Oct. 1, 2018

Happy October!  Welcome to Fall - my favorite season.

I have lots of goodies for you this week, starting with an article that looks at the workflow and hardware that we use to create our weekly audio podcast: the Digital Production Buzz.

But, before I start talking about that, I want to highlight last week's webinar on using Adobe Photoshop to improve our still images. This session looked at ways we can organize, enhance and repair stills. The webinar, itself, was jam-packed with tips and tutorials. Plus, I created two excerpts for this week to give you an overview of what you'll discover in the webinar. Learn more here.

I'm going to be doing some traveling this week, so webinars will return in TWO weeks. As always, I'll tell you about it in my newsletter. You can also find details here: Larry's Webinars.

The Digital Production Buzz had more highlights from IBC on last week's show. We talked about new products and technology with NewTek, SmallHD, Clear-Com and Axle.ai. Listen to the show here. THIS week, we have an entire show devoted to stunts. It will be posted this Thursday evening. You can always listen to The Buzz here.

I have four new articles for you this week: two video demos on ways to use Photoshop, a behind-the-scenes look at the technology, software and process we use to create The Buzz each week, and a commentary on what I call the "magic triangles of media."

As a reminder, this is your last opportunity to get a PDF copy of my FREE BOOK promotion: "Dance for Television: A Production Handbook!" This 85-page PDF explains the differences between producing and directing dance, as compared to drama. I've had lots of good comments on this. The book really is free! Click here to download your copy.

I'm heading out on the road this week, which means that for the first time in more than two years I will not be publishing a newsletter next week. Instead, I'll be back in two weeks with more ideas to share with you. In the meantime, edit well .

Last Week On The Buzz!
IBC continues generating news this week as we talk with NewTek, SmallHD, Clear-Com, and Axle.ai about their latest announcements and products that they introduced at the annual trade show.
* Brian Olson, NewTek
* Michael Ashman, SmallHD
* Bob Boster, Clear-com
* Sam Bogoch, Axle.ai 
* James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS 
Join us LIVE every Thursday here.

New shows air live every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM Los Angeles time.

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Subscribe to The Buzz on iTunes.
Click here.

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Listen to this week's show here.
Cool Adobe Photoshop Tools to
Improve Still Images
Whether you use Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut, still images are at the heart of many videos, especially documentaries. But, what do you do if the images you are working with don't look that good? This can help.

* Crop and straighten images
* Use masks for selective repairs
* Exposure and color controls
* Cloning and healing
* Tools to repair images 
Download your copy here.  

Webinars Return Oct. 18.
Larry is traveling for the next couple of weeks. Which means that webinars are taking some time off.

They will return Thursday, Oct. 18.

In the meantime, check out more than 260 webinar training titles in our store.
We are sure you'll find something you'd like to learn.
Visit our store here
» FREE Book! "Dance For Television: A Production Handbook" (Free Download)
   » Chapters on Dancers, Choreographers, Producing, Set/Lighting and Directing.
» Producing the Weekly Digital Production Buzz Podcast (Workflow)
   » A behind-the-scenes look at the technology and workflow to create this show.

» The Magic Creative Triangles of Media ( Commentary)
   » Interesting relationships in technology, skills and thinking.

 » How to Repair a Still Image Using Adobe Photoshop ( Video Tutorial)
   » A tutorial showcasing a variety of tools to repair images using Photoshop.

 » How to Use the Patch Tool to Repair Images in Photoshop ( Video Tutorial)
   » This tool is almost magical. Here's a three-minute video on how it works.
» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity

   The New Font Menu

» FCP X: Create an
   Adjustment Layer 
» Frame Rates Are
   Tricky Beasts 

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
» 262: Workflow: FCP X
   to Audition 

» 260: Manage Media
   for Video Editing

» 261: Color Correction
   and Grading in FCP X

» View all webinars here
» Ray Thompson: Avid
   News from IBC 2018 
» Steffinnie Phrommany:
   An Actor on Casting

» Guisela Moro: Casting
   an Indie Film

» Dan May: Blackmagic
   Design News from IBC

» View all interviews here
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