Feb. 13, 2017

Six new articles for you today - including a multi-part series on HDR video and a new product review.

While the university school year is in full-swing, the seniors are already  thinking about jobs after graduation. In talking with them, I realized they need to learn a lot more about marketing which is essential to getting a job today. This led me to write a blog this week on marketing and how it differs from sales. You'll find it as my lead story this week and, as always, I'm interested in your opinion. Feel free to share this with your friends - this applies to us free-lancers as much or more than students.

We had a great webinar last week. I first called it "Simple Things," but after the 9 AM show, Rachel Strickland wrote to say: "Many thanks for today's webinar, Larry. I learned many valuable details and took copious notes. You kept me utterly captivated for the entire session. However, I do believe that the title 'Simple Things' is a bit misleading. Something like 'Pithy Tips' seems more accurate to me."

So, I changed the name to: "Simple Tricks & Pithy Tips for Premiere Pro CC." You'll find all the details below. It was a fun session!

Also, I've rescheduled the "Simple Things for Final Cut Pro X" to Wednesday next week. I'm traveling this week doing some corporate training, so I moved it to the first available Wednesday. Be sure to sign up - you'll learn a lot. As always, registration is free.

Last week on the Digital Production Buzz we were talking with writers about writing. Scripts, non-scripted shows, webisodes, video games, plays, children's books, journalism - we covered the waterfront. It was a fun show and a subject we don't talk about enough. Be sure to listen.

The rains have stopped in southern California - at least for a day or two. It is nice to see the sun again - we are setting records for rainfall after five years of severe drought. Oh well, I'm sure everything will balance out over time. I'm heading out to celebrate the sunshine. Talk with you next week - in the meantime, edit well.

Last Week On The Buzz!

Our last show focused on writers - and news from Blackmagic Design.

   * Cirina Catania
   * Jonathan Handel
   * Philip Hodgetts
   * Anne Toole
   * Andrew David James
   * Dan May
   * James DeRuvo

talked about scripting non-scripted shows, Jonathan explained how he got into journalism, Philip discussed new automated ways to log and script clips, Anne discussed writing webisodes and video games, Andrew talked about how he writes children's book and plays, Dan detailed the latest live streaming products from Blackmagic Design and James presented the weekly DoddleNEWS update.
Listen or read each full episode here.

Text transcripts provided by Take1.tv. Read the written transcript for this week's show here.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC:
Simple Tricks & Pithy Tips
It is easy to get excited about the technology, only to bang your head against the wall trying to figure out an easier way to solve a simple problem. THAT'S what this covers: 

* System Setup
* Optimizing Preferences
* Keyboard shortcuts
* New Proxy Workflow
* Operational tips and tricks
* Audio techniques

This is available as a download, or as part of our Video Training Library
Final Cut Pro X:
Simple Things....
The technology in Final Cut Pro X is exciting, but this session looks at how to accomplish those "simple tasks" that we know are there - somewhere - if only we knew where to look.  Including:

* The interface
* Importing
* Editing and Trimming
* Timeline organization
* Roles and Audio
* Title and Effects Tricks

Registration is always FREE
Sign up here
» The Importance of Marketing ( Blog)
   » Marketing and sales are different, and marketing comes first.

» Why Do Safe Zones Exist in Video? ( Tutorial)
    » An illustrated tutorial on Safe Zones in Premiere and Final Cut.

» New Look: NewBlue FX Titler Pro 5 ( Product Review)
    » A detailed look at the latest version of this animated video titling package.

» Premiere Pro: The New Proxy Workflow ( Video Demo)
    » A tutorial on how to use the new Proxy Workflow in Premiere Pro CC.

» Premiere Pro: Create an Audio Submix Track ( Video Demo)
    » How and why to create an audio submix track in Premiere Pro CC.

» HDR - Part 2: We Are Already Capturing Extra Nits ( DoddleNEWS)
    » Part 2, with a link to Part 1, explaining NIT and brightness levels in HDR.
» EQ: Warm a Voice, Improve Clarity

» Premiere Pro: Boost & Smooth Audio Levels

» Premiere Pro: Use 2 Monitors

» Apple Releases ProApps for Education 

» View tutorials here

» Editing Skills for
Final Cut Pro X

» FCP X: Workflow & Editing (v. 10.3)

» 183: Protect Your Stuff (Archiving)

» 205: 3rd-Party Tools for Final Cut Pro X

» View all webinars here

» Dan Page: DigiGrid - Networked Audio

» Phil Galler: Stunning Visuals / Massive Scale

» Scott Page: Highlights from HAMM 2017

» Philip Hodgetts: Automating Logging

» View all interviews here
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