One of the harder concepts to explain to folks is why scaling images looks so awful so often. It all comes down to bitmaps and pixels. This tutorial arose from a conversation with a reader about DPI and why they weren't getting the results they expected. It took me several hours to figure out the best way to explain and illustrate this.
This week's webinar revisits a topic I haven't presented since 2017 - "The Power and Emotion of Fonts." Fonts are the easiest way to telegraph an emotion - and they don't require any design skills from us. In this webinar, I look at the different emotions typefaces project, how to pick the right font for your project and techniques to working with fonts effectively in video. Registration is FRE!.
I have been searching for years for a mic mute switch. You'd think they'd be easy to find - and they are, if you have an audio mixer. But most stand-alone mute switches only work with dynamic mics. Which means if you use a condenser mic, which requires phantom power, you get a LOUD pop every time the switch is pushed. However, I may, finally, have found what I'm looking for. Here's a review.
I'm back to walking - well, hobbling is closer to the truth. But, taking steps on my own, which is really nice. Several months, I'm told, before I'm back to "normal." Still, progress. I was reflecting this morning that my leg parallels our industry. We are moving, albeit slowly, and gradually getting back to speed. But, we have many months to go before business returns to "normal." Still, this month is better than last - and next month will be better yet.
Stay safe and stay hopeful. Until next Monday, edit well.