Monday, May 27, 2013

Avid Editing Tips and Tricks - Part IV

Avid Import Settings for setting duration of a still image import.
Avid Import Settings for setting duration of the import.
Since the Avid Editing Tips and Trick series continues to be very popular on the DV Fanatics Blog. This week is the fourth edition in the series. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions or comments regarding these tips. You can reach me via comments on this blog, through Google+ or through LinkedIn.

Monday, May 20, 2013

DV Fanatics: The First Full Year of Digital Video

A full year of digital video blog content about tools and techniques of video production.
The DV Fanatics Blog is one year old.
It's been a full year since the DV Fanatics blog kicked off in May of 2012. Although the number of comments written directly to the blogs may not have been a large number, I was very happy with the some of the discussions that the blogs have sparked on both LinkedIn and Facebook. In fact some of those discussions have contributed to the content of blogs themselves.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Value of Video Production Internships

Preparing for the video professional job market with an internship or apprenticeship.
More video professionals graduating.
Since this is the midst of college graduation season, it got me thinking about what the new graduates are now up against. The age-old problem of how to get a job without experience and how to get experience without a job.

Last year at this time we discussed "Freelance Video Editing: Determining Your Rate", this week we'll discuss how to gain experience in the video production industry.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Adding Effects to a Chroma Key Foreground in Avid

Generating a chroma key in Avid Media Composer with an effect on the foreground.
Generating a chroma key with an effect on the foreground.
A reoccurring complaint about how effects work in the Avid Media Composer editing system, is that if you apply an effect to a key, you end up affecting the background as well as the foreground.

This week we'll discuss how to add an effect to the foreground only. For this example we'll add a Chrystal effect to the foreground of a chroma key.