out how to get this virus under control so media creators can make money again - but now that the noise level has dropped we have a much better chance to solve this.
Stay safe, stay healthy and, until next Monday, edit well.