Nov. 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! And, for everyone else, this is as good a time as any to take a deep breath, look around, and realize that - weird as today's world is - we all have much to be thankful for.

Indeed, I'm grateful to be able to write these newsletters and continue our conversations on media and editing. I always love hearing from you.

I have six new articles this week, including a look at who visits our website, along with a detailed write-up on how to create a 3D fly-by effect in Motion.

Thinking of articles, I am fascinated to read your thoughts on my article on " Why Do So Many Americans Mistrust the Media." If you read this when I first released it, take a second look and read through the comments. Lots of things to think about there.

On a different subject, awards season has started and screeners are starting to appear. These give me a chance to catch up on movies that I missed in the theaters. Last night, I watched " Kubo and the Two Strings," a beautiful mix of animation, stop motion and mechanical puppets combined with stellar voice-overs that weave an engrossing story that's deep enough for children, yet captivating for adults. Well worth watching.

My latest webinar - Get Started with Final Cut Pro X - is posted. If you are on the fence trying to decide where to go when you finally, reluctantly, painfully give up FCP 7, this webinar is designed to help. In it, I show what's the same, what's different and what you need to know to be successful using FCP X. And, this week, its available for only $19.95.

Webinars will take a break this week for Thanksgiving. I'll be back next week with something fascinating. As soon, that is, as I think it up.

Make a point to listen to the Digital Production Buzz - all our shows revolve around a theme, like last week's "Extreme Shooting." If you haven't tuned in for a while, now's a great time to check us out.

Enjoy the holiday. I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime, edit well.

This Week On The Buzz!

This week, The Buzz looked at shooting under extreme conditions.

   * Cirina Catania
   * Per Larsson
   * Justin Thomson
   * Philip Hodgetts
   * Chris Bross
   * James DeRuvo

Cirina talked about the gear she used in the Amazon, Per was DP for "The Amazing Race," Justin just returned from shooting in the Arctic, Philip on shooting on a boat in the Pacific, and Chris on protecting precious data.
Listen or read each full episode here.

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Get Started with Final Cut Pro X
Designed for people that are trying to decide what editing software to move to, this session is an introduction to Final Cut Pro X.

* Compare FCP X, FCP 7 and Premiere
* Where and how to store media
* How the interface works
* How to do a simple edit
* The Magnetic Timeline
* Storylines
* Add transitions and titles
* Export for YouTube

Download your copy here. Buy it this week and save 20% - only $19.90! 
Webinars Take Thanksgiving Off
Our webinars are taking Thanksgiving week off.

We'll be back in two weeks with more interesting stuff.

In the meantime, please visit our store and see what other titles we have that might interest you.

Or, save money and get access to EVERYTHING. Become a member of our Video Training Library.

I'll see you again in two weeks!

Happy Thanksgiving! 
» Analytics: Who We Are (Analysis)
» A look at the demographics of who visits the website 

» FCP X: Audio Roles Are Essential for Complex Mixes (White Paper)
» A explanation of the importance of Roles, with an Apple White Paper.

» Motion: Create a 3D Graphics Fly-By (Tutorial)

» A step into 3D space, creating a fly-by that you can modify yourself.

» FCP X: Workspaces (Video)
» A video look at the new Workspaces in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.

» FCP X: The Media Import Window (Video)
» A detailed look at how this works and what all the settings mean. 

» Why Do So Many Americans Mistrust The Media ( Commentary)
» We earn our living with media. This trend does not bode well for us.

»  Cities Consider NetFlix Tax to Make Up Lost Cable Revenues ( DoddleNEWS)
» Pasadena, CA, is set to become the first US city to tax NetFlix use. 
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Diction

» NEW! Apple Releases FCP X 10.3.

» Why Do So Many Americans Mistrust Media?

» How Much Video Resolution Is Enough?

» View tutorials here

» 207: New Features in Final Cut Pro X

» FCP X: Workflow & Editing (v. 10.3)

» 160: Get Started with Motion 5.2

» 200: Essential Sound Panel in Adobe Audition CC

» View all webinars here

» Greg Fornero: New DCP Services for Filmmakers

» Justin Thomson: Acting, business and creativity

» Nicolia Wiles: New Drones from GDU

» Lewis McGregor: Create Practical FX in a Kitchen

» View all interviews here
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