New York Post Production Show

Every time I go to this show, I remember how much I miss NYC.

If you have a photo of me from the show, would you mind dropping it here? 

I gave four talks:

  • A boot camp on Compression
  • Proxies and you in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • A talk on VR Productions
  • Secondaries in Adobe Premiere Pro 

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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Adobe Max 2016 Session notes (and more!)

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)

  • Avoid the Mistakes - all the mistakes you might make in Preproduction through Post.
  • Compression made easy/Proxies and you - a session about some basics about video compression and how the proxy process works in Premeire.
  • Getting organized for Video editors and creative cloud. A session on how to start and stay organized in Premiere. (This session was named incorrectly on the signage.)

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Oh, and if you have photos of me speaking, I could sure use them!

It's Adobe MAX! (signup for when notes are available!)

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.

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

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.

Premiere Pro World

For those of you who attended - thanks for coming!

As I said at the event - NOW is the best time to review your notes. Don't wait until next week. 5-10 minutes per session. Totally worth it.

I met so many wonderful people. A silly selfie of me at one of the talks

A silly selfie

A silly selfie

On a series note, I apologize if I was a little withdrawn - my father passed about 2 weeks ago and it was dicey if I was going to even be able to attend the event at all.

As always, please be in touch. find me on your favorite social network and feel free to ask questions/drop a line etc.

Troubleshooting Adobe Premiere Pro and Editing Systems

At the last moment, I decided to jump in and help Liron Golan's Talk about Troubleshooting.

Link to notes here

This is his slide deck with a couple of additions

Added were slides specifically about Adobe Premiere Pro troubleshooting (at the project level) as well as a slide about shared environments (SAN)

 

As always, feel free to drop a line if you have a question open still from the event.

 

NAB 2013 Day 4 FCPX Titling and Adobe Media Managment

Two sessions (and a great panel on the Art of Editing.)

The first one was getting the most out of FCPX and Motion to improve and take control of Titling.

The second was a technique to minimize media headaches in the CS6 Pro video tools in Prelude, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, Speedgrade and Media Encoder.

Here is the common media folder from the book (essentially a bunch of folders zipped up in a structure). This technique is from our book an Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro.

Find out if you've dropped frames (Premiere)

See the wrench on your Record monitor?

Go to it and check Dropped Frames indicator.

Now you can make smart decisions if Adobe Premiere Pro drops frames (is it serious? No, they'll all be there for output - but you may choose to render or degrade the playback resolution depending on if it drops frames/how many frames were dropped.

Adobe Sessions with tips like this will be at NAB/Post Production world

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Replace...from bin (Premiere)

Great little Premiere feature - the Replace clip feature.

A favorite variation is "Replace from bin." Meaning the Director or Producer is in the room and asks you to swap one shot for another? Select the shot on the timeline; select what you want to replace it with from a bin, right click and choose "Replace with Clip > From Bin".

Adobe Sessions with tips like this will be at NAB/Post Production world

Click for full size. Totally mappable via keyboard too

Scaling large images down quickly (Premiere)

The only real problem about the way Premiere handles images? It brings in all of their beautiful megapixels - but the scale is at 100% - meaning large pictures are HUGE - with their edges far outside of the frame area....

....unless you select them and choose Clip > Video Options > Scale to Frame size.

Then all of them are scaled down (making it easier to animate!)

Adobe Sessions with tips like this will be at NAB/Post Production world