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Professional Audio Techniques for Adobe Premiere Pro
By Luisa Winters
Feb 26, 2014
This chapter will help you start to generate great audio in your program. Because you don’t always get to work with perfect audio, this chapter also features a section on how to fix common audio problems using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition CC. From setting up your working environment to adjusting levels to adding effects, you’ll work with audio just like the pros do.
Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video: Blurred and Colored Vignettes
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Jan 7, 2014
Alexis Van Hurkman shows you how to use a shape to add a combination of color and/or blur to the outer border of an image.
Top Ten Tips for More Convincing Lighting and Rendering
By Jeremy Birn
Dec 17, 2013
Author Jeremy Birn shares ten tips adapted from his new book Digital Lighting & Rendering, Third Edition on creating more convincing lighting and rendering.
A Photographer's Gear Guide for Expanding to Video
By Jefferson Graham
Dec 9, 2013
Are you a photographer who is interested in getting into video? Jefferson Graham, author of Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video from USA Today's Talking Tech host, gets you started with a list of his favorite video gear.
Lighting Environments and Architecture in Animation
By Jeremy Birn
Nov 26, 2013
Direct light from the sun, soft illumination from the sky, and indirect light blend their colors and tones in subtle ways. This chapter discusses how you can use these three elements to simulate natural light outdoors and indoors, by day or by night.
Organizing Your Content in Adobe Premiere Elements 12
By . Adobe Creative Team
Nov 21, 2013
Fast and efficient movie production requires organization before and during the edit. When you’re working with content from multiple sources and dates, Adobe Organizer is a very powerful tool for categorizing content and quickly finding video, audio clips, and pictures to use in your projects.
Adjusting the Layers and Creating a Track Matte in Adobe After Effects CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
Learn how to precompose layers, create the track matte, and add motion blur in Adobe After Effects CC.
Building a Rough Cut in Final Cut Pro X
By Diana Weynand
Mar 13, 2013
In this lesson you’ll build a rough cut using the source media you’ve imported. To begin, you will create a new project, and mark clips you’ve placed in Keyword Collections. Then, you’ll choose your Favorite clips and edit them into the project to create a primary storyline.
Making an Online Video for Your Small Business
By Jefferson Graham
Feb 14, 2013
From vlogging to elaborate online commercials, there are many opportunities to showcase your small business through online video. Jefferson Graham explains how to take advantage of this major opportunity for exposure,
Importing Media into Adobe Premiere Pro
By Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman, Jeff I. Greenberg
Nov 29, 2012
Adobe Premiere Pro offers different paths to importing including an Import command, Media Browser, and Adobe Dynamic Link. This chapter discusses the details of how to import media into Adobe Premiere Pro.
Author Talk: Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman on Making Video with Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Robbie Carman, Richard Harrington
Nov 26, 2012
Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman are both Apple Certified Trainers and have extensive backgrounds in video production. They talk with publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel about their book Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite, explain who it is written for, and reveal why the Mac is their platform of choice for professional endeavors.
More Quick Tips to Ease Your Jump to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
By Jeff I. Greenberg
Nov 15, 2012
Jeff Greenberg, coauthor of An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, Second Edition, shares more tips to help you adjust to working in Premiere Pro and maximize the results you get from familiar editing features.
Six Tips Before You Jump to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
By Jeff I. Greenberg
Nov 8, 2012
Spend minutes, save hours! Jeff Greenberg, coauthor of An Editor's Guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, Second Edition, cuts to the chase by pointing out what you need to know to get up to speed quickly and save time with Premiere Pro.
Adobe After Effects CS6 Studio Techniques for Editors: Approachable VFX for Non-Specialists
By Mark Christiansen
Nov 1, 2012
Too often, editors are afraid of using After Effects, because they don't aim for the more manageable and appropriate things you can do in AE. Mark Christiansen, author of Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques, shows how powerful After Effects can be when you use it to handle even commonplace tasks.
Author Talk: Jefferson Graham on Video Nation: A DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting, and Sharing Great Video
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Jefferson Graham
Oct 30, 2012
Peachpit Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel interviews USA Today Talking Tech host Jefferson Graham about his new book " Video Nation: A DIY guide to planning, shooting, and sharing great video." Jefferson shares information about equipment, lighting, sound and other ideas on how to create great video.
Tagging Clips to Places and Events in Premiere Elements 11
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 29, 2012
Learn how to tag clips to places and events in Premiere Elements 11.
Game Mechanics: How to Design an Internal Economy for Your Game
By Joris Dormans, Ernest Adams
Aug 15, 2012
Internal economy is one kind of mechanic you might find in a game. Designing a game's economy is the core of the game designer’s trade: You craft mechanics to create a game system that is fun and challenging to interact with. Ernest Adams and Joris Dormans, authors of Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, explain how to do it.
Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing: Working with Sound
By Michael Wohl, Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman
May 29, 2012
Final Cut Pro X contains an impressive number of ways to improve your video’s sound. It has tools to set the audio levels to a uniform, accurate volume; multiple methods to create audio fades and four fade styles; intuitive controls for panning sound between speakers, in both stereo and surround sound environments; and much more. Learn how to work with sounds in Final Cut Pro X in this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing.
Using the New Warp Stabilizer in Adobe After Effects CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
In this excerpt from Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book, you will learn how to use the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize a handheld camera shot and to track one object to another in an image so that their motion is synchronized. Then you will use corner-pinning to track an object with perspective. Finally, you will explore some of the high-end digital effects available in After Effects CS6: a particle system generator and the Timewarp effect.
A Filmmaker’s Reading, Listening, and Viewing List by Norman Hollyn
By Norman Hollyn
Apr 19, 2012
Norman Hollyn, long-time film and music editor, writer, consultant and Professor and Editing Track Head at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, offers a list of his favorite resources for producing, directing, editing, sound, music, cinematography and production design.

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