Sept. 3, 2018




Today is the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., honoring all us working folks. So, to celebrate, I've decided to spend the day, um, working...  Such is life.

I have three new articles for you this week - along with exciting news coming in next week's newsletter. First, in keeping with Labor Day, my lead story shares thoughts on what it takes to build a career in media today. These were based on conversations with my students who are currently in film school looking to make a career in media. As always, I'm interested in your comments. We need new, young filmmakers; but they also need to earn enough money to support themselves. That is not easy these days.

IBC is less than two weeks away and new products are starting to appear. As an example, this morning, Maxon released the latest version of Cinema 4D (Release 20). I have all the details of this powerhouse program as an article this week.

Finally, as you know, I have been of two minds about the potential behind VR. This week, I have a guest blog from Andy Marken looking at the market for VR. Business is taking off - but not necessarily in the areas we expected. I view Andy's article as a cautionary tale about viewing new technology from the too-limited perspective of what we already know.

The Digital Production Buzz had a great show last week. Recently, London-based DPP published a study looking at how production companies handle technological change; and the results were surprising. So, this week, we talk with the managing director of DPP about the survey, talked with executive producer Aaron Semmel on how he deals with technology, chatted with Frame.io about their new Masters series and wrapped up with an in-depth conversation with Mark Toia, the first Frame.io Master. These proved to be a fascinating series of conversations. Listen to the show here.

Webinars are returning in a week or two. I'll have more details next week.

Oh! I have a present for you - next week, I'm giving away a free book on producing and directing dance for television. This was my first book and I've spent the summer creating a digital version. I'll have all the details and links for you in next week's newsletter. I can't wait to share this with you.

In the meantime, edit well .

 
Last Week On The Buzz!
 
Technology affects every aspect of media; including production. Tonight, we talk about the recent DPP survey on how production companies cope with changing technology.

Then, Executive Producer Aaron Semmel discusses technology and story-telling. Frame.io tells us about their new award: the Masters Series. Finally, we chat with their first Master: Mark Toia about the challenges of production today.
        
* Mark Harrison, DPP
* Aaron Semmel, Exec. Producer
* Emery Wells, Frame.io
* Mark Toia, Zoom Film & TV   
* James DeRuvo, DoddleNEWS 
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Color Correction and Grading in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Color correction and color grading are the final steps in making our images look their best. In this session, Larry Jordan takes a closer look at the enhanced color tools in Final Cut Pro 10.4 and illustrates how to use them on your images.
 
* Learn the basics of color
* Analyze images using video scopes
* Learn automatic color correction
* Use new manual color tools to repair
   problems and create looks
* Use keyframes to modify color looks
        
Download your copy here.  

Webinars Taking an August Break
Webinars are taking a summer break for August.  
 
We'll return the second week in September with a new approach to webinars. 
 
In the meantime, we have hundreds of hours of training on both Adobe and Apple products in our store.
 
Take a look - I'm sure you'll find something you'd like to learn.
 
 
»  Thoughts to Build Your Media Career (Career Guidance)
   » Tips to build your media career that don't involve a camera; or technology.
 
» Maxon Releases Cinema 4D (R20) (News)
   » All the details on the latest release of this powerhouse program.

 » VR is Big, It's Growing and It Doesn't Involve Stories ( Guest Commentary)
   » VR is actually succeeding, but not in the areas we first thought.
» EQ: Warm a Voice,
   Improve Clarity

   The New Font Menu

»  Trouble-shoot your
   System in 5 Steps

» Premiere Pro: Use  
   Two Monitors 

» View tutorials here

» 261: Color Correction
   in Final Cut Pro X  

» Apple Final Cut Pro X:
   Complete

» 260: Manage Media
   for Video Editing

» 251: Compression
   Basics in Compressor

» View all webinars here
 
» Steffinnie Phrommany:
   Actor's View of Casting 
  
» Mark Harrison:  
   Handling Tech Change 
 
» Van Bedient: Adobe's
   Santa Monica Office
 
 » Michael Kammes:
    Tech, Workflow & AI
 

» View all interviews here
 
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