Monday, November 26, 2012

Video and Rock & Roll

Stephen Powell, Paul Bettencourt, Mike Katz and Mark Cherone - Flesh
An early publicity shot for the band Flesh.
When I was fresh out of college and working in Local Access TV, I had a side job for a Boston band called Flesh. I was the official photographer/videographer for the band. During the late 80's and early 90s live rock & roll was huge in Boston. Flesh had a large following and made the rounds in Boston and then later in Los Angeles.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Avid Editing Tips and Tricks - Part II

Creating transition effects to either hide or stylize the transition.
The Avid Effects Editing window.
This past summer I did a blog on Avid Editing Tips and Tricks which was quite popular, so I thought it would be good to do another blog on helpful tricks. This week we'll talk about constructing different transition effects, in the Avid Media Composer, either to hide the transition or to stylize it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Photoshop Panoramas Revisited

The powerful toolset in Photoshop for creating panoramic photos.
The Photoshop toolset for creating panoramic photos.
A while back I wrote about Building Photo Panoramas in Photoshop. When I wrote that blog I was working in Photoshop CS3. These days I'm working in Photoshop CS6 and let me tell you, the Photomerge feature has come a long way. I used to use Photomerge to reposition my photos only and then I would go back and manually blend the images together. I no longer subscribe to that workflow.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Streamlining Your iPhoto Library

Streamlining iPhoto to make back-ups more efficient.
iPhoto is a great place to manage digital assets.
As a Mac user, I use iPhoto for organizing all of my digital assets (photos and iPhone videos at least). I also use Time Machine to back up my Mac on a regular basis. Here is where a problem arises - by default, the iPhoto library is seen as a single file - in my case a 50GB single file.