It is good to be back.
Lots of interesting things for you this week: articles on
. Cool stuff. Plus, new webinars and new shows on The Buzz.
Let's start with ... webinars.
this week by looking at multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X. Multicam shooting is becoming ever more common as cameras get smaller, cheaper and remote controlled; which makes adding more cameras to a live event much easier than ever. In this week's session - which is on Thursday - I'll show how to set up, edit and modify a
multicam edit in Final Cut
Registration to our live webinars is always
Digital Production Buzz
continues on a roll. Two weeks ago, we looked at the world of
. How they work, who creates them and what it's like to perform them. This was the first time we covered this subject and it was FASCINATING! We talked with
four professional stunt people
about how they got into the industry, how they setup a stunt and what it's like to crash a car at 100 miles per hour!
to the show
Then, last week, we revisited
. Nothing has revolutionized filming quite like drones. They enable us to get shots that were often impossible before, even with helicopters. We talked with drone manufacturers, pilots, trainers and stock footage companies about how to
pick the right drone
, safe shooting techniques, and how to find the best drone footage for your projects.
to that show
This week, on The Buzz, we go behind-the-scenes and look at the business of running a creative company. It has never been harder to earn a living than right now. Budgets continue to shrink, the competition continues to grow, and it seems like creativity, by itself, just isn't enough. Join us for an in-depth conversation about the business of our business. Thursday at 6 PM. Here's the
When it comes to articles this week, my lead story wasn't written by me. I was talking last week to
, who also teaches at USC, about the challenges of network and
to small companies and individuals. (Pierson is a high-profile computer security analyst who generally works with enterprises.) Filmmakers generally don't have the resources to properly protect their systems, yet have extremely valuable assets to protect. As we talked, Pierson shared a blog about what Mac users need to know to tighten their
. It's my lead story below.
The folks at
publish a periodic blog on relevant issues related to film-making. Recently,
wrote an article on using
ProRes on Windows
and reasons not to use it. Since Windows is not something I work with very often, I wanted to share his thoughts with you as well. Again, it's in Articles, below.
However, I am not letting others do all the work. I have three new articles for you: one on
creating curved motion paths
in Final Cut, another on an
upcoming storage conference
and the third is a blog on how the importance of really
understanding your clients
. You'll find everything in Articles below.
Also, thanks for your interest in my
free Dance Handbook
, I was delighted to distribute almost two thousand copies in September. I'm looking forward to watching the results from this book long into the future.
That's it for this week. See you at Thursday's webinar and chat with you next Monday. In the meantime,