Boris Red and Adobe After Effects

As a video editor I am commonly asked to create motion graphics for projects that I am working on. There are several tools out there that I rely on including Boris Red and Adobe After Effects. Although the programs are similar with their advanced key framing, effect plugins, camera, lights, layering and masking; I find […]

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Secret Handshake

Anyone in production will understand when I say (camera) model numbers are the secret handshake of our industry. When I entered the workforce, a conversation between professionals consisted of PD170, DVX100 and, unfortunately, Beta cam. Those were simpler times. Since the advent of high definition and tapeless recording, we have gone through model numbers like […]

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Tablets, tablets, tablets

Four and a half years ago I was asked a question at a SALT (Society for Applied Learning Technology) conference about what the future learning and training would be delivered on. Most were talking about iPods and handheld units taking over much of the eLearningcontent we see today. I simply said “tablets”. “Tablet” is indeed the new buzz word […]

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Review of the smallhd DP6

I was able to use the new smallhd DP6 for a MetaMedia video shoot we did for the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust, an organization dedicated to looking out for the safety and health of its sheet metal workers.  The shoot took place at a local training center and I was really excited about using the […]

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Avoiding the Scorn of SCORM

Presently I am wrapping up eLearning programs we developed for both NASA and the United States Citizenship Immigration Services. NASA’s eLearning “No FEAR” program is mandatory training taken agency wide; they anticipate that up to 18,000 employees will take it. The program informs employees on their various civil rights and protections working for NASA. While […]

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