Avid Media Composer Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/avidediting Creative COW Library of Avid Media Composer, tips, and strategies. en-us Mon, 23 Nov 2020 22:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic Design: The Big 3 NLEs at NAB 2019 https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/adobe-avid-blackmagic-nab-nle/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/adobe-avid-blackmagic-nab-nle.php Creative COW’s Hillary Lewis sat down with Avid, Adobe, and Blackmagic Design at NAB Show 2019 and discussed the innovations behind their releases and their outlooks on the future. NLEs are more accessible, faster, and better than ever. What does that mean for users today -- and tomorrow? Wed, 08 May 2019 10:25:31 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness.php The first challenge to understanding the nature of brightness in compositing starts with remembering that we're not actually seeing color at all, but rather something of an illusion that appears to us as color! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell fo Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:54:29 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 4 of the best look behind the tec Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:19:02 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 3 of the best look behind the tec Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:40:52 GMT Mocha Pro 19 from BorisFX: Overview and New Features https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features.php Mocha is an academy award winning planar tracker that is widely used in the VFX and Film Making industry. Mocha Pro 2019 adds some exciting new features to this powerful software tool, starting with a much-streamlined interface and GPU acceleration. Join VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced St Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:11:37 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: Advanced Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes.php Whether you're a full-time compositor and VFX artist, an editor working in one of the many NLEs that supports Blend Modes (including Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP and FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Rsolve, and VEGAS Pro), or whether you just want the additional graphics power that comes with insight Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:01:01 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 1 - Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for the best look behind the technology of blend modes that you've ever seen. This isn't just for graphics and VFX, but for video editors too -- anyone who puts anything together, and wants to learn more about HOW Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:42:17 GMT Avid, Adobe, Blackmagic: Talking With Titans at NAB 2018 https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/avid_adobe_blackmagicdesign_nab/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/avid_adobe_blackmagicdesign_nab.php As much as each year's NAB Show is about what's completely new, it's about hearing what's new from the industry's most enduring companies. Creative COW Contributing Editor Hillary Lewis sat down with representatives from three of the biggest titan companies in production and post -- Avid's David Col Fri, 04 May 2018 12:04:10 GMT Cate Haight ACE on Editing The Sundance Hit Indie, Puzzle https://library.creativecow.net/caldwell_alee/catherine_haight_ace_editing_puzzle/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/caldwell_alee/catherine_haight_ace_editing_puzzle.php Cate Haight, ACE, has edited some of the most memorable films and television shows in the last few years. Her latest indie feature Puzzle -- which tells the story of a suburban mom who discovers a passion for competitive jigsaw puzzling -- debuted at Sundance Film Festival this year. Creative COW Co Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:22:50 GMT Stabilize & Smooth: mocha 5 Plug-in for Adobe & Avid https://library.creativecow.net/poplin_mary/stabilize_smooth_mocha5_adobe_avid/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/poplin_mary/stabilize_smooth_mocha5_adobe_avid.php Imagineer Systems and Boris FX product specialist Mary Poplin shows you how to stabilize with the new mocha Pro 5 plug-in inside of Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. This tutorial covers artistic stabilization, such as smoothing out camera movements or stabilizing around mov Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:19:01 GMT Gravity's Mark Sanger: Cut & Talk with Oscar-Winning Editor https://library.creativecow.net/sanger_mark/Gravity-the-cut-and-talk/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/sanger_mark/Gravity-the-cut-and-talk.php Academy Award-winning editor Mark Sanger stopped his usual activities to talk about working with director Alfonso Cuarón and his amazing work on Gravity, what to cut out of the film, and what to cut out of life with his guiding principle: make yourself invaluable, but never at the expense of others Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:06:55 GMT 3 Columns for Flawless Conform. Every File. Every Time. https://library.creativecow.net/freeman_scott/linkingmetadatatoessence/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/freeman_scott/linkingmetadatatoessence.php Avid editor and workflow consultant Scott Freeman sometimes has to conform thousands of clips in a single project. Get one of them wrong, and the whole thing falls apart. Follow along as he shows you the three metadata fields to keep an eye on for flawless Avid-Resolve roundtripping. Every file. Eve Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:01:08 GMT Avid: Third Party Integration and Collaboration https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/2015-NAB_Avid/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/2015-NAB_Avid.php Avid announced updates to its line of products that focus on third party integration and collaboration, including a new Interplay MAM, ISIS 1000 shared storage and Avid Artist I/O device with third party support, and a free version of Media Composer. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:21:28 GMT The Art of Being Industrious: Dody Dorn ACE on Cutting Fury https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/Editor-Dody-Dorn-Fury/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/Editor-Dody-Dorn-Fury.php Oscar-nominated film editor Dody Dorn is best known for her work on films like 'Memento' and 'End of Watch', with her latest film 'Fury' involving 16 Avids across two continents. Working her way up from switchboard operator, Dody brings decades of experience to the edit, with a personal advocacy for Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT Avid Video Mixdowns as DaVinci Resolve Sources https://library.creativecow.net/freeman_scott/Avid-Video-Mixdowns_DaVinci-Resolve/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/freeman_scott/Avid-Video-Mixdowns_DaVinci-Resolve.php People have been asking advice from television online editor and frequent Creative COW contributor Scott Freeman on what to do when an Avid video mixdown is going to be used as a source for DaVinci Resolve.Here are his thoughts on how to get in on the fun of linking metadata to essence. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:54:59 GMT Unbreakable Conform for Avid Symphony & DaVinci Resolve https://library.creativecow.net/freeman_scott/AVID-Framerate-Metadata/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/freeman_scott/AVID-Framerate-Metadata.php There's nothing easy about roundtripping MXF files between Avid Symphony and DaVinci Resolve, especially if you want to keep handles intact. Longtime online editor Scott Freeman has come up with a way to actually make it easy, while automatically taming media management beasts. Best of all, the time Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Avid Goes Everywhere with Collaborative Workflow Tools https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/NAB_2014-AVID/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/NAB_2014-AVID.php Flexible workflows put sharing and collaboration at the forefront of Avid's redefined toolset, and a subscription-based Media Composer options put the software within reach for many content creators. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Avid Dips Their Toes into the Subscription Waters https://library.creativecow.net/biscardi_walter/NAB_2014-Avid/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/biscardi_walter/NAB_2014-Avid.php Now Avid is dipping their toes into the subscription model and for editors everywhere, this is a GREAT development. Avid offering the subscription model plays well into the small shop / independent editor / independent post house extremely well Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 93: Add Logos to Credit Crawls https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_93/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_93.php 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! Once you see how easy this technique is, you'll be Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer: Michael Bay Film Look Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_Symphony-MB/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_Symphony-MB.php 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. Everything that is shown in this tutorial is designed to get you excited to stay in your NLE which not only saves you time, but will ma Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 92: FrameFlex https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_92/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_92.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at the new FrameFlex feature inside of Media Composer 7. Ideal for working with large frame sizes inside of HD and SD timelines, this new feature is almost a hidden gem, as it's automatically added to your clips, once you drop them in the timeline. The Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 91: Transfer Modes https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_91/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_91.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Transfer Modes, or Blend Modes as they are more commonly referred to, and how even though most editors think that you cannot work with them inside of Media Composer, you actually have the tools right at your fingertips...you probably just don't realize i Sat, 31 Aug 2013 03:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 90: Intro to Audio Effects https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_90/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_90.php In this lesson, 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 wherever you need it to, in your timeline. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 89: Consolidating & Transcoding https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_89/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_89.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows off a new feature inside of Media Composer 7, and that's Background Consolidating and Transcoding. Not only can this great new feature be used from within the editing application, but you can also set up external folders, and C/T without even knowing that it's Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 88: Creating Video Walls Part 4 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_88/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_88.php In his final look at creating video walls, Kevin P McAuliffe talks to Mac users out there, specifically ones 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. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 87: Creating Video Walls Part 3 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_87/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_87.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at creating a video wall inside of Adobe's After Effects CC. Since every video wall needs video clips as the base, Kevin starts out inside of Avid's Media Composer, and does all the prep work there, and then switches over to AE CC to quickly and easily build a Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:30:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 86: Creating Video Walls Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_86/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_86.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at creating a video wall solely within your Media Composer timeline by not only dropping multiple video clips into each "monitor" with a few clicks of the mouse, but he adds "icing on the cake" by adding a stylized title to the Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 85: Creating Video Walls Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_85/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_85.php 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. What Kevin is going to show you, in many cases, is created with a plug-in, but once you see how easy it is to create right in your timeline, i Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:30:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 84: Creating DVDs Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_84/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_84.php 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, but still want to get the most out of the applications i Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 83: Creating DVDs Part ONE https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_83/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_83.php In this first of a multi-part tutorial series, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at setting up your Media Composer or Symphony timelines for creating SD DVD's. He covers formatting issues you need to keep in mind, as well as the proper way to export your sequence in three important, but very different Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 82: Consolidate/Transcode https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_82/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_82.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a common question, and that is "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, and how what might seem like the b Sat, 08 Jun 2013 21:08:37 GMT CatDV Connects with Avid https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/Avid-CatDV/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/Avid-CatDV.php Square Box Systems' has just unveiled a CatDV asset management system for integration with Avid nonlinear editors. Pegasus is a premium CatDV client that is based on the CatDV Enterprise product and, in addition to integration with Avid Media Composer, also offers metadata support for RED Epic. With Fri, 31 May 2013 21:43:53 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 81: Multichannel Audio Exports https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_81/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_81.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating multichannel audio exports. Most people think that this is a hardware limitation for most PC's and Mac's, but Kevin quickly shows you that this is very easy to set up right from within your export settings, and once you have Sat, 25 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 80: Creating Client Approvals https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_80/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_80.php 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 to the masses. Mon, 20 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 79: Power Keyboard Settings PT 2 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_79/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_79.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about Power User keyboard settings and you'll quickly see that you don't need to remap the entire keyboard to speed up your workflow. In most cases, it's simply about choosing the right tools to have at the tip of your fingers to get the job done Wed, 15 May 2013 08:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 78: Power Keyboard Settings PT 1 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_78/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_78.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe uses a Linkedin forum discussion about what keyboard settings are useful for an editor to not only show you his settings in depth, but also explain in detail what each customized setting does, and why you're going to want to add it to your editing workflow. Wed, 15 May 2013 07:10:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 77: The 24 Commercial Bumper https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_77/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_77.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you another real-world example of how to create "Hollywood-Style" effects right from within your timeline, by creating the "24" commercial break bumper. With some very simple title work, and a little forward thinking with the 3D Warp Tool, Fri, 10 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 76: Motion Tracking https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_76/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_76.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the basics of tracking a background plate, and applying that information to a title you create in your timeline. Then he shows you, with the power of the fantastic Animatte effect, how to create a realistic effect of a car driving in front of a title. Adva Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 75: Creating a Video Viewfinder https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_75/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_75.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about creating a video viewfinder effect. There are different plug-in packages that you can purchase that have this effect, but why spend your hard earned money, when the effect is something that is easily buildable inside of Media Compos Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 74: Import, QC and Export https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_74/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_74.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers another viewer e-mail from someone who's having quality issues when importing into Media Composer. Kevin goes over some importing tips, and shows you how to make sure you're monitoring the highest possible quality in the NLE application, and then he discusse Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 73: Creating a Countdown https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_73/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_73.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating a countdown inside of Media Composer and Symphony. Most people would think a plug-in is required, but with a little forethought, this is something that can be created in no time flat! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 72: The Schindler's List Effect https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_72/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_72.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how simple it is to create the effect made famous by film's like Schindler's List and Pleasantville, but he doesn't do the effect as a color correction effect. Instead, he gives you a great introduction to an included Rotoscoping effect called Animatte. On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Avid Everywhere https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/NAB_2013-Avid/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/NAB_2013-Avid.php At NAB 2013, Avid introduced its new President/CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr., who has been associated with Avid as a board member and lead director. He discussed Avid Everywhere, an end-to-end workflow that enables creative to work anywhere, as "a concept that has been shaping our product strategy.& Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:38:17 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 71: Creating a Sports Scorecard https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_71/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_71.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about creating a tennis scoreboard, like you would see in a professional tennis broadcast. Most people immediately think they need Photoshop or a compositing application to create this element, but the easiest way to build is with the too Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 70: The Ken Burns Effect https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_70/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_70.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create the Ken Burns effect, known more commonly as a "Pan & Zoom" effect. This effect, which people will normally create in a compositing application, can be easily created right from within your MC/Symphony timeline with no 3rd party plu Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:48:40 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 69: Advanced Compositing THREE https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_69/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_69.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to take a green screen shot with a lot of compression, and create a great looking key right from within your MC/Symphony timeline. Most editors choose to use the RGB keyer, but after seeing this tutorial, SpectraMatte will be your new "go to" Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:50:36 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 68: Advanced Compositing 2 https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_68/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_68.php Advanced Compositing TWO: Network Promo Effect. In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you another great promo technique that you would see during primetime on one of the major networks. These Advanced Compositing tutorials are hugely important to take your work to the next level! Not only are they Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:44:53 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 67: The Bachelor Commercial FX https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_67/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_67.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to re-create the commercial bumper from The Bachelor, right from within the MC/Symphony timeline. Seeing how easy it is to recreate this look will have you scoping out other "looks" from shows, and finding unique ways to include them in your Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 66: Advanced Compositing ONE https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_66/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_66.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to take an fire element with no matte, and not only create a matte from nothing, but also how to take that matte, and use it to reveal text for a lower third animation. When your client sees that this is something you can do right inside your timeline, Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:41:57 GMT Learn Media Composer Lesson 65: Motion Effects PART THREE https://library.creativecow.net/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_65/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcauliffe_kevin/Avid-Media-Composer_65.php In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you a technique that he uses in corporate video work, and that is how to not only slow your footage down, but create highlights that you can use to focus on certain areas of a shot. With a little forward thought, and the Marquee Title Tool, this technique is s Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT