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FONE IT IN! - Rev Up's 3 Minute Cell Phone Film Festival - Deadline Extended!
Get The Attention You Deserve!
Hey filmmakers! We welcome you to Rev UpTransmedia's FONE IT IN! three minute (or less) cell phone film festival. This is a great opportunity to enter a film festival and get the attention you deserve! All you need to do is shoot your film on any brand of cell phone. It's ok to edit your footage on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Avid, you name it. We have wonderful prizes to award you from our Sponsors, including iPro Lens, Noise Industries, Peachpit Press, Ripple Training, Melrose Mac, Matias, etc., as well as good hard cash to help fund your next production. And it's free to enter! Deadline extended until January 15, 2014.
Premiere Shortcuts You Should Know
By Gerard Tay
The good things in life are hard to find, and with the rate of the CC updates, I often stumble onto new functions that I did not know were there. In two previous articles I mentioned that you can perform functions such as Option drag to duplicate titles, and you can assign a shortcut to shift source patches up or down a track. Here are some (mostly) new shortcuts that you may not know existed in Premiere Pro.
Final Cut Pro X Plug-Ins You Can't Live Without
Final Cut Pro X has been around now for over two years, and in that time many developers have been writing plug-ins to help enhance the editing process. The goal of this article is to share with you some of the amazing tools that have been developed to help speed up your workflow and bring some much needed tools back into the application. As we all continue to sharpen our editorial skills with FCP X there are some plugs-in that you just don't want to live without.
Production Diary Series
Feature Film - A World Apart
OMG! Shooting begins November 8th! Follow the roller-coaster ride of an independent film from start to finish! The talented director, David Roy, and his wife, first time co-screenwriter and producer, Theresa Schwartz, team up to embark on an ambitious feature film project that will be produced on a mini-budget. Their experiences are guaranteed to enlighten and engage even the most seasoned filmmakers. Buckle your seat belts as these Davenport, Iowans who knew each other as children but only recently married some forty years later...tackle a daunting creative challenge.
Working with Media Artists: I've Been Framed!
By Diana Weynand
Who loves old movies? In the 1950's movie, ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ the great actress, Gloria Swanson, taught us all a thing or two about camera framing when she delivered her now famous line, "All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up," and then proceeded to walk toward the camera - becoming larger than life.
We all point the camera at what we do, whether it’s playing, acting, play-acting, singing with kids, or performing a coffee-house gig. And sometimes we post those videos to YouTube or Facebook. And while many of my blog readers are advanced in the area of what to do both in front of and behind a camera, many are not. So for those coming to Rev Up from other fields, I want to share some basic knowledge of how to get the best and the most from being “on camera.”
Sampling Technology: Examining Noteworthy Innovations in Production & Post by Michael Cioni
The Big and Small Changes Coming to Premiere Pro!
Read Gerard Tay's great article on the new features coming next month
What a year this has been for video professionals using Adobe Premiere Pro! When I was at NAB this year, Adobe showed of their next version of Premiere Pro, and now just 6 months later, Adobe has already released 2 versions of Premiere complete with numerous feature enhancements and are promising yet another in about a month. Here are some of the big and small features that are coming your way in the next release of Adobe Premiere Pro.
New York City Day & Night with Black Magic Cameras
Join Rick Young in New York
I land in New York 4 hours late. Weather held up flights across the US and we were sitting on the tarmac for hours unsure whether we were going to be able to fly or not. The dreaded words that the flight may have to be cancelled had been mentioned. However, luck was with us, and even though I had planned to be in Manhattan by 7.30pm, the reality was it was closer to midnight by the time I hit the city.
I don’t care. I’m pumped with adrenalin and ready to film the roughness and toughness of New York between midnight and 3am.
Guest Bloggers, Tutorials and much more!
Love to Learn from these blogs and tutorials!
We are very excited to announce several guest bloggers and tutorial creators who will start sharing their knowledge on our space. First we have Bill Davis who writes a great blog about Tech and More, then there's Oliver Peters another FCP X Guru, next Tom Antos who creates wonderful video tutorials for the indie filmmaker, Marcel Fenchel and Moritz Janisch a well known production duo who have great wisdom to offer on shooting with DSLR camers, and Marty Geller, a Photoshop expert. So stay tuned for content to make your video projects the masterpieces they deserve to be! Click for a complete list.
Shirley's Apple Blog
In Case of Emergency...
My friend the other day lost his iPhone in a department store dressing room. It had dropped out of his pocket, while he was trying on clothes and he didn't realize it was gone until he got home. There is nothing worse than losing your iPhone!
While commiserating with him, I realized that, if your iPhone is locked, it might even be hard for a Good Samaritan to get it back to you. Then, an idea hit me! Create an In Case of Emergency graphic for the locked screen. Many of us have that ICE contact in our Contact List, but if the phone is locked...
Apple Pro Training Series: 2nd Edition In Stores Now!
Completely updated for FCP X 10.07
Revised for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7 and featuring network and award-winning footage, this Apple-certified course provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing using Final Cut Pro X. Diana will begin with basic video editing techniques and take you through Final Cut Pro's powerful features. This Second Edition covers the latest terminology and interface changes including those to the Viewer, Toolbar, Timeline, and menus. Coverage of new and enhanced features includes compound clips, multichannel audio editing, and exporting roles. Get a 35% Discount at Peachpit Press by using the coupon code at check out FCP2 and a special 47% discount from Amazon here. Don't delay, take advantage of these special launch discounts!
iPhone & iPad Tips and Tricks
New Series: Hidden Features
We, at Rev Up Transmedia, are mobile app developers, so we thought we would start offering you some cool tips on hidden features and short cuts for your iPhone and iPad. We'll be adding more hidden features and other useful stuff you should know each week, so bookmark this page.
iKeys To Go: Premiere CS6 - Now available
Get every keyboard shortcut on your iPhone
Need to add Premiere CS6 to your tool belt? Is it getting confusing - Final Cut Pro, Avid and now Premiere? For just 99 cents you can purhase our iKeys To Go: Premiere CS6 iPhone app which will give you every command and every keyboard shortcut in the palm of your hand.
iKeys To Go: Premiere CS6 is a great way to rev up your knowledge on the go and acquire new skills that you can take into your next editing session. Just keep your iPhone beside your computer for a quick look-up reference tool as you work. Search or Sort by commands, groups and menus. Tag your favorites and add to your Favorites Page!
Diana's New Lynda.com Course
Documentary Editing with FCP X
“Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X” shows you how to build a polished documentary using Final Cut Pro X and a few essential editing techniques. In this course, I demonstrate documentary editing in a real-world project, breaking down the process into a series of manageable steps and milestones. After reviewing existing footage, you will explore how to build and define a narrative, assemble rough cuts, and create motion graphics and edit a credit roll montage. Then see how to adjust B-roll shots, incorporate color correction and audio mixing techniques, and export the final movie.
Check it out here - Topics include: Interpreting a creative brief, Logging interviews and organizing footage, Pulilng selects and focusing ideas, Crafting scenes into projects, Creating a title graphic sequence, Animating images, Tightening clip timing and Compressing and exporting multiple files, and much more.
Pro Audio To Go! - Available Now in the iTunes Store
Turn your iPhone into a Professional Audio Recorder
"This is the audio recording app we have been waiting for, without even knowing we were waiting for it! Incredible audio, with 48 Khz professional quality plus easy to use controls and a terrific user inferface. Beautifully designed and engineered, a quantum leap for field audio recording." Barry Clark, Producer, 'A Thousand Roads', 'Galapagos', 'Heart of Midnight'.
Pro Audio To Go turns your iPhone into a professional audio recorder for use on location by news reporters, journalists, documentarians, musicians, filmmakers, producers and editors. With one tap on your iPhone, you can record an AIFF audio file in 48 kHz. Upload the file directly to a FTP server or email it, then download and instantly begin using it in your editing system's timeline. No conversion necessary!
Designed for journalists at the Los Angeles CNN News Bureau and used by CNN on-air talent!
This app is ideal for any professional in news, documentary or film projects, music performance and production or anyone who needs to record audio or music on-the-go. In addition, you can use it for your own voice overs, podcasts and narrations, while you're working in your home or office! Watch our Ad!
iKeysToGo: Photoshop Updated. Available now!
Calling all iPhone Users: Update your App!
This week we released an update of iKeysToGo Adobe Photoshop CS6. No matter whether you have been working on Photoshop for years or you are brand new to the software program, iKeysToGo is an effective learning tool, to teach you the more than 450 keyboard shortcuts. Learning keyboard shortcuts and definitions can help you cut corners and speed up your work process.
New Tutorial: Working with Selection Tools in CS6
The Selection Tools are located at the top of the Toolbar to the left and below the Move Tool. To Access the related tools of the special selection tool, click and hold on the tool to get the pop-up window with the other tool optons:
The Move Tool moves selections, layers and guides. The Marquee Tools make rectangular, elliptical, single row and single column functions. The Lasso Tools make freehand, polygonal (straight-edged) and magnetic (snap to) selections. Read more from our own Beverly Houwing our own in-house Adobe Certified Expert.