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April 2007

Larry Jordan's Growing Your Business Webinar

If you are around on May 3 or 17 and have $49 to blow you might consider checking out Larry Jordan's "Growing Your Business" Webinar. From the press release: The first of its kind, industry-specific seminar for video and film editors delivered via the Web. A one-hour webinar presented by Larry Jordan covering topics relevant ...

Handy deal memo

The folks at Flippant Media have posted a copy of a generic deal memo. You can find a lot of deal memos out on the web but this is a handy one to have around in the event that you need to define the time that will be spent on an edit and how much ...

Online Avid to Final Cut Pro course

In the wake of the recent FCP to Avid, Avid to FCP websites and debates, here's a link to Avid's Alex online learning site that I have mentioned before. As of today they have a free online course available called Avid for Final Cut Pro users (link in the bottom right corner). My impression is ...

An Avid blast from the past

A reader sent me the You Tube video below. It is a promotional piece for Avid Media Composer 1.0. If it wasn't for that software product I have no idea where I would be today. And I didn't even begin using Avid until version 5 or 6! Just looking at the interface and the physically ...

SNL's The Shooting digital short

A few weeks ago Saturday Night Live had a brilliant digital short called either "The Shooting," or "Dear Sister," depending on where you look. It aired the weekend before the Virginia Tech shootings so NBC didn't release it into the usual channels. But there is always You Tube. According to Wikipedia, "The Shooting" satirized The ...

FCP2Avid. Another web resource.

I recently posted about Avid2FCP, a web resource for Avid editors learning Final Cut Pro. For the reverse of that very situation there is also Final Cut Pro to Avid. It is a website to "provide you ...

Must read article on Apple's Color

ProLost: Color My Impression Anyone who has ever sat in a professional color correction session on a high end system has probably been in awe of a good colorist and the eye they posses and the speed they can display on their chosen system. This is something that will not be seen by clients as they ...

Make The Logo Bigger Damn It

In the sprirt of the fun that was had with the Rough Cut Lady Song comes another little tune: Make The Logo Bigger (mp3 link). Buttonpusher.tv linked to this little ditty. It looks like it has its origins in the print design world but any editor who has ever done any coroprate work has probably used ...

More on Final Cut Pro 6

Avid2FCP has given us another helpful post on what's new in Apple's upcoming Final Cut Pro 6. It says the info was generated "various discussions at the Apple booth." Here are a few that caught my eye:  Output of HDV sequence to DV over firewire This is quite big news and will be very welcome for some ...