Usually, the shorter you can make a video, the better. Why take 4 minutes to say what you can in 2.5? Here’s a look at my thought process for getting down to the essence of a message.Read more "Capturing the Essence of the Edit"
Today’s episode is all about Final Cut Pro X, the pros and cons, as well as the pros and cons of some other popular NLEs. Even I learned a few things I didn’t know. Great stuff!Read more "Chris Fenwick Talks Final Cut Pro X on Crossing the 180 (X180-085)"
Help me figure out what my next move should be regarding a NLE. Is FCPX ready for prime-time?Read more "Is Final Cut Pro X Becoming a True Player"
Today is the first part of a 2-part interview with a 30-year veteran of commercial video production editing. Funny and Informative.Read more "Veteran Editor Chris Fenwick on Crossing the 180 (X180-084)"
Four tips on how you can get paid for extra work clients require of you on a job you’ve completed…without pissing them off.Read more "How to Manage and Price Client Revisions"
Between emails, blogs, proposals, etc, you do a lot of writing. Don’t look like a dufus to your clients and colleagues. Three mistakes that are easy to avoid.Read more "3 Common Writing Mistakes and How to Catch Them"
One of the hardest things for me to do as an artist is cut my art. To make my videos shorter. To reduce the number of clips in my portfolio. To keep these blog posts under 1,000 words. 🙂 Do you ever have that problem? Come on…be honest. When you’re sitting in front of your […]Read more "A Valuable Lesson About Excess from Amadeus"
A video demo of the “director’s cut” title sequence for the fantasy-themed short film we shot.Read more "Creating a Cool Title Sequence in Final Cut Pro"
One of the most challenging jobs of a film or video editor is to cut a project down to the meat of the message. In today’s post I share a video example of how I made such a decision on my recent personal project.Read more "The Importance of Making a Focused Video"
First, let me start by saying that my blog post title today is totally tongue-in-cheek. Just a provocative title to make a subtle point and not in anyway meant as an indictment against Vincent. In fact, it’s a testament to his groundbreaking work in DSLR filmmaking and the impact his little film “Reverie” has had. […]Read more "FCPX and the Death of Final Cut Pro 7 is All Vincent Laforet’s Fault (or Why I think FCPX is Aimed Squarely at Photographers)"