Manhattan Edit Workshop is Hosting TECH TALKS. For this Tech Talk we have partnered with Dissolve.
Wednesday September 16, 2015.
Doors open at 6pm and the event will be from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Snacks and beverages will be provided!
Montage Magic: How Dissolve creates must-watch videos using stock footage
Stock footage company Dissolve has received 4 Vimeo Staff Picks and millions of views for its funny and intriguing showreels – built using only clips from its collection.
Join this workshop to learn tips on the art of video montage, working with stock or found footage, and making the most of less-than-perfect source material.
Through our video case studies, you'll learn:- how to build a coherent story out of various scenes and sources- how to integrate stock into custom-shot scenes- and other fun stuff!
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mewshop-tech-talk-partnered-with-dissolve-registration-17675886051
About the Presenter:
Jon Parker is a co-founder and Brand Director of Dissolve. Among other things, he helps create Dissolve’s showreels, including This Is a Generic Brand Video and Emoji Among Us. Jon was a co-founder of Veer and held senior creative positions at Corbis, Getty Images, and Adobe.
Jon will be joined by one of our graphic designers via Skype.
Dissolve provides high-quality footage for use in professional television and web-based advertising work, brand and corporate videos, editorial and documentary settings, interactive web sites, video games and mobile applications.
Video editors, filmmakers, and producers can use our stock footage to augment and enhance their custom-shot work, or even build stories around our footage.
We seek out the freshest and most compelling footage from the explosion of talented filmmakers today. You’ll find 800,000 clips on Dissolve, and we’re adding tens of thousands every month.
Our aim is to empower today’s video storytellers with footage from the world’s most exciting and relevant shooters — hence our tagline, Better footage, better stories™.
Iconic Movie Look Color Grades Free
SmallHD's Color Grade Pack Recreate Looks from Seven Iconic Films and Teaches Exactly How to Use Them
SmallHD, known for compact, Full HD on-camera monitors is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the unique look of seven different iconic films, and are also publishing multiple video tutorials explaining how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post production—all 100% free of charge.
“Color grading will soon be critical to every shooter’s workflow,” says Wes Phillips, CEO. “We’re giving away this free pack of looks and color grading educational material to provide a fun entry point into the world of working with 3D LUTs.”
Provided in a small downloadable .zip file, the color grades come in the form of 3D LUT files (3D “lookup tables”) originally designed in DaVinci Resolve. Visually iconic films such as Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, and Moonrise Kingdom are among the seven free color grades.
Designed to help teach filmmakers who are not yet versed in the use of color grades, the tutorial video outlines the capabilities and advantages of applying LUTs or “looks” to footage during actual shoots. The tutorial is tailored for developing new looks on the popular free DaVinci Resolve color grading software. The video tutorials and 3D LUTs download are both available on the Community section of SmallHD’s website (http://www.smallhd.com/
Filmmakers have long known that recording flat or LOG video, with its low contrast image, offers great advantages to the post-production process by preserving as much data as possible. However, viewing this flat video can make it tricky to gauge color and exposure, and can make critical focus difficult. Further, looking at raw images can also be disconcerting for an on-site client, where the filmmakers have to constantly explain what the imagery “will look like in post.”
The solution is applying 3D LUTs to the video shown in the on-set monitor, without altering the footage recorded from the camera itself. 3D LUTs are pre-defined profiles applied to the monitoring of a camera to give a representation of a corrected image or an image with a specific gamma curve. Creating a custom LUT is a step further. It can be an on-set tool providing a representation of the final desired image.
SmallHD offers seven different 3D LUTs, each emulating the look of a popular motion picture. As a starting point, a shooter or DIT readying for a specific location can apply one of these looks to test footage from the location using the DaVinci color grading software. That look can then be modified so the test footage has just the look desired when it is out of post-production. SmallHD clearly explains the process, step by step.
Displaying the on-set video with the look applied is made simple with SmallHD’s newest firmware upgrade to its 500 Series five-inch Full HD monitors. The firmware upgrade enables the monitor’s output to carry the LUT information to other monitors on-set. This feature will be resident in future monitors developed by SmallHD and likely other manufacturers will follow suit.
Former Manhattan Edit Workshop Six-Week student Jose Berrios talks about his experiences with Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Program. Jose is currently Post-Production Supervisor for "Alaskan Bush People," the hit series on Discovery Channel. In the past he has served as Assistant Editor on "Alaskan Bush People," "Best Funeral Ever," and "Houston Beauty." Before working in Reality Television, Jose worked for MLB.com as a Game Night Editor.
Manhattan Edit Workhop's next Six Week Intensive starts September 14, 2015! This is the only class of it's kind in the world. For more information go here http://www.mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop instructor Janet Dalton's tutorial for adjusting audio levels in Avid Media Composer. For more information about our courses please go to http://mewshop.com/courses/overview/.
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Michael Berenbaum, ACE on Incorporating a Pre-recorded Music Track into a Scene from "The Americans"
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