Monthly Archives

September 2007

What I like about Premiere Pro: History

One nice thing that Avid Media Composer has always had is an undo/redo list. This list was a submenu under Undo that listed via text what the last several actions were that was performed and gave you some idea of what you were undoing and how far you needed to go to get back to ...

Avid Salutes 2007 Emmy Winners

Avid has posted a page that is a salute to the 2007 Emmy winners and nominees. The page links to some very good articles on how the Avid products are used in the post production of each show. Each page contains a sidebar that summarizes the challenges, workflow, equipment used and solutions for each show. ...

Painter X now available

If Photoshop isn't quite right for you as it doesn't have enough real "artistic" kind of options then you should check out Corel's newest release of Painter, Painter X. Painter has been around for a long time and many people swear by its concept of trying to take the real world of brush types and ...

Transformers 2 set for summer 2009 – Autoblog

Save the date: Transformers 2 set for summer 2009 - Autoblog Well it looks like there is a Transformers 2 date on the books. It was about a month ago that Michael Bay said that he wouldn't direct Transformers 2 if Paramount dumped Blu-ray for HD-DVD. Of course he later retracted that statement. I thought for ...

Some easy Adobe Premiere Pro workflow

I recently had to do a quickie job that was an import of a graphic that was placed as a still image on a background (for 1 hour length) and then burned to a looping dvd. Normally this would be a Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro thing. I had some time to kill ...

FxFactory on macZOT today

If you want a great deal on some great effects then head over to macZOT and get the FxFactory editing pack for half price. These effects are a great package that use Core Image (built into OS X) to accelerate the effects and speed rendering. They are one package of many offered by Noise Industries ...

Fountain director's commentary

  Looks like Darren Aronofsky posted the director's commentary for The Fountain on his website as an mp3 ... but then so many people downloaded it that the server crashed. Keep your eyes open as hopefully there will be a repost in the future. It would be an interesting commentary considering all the problems that he ...

Looking at Zodiac's effects

Zodiac is currently sitting on my shelf in its red Netflix container just waiting for viewing. We all know David Fincher is always on the cutting edge with his filmmaking so it's fun to see the before and after of some of the shots in the video below. To me these kind of "realistic" cg ...

Quicktip: Identifying Match Frame types

Match framing a clip from the edit timeline to the Viewer in Final Cut Pro is a pretty easy process. You hit the F key, or whatever key you have Match Frame mapped to, and the clip loads in the with the playhead stopped at the current frame AND the IN and OUT points marked. ...