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May 1, 2012, 8:20 am
As I detailed in my previous What is Avid Symphony? post, colour correction is the feature that most sets Symphony apart from Media Composer. More specifically it's relational colour correction tools – but that’s a little hard to clearly explain in writing, so I pickup a microphone and screen capture...
October 3, 2015, 6:23 am
“Don’t work for free!” That’s the common wisdom in the film and TV industry (and many others). It’s a good starting point, but it’s also kind of a boring approach for many people, especially those who are newer to the industry. So what’s a better way to look at it? There are definitely cases where you […]
July 20, 2014, 9:51 am
As part of my Tickle King documentary project it became necessary for me to put together a better home edit suite than my laptop. It’s been a long time since I actually needed anything with any real power at home, so I needed to start from scratch. I’ve built plenty of computers in the past, […]
December 17, 2013, 4:18 am
It’s been quite a while since I did a lot of work for varied clients. Way back then it was a constant pain to share our edits with clients and get their feedback. We were either sending DVDs or uploading files to places like YouTube, then exchanging emails. At the time I looked for better […]
October 23, 2013, 4:00 am
The new Apple Mac Pro was finally announced in detail today… The entry level model start at $2,999, with the next base model starting at $3,999. So what does three thousand get you? Let’s try to build something similar (on paper) to the entry level Mac Pro. The Build We’ll start with CPU – the […]
October 17, 2013, 4:42 am
When we have discussions of editors, editing and post-production software we often get hung up on the word professional – this was especially the case during the arrival of FCP X where many commentators were criticised for writing off many working editors as not being professional by insisting that FCP X wasn’t suitable for professionals. So who is […]
June 27, 2013, 6:28 pm
Editor, Wim Van den Broeck (@editorbelga) has put together a great set of slides highlighting, in brilliantly simple fashion, 25 new features in Media Composer 7. It should probably be pointed out that Wim is not an Avid employee, so these images are not official Avid marketing material.
June 26, 2013, 10:19 am
Occasionally when trying to do basic 2D tracking in After Effects I find myself in a situation where I just can't get a useful track. Either my tracking point is obscured or something crosses. However I find that After Effects...
June 25, 2013, 4:29 am
A few years ago I worked at a post house in Auckland called Images and Sound. While I was there I had the good fortune to work with colourist Paul Lear and observe the recently new (at the time) FilmLight Baselight grading suite. This was a time when we were...
For me #1 is Inception, & I bet this has a lot of defenders :)
We all have that NLE or DAW that we use daily and have grown to love. But what improvements would you want your NLE/DAW c...
I wrote an opinion piece about sound design, and I would love to get some feedback on the subject. If you hire a sound de...
Gordon and Michael sit down to discuss Straight Outta Compton. They touch on bringing the film down from 3+ hours to 2 1/2 ho ...
Gordon sits down with Jody McVeigh-Schultz, to discuss the making of his film Echo Lake. Jody was the writer, director, and e ...
Some people say I am a sound designer. But am I? Really? Do I bring my sound expertise to each step of the creative process? ...
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