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Friday, January 3, 2014

#Filmproduction: Selective Rendering in Final Cut Pro X (#FCP)

Although background rendering an be useful for maximizing your time in the edit suite, you may want to have more fine tuned control over what FCPX renders and when. Fortunately, background renderi...

#Filmproduction: Selective Rendering in Final Cut Pro X

#Photography: Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Winter Photography to Motivate you

If you live in the norther hemisphere like I do you may have been buried by the white stuff already. Here in Alberta we’ve had almost as much snow in the last 30 days as we did all last winter, and...

#Photography: Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Winter Photography to Motivate you

#Filmproduction: Inspiration! 16 Impressive TV Show Opens & Main Titles

The following innovative main title sequences present the theme of a television show in a totally unique and creative way. Use these show opens as inspiration for your own work! Award-winning show...

#Filmproduction: Inspiration! 16 Impressive TV Show Opens & Main Titles

#Writing: Verbs with Thou and Thee

The pronouns thou and thee were replaced by you in standard English a very long time ago, but the old forms still hold interest for modern speakers. A DWT reader wrote to me recently about a pastor...

#Writing: Verbs with Thou and Thee

#Photoshop: The Fantastic World of Warcraft Illustrations of Dan Scott

Dan Scott is a digital painter and concept artist from Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He has painted pieces for DC Comics, Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer, and World of Warcraft. In this article we wi...

#Photoshop: The Fantastic World of Warcraft Illustrations of Dan Scott

#Filmproduction: #Free Light Leaks for Video Editors and Motion Designers

Light leaks are a quick way to add visual interest to your projects. Give your footage an edgy, vintage feeling or use them as cool transitions between shots! Great for live action or animation projects. High quality light leaks usually come with a price, but CreativeDojo.net is graciously giving away their own light leaks package for FREE!

#Filmproduction: #Free Light Leaks for Video Editors and Motion Designers


#Photoshop: Francois Veraart Experiments with Blending 3D Effects and Photography

You might have to do a double take when you first see Francois Veraart’s 3D creations. Veraart joins a modern wave of creatives whose work harkens back to the trompe l’oeil style painting of the 17...

#Photoshop: Francois Veraart Experiments with Blending 3D Effects and Photography

#Musicproduction: Making of “Mary, Did You Know” – with Tony Shepperd

Four years ago I decided that I’d finally had enough of creating hit music for other artist and I decided I would fulfill my lifelong dream to open up my own record label. And thus Breath of Life Records was born. Over the past 4 years we’ve signed 6 artist to the label. And over the past four years we’ve wanted to drop something new at Christmas time. This year was no different. This year I thought it would be great to have as an artist our long time string arranger, Raul Ferrando. I felt it was high time he was able to step into the spotlight. So I had this concept of doing a collaboration with someone else whom I’d admired for a long time, Natalie Cadét. A young brilliant singer and arranger in her own right. I’ve also always loved the song Mary, Did You Know, and thought this would be the perfect platform for all of us to come together.

#Musicproduction: Making of “Mary, Did You Know” – with Tony Shepperd

#Writing: Writing and Pronunciation

I sometimes hesitate to address the subject of pronunciation because I usually get complaints. For example, I received this gentle admonition when I wrote about the novel pronunciation of the word ...

#Writing: Writing and Pronunciation

#Filmproduction: #FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 1: Adding Sound and Music to Your Final Cut Pro X Projects and Using Snapping to Control Placement on the Timeline

Among the “updates” in this latest incarnation of Final Cut Pro, there have been some changes about the way the application imports and handles audio in project timelines. Like in previous version...

#Filmproduction: #FCP X Audio Tutorial Part 1: Adding Sound and Music to Your Final Cut Pro X Projects and Using Snapping to Control Placement on the Timeline

#Photography: Travel Photography: Creating Your Own Luck

So you’ve read up on the technical side of taking great photos. You know your aperture from your EXIF, and you’ve experimented with shutter speeds. But there is something missing from the photos yo...

#Photography: Travel Photography: Creating Your Own Luck

#Filmproduction: Everything You Need To Know About Multicam Editing in #FCPX

When Apple released the 10.0.3 update to Final Cut Pro X many pro editors were granted their #1 feature request: multi-camera editing.
The multicam editing experience in Final Cut Pro X streamlines the more clunky process present in earlier versions of FCP. Improvements to the FCPX multicam tool include the ability to simultaneously view and edit 64 separate video tracks – none of which need to share the same resolution, frame rate or codec! Audio and video can be automatically synced using FCPX’s built-in Audio Analysis feature. These tremendous improvements now make Final Cut Pro X a great option for cutting multiple camera shoots.

#Filmproduction: Everything You Need To Know About Multicam Editing in #FCPX