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August 2006

All the trade publications… right here.

Flippant News » Free Film & Video Production magazines subscriptions Check the above link for a great resource to film and video production and post-production trade magazines. This is a great blog entry as it contains links to the mag's subscription sites. I read the above 5 publications on a monthly basis and get a lot ...

A look at the past

Every now and then it is fun to take a look back at where we have come from. A friend sent this link over to the Avid Graphics FAQ. It's a few pages of tips and tricks for Avid Media Composer ... from like 1996. Being that I have been working on an Avid Symphony ...

A very clever idea

The Independent Film Channel has a nice site called IFC Media Labs. It is another site that asks you to upload video. But at IFC they are more concerned about artistic expression than farting into a lighter or lip-syncing badly. You upload your short film, get it rated and IFC might air it in the ...

Useful tools for filmmakers. Part 1.

DIRECTORSNOTEBOOK.COM Directors Notebook is an interesting piece of software for a filmmaker. It is what they call a digital "project notebook" that organizes information during pre-production, production, and post. From the website: "It's like having a production assistant at your beck and call 24 hours a day to help you manage your projects and save ...

My top 10 Final Cut Pro tips

As I have mentioned in blog posts before, it is really fun to take someone else's post and do your own version. That and it's always fun to steal someone's idea of course! So after reading a top 10 Final Cut Pro tips post at freshHDV, I thought it was time to do my own ...

Current one year later

Gore's TV idea seems more Current / Viewer-sent content ridiculed a year ago Either you get the channel on your DirectTV or cable provider or you don't. But even if you don't you can still watch online. After reading the above San Francisco Chronicle article about Current.tv one year later, please give the channel a ...

Wanna give Final Cut Pro credit?

I didn't know Apple had such an official protocol for giving Final Cut Pro a little space in the end credits of your film... but thanks to this discussion thread on the Apple forum for pointing it out. Apple has a whole web page devoted to giving Final Cut Pro official credit. There's a bit ...

Useful tools for editors. Part 5.

Aspect Ratio Calculator If you are like me, you hate math. And while math is a good thing for balancing my checkbook and figuring out how many miles to the gallon my rotary engine is getting in $3.05 gallon gas, I really prefer to leave the math behind when I try and figure out the correct ...