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Saturday, March 8, 2014

#Filmproduction: The Secrets of Film Sound

Melena Ryzik visits Skywalker Sound and learns how sound designers make movies come to life

#Filmproduction: The Secrets of Film Sound

#SocialMedia: 10 pros and cons of social media

Because of the way the internet has changed the way we communicate and interact with one another on so many levels; it’s become necessary to explore the pros and cons of social media and its effects on our society.

#SocialMedia: 10 pros and cons of social media

#Musicproduction: Producing an EP Part 1: Scratch Tracks and Acoustic Guitars

In this first video we'll talk about the scope of the project and how that relates to your investment in time and effort. We'll also check out some ideas on how you can get more locked-in by using scratch tracks, and we'll talk a little about tracking acoustic guitars.

#Musicproduction: Producing an EP Part 1: Scratch Tracks and Acoustic Guitars

#Musicproduction: Need More Drum Sounds? Make Your Own Snare.

Sick of using the same old samples and loops in your productions? Maybe it’s time to start creating your own drum sounds and take a break from the same old loops. I’m using Reason here but you can ...

#Musicproduction: Need More Drum Sounds? Make Your Own Snare.

#Filmproduction: Seven incredible movie sounds and how they were made

Everybody knows the humming, sparking swoosh of the lightsabers from the Star Wars series. But do you know how that sound was created? The recipe, sound editor Ben Burtt has said, was the humming o...

#Filmproduction: Seven incredible movie sounds and how they were made

#Musicproduction: 10 Tips Towards Rib-Tickling Lyrics

When I look back over the countless writers' nights I have attended in my life, I recall a great deal of boredom mixed in with the chill bumps. A single accoustic guitar plucked to but another ballad can truly be yawn-worthy. Nothing quenches the thirst

#Musicproduction: 10 Tips Towards Rib-Tickling Lyrics

#SocialMedia: Combine Email and Social for True Engagement

In today’s highly-connected world, effective marketing is no longer about broadcasting content and promotions. Talking at your customers just doesn’t fly — that’s the old way. Social media has cha...

#SocialMedia: Combine Email and Social for True Engagement

#Filmproduction: Observations on film art : Understanding film narrative: The trailer

At many points in The Wolf of Wall Street, we hear the voice of Jordan Belfort chronicling his exploits in building up a rapacious investment company. A few times he even addresses the camera. What...


#Filmproduction: Observations on film art : Understanding film narrative: The trailer

#Photoshop: How to create fire effects in Photoshop, part 2

Drag the selected model into the composition. Go to Filter>Stylize>Glowing Edges and play with the settings (I used Edge Width-3, Edge Brightness-14, Smoothness-5). Click OK. Apply an orange Outer...

#Photoshop: How to create fire effects in Photoshop, part 2

#Photography: How to Photograph a Waterfall Using a Polarizer

Waterfalls have been a compelling subject for photographers since the the birth of the art form; they represent Mother Nature at her most powerful and beautiful. How, then, do we keep making intere...

#Photography: How to Photograph a Waterfall Using a Polarizer

#Photoshop: Replace the Sky in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll learn how to replace the sky in Photoshop. When we capture photos, usually something is not looking good inside the picture. Very often the sky is underexposed or o…

#Photoshop: Replace the Sky in Photoshop

#Musicproduction: Tips for Singers

There aren’t too many hard and fast rules when it comes to singing. Most singers can feel and hear their problem spots. “If your voice feels good and sounds good, it probably is good. If it feels b...

#Musicproduction: Tips for Singers

#Photoshop: Create Light Rays in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll learn to create realistic light rays. This simple technique is great for bright images with light sources. No special Photoshop skills required to create your own c...

#Photoshop: Create Light Rays in Photoshop