July 9, 2018

Last week, I wrote about the impact Randy Ubillos had on the world of digital media. This week, Mike Horton posted the video of their interview. It's in two parts on YouTube: Here's Part 1 and here's Part 2. It is well worth watching. You can also read my original article here.

If you are like me, you've been following Apple's announcement of a new operating system for the Mac called " Mojave." While this is exciting news, I just want to suggest that as people who earn their living meeting deadlines, we want to be extremely cautious upgrading any production system to the beta version. The reason it's called "beta," is because it isn't stable enough for release. Also, when the final version does ship, it is always wise to wait a few weeks before upgrading to be sure that the release version is safe enough to use.

Keep in mind that no client has EVER said, "I wish you'd edited my program on the latest version of the operating system."

Webinars return this week with one of my favorites: "Ask Larry Anything." This free-form discussion covers anything you want to talk about. And, after the initial presentation, these sessions are exclusive to my Video Training Library, you won't be able to download them from my store. To give me time to do some research, please email your questions ahead of time. Here's the email form.

Registration for both live events is always free. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Sign-up here.

One of the questions I get asked every week is: "What computer should I buy?" The answer is that virtually every Mac shipped today is generally good enough for video editing. The question editors SHOULD be asking is: "What kind of storage should I buy?" So, this week, I compiled a Q&A on how to pick the right storage for video editing. It's my lead story this week.

Also, the Digital Production Buzz had a fascinating show on camera accessories this last week. We talked with folks from Tenba, FilmTools, Zacuto, and Redrock Micro; as well as chatting with videographer Steve Eisen about the gear he takes with him on a shoot. It was a fun session and I encourage you to listen to it here.

It's the middle of the summer and my part of LA hit 115 degrees yesterday. I'm busy becoming best friends with the air conditioner. I look forward to seeing you at the webinar on Wednesday - please email your questions ASAP. Chat with you next Monday, in the meantime, edit well.  

Last Week On The Buzz!
You've got your camera and some lenses; what else do you need?  
Last week, we talked with camera accessory manufacturers and users about products we should consider adding to our kit to make our film-making faster, easier, or better. 
* Peter Wasinor, Tenba
* Tommy Mack, FilmTools
* Steve Weiss, Zacuto
* Brian Valente, Redrock Micro 
* Steve Eisen, photographer 
* James Deruvo, DoddleNEWS 
Join us LIVE every Thursday here.

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In-Depth Tour of ff-Works
ff-Works harnesses the power of ffMPEG to create stunning video compression images.  
In this webinar, Larry Jordan takes you on an in-depth guided tour of the software. Learn:
* The interface and media import 
* How to apply presets
* How to customize presets
* How to create files for social media
* How to automate compression
* How to apply filters and effects       
Download your copy here
Ask Larry Anything
One of my favorite sessions returns this week with "Ask Larry Anything." This is a free-form conversation of, well, anything you want to talk about. 

Bring your questions and Larry will do his best to answer them. Or don't bring any questions and we'll just sit in companionable silence for 45 minutes or so.
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Email questions in advance here. 
» Q & A: How to Pick the Right Storage (Tutorial)
   » Storage is confusing. This Q&A explains what you need to know.
» Vlogging 1010: Ten Tips to Make A Compelling Vlog (DoddleNEWS)
   » Tips to create a daily video blog that other people will watch.

» Filmstro Releases 1,000 Music Tracks for YouTube ( DoddleNEWS)
   » Royalty-free music specifically for use on YouTube.

» How Not to Do a
   Live Stream

» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity

» Configure an iMac
   Pro for video editing

» Transformed by an
   Idea - Randy Ubillos

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:

» 253: Closed Captions
   in Final Cut Pro X

» 179a: Advanced Audio
   in Apple Final Cut Pro X

» 105: Animation & key-
   frames in FCP X

» View all webinars here
» Peter Waisnor: Camera
   Bags for Photographers
» Steffinnie Phrommany:
   Actor's View of Casting 
» Steve Eisen: What's in
   Your Camera Bag?
» Wendy Woodhall:
   LAPPG Update
» View all interviews here
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