Adobe Video World 2016

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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)

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Adobe Video World thoughts

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..

Editors Guide to Better Audio

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. 

Proxies and You

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.) 

VR/360 Taking a look 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

Everything you always wanted to know about compression but were afraid to ask

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.

Organization in Adobe Premiere Pro

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. 

Parting notes

Yes, you can really get me to teach your group.. 

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'

Here is the link to subscribe and get my session notes (and more!)

AVW (well, Wednesday)

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

NAB 2016 Quickpost!

DMDC - Government video show

This is a placeholder while the event goes on. - UPDATED Friday morning.

As I finish sessions, I like to post notes - but I also like to come back and finalize after the show is finished. And yes, this post will change over the next several days.

Presented so far


Adobe Video World/Premiere Pro World

Adobe Video World happens in Adobe's backyard in San Jose.. I've met some great people - and the GenArts night over at Gordon Biersch was loads of fun. Tonight is the expo night. Can't wait.

Meanwhile, of course I have more to post, but I wanted to get the notes up ASAP.

 If you have any pictures of me teaching, I'd sure love them - you can upload them here.

WHOOPS! How did I miss this? Here are the notes from the talk about Creating Custom Looks with Transfer Modes.

Post Production World NYC/ Content Creator World

NYC is always a favorite of mine. I don’t know what it was about this show, but the caliber of people this year was higher/more professional than the last five. Saw some old friends and made a bunch of new ones.

Oh, if you have any pictures of me teaching, I'd sure love them!

Here are my notes

And of course, yes, you’re welcome to email me if you have questions about this or anything else!

Adobe Max 2015

Adobe Max is absolutely one of the best conferences I get a chance to go to. The people, the show floor, the event itself - amazing.

Here are the session notes:

Yes, you can email me - yes, you can hire me too :D.

Oh, and if you have a picture of mine - either tag me on Facebook or email me directly - I'd love to have the picture!

UPDATE: Here is an upload link if you have a photo. It's good for about 1 week

FCPX Creative Summit

Absolutely a blast.

I saw a bunch of old friends and made a bunch of new ones. It doesn't get better than that.

I'll post some more later, but wanted to get my sessions posted ASAP.

In order:

Yes, feel free to reach out to say hi, ask questions. Please remember the next 2-3 weeks, it's key to review everything!

NAB is loads of fun, but loads of work.

CabSat 2015

Dubai and CabSat!

Just a couple of pictures from my iPhone. 

Always a great time being in Dubai. Saw some friends, made some new ones and had great sessions (due to the audience!)

If you'd like the sessions notes - here they are. And yes, you're allowed to email me and ask followup questions!

FCPX Unleashed

Video Compression Demystified

Avid Power Editing tips and tricks

Unlocking Adobe Premiere Pro.

Adobe Max: Color Correction.

Gratuitous picture of my parking space at the Fox Studio Lot:

Ok, it's not my spot. There's a Jeff Greenberg who is a casting director.

Ok, it's not my spot. There's a Jeff Greenberg who is a casting director.

Meanwhile, the last session I did at Adobe Max was on Color Correction.

For those of you who took the class - keep in mind the formula to work with 3 way CC...and the reverse for Curves. And that Adobe SpeedGrade has the same generalized toolset - just laid out differently.

Session notes here

Adobe Max: Compression

Compression is absolutely one of my favorite things to teach. Teaching it with minimal references to numbers is important - or most of use can feel overwhelmed.

Notes are here


And hopefully sometime in the next month has some great material for video professionals. 

Adobe Max (keynote + Premiere Precision Techniques

Updated notes for Premiere Precision Techniques can be downloaded here.

Meanwhile, I thought I should share a picture - some six thousand plus people at Adobe Max.

It was wild being at Adobe Max with the faithful - and seeing what Adobe is planning next.

It was wild being at Adobe Max with the faithful - and seeing what Adobe is planning next.

Oh yeah, if you were thinking of coming to this conference and didn't - Microsoft gave everybody a Surface 3 Pro. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with mine, but I'm blown away what can be done in Photoshop and Illustrator with a touch interface