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  • 9. 9. Navigating the Interface
    3m 25s
    After Effects CC 102
    The Essentials
    Learn the essential skills you need to work efficiently with Adobe After Effects. Join expert trainer Kevin P McAuliffe as he shows you how to streamline your workflow, and get your work done faster and better!
  • 1. 1. Course Introduction
    1m 57s
    The Orchestral Sessions 103
    Prepping for Live Recording
    In this third installment of the Orchestral Sessions series, music composer Olajide Paris covers the preparation work you need to do before any orchestral recording session.
  • 13. 13. Orchestration Overview
    2m 43s
    The Orchestral Sessions 102
    Prep, Notation, and Parts
    So you recorded your MIDI score and can’t wait to hear it played by a live orchestra. What’s the next step? Join music composer Olajide Paris in this new updated course, and learn how to transform your MIDI data into a full score.
  • 2. 2. Importing Footage from Media Composer
    4m 40s
    After Effects CC 301
    After Effects for Editors
    Now that you know your way around Adobe After Effects CC, you’re ready to dig deeper. Learn essential workflows and techniques every editor should know in this 26-tutorial course by Adobe expert Kevin P McAuliffe.
  • 18. 18. LUTs for Camera Correction
    5m 11s
    Final Cut Pro X 204
    Advanced Color Correction
    In this course, certified trainer Iain Anderson takes an in-depth look at the advanced color correction tools available in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. Watch and learn pro color grading skills!
  • 11. 11. Keyboard Shortcuts Settings
    5m 55s
    Premiere Pro CC 101
    Get Started Now!
    Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC video editing software is now the default industry standard. For an editor, this is the main tool of the trade. Learn Premiere the right way in this 27-tutorial course by professional editor, Kevin McAuliffe.
  • 14. 14. Look Up Tables (LUTs)
    4m 15s
    Premiere Pro CC 105
    Advanced Techniques
    This Premiere course is designed to take your video editing skills to the next level. Join Premiere expert Kevin McAuliffe as he shares advanced tips and trick that will dramatically improve your workflow.
  • 16. 16. Adding Transitions
    4m 17s
    Final Cut Pro X 203
    Graphics, Titles and Transitions
    Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is filled with powerful tools for creating 2D/3D titles, graphics and elaborate transition effects. In this in-depth 24-tutorial course, Apple Certified Trainer Iain Anderson teaches you how to create them and polish them to perfection.
  • 5. 5. The Browser
    2m 11s
    Final Cut Pro FastTrack 101
    FCPX Touch Bar Essentials
    Touch Bar control is here for Final Cut Pro X! Check out this FastTrack™ course by Apple Certified Trainer Iain Anderson to see just how it’ll change the way you edit on your MacBook Pro. Learn the Touch Bar… FAST!
  • 1. 1. Introduction
    0m 48s
    Logic Pro FastTrack 204
    Scoring to Picture Toolbox
    Scoring to picture in Logic Pro X is a great skill to have in your toolbox. There’s lots to learn. But have no fear, David Earl –the SFLogicNinja– is here to show you the way in this FastTrack™ course. Get scoring, FAST!
  • 6. 6. Viewing your Media
    2m 37s
    Final Cut Pro X 101
    Absolute Beginner's Guide
    This Final Cut Pro X Absolute Beginner’s Guide is designed to give you the essential knowledge you need to begin editing your first FCPX project. This is the best place to start whether you’re new to FCPX or are moving over from another program!
  • 5. 5. Subclipping B-Roll
    2m 31s
    Media Composer 301
    Long Format Workflows
    Working in longer formats requires some very specific techniques. Get essential long-form video-editing tips for your editing toolbox in this AVID Media Composer course led by expert editor Kevin McAuliffe.
  • 9. 9. Multicam Clips in the Timeline
    6m 26s
    Media Composer 201
    Advanced Techniques
    In this course, trainer Kevin McAuliffe explains some of the more sophisticated tools and techniques in Avid’s Media Composer software. Learn to integrate After Effects and Pro Tools workflows, transcoding, multicam and more!
  • 15. 15. Film Matting FX
    3m 43s
    Media Composer 102
    Working With Effects
    So, you've got your content into Media Composer and it's starting to look really good. Now it's time to start adding effects. In this course, award-winning editor and industry expert trainer Kevin McAuliffe shows you how!
  • 1. 1. The Application Manager
    2m 43s
    Media Composer 101
    Start Editing Now
    Whether you're a Hollywood pro or a film student/enthusiast just starting out, you will likely know about AVID’s famed Media Composer software. If you want to learn it, or learn it better, watch this course by our very own three-time North American ProMax award-winning editor and expert trainer Kevin McAuliffe!
  • 22. 22. Shutter Speed & the Film Look
    3m 32s
    Photography 301
    Drone & Aerial Photography
    Drones are taking aerial photography to new heights. This course addresses both the technical and artistic challenges that aerial photographers face when they take to the air. Got a drone? Want to take some great shots? Watch this course!
  • 3. 3. Importing Movies
    3m 13s
    GarageBand 201
    Production Workflows
    Apple’s GarageBand has a lot of powerful features. It’s great for creating podcasts, scoring video, songwriting & dance music. It’s also an excellent teaching tool! Take this course to rapidly expand your GarageBand universe!
  • 35. 35. Importing a Movie
    3m 9s
    GarageBand 101
    Absolute Beginner's Guide
    Apple’s GarageBand is a little DAW with a lot of big features. This beginner's guide course shows you where everything is, how it all works and gets you up and making music fast. So start learning GarageBand now!
  • 10. 10. Configuring the Interface
    3m 41s
    Photos 101
    Photos 101 - Learn Photos Now!
    Photos for Mac is Apple’s latest app for organizing, editing and sharing your library of pictures and videos. Watch this course and learn everything about using Photos on all your Apple devices!
  • 1. 1. Welcome
    3m 26s
    Orchestration 301
    The MIDI Orchestra - Enhancing Realism
    Get real! Or at least get your MIDI orchestra to SOUND real! Learn the art of creating realistic orchestral MIDI mockups in this inspiring course by the one and only Peter (Ski) Schwartz.
  • 1. 1. Introduction
    2m 4s
    Music Scoring 101
    Creating Moods and Styles
    LA composer Gary Guttman is a master at composing music for visuals. In this scoring course, he explains the essence of his craft. If you want to learn how to score music for games, film or TV then watch this course!
  • 11. 11. Applying a Template Midstream
    2m 26s
    Final Draft 102
    Revising and Editing a Screenplay
    Writing a screenplay is the first step. Revising it is the rest of the journey. Learn how to rewrite and edit like a Hollywood screenwriter in this 24-tutorial Final Draft course by Matt Vanacoro.
  • 14. 14. Exploring the Edit Page
    3m 39s
    DaVinci Resolve 101
    Getting Started
    DaVinci Resolve is a high-end, color grading package and full-featured video editing software rolled into one. Get up and running fast with this introductory course by expert colorist Andrew Balis.
  • 1. 1. Introduction
    1m 41s
    Film Craft 109
    The Editor
    You've shot miles and miles of footage... Now what? Learn essential film and video editing techniques in this information-packed, example-filled, Film Craft course by award-winning filmmaker Michael Wohl.
  • 15. 15. Dual System Recording
    2m 35s
    Film Craft 107
    The Location Sound Mixer
    Sound is a huge part of the filmmaking process. Learn the craft of location sound recording and mixing in this audio-centric course created exclusively for us by award-winning filmmaker Michael Wohl.
  • 4. 04. Creative Producing
    2m 57s
    Film Craft 101
    The Producer
    In this exclusive Film Craft course you learn the producer's leadership role from initial idea to final release. Master the craft of being a producer from award-winning filmmaker and renowned educator Michael Wohl!
  • 17. 17. Splitting Reels
    4m 52s
    Pro Tools 303
    Dialog Editing For Film & TV
    Avid’s Pro Tools is the premiere DAW for editing dialog for TV and Film. Learn the Pro Tools audio editor's workflow in this advanced, 4-hour course by post-production expert, Roy Vargas.
  • 4. 4. Choosing Your Template
    4m 53s
    Final Draft 101
    Introduction to Screenwriting
    Writing scripts requires a unique mix of creativity, skill and technique. Watch this course to learn both screenwriting and master Final Draft skills at the same time. Take your scriptwriting to a whole new level!
  • 4. 4. Production Companies
    4m 13s
    Music Business 104
    Synchronization Licenses and Royalties
    Visual media is everywhere. This means that music “Sync” licenses are a great way to generate income from your tracks. Learn how your compositions can become solid platinum in this important course by music biz expert, Dr. Paul Bissell.
  • 16. 16. The Tools of Design
    3m 44s
    Graphic Design 101
    What Makes A Designer
    What is design? Who developed the universal visual concepts that designers have successfully deployed for centuries? These important questions and more are answered in this 20-tutorial journey by design historian and expert Mark Gatter.
  • 1. 1. Introduction: What to Expect
    2m 0s
    Photography 105
    DSLR Video Techniques
    DSLR video cameras are complex tools with lots of controls and options. In this introductory course, Matt Vanacoro demystifies DSLR video and quickly puts you in the director's seat!
  • 30. 30. Timeline View Options
    4m 43s
    Final Cut Pro X 102
    Core Training: Editing Techniques and Concepts
    There are many new tricks in FCPX’s editing toolkit. That’s why Michael Wohl created this comprehensive new editing course – filled with great examples – to show you just how it’s done! This 30-tutorial collection gets you up-to-speed quickly in Apple’s latest version of Final Cut Pro X!
  • 14. 14. ISO and Noise Reduction
    3m 15s
    Photography 201
    Advanced Digital Photography
    Dive deeper into digital photography! Learn important composition and professional techniques in this 2+ hour tips ’n tricks-filled course by expert Matt Vanacoro.
  • 2. 2. What is a Sound Designer
    4m 8s
    Live 9 402
    Killer Sound Design
    Sound designers can create any sonic FX and audio worlds that they can imagine. See the art and science of how sounds are designed, constructed and produced in this Ableton Live-based course by Certified Trainer Timo Preece...
  • 12. 12. ISO and Image Noise
    8m 5s
    Photography 101
    Digital Photography - The Basics
    Interested in digital photography? Get started on the right path with this introductory course on digital photography basics by Matt Vanacoro...
  • 22. 22. Introduction to using Combinators for Ambience and Sound FX
    3m 8s
    Reason 7 208
    The Combinator
    Watch 3 hours of hot video tips that will show you how to use Reason's Combinator in exciting new ways for bigger synths, better beats, and masterful remixes!
  • 14. 14. Music Production Roles
    3m 41s
    Game Audio 101
    Demystifying Game Audio
    Calling all composers and audio experts! If you're looking to have a career in Game Audio, this course is required viewing!
  • 42. 42. Simulated Film Grain Effects
    2m 49s
    Photoshop CS6 204
    Optimizing Raw Photos with ACR7
    With more and more cameras able to capture uncompressed, raw digital image formats, photographers need to know how to optimize and manage their photos before even bringing them into Photoshop. In this 2.5 hour course, expert photographer and educator Dan Moughamian shows you how, with Adobe Camera Raw 7...
  • 2. 2. Creating a Piano Score
    4m 30s
    Sibelius 7 102
    Piano Score Project
    Master Composer Thomas Goss is back with the 2nd course in his five-part Sibelius 7 series. Join Thomas as he shows you how to beautifully notate a piano piece written especially for this course!
  • 10. 10. Overview of Sibelius Tutorials on MPV
    5m 8s
    Sibelius 7 100
    QuickLook Guide
    Join composer and orchestrator Thomas Goss in this free QuickLook Guide that teasingly shows you the basics of music notation and score preparation using Sibelius 7, an amazingly powerful program that will get you creating stunning scores in no time...
  • 3. 3. Setting Up a New Score
    5m 24s
    Sibelius 7 101
    Lead Sheet Project
    Internationally-renowned composer and Sibelius 7 expert Thomas Goss takes you on a journey in the first movement of his notational symphony where you'll learn how to create a great-looking lead sheet...
  • 6. 6. Understanding the Interface
    1m 25s
    Lightroom 4 101
    Building A Photo Library
    Building an effective photo library is an important asset to every professional photographer. Join Adobe Master Instructor Martin Perhiniak as he shows you how to construct and develop your library using Lightroom 4.
  • 1. 1. Opening
    2m 51s
    Media Composer 6 100
    What's New In Media Composer 6
    With so many exciting changes happening in the world of video editing, Avid ups the ante with this latest incarnation of Media Composer. In this FREE overview tutorial, Avid Master Trainer Jeff Greenberg shows you everything that’s new in MC6, and what it means to your workflow...
  • 22. 22. Introduction to using Combinators for Ambience and Sound FX
    3m 8s
    Reason 6 208
    The Combinator
    3 hours of hot video tips that will show you how to use Reason's Combinator in exciting new ways for bigger synths, better beats, and masterful remixes!
  • 53. 53. Score Kit
    3m 8s
    Superior Drummer 2.0
    Superior Drummer: Killer Drums
    Make “Killer” drum tracks using Superior Drummer 2.0! This comprehensive tutorial shows you all you need to know to make phat beats with Toontrack's flagship drum software.
  • 16. 16. Full Screen Library Browser
    2m 22s
    iMovie '11 101
    Core iMovie '11
    Learn how iMovie '11 will make your video projects look like a Hollywood A-List production.
  • 22. 22. Introduction to using Combinators for Ambience and Sound FX
    3m 8s
    Reason 5 106
    The Combinator
    3 hours of videos that will show you how to use the Combinator in exciting new ways for bigger synths, better beats, and masterful remixes!
  • 5. 5. Adding Film Grain Effect in Adobe Camera Raw 6
    2m 52s
    Adobe CS5
    Free Sneak Peek Videos
    Here’s a sneak preview of our exciting CS5 tutorials. Click here to get your first look at everything from code-snippets to context-aware brushes!
  • 6. 06. New Score - Key Signature & Score Info
    3m 24s
    Sibelius 6 101
    Core Sibelius 6
    Learn how to score music like a pro with Sibelius 6. Produced by veteran educator Gary Atkins, this tutorial shows you the way!
  • 77. 77. Setting Dialogue Normalization
    3m 5s
    Compressor 3.5 201
    Advanced Compressor
    Make great looking video with the smallest file size possible ... watch this tutorial!
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