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What would Robbie think?
2019 - ask questions if you need to!
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What would Robbie think?
Saturday, April 6 • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM In-Depth: Mastering Color in BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve
Sunday, April 7 • 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM In-Depth: Working Faster & Smarter in Adobe Premiere Pro
Sunday, April 7 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM P|PW Panel: The Creativity Collective: Premiere Pro Power Tips from Top Experts
Sunday, April 7 • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Content Creators Celebration - Sunday night party I’m hosting!
Monday, April 8 • 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM Color Correction for Video Editors (BYOD: Bring Your Own Device)
Monday, April 8 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM P|PW Panel: The Creativity Collective: Resolve Power Tips from Top Experts
Tuesday, April 9 • 9:30 AM - 4:45 PM Full Day: Focus On: Color Correction & Grading
Wednesday, April 10 • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM eGPUs: What Can They Do For You?
FCPX CS 2018
Great times with new friends
Wow. 4th year in Cupertino. Had so much fun there.
Got to interview iJustine. She was amazing to talk to - and even showed us some of her timelines from editing! Below is her, her sister Jenna and everyone at the Saratoga Country club (where we did our interview)
From there, we went to the new Apple store
Of course, none of this would be possible without friends like Sam Mestman, Steve Bayes, Steve Martin, Mark Spencer…and everyone else who attended.
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And if you have any pictures of me teaching - I have none! Send them in.
There are always high moments (and some low ones) at any conference. While I loved the people and sessions - in this case, it was Apple that blew me away.
When talking about tech companies, especially around pro video, some of them are very open...while others play their cards close to the vest.
Our group walked into Town Hall at Apple - the place where Steve announced the iPod.
No NDAs were signed. Five times (including twice out of my own mouth) we were told NO PICTURES.
The FCPX team showed us FCPX 10.4 with three features (and I suspect there may be others!)
New Color tools
Well integrated VR editorial
Cool, we had some inside information. No pictures please.
Then they said, outside, in a demo area were iMac Pros - with 10.4 and....YES WE COULD TAKE PICTURES. I had to go and get verification. Because I couldn't believe it.
I'm sharing this one - I'm going to dig into others (if you have any, please share it) and write an article or two.
Now, I've always been proud of the programming. I've managed to ge the top educators and workflow experts of FCPX in one place.
Apple gave me a problem, though. How do I top this?
I have the marketing written for next year:
In 2015, Apple participated in a conference publicly called the FCPX Creative Summit
In 2016, Apple showed us FCPX 10.3 on the day of release (and the new tMBP all of one day old)
In 2017, Apple showed us FCPX 10.4 before it's release.
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I was asked if I'd like to write a little about the experience - which generated the following LInkedIn article:
The last talks of the year. Phew.
The first talk was about VR - I called Stitch and Bitch. Surprisingly they let the title go through. It was a combination of the lay of the VR landscape and seeing how the sausage gets made - stitching.
A favorite - Mastering Compression was next. I've included three presets, A client preset and two better all around h264 presets. One is optimized for 1080, the other 720.
Then, thanks to Robbie Carman, of Mixing Light I spoke about Log/Luts and more in production.
Over to the DDC User group - where I spoke about secondaries, with the key message being if you can visualize a mask, you can correct/work on that area.
Last - an All day color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro class.
Once you signup, I'll give you all of these talks along with the presets and my Search Bins project for Premiere. Take a look it does some cool things!
I miss New York. I recently got a chance to return to the [NY MoPictive User group](http://mopictive.org). Last time I was there was 4-5 years ago. And I was there in the very first year!
I came to do 20 Adobe Premiere Pro tips and talk about the Editors Retreat. As always, I got to hang out with wonderful people and hopefully keep alive independent work!
I said I'd provide my notes. To get them you need to sign up for my mailing list. Super easy (and yes, if you really want to unsubscribe it's okay.) Included is my Alpha of my search bins project. (with instructions!)
They meet at AbleCine - Probably the best place to get and rent professional gear. I showed up early and learned why they're the leader in such things (and why you don't want to just rent from random people.) They do extensive calibration on each camera and lens each time it goes out.
Every time I go to this show, I remember how much I miss NYC.
I gave four talks:
In both of the compression talks (boot camp + proxies), I've included my presets (and extras!) for you to use.
Additionally, not connected to any session is a "search folder" project that you can import into your own
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If you attended Abobe Max and came to one of my sessions...thanks for being so patient!
I gave 3.5 talks (three talks plus a repeat)
EDIT: They're posted!
I'm just behind. That's all. Travel + Family + travel = sad panda.
Should have announcements out tonight or tomorrow.
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening. Whenever you came here.
I hope you enjoyed my session.
This is a placeholder post - I won't get to post my notes until I'm finished speaking. So Saturday or Sunday. Maybe as late as Monday, because I missed Halloween with my kids.
But....you shouldn't have to remember to visit here (but of course you can!)
If you want - signup here and I'll push a link to my notes.
And now we're on 10.3!
This event is special to me - it's one of the friendliest conferences I get to go to.
Speaking of which - I have *NO PHOTOS* of me speaking. If you happen to have one, I'd love to have it.
This 5 hour class laid the groundwork for some good practices for CC. See the Advanced Class info.
Among other things - I built a preset for clients - CBR, a little crunchy + a watermark. You'll have it too when you download my notes.
Just drag it into Compressors Setting window.
I included the complex color board with a Primary, Secondary for faces (a combination of a keyer and a shape), and a third color board as a Vignette.
Just double click it to add it to your system.
Here's the 30 in 30 list
Silly quesiton: Any pictures of me teaching?
Jump to the end if you just want the signup information (although there is cool stuff in this post)
The people are what makes the events I take part in.
Yes, I could record training and/or post to a blog at home. But to have the human interaction? That's what I value about conferences.
All I'm saying is both now and later - don't be a stranger. I wasn't kidding when I said you can email me for the rest of your life..
I had a blast teaching with Cheryl Ottenritter.
If you want to reach her you can do it via Otthouse Audio.
I don't have enough great words about how much I enjoy teaching with her. Especially when I'm wrong and learn something new.
My second class is something that I'm really happy is in Premiere - Proxies.
I have a class from Lynda coming out soon (seriously Lynda. You've had the class for months now.) If you start to do some cool workflows with proxies let me know.
I've included the preset that I've built in the zip file.
It's really two presets - one for encoding and the other for ingest (remember, encoding makes things smaller, ingest presets are about "copying" things around.)
The VR taking a look around - I hope you got what you wanted out of that class. Turns out they buried the description on the website. Grr.
It's meant hopefully for insights - how easy it is to get started in VR....but also what happens as you step up tot he plate.
I found that hearing Lucas Wilson - our keynote - had a a pair of sharp insights.
First this idea: Immersion = Emotion = Engagement.
That VR is about greater emotional engagement. The other key idea was that 360 is just video - that adding some (any) level of interactivy is truly VR. You should know that the Unreal engine and Uunity are on my list of thigns to look into.
Obligatory I couldn't have done the VR class without help/thoughts/advice from Chris Bobotis of Mettle.
Compression is a pet favorite topic.
I have an eight hour version of the class. Yes. I compresed it.
SomehowTOO HARD - and found myself about 15 min short. So I added to my deck the method of noise reduction using the Lumetri pane. It's written in the presentation ALONG with a preset that you can add to your system.
Last session was organizaiton. Something that every editor faces, based on time
Included with the notes is a Premiere project on search bins. It's not for distribution yet - and please read the accompanying text file.
The notes are now via subscription. I won't market too much - more of a 'hey, I’m speaking here and/or I'm coming to this given city'
There's lots that needs to go into this post...
And the notes are the most important part.
By End of day tomorrow.
Sorry about that :D
So, as I finish sessions, I'll be publishing here. Then I'll come back with a bigger post.
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