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Adobe After Effects: After Effects Lens Shutter thing: Part 2 – How to set up the expression to control opening

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulation

Often there are some simple graphic elements that you can make by using multiple layers in After Effects. Sometimes, you can recreate those graphics within a single shape layer. The shutter effect or iris effect is one of those effects you can achieve with a single shape layer. This is part 2, which shows you how to set up the expression which will control the amount of it’s opening.

http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=560589

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Free Macbook Pro Raffle Offered to Final Cut Seminar Attendees

Agoura Hills, CA – Internationally-renowned editor, director and Apple-certified trainer Larry Jordan is offering a free raffle entry to win Apple Inc.’s newly released MacBook Pro to all attendees of his nationwide 2008 PowerUP with Final Cut Studio Seminars.

“This year’s PowerUP tour has been an amazing success and we are delighted to offer our seminar attendees the chance to receive a new MacBook Pro,” said Kristi Prost, director of marketing for Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. “The feedback I’ve received about this raffle has been exciting. I’m looking forward to announcing the winner via email and on our website after the tour.”

The PowerUP with Final Cut Studio seminar series is targeted to both new and experienced Final Cut Studio editors interested in enhancing their skills. The 2008 seminars were designed to provide answers not covered in any Apple-Certified course on Final Cut Pro. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Adobe Systems Inc.’s newly released version of its cross-platform video toolset, is also a featured element of the tour.

Cities on the PowerUP tour, which began September 8, 2008, included New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Charleston, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Vancouver. Jordan concludes the seminar tour with his last two stops in Vancouver (October 30-31) and Los Angeles (November 7-8).

The seminar series include three sessions presented by Jordan: Succeeding in the New World of Tapeless & HD Video, Integrating Adobe Products into a Final Cut Workflow, and Discover the Hidden Power in Final Cut Studio.

“Succeeding in the New World of Tapeless & HD Video” focuses on choosing the best high-definition video format, troubleshooting tips, selecting the right equipment, and selecting from an ever-changing array of video formats, acquisition technology, storage devices and workflows. (4-hours, $179/session.)

“Integrating Adobe Products into a Final Cut Workflow” showcases how to use powerful but little known Adobe software features to do what can’t be done in Final Cut Studio. This seminar presents new techniques like video retouching in Photoshop, creating Blu-ray Discs in Encore, tracking and organizing files in Bridge, and moving projects between After Effects and Final Cut Pro. (4-hours, $179/session.)

“Discover the Hidden Power in Final Cut Studio” is designed for the experienced editor looking to make the most of their tools. The seminar covers topics including repairing poor audio, high-power audio mixing tools, surround-sound mixing, video compression for SD-DVD, Blu-ray and Flash, and more. (8-hour intensive, $299.)

Jordan acknowledges the support of the Tour’s platinum sponsor Adobe Systems Incorporated, gold sponsors Blackmagic Design, Media Distributors and The Rental Station, silver sponsors SmartSound Software, Inc. and Automatic Duck, and Los Angeles city sponsor Video Symphony.

About Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information We covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide. The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer in digital media with over 25 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. He’s a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Jordan is executive producer and host of three talk radio shows including the weekly industry-leading digital media podcast Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ; Video Production Radio, a monthly audio podcast; and Digital Production BuZZ, a weekly video podcast.

Red – Adobe Premiere Workflow

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/news/10132.html

Adobe Premiere Pro: Red – Adobe Premiere Workflow

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Editing Workflow

In this video from the AlphaDogs’ Editors’ Lounge, Kevan O’Brien, systems engineer for Adobe, demonstrates how to to edit Red footage in Premiere Pro. O’Brien also talks about possible solutions for future Red workflows. (Runtime: 3:23)

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/news/10132.html

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Taming the Wild Blu, yonder… Blu-ray for data storage and archival backup

Chapter: Project and Media Management

Topic: Archiving and Project Transfer

Have you been waiting for the promise of Blu-ray Disc to be fulfilled, but you’re not sure if Blu-ray Video disc production is in your future? Well, have no fear! You can start using Blu-ray Disc technology right now, inexpensively, for data storage. All you need is your Mac, an external BD burner, and the right software.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/taming_the_wild_blu.html

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After Effects Lens Shutter thing: Part 1 – Using Shape Layers can create that shutter graphic

http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=560588

Adobe After Effects: After Effects Lens Shutter thing: Part 1 – Using Shape Layers can create that shutter graphic

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulation

Often there are some simple graphic elements that you can make by using multiple layers in After Effects. Sometimes, you can recreate those graphics within a single shape layer. The shutter effect or iris effect is one of those effects you can achieve with a single shape layer. This is part 1, which shows you how to set up the iris itself, but in a second tutorial, I’ll set up an expression to easily animate the aperture

http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=560588

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Avid Reports Third Quarter Earnings, Reports Layoffs

Metadata in Adobe CS4

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/training/10128.html

Adobe On Location: Metadata in Adobe CS4

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Logging

In this video from the AlphaDogs Editors’ Lounge, filmmaker Jacob Rosenberg of Bandito Brothers demonstrates the new ways to associate metadata to media with On Location (formerly Serious Magic’s DV Rack), which has a revamped interface and new tools. (Runtime: 6:01)

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/training/10128.html

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