Cool news! Pearson, the publisher of my book "Techniques of Visual Persuasion," has invited me to give a four-hour training session on using visual persuasion to improve presentations. This course is available from Safari Books Online (not the same as the web browser). The presentation starts at 10:00 AM PDT, May 27. NOTE: This requires an O'Reilly membership - a 10-day free trial is available. It promises to be interesting!
This week's webinar looks at Speed Changes in Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro. There are lots of ways we can change the speed of a clip in both applications. However, each app by itself isn't enough to fill a webinar, so this gives you a great way to compare and contrast how each of them creates these effects. Two presentations at 9 AM and 12 PM. All my live presentations are free.
With the new releases from Adobe this week, I have a number of new tutorials that showcase some of them. First, a look at the new Loudness Meter, which works in both Audition and Premiere. Second, a detailed tutorials on adding text gradients in Premiere. Finally, an update to a tutorial from a couple of weeks ago, on how to trim where media clips start that are inserted into Motion Graphic templates in Premiere.
I enjoyed reading your responses to the survey. I'm thinking about what else we can discover together and hope to have a new survey next week. As we come out of this pandemic, it becomes more obvious than ever how visual storytellers make a difference in the world - for good and bad.
These are tumultuous times. Let us use our power wisely. Stay safe, stay healthy and, most importantly, stay hopeful. Until next Monday, edit well.