Monthly Archives

December 2007

OT: A nice iPhone discovery

I discovered a nice little iPhone trick the other day by accident and thought I would share it for all the iPhone owners out there who get frustrated that you have to perform the "slide to unlock" move before you can do anything after waking the phone from sleep. This may be common knowledge but ...

Primer on iPod video out

  When thinking about how the iPod can be useful in a post-production environment I once posted an article on how it can be a poor man's timecode slate. Another very useful tool is for showing edits and programs to clients and/or showing your demo reel upon meeting a potential new client is an iPod. Whip ...

Mike Jones Digital Basin : Tech Notes

Mike Jones Digital Basin : Video and Audio Technical Nuts and Bolts Mike Jones Digital Basin has a interesting article that links to some video primers posted (in pdf) by Adobe. There's some great technical info in there and being in pdf form, they are printable. There's also some graphics on Mike's post but in both ...

Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ joins with Larry Jordan

Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ - News Creative Planet announced today that they are teaming with Larry Jordan and Associates. So you've got one of the top film, video, production, post-production, digital media podcasts joining with one of the top Final Cut Pro educators. This can only make 2 great resources even better. If you use ...

Insanely dumb: a glaring iMovie 08 omission

Rant begin. I've written a few posts to voice some support for iMovie 08. It took a totally new approach to editing and really invented what is one of the quickest ways to get a cut done. It's really perfect for something like the 3 hours of transferred Super 8 film that I had to gather ...

Quicktip: Identify FCP filter in the timeline

One question I hear often is asking if there is a way to tell what filters are applied to a clip by looking at the clip in the Final Cut Pro timeline. The answer is yes. You must first turn on the Toggle Clip Keyframes button in the lower right corner of the timeline, or ...

Pick Two

ALL of us who have editing for money for any significant period of time has used the good old "Cheap, Fast, Good - Pick Two" line. Here it is illustrated in the perfect sign that I would love to hand in my edit suite for all agencies and record labels to see! Anyone know where to get ...

The Bourne Supremacy script online

Editing Organized recently pointed to a pdf of the script for The Bourne Supremacy. The post talks about what looks like editing directions right in the script. After giving it a read it sure looks that-a-way. I've read quite a few screenplays in my life and this one seems to move like no other! The way this script ...

Speed Racer trailer out in the world

Well the first trailer for the upcoming live action Speed Racer film from the Wachowski ... siblings is online. You can see it in Hi Def on the Moviefone site. All the early reports have said it will be something different. Looks quite trippy. Kinda fells a bit like Dick Tracy to ...

Final Cut Pro, where did my clips go?

One little nagging thing that I've noticed in Final Cut Pro for quite a few versions has reared its ugly head again in FCP 6. If you have placed markers within master clips then FCP tells you this via a little "twirldown triangle" in the browser. Twirl down the triangle and you can see all ...