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BVE 2013: Filmmaker Chris Jones of Living Spirit P

February 28, 2013, 02:06 PM


Passionate about all things film, Chris has spent his life watching movies, making movies and helping others make their movies. His major projects include action thriller 'The Runner', serial killer thriller 'White Angel' and paranormal horror 'Urban Ghost Story'. Chris also co-created and authored The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook series. More recently Chris, has run a series of London-based festivals, kicking off with the London Screenwriters Festival.

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It’s Oscar Time and Avid has a lot to Celebrate

February 21, 2013, 03:42 PM


Every nominated film for Best Picture this year was created using Avid solutions and every editor nominated for Best Editing used Avid along with several other nominees in top categories. We’ll be tuning in to see who comes out on top, but as far as we’re concerned, all of our customers are winners. Use the following ballot to follow along at home.

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MC6.5.2 ‒ Consolidate QuickTime ProRes

February 18, 2013, 05:18 PM


The following is the second in a series of five blog posts from Rob D’Amico, Senior Product Manager for professional film and video editing solutions, which will cover key changes in Media Composer 6.5.2. You can follow Rob on Twitter at @_RobDAmico_.

MC6 Lesson 62: Basic Color Correction 2

February 17, 2013, 04:13 PM


In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at basic color correction by talking about what to do in situations where the color of an image has been altered (incorrect White Balance, for example) from what would be considered "normal". He gives you a basic overview of the color wheels and how simple they are to use, to achieve the "proper" look across all the clips in your timeline.

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Avid President/CEO Gary Greenfield Resigns

February 12, 2013, 12:52 PM


Avid President and CEO Gary Greenfield has resigned, effective immediately, and the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Louis Hernandez as his replacement. According to Avid’s SEC filing on Monday, Greenfield, who joined Avid in 2007, will remain on Avid’s Board of Directors.

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MC6 Lesson 52: Working with Photoshop Files

January 31, 2013, 08:28 PM


In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to create, import and work with Photoshop files. There are a few options that come with importing graphics alone, and add in Photoshop files to the mix, and things can get tricky very quick. Kevin shows you the ropes so if creating titles in Photoshop is your workflow, working with them in your timeline will be a snap.

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MC6 Lesson 53: Animation Techniques: Lists

January 31, 2013, 08:27 PM


In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create a simple list, and animate it in your timeline. Most people get tripped up with which is the better way to do this technique, but Kevin shows your why you might want to consider the 3D tool, as it is simple to use, and easy to animate with.

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Learn MC6 Lesson 51: Decomposing

January 28, 2013, 08:55 AM


In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question where they have accidentally deleted footage from their sequence that they need, and they don't have the master clips to go back and recapture/re-import. Is all lost? Not after watching this tutorial. Kevin shows you how easy it is to not only get your Master clips back, but get your footage back into your timeline in no time flat.

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Review - AVID Media Composer 6.5

January 24, 2013, 02:21 PM


For me, Media Composer 6 was the most important release Avid had done since, er, well, the 1990s probably. Their decision, finally, to open up their products to third party hardware manufacturers was a (perhaps serendipitous) great leap forwards – removing one major barrier to entry for those who were considering leaving another manufacturer’s product, but who had an existing hardware investment. Coupling that with 64 bit performance, a cleaner user interface design, plus other bells...

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Avid MC 101 (Three-Day Version)

January 24, 2013, 08:24 AM


This class is offered as a $995 weekend course (material is compressed into two-days with less lab time) or a $1,295 three-day course that introduces the concepts of nonlinear editing and includes all basic features of the Avid Media Composer system for Macintosh. This course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Along with its counterpart...

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