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Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On by walter biscardi
(00:01:57) -- 4/3/2014
Working under pressure is sometimes unavoidable in video production. Don't lose your cool!

Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One by walter biscardi
(00:02:39) -- 4/1/2014
The way you interact with your client can help create a better environment for collaboration.

Post Etiquette 2: Engage Your Client by walter biscardi
(00:01:31) -- 4/1/2014
Don't turn your back on your client! Instead, create an ideal environment for collaboration.

Post Etiquette 1: Clean Your Room! by walter biscardi
(00:01:41) -- 3/30/2014
Mom always said clean your room! Walter Biscardi, Jr explains why a clean edit suite still matters - especially when clients pay a visit.

Sound Effects in Adobe Edge Animate 3.0 by Michael Hurwicz
(00:12:25) -- 2/19/2014
Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz demonstrates using simple jQuery UI code to create sound effects in Adobe Edge Animate 3.0, using the new HTML5 audio capability in Edge Animate.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-EIGHT: Sony Image Stabilization by Andrew Devis
(00:09:48) -- 10/15/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the native stabilization effect within Sony Vegas Pro which has to be used as a media effect rather than an event effect.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SEVEN: Stylizing Events with BCC by Andrew Devis
(00:10:03) -- 10/8/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis gives a quick overview of some of the BCC Art Looks, Color & Tone and Stylize tools from the BCC Complete suite of plugins by BorisFX for Sony Vegas Pro.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SIX: Motion Blur by Andrew Devis
(00:09:33) -- 10/1/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply motion blur inside of Sony Vegas Pro, how to change its settings and how to change the type of motion blur used for best 'real world' results.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit Crawls by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:09:56) -- 9/29/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to add logos to your title crawls, by introducing Photoshop to your Media Composer workflow. What might seem to be limitations inside of Media Composer can bypassed by unitizing the Marquee Title Tool!

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimator by Andrew Devis
(00:15:02) -- 9/23/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces Zaxwerks ProAnimator and gives an overview of the simplicity and speed of the application as well as showing how to render out the final animation as an image sequence.

Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:13) -- 9/17/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows all the Symphony editors out there how to create a Michael Bay inspired film look right from within their Symphony timeline.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FOUR: Texture Text with Shatter by Andrew Devis
(00:11:58) -- 9/16/2013
In this example of the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Shatter effect in HitFilm to extrude non-shattering 3D text as well as how to apply different textures to the front and the side of the extruded text.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay Look by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:13:25) -- 9/9/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe makes sure that all the Motion 4 & 5 users aren't left out when taking a look at mimicking the Michael Bay Film Look!

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWO by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:18:55) -- 9/7/2013
In part two of his look at Preferences, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down some of the most important preferences like Autosave Vaults and even sub-frame keyframing to make sure that you have a good foundation to work at your most optimal pace.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard Shortcuts by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:15:56) -- 9/7/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about your Keyboard Settings and takes a first part look at Preferences.

Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood VFX - Michael Bay Look by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:12:14) -- 9/6/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down how to create the cool lens filter effect that Michael Bay uses in almost all of his movies. Although in most cases this effect is created in-camera, there are reasons you would want to do the effect in post.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-THREE: Extruding Text in HitFilm by Andrew Devis
(00:21:27) -- 9/5/2013
In this detailed introduction tutorial to the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to send an event to HitFilm from Sony Vegas Pro, create text, add a texture to the text and extrude and control it in 3D.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-TWO: BCC Extruded Text by Andrew Devis
(00:16:47) -- 9/5/2013
BorisFX produces plugins for Sony Vegas Pro, and in this tutorial Andrew Devis demonstrates the 'Extruded Text' options in the BCC 3D Objects Plugin.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-ONE: 3D Extrusion Options by Andrew Devis
(00:07:19) -- 9/4/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about some of the options available to create 3D extruded text (and objects) within Sony Vegas. While not an exhaustive list, it covers options from free programs to top end 3D applications.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY: Credit Rolls by Andrew Devis
(00:08:33) -- 9/4/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to use the credit roll generator inside of Vegas Pro and how you can create .txt files in your text editor and import/export that file into/out of the Credit Roll to save a lot of time and frustration.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-NINE: ProType Titler by Andrew Devis
(00:14:39) -- 9/3/2013
The ProType Titler is probably the most advanced native title creation tool inside of Sony Vegas Pro and allows you a degree of control which is far greater than with the standard Titles & Text option.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-EIGHT: Titles & Text by Andrew Devis
(00:11:53) -- 9/3/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the standard Titles & Text option in Sony Vegas Pro and how it can be used to create multiple different titles with one title event as well as how the various settings can be used to customize the look.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SEVEN: Noise Textures by Andrew Devis
(00:10:46) -- 9/2/2013
Noise textures allow you to create things like water and fire within Sony Vegas Pro and then composite those animated textures with other elements to add interest and depth to your projects.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SIX: Media Generators Part 1 by Andrew Devis
(00:09:41) -- 9/2/2013
In this tutorial carrying on from the tutorial on Compositing Modes, Andrew Devis shows how Checkerboards, Color Gradients and Solid Color events can be used inside Sony Vegas Pro.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlex by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:01) -- 8/31/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at the new FrameFlex feature inside of Media Composer 7.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer Modes by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:17:04) -- 8/30/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Transfer Modes, or Blend Modes as they are more commonly known, and how even though most editors think that you cannot work with them inside of Media Composer, you actually have the tools available.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes by Andrew Devis
(00:13:58) -- 8/27/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains about the track based Compositing Modes inside of Sony Vegas and shows how to use them and how they can be used creatively and get new looks.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing? by Andrew Devis
(00:05:30) -- 8/26/2013
In this short tutorial, Andrew starts with a tip for quickly navigating to your project files in Vegas Pro and then talks briefly about what compositing is at its basic level.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-THREE: Helpful Tools by Andrew Devis
(00:09:12) -- 8/26/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis picks up on other helpful tools that can be a little hidden to the average user.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-TWO: SD to HD with BCC UpRez by Andrew Devis
(00:15:39) -- 8/22/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the UpRez work-flow on both a standard SD clip and then on an older camera-phone clip.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-ONE: Keyboard Trimming by Andrew Devis
(00:11:13) -- 8/22/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates the powerful yet easy-to-master tools to trim events in the timeline using keyboard shortcuts.

Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP TWO by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:04) -- 8/21/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe builds on lesson one by showing you how to break down a title treatment and animate it on the screen.

Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP ONE by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:18) -- 8/21/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe creates a Hollywood-style effect to simulate the end tag of a big budget trailer. The techniques in this lesson can be transferred over to creating bumpers and endtags for television, as well as elements for DVD, etc.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:19:42) -- 8/19/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe builds on what was covered in the previous lesson by talking about not only adding effects to your matte keys, but also how to think outside the box and "attach" footage to your mattes, and manipulate them.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:37) -- 8/19/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses the basics of Image Masking inside of Motion 5.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio Effects by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:31) -- 8/11/2013
Kevin P McAuliffe introduces the Audio EQ tool, as well as the Audio Suite Plug-ins. These great tools let you create audio effects like the "telephone" effect, as well as letting you speed up and slow down audio to make it fit your timeline.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & Transcoding by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:13:13) -- 8/11/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows off a new feature inside of Media Composer 7, and that's Background Consolidating and Transcoding.

Advanced AECC Techniques: FIVE - Advanced Paths by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:17:22) -- 8/9/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes you through paths right from the most basic, all the way up to advanced Motion Sketching. Although technically not a path, the advanced Motion Sketching part of the lesson will really help add realism to your work.

Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques by Andy Neil
(00:13:05) -- 8/8/2013
In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY: Track Motion & 3D Track Motion by Andrew Devis
(00:13:51) -- 8/2/2013
Track Motion has nothing to do with tracking motion but is the ability to animate a whole track which includes all the events/clips on that track. Additionally, you can animate a track in 2D & 3D giving some really cool options inside Sony Vegas Pro.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-NINE: Animating & Keyframes by Andrew Devis
(00:10:23) -- 8/1/2013
Previously we looked at 'spring loaded' animation in the Event Pan/Crop panel, but this time Andrew Devis looks at the animation toggle switch which allows us to choose which values we want to animate of any given effect.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-EIGHT: Layer Dimensionality by Andrew Devis
(00:09:12) -- 8/1/2013
Layer Dimensionality can be applied in several different ways inside of Sony Vegas Pro and is a powerful effect which can give the illusion of depth to an item and is great for PiPs (Picture in Picture) and text to help them to stand-out.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SEVEN: Masking Effects by Andrew Devis
(00:08:13) -- 7/31/2013
In the third part of this tutorial set on using masks in Sony Vegas Pro, Andrew Devis shows how to select an area with a mask to limit the application of an effect to being just within that mask alone.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SIX: Masking - Other Tools by Andrew Devis
(00:07:13) -- 7/31/2013
In this second tutorial on creating and using masks in Sony Vegas Pro, Andrew Devis shows how to modify masks, add masks and create masks with the various tools in the Event Pan/Crop panel.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: Titles by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:47) -- 7/30/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to start integrating Motion 5 with FCPX, and he starts by showing you how to create a simple lower third.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:25) -- 7/30/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at text by talking about the text type-on feature inside of Motion 5. What might seem like a simple concept can have a few simple effects added to it, to make it a very stylized end product.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-FIVE: Masking & Event Pan/Crop by Andrew Devis
(00:08:30) -- 7/27/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about masks in Vegas Pro and how to create custom shapes with the various tools in the Event Pan/Crop panel.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-FOUR: Event Pan/Crop Animation by Andrew Devis
(00:13:33) -- 7/27/2013
Learning to animate Event Pan/Crop adds a whole new level of tools to the editors' toolbox. In this tutorial Andrew Devis shows the basics of animation for Event Pan/Crop and how it can be used to create motion Picture in Picture (PiP) and Pan n Scan.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:15:49) -- 7/24/2013
In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users, specifically those who have switched from Final Cut Studio to Media Composer, and shows them how to create the same video wall effect using the new MC7 and Apple's Motion 5.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:18:44) -- 7/24/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe's After Effects CC.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-THREE: Event Pan/Crop Basics by Andrew Devis
(00:06:50) -- 7/23/2013
The ability to be able to change the size and position (and rotation) of any event/clip on your timeline is essential for creating things like Pan and Scan, Zooms and Picture in Picture (PiP) effects.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-TWO: Trim, Delete, Copy & Cut by Andrew Devis
(00:05:07) -- 7/23/2013
This tutorial quickly looks at important tools which can enable fast and efficient editing in your timeline including Trim, Delete, Copy & Extract (Cut) as well as touching on Auto Ripple issues when moving items in the timeline.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 86: Creating Video Walls Part 2 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:48) -- 7/22/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall solely within the Media Composer timeline by dropping multiple video clips into each monitor with a few clicks of the mouse and adding a stylized title to the final composite.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:35) -- 7/22/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why you don't always need to go to a compositing application to create what might seem like a complex video wall.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-ONE: Clip Speed Changes by Andrew Devis
(00:10:20) -- 7/21/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to animate the velocity or speed of a clip with the use of an envelope which can create fun, smooth animations.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY: Expanded Edit Mode by Andrew Devis
(00:05:37) -- 7/21/2013
Expanded edit mode is a great way to get strong visual feedback on your edit decisions on your timeline as well as allowing you to create rolling edits, slip trims and slip edits with good visual feedback.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-NINE: Slip Trim & Slip Edit by Andrew Devis
(00:06:37) -- 7/18/2013
In this tutorial we carry on learning helpful tools to use when editing in the timeline.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-EIGHT: Rolling Edits by Andrew Devis
(00:05:43) -- 7/17/2013
Time stretch and rolling edits are key tools for quick and efficient editing in the timeline when working towards a final edit. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates both functions showing how quickly and easily they can be done in Sony Vegas Pro.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SEVEN: Creating Sub-Clips by Andrew Devis
(00:06:16) -- 7/17/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create sub-clips in the trimmer and on the timeline and how to make them go directly to a smart bin organised and ready to use.

Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics by Andy Neil
(00:16:46) -- 7/16/2013
In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SIX: Managing Large Projects 2 by Andrew Devis
(00:11:49) -- 7/15/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to group tracks and add and remove additional tracks to and from a group as well as pointing out a couple of potential problems with grouped tracks and how to avoid them.

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO by Andrew Devis
(00:13:56) -- 7/14/2013
In this second part of a two-part tutorial on character animation lip-sync techniques, Andrew Devis shows how to build a simple rig to speed up your animation. Building on the basics of the first tutorial Andrew goes on to show how to set up the rig.

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE by Andrew Devis
(00:07:24) -- 7/14/2013
In the first part of this two-part tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the basics of a character animation lip-sync technique in After Effects that uses time remapping to select which mouth shape to use at any time.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FIVE: Managing Large Projects 1 by Andrew Devis
(00:08:04) -- 7/14/2013
Using the technique in this tutorial, you can partition your project up into manageable chunks and work with those inside a master project seeing changes made being updated with multiple instances of Sony Vegas Pro open together.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path Text by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:18:36) -- 7/13/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a topic he is asked about all the time, and that is how to animate text along a path. He shows you the different path types you can use, and also a quick way to use Path Text in an animated show bumper.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 17 Text Part 4: Scrolling Text by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:12:43) -- 7/13/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating scrolling credits, and Kevin not only shows you three different ways to create credit scrolls, but also shows you why Behaviors are still the ONLY way you should be animating.

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO by Andy Neil
(00:11:08) -- 7/6/2013
In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE by Andy Neil
(00:10:11) -- 7/6/2013
In this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the individual pieces.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FOUR: Controlling Transitions by Andrew Devis
(00:11:21) -- 7/2/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about the appropriate use of transitions in your timeline as opposed to the normal use of simple jump cuts.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-THREE: Other Useful Preferences by Andrew Devis
(00:10:23) -- 7/2/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew goes through some of the many preferences in Sony Vegas Pro, picking up on those preferences that will help you in your editing. For example, video card options, RAM settings, automatic cross-fades for multiple items, and more.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why by Andrew Devis
(00:10:52) -- 7/1/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how Sony Vegas can simplify the search for footage in certain types of camera footage file formats and then goes on to talks about the need for and the use of video proxy with some kinds of footage.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-ONE: Blending Odd Footage Sizes by Andrew Devis
(00:07:34) -- 7/1/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew discusses the potential problems of working with footage of different sizes within your timeline in Sony Vegas Pro and what to watch out for or be aware of should you need to use such footage.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY: Auto Ripple & Toolbar Options by Andrew Devis
(00:07:00) -- 6/30/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to customize your toolbar to add or remove buttons to make your editing simpler and then goes on to explains what 'Auto Ripple' is and shows some of the dangers of using it but also how useful it can be.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINETEEN: Changing Properties of Clips by Andrew Devis
(00:09:23) -- 6/30/2013
This tutorial looks at previewing clips in your Explorer and Project Media panels, changing the properties of single and multiple clips, finding, navigating and selecting events in your timeline, splitting events, and more.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHTEEN: The Importance of Markers by Andrew Devis
(00:07:36) -- 6/29/2013
Markers are an important tool in the arsenal of a video editor to mark edit as well as to make notes, pass on notes to other editors and organise your projects. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to apply, make notes with, navigate and move markers.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVENTEEN: 4-Point Edits by Andrew Devis
(00:05:30) -- 6/29/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what a 4-point edit is and how simple it is to apply within Sony Vegas Pro through the Trimmer window and the Timeline panel.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:12:00) -- 6/28/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a more in-depth look at both the Glow and Drop Shadow styles, and shows you how to take what appear to be two ordinary style presets, and create something that will make you look like a superstar to your client.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:05) -- 6/28/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about not only advanced formatting for your text, but also covers all the style attributes as well. Once you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to create and save your awesome looking font creations!

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTEEN: Customize Keyboard Shortcuts by Andrew Devis
(00:11:35) -- 6/28/2013
If you want to become a fast and efficient editor, you need to learn your keyboard shortcuts and in this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you where to find your keyboard shortcuts, how to customise them and some helpful/essential shortcuts to get you started.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOURTEEN: .veg Project File Options by Andrew Devis
(00:07:47) -- 6/27/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to open .veg project files both as timeline events and as complete projects, how to preview multiple takes as a single event in your timeline.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTEEN: Track Headers by Andrew Devis
(00:08:56) -- 6/27/2013
In this tutorial, we start to look at the various options, buttons and sliders in the track headers.

Advanced AECC Techniques: THREE - Realistic Composites by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:21) -- 6/26/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create a realistic composite using Mocha AE and Keylight. This tutorial shows you how not to overthink things when compositing. Keep it simple, straightforward, and throw in a little flair at the end.

Advanced AECC Techniques: TWO - Chroma Key by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:10:37) -- 6/26/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why using the standard AE keyer in AE CC is the wrong choice. Keylight should be your only tool for every chroma key situation you run into. It's powerful enough to key through sheer clothing and easy to use.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics ELEVEN: Timeline Event/Clip Features by Andrew Devis
(00:10:54) -- 6/25/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the options for Events or clips in the timeline which include detailed fade and crossfade options, video opacity and audio gain as well as mentioning Event Pan/Crop and Event FX.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TEN: Timeline Events & Creating Tracks by Andrew Devis
(00:06:21) -- 6/24/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew briefly goes through adding events to your timeline, as well as creating new tracks and making sure that selected events go to the right track. Andrew also introduces a few important navigation keyboard shortcuts.

Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINE: Preview, Overlay & Snapshot by Andrew Devis
(00:10:23) -- 6/24/2013
In this tutorial, Andrew Devis takes you through the various icons at the top of the video preview monitor including adding effects, split screen modes, overlay modes, snapshots and preview options - valuable information!

Sony Vegas Pro Basics ONE: Introduction by Andrew Devis
(00:04:13) -- 6/19/2013
In this introductory tutorial to the new Sony Vegas Pro Basics series, Andrew Devis talks about purchasing options for Sony Vegas Pro and the advantages of using Creative COW to view the tutorials as well as access world-leading forums for Sony Vegas Pro.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:16:46) -- 6/17/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins his look at creating basic text inside of Apple's Motion 5. This lesson is essential as most of the work you do inside of Motion 5 will have some kind of text element in it.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:14:56) -- 6/16/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about encoding your exported Media Composer timelines using Apple's Compressor. This lesson is specifically focused on Editors who have made the switch from Final Cut Pro/Studio to Avid's Media Composer.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:10:36) -- 6/13/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introduction to Particles inside of Motion 5, and shows you how, with a little bit of forethought, you can create 3D particle elements in your compositions.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 82: Consolidate/Transcode by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:19:53) -- 6/8/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers the question, "What is the difference between Consolidating and Transcoding?". Not only does he explain the difference and show you how easy both are to use, but he also discusses Batch Importing.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 12 - The Canvas Part 7 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:15:52) -- 5/29/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about navigating around the canvas by looking at the Replicator, and how you can use it to not only create video walls quickly and easily, but also to create awesome 3D text right inside Motion.

Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting Size by Michael Hurwicz
(00:07:23) -- 5/28/2013
In this Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data operator to adjust the size of particles on the surface of a sphere, based on the separation between the particles.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 11 - The Canvas Part 6: Effects by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:13:24) -- 5/26/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Effects inside of Apple's Motion, and not only shows you how to create a cool basic effect, but he also show you how to create an effect for FCPX, and how to have complete control over the effects parameters.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 10 - The Canvas Part 5 by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:23:17) -- 5/26/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his trip across the Canvas and discusses Behaviors, how they differ from Keyframes, and why you will want to use them as much as possible in your workflow, as they will save you a ton of time.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 81: Multichannel Audio Exports by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:10:18) -- 5/25/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating multichannel audio exports.

Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 by Michael Hurwicz
(00:07:13) -- 5/24/2013
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data Operator (available (available for the first time as a standard feature) to create a sphere of particles with random 3D motion.

3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle Flow by Michael Hurwicz
(00:09:12) -- 5/23/2013
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at two features that are now a standard part of the product: The Data Operator allows you to use math, via a graphical user interface, to manipulate particles.

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 9 - The Canvas Part 4: Lights by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:19:00) -- 5/22/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at the Canvas by talking about creating lights, and the ins and outs of figuring out and adjusting their parameters.

Learn Media Composer Lesson 80: Creating Client Approvals by Kevin P McAuliffe
(00:20:13) -- 5/19/2013
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about how to create client approval Quick Time files in MC/Symphony. To take things to the next level, Kevin also shows you how to create HD YouTube files ready to upload to show your work.

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