This week, I interviewed
, CEO of Promax, for his thoughts on how our industry will restart as we emerge from this phase of the pandemic. He discussed the importance of "content velocity," meaning the speed at which we create content. He also has an intriguing method for a low-cost way to edit media remotely.
is my lead story this week.
In the news,
is offering -
- a "Quick Guide to Documentary Film." Documentaries can be one of the most complicated types of films to make. This list breaks down how to approach fast-moving documentary projects. These are the resources, pieces of equipment, and general information you need to help with nailing a quick, record-it-all documentary shoot.
Maxon announced its shows and special events for the remainder of 2020 will be free virtual events hosted on
3DMotionShow.com (formerly C4DLive.com.) Maxon is rebranding their streaming events to reflect the acquisition of
Redshift and the merger with
Red Giant. These feature the world's top motion graphics and VFX artists showcasing professional 3D techniques and real-world production workflows using
Cinema 4D, Redshift and the Red Giant suite of products. Starts Thursday.
Wavemaker Creative today announced the launch of
Crew in a Box, a revolutionary television and commercial remote production solution invented by award-winning filmmakers
Dallas Sterling and
Jeremy Fernsler. It is designed to help media companies achieve easy remote production with the quality demanded in a pre-COVID world. Crew in a Box contains a professional 6K cinema camera, an expandable LED light which is capable of dimming and a range of color temperatures, a teleprompter/Interrotron that the camera shoots through, and two professional microphones; all remote controlled.
NewBlueFX introduced two new collections for their titling software:
Titler Pro. The
Capsule Collection is a stylishly modern package of title graphics, including lower thirds, main titles, transitions, lists, and multi-host templates. The
Houses of Worship Collection uses deliberately designed visual imagery to express contemporary worship themes.
Last week, I started a four-part web series on "
The Basics of Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
." (You can find the initial episode
.) This week, I continue by illustraing reviewing and marketing clips, editing and trimming. Registration is always
- I'd enjoy your company as we explore Premiere. If you, or someone you know, wants to learn Premiere, these webinars are a great place to start.
As I was researching last week's webinar, I came across a tip I first wrote about in 2015, describing a
fast way to transfer movies from an iPhone to a Mac. This week, I created a video tutorial showing exactly how this works. Plus, this technique transfers files faster and more security than AirDrop, with the added ability to quickly select multiple stills and videos for transfer.
I also have two tutorials for
Final Cut Pro X editors. One explores the mysteries of the Timeline Index, which is something I use for every project. The other illustrates the Background Tasks window and how it is used. Plus, I've included a variety of
Premiere demos in the
Articles section below.
A week from today Apple opens
with one of their legendary keynotes. Given the rumors swirling around this event, I suspect it will be particularly noteworthy. The Keynote starts at 10 AM. I'll definitely be watching - grab some popcorn and watch with me.
Our world is gradually reopening, though the pandemic is far from over. Everything I read and see illustrates the power of and need for visual communications. Jess Hartmann makes this case clearly in his interview. Quality is important, but content is more important still. The world needs the skills we can provide - that is unquestioned. The challenge now is to figure out how to provide them safely and how to get paid for doing it. I suspect figuring those out will take us a few more months - requiring careful thought and lots of patience.
In the meantime, until next Monday, stay safe, stay healthy and