The NAB Show is my lead story this week. With the spread of the coronavirus the question of whether we should attend or not is increasingly relevant.
, CEO at Digital Anarchy, sent a thought-provoking email this week which became the spark for my blog. I'm very interested in your opinions.
One of the challenges in writing this newsletter each week is finding something to write about. With
going full-steam, short tips that I would instantly include here are now going into the different
- 18 new tips each week, in fact.
This week, one of my tips, on
, was worth an extended look. So I turned it into an article. By the way, if you haven't subscribed yet to these
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In the news this week, the folks at
, a Melbourne, Australia, stock footage marketplace, contacted me about their new website called
. This features free stock footage clips. Envato, which employs more than 600 people, has built their business helping media folks with their creative projects. Its biggest platform,
, has 1.5 million active buyers where everything from video footage and WordPress themes can be sourced.
Jason Bank, President of the Manhattan Edit Workshop:
Gordon Burkell (AOTG.com) and MEWShop (
Josh Apter and Jason) just created an online training class called
Filmmaker U. Their first class is "Color Grading Secrets from the Mad Max Colorist" with
Eric Whipp. They also released a Sound Design course with Oscar and Emmy-winning sound designer
Eugene Gearty, MPSE.
Their final class is "Mastering the Edit" with Emmy-winning editor
Brian Kates, ACE.
Their training is not application based, you can use the information with any program.
The team at
DaVinci Resolve 16.2.
The free update includes significant new Fairlight audio features to allow low cost audio production without a fancy control surface (i.e. a mouse). As well, the update also includes many improvements for color correction, editing and more. BMD also updated Video Assist and Blackmagic RAW.
Coughlin and Associates
is running their
annual storage survey
. This survey is designed to determine the media industry's digital storage needs and expectations for the capture and creation of raw content, editing and post production, distribution of content, digital archiving as well as digital conversion and preservation. The results of this survey will be used to create the 2020 Coughlin Associates report on Digital Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment.
That's it for this week. As always, I love hearing from you. In the meantime,
stay in touch, stay healthy and, until next week,