May 20, 2019

Three new articles this week, along with news and announcements. Let's get right to the news.

The folks at Killer Tracks sent me a press release announcing "a new production music label focused on songs for unscripted television. In Reality was developed to help unscripted television producers meet their music needs with immediate access to high-quality, easily editable songs tailored to lifestyle, competition, true-crime, travel, documentary and other popular show formats." Learn more here.

Continuing on our news theme, my webinars are restarting - Thursday, June 6, at a new time of 9:30 AM. (Over the summer, I'll experiment with different starting times to see which one you prefer.)  The subject is Visual Literacy. In a world where videos move millions and a picture is more powerful - and popular - than the written word, a key survival skill is how well you communicate visually. Visual communication and storytelling are now essential skills in this digital age. I'm working on the agenda this week, so I'll have details next Monday, but I'm telling you about it now so you can reserve the time. My live webinars are always free. Register here.

My lead article this week was suggested by a book I'm reading. This summer, I've set myself three goals: learn a new programming language, experiment with VR and shoot more HDR material. I'm hoping to turn both the VR and HDR experiences into webinars a little later this summer. But the book suggested a really interesting explanation about CPU speeds that I want to share with you.

Continuing the speed idea, my two other articles look at options to improve render speed in Final Cut Pro X and export speed in Adobe Premiere. Both of these were suggested by a reader and I spent an interesting two days timing the different speeds of a computer. All my stories are in the Articles section, below.

Finally, in other news, I realize that our industry is changing. While I deeply believe that independent voices are essential, it's also important for them to be effective. To that end, I want to re-focus my energy into creating more articles, webinars and training which can enable all of us to succeed. So, I've decided it's time to take a break from the Digital Production Buzz.

After our May 30th program, we'll be putting the podcast on hiatus. You will still be able to find all of our Buzz shows on iTunes,, and the website.

At the same time, we will incorporate doddleNEWS into the library of free resources. These two strategic moves give us time to plan new ways to effectively cover the news in our industry. I will miss hosting The Buzz, but I look forward to creating new training.

Be sure to sign up for our free webinar - and, as always, I'm interested in your comments. Chat with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.

Last Week on The Buzz
On this week's episode of The Buzz,  we continue our look at the state of the industry. We talk with producers about producing  today. We discuss the obstacles they face, the trends they embrace, and what they expect in the future. There's also an extended discussion on the impact of increased media viewing on the small (mobile) screen.  
* Aaron Semmel
* Yvonne Russo
* Tom Jennings
* J.J. Kelley
* James DeRuvo, 
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» " You Canna Change the Laws of Physics!!" ( Background)
   » How the speed of light limits the speed of our computers.  Cool stuff!

» Final Cut Pro X: Can You Render Faster? ( Tutorial)
   » An illustrated tutorial testing which ProRes codec renders faster.

» Premiere Pro CC: Can You Export Faster? ( Tutorial)
   » An illustrated tutorial testing which ProRes codec exports faster.
» EQ: Warm a Voice
   and Improve Clarity

» Premiere Pro CC:
   The New Font Menu

» Configure a Mac mini
   for Video Editing

» Create a Dual-Boot
   macOS System Disk

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
» Photoshop for
   Video Editors 
» 260: Media Mgmt. for
   Video Editing 
» 134: Editing as
» View all webinars here
» Tom Jennings: Small
    Screen Challenge
» Aaron Semmel: Chaos
   in Distribution
» James DeRuvo: Weekly
   doddleNEWS Update 
» J.J. Kelley: Docs for 
   All Ages 

» View all interviews here
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