Oct. 29, 2018




It feels like we are in "wait-and-see" mode at the moment. Apple is making announcements tomorrow (Tuesday) which other websites are speculating will include a bevy of hardware announcements. Since my iMac is getting long in the tooth, I'm hoping a new iMac is on the list.

Well, in 24 hours, we'll know a lot more about Apple's hardware plans. Because of Apple's announcements, I'm holding off on a webinar this week. Webinars will be back next week.

However, earlier this month, Adobe showed us the future of Premiere and the rest of their media applications. So, last week's webinar presented a detailed look at the changes in Premiere, Audition and Media Encoder. You'll see highlights from this webinar in our Articles section below. Here's the title in our store!

Oh! I need your help. My USC students and I are deep into learning Apple Motion. They asked me to show examples of where Motion is being used professionally. Since YouTube doesn't label motion graphic videos by the software that created them, I'd love some links to graphics you've created that I can show as examples to my students. (And, for that matter, I'll happily share them in next week's newsletter so you can get some additional visibility among your peers.) Thanks, in advance, for whatever you can share. Here's a link to email me.

Thinking of effects, Peter Wiggins of idustrial Revolution sent me a note: "Just a quick note to say we released a large update to XEffects Camera Transitions yesterday. We increased the number of plugins from 28 to 58!!! It is also currently on sale at $39, down from $49." Here's the link to learn more.

The blog team at Frame.io has created some very useful articles recently. One, that I'm sharing below, covers editing workflow. Now, I agree, talking about "workflow" tends to empty a room pretty darn quickly. BUT, I think you'll find these Oscar-nominated editors have lots of good ideas you can steal from.
Read their blog here.

I also have a fun article on using simulators in Motion. These effects don't appear in Final Cut Pro X, but are enormously powerful and interesting in their own right. So much so, that I illustrated three examples for you in this article.

One more note. The Digital Production Buzz continues creating fascinating shows. Last week we looked at the current status of artificial intelligence in media - what we can do now is pretty amazing and what's coming is even more amazing. This is a fun show - listen to it here.

That's it for this week. Chat with you next Monday. In the meantime, edit well .

 
Last Week on The Buzz
 
Last week we looked at Artificial Intelligence (AI). This seemed to burst on the scene a couple of years ago, then REALLY took off!  
 
Tonight we talk with industry thought leaders about what AI is, where it's used and how it impacts the media work we do. Our guests were: 

* Philip Hodgetts,
   Lumberjack System
* Andy Steinbach, Paradigm Shift AI
* Sam Bogoch, Axle AI
* James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS.com 
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New Features in
Adobe Software for 2019
This week, we look at key new features in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and Media Encoder. Adobe updated all its Creative Cloud software at Adobe Max last week, so this week, we examine what was released. This session covers: 
 
* Adobe Premiere Pro CC
* Adobe Media Encoder  
* Adobe Audition CC
 
        
Download your copy here.  

Webinars Take A Week Off
Apple is announcing new hardware tomorrow (Tuesday), so our webinars are pausing for a week to see what Apple will announce.
 
In the meantime, please visit our store, containing hundreds of titles for both Apple and Adobe software.
 
We are sure you'll find something you want to add to your training library. 
Here's the store link.
 
» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: New Selective Color Curves (Video Tutorial)
   » An illustrated explanation of ways to change the colors within the frame.
 
» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Time-Saving Tips and Techiques (Video Tutorial)
   » Adobe added new goodies in this update. Here's how they work.

» Adobe Audition CC: The New DeReverb and DeNoise Effects ( Video Tutorial)
   » These two powerful filters appear in both Premiere and Audition.

 » Motion 5: Simulations Are Fascinating and Fun! ( Tutorial)
   » These effects do things that are impossible in Final Cut Pro X.

 » Frame.io Blog: Workflow Breakdown of Best Picture Editors ( Guest Blog)
   » Here's how nominated editors put their film together.
   The New Font Menu

» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity

» Premiere Pro: What
   Are These Icons? 
 
» Don't Upgrade to
   Mojave Quite Yet 

» View tutorials here

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
   Complete 
 
» 261: Color Grading
   in Final Cut Pro X   

» 264: Multicam Editing
   in Final Cut Pro X

» 262: FCP X to Audition
   An Audio Workflow

» View all webinars here
   
» Steffinnie Phrommany:
   An Actor on Casting
 
» Melissa Stubbs:
   Professional Stunts
 
» Paul Babb: How to Run
   A Creative Business
   
» Bill Roberts: Adobe
   News from IBC 2018
 
» View all interviews here
 
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