It feels like we are in "wait-and-see" mode at the moment.
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.
will be back next week.
However, earlier this month,
showed us the future of
and the rest of their media applications. So, last week's webinar presented a detailed look at the changes in Premiere,
. You'll see highlights from this webinar in our
Here's the title
in our store!
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,
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
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
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,