The present and future of post production business and technology | Philip Hodgetts

Aug/15

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Lunch with Cirina Catania

Cirina Catania is Writer, Director, Journalist and former marketing executive with a long history of success in both the major studio and independent film environment. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. Her popular tech podcast, “The Digital Production BuZZ,” with host Larry Jordan and Michael Horton, airs every Thursday at http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com and is heard in 156 countries in the world. Cirina writes for Technorati.com on gadgets, software, tech business and the latest films. She is a futurist and a digital distribution specialist.

Her full bio is available and you can also check out her IMDB credits

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Aug/15

4

Lunch with Alex Gollner

The latest episode of Lunch with Philip and Greg  features Alex Gollner who was in the USA for the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit and subsequently we caught up with him in LA.

Alex Gollner has been in visual arts for over twenty years, starting as a graphic designer.

In October 2008 he discovered a fault in one of Final Cut Pro 6’s video effects and found a way to fix the text bug. He uploaded a fixed version of the effect to his blog. This was the first of many free Final Cut Pro add-ons he donated to the editing community since then.

In June 2011 he turned his attention to Final Cut Pro X. Since then Alex has made over 60 Alex4D Final Cut Pro X plugins available for free on his old blog and his Alex4D website.

He works as a freelance editor in London, England on projects ranging from dramatic shorts to films for corporations and charities.

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Episode 69 of The Terence and Philip Show has us discussing how we adapt to change, as change is inevitable.

Peter Wiggins is a freelance editor who has been using Final Cut Pro for broadcast since 2003. He runs the successful FCP plugin website iDustrial Revolution and he is the force behind FCP.co.

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For the Lunch with Philip and Greg project we shoot 4K and extract 1080 out of the larger image (or scale the image down). Working on the edit of the next to be published, this very moment shows why I find a big advantage in 4K for acquisition.

Why 4K is great

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You can see from the multicam thumbnail why I wanted to crop this image, even though the shot on Greg is the best choice for that moment. And yes, cutting around eating is one of the early challenges of this project. We’re developing better strategies as we gain experience.

Jul/15

18

Technology only moves Forward

In a new blog post Seth Godin makes the point:

Any useful technology that’s successfully adopted by a culture won’t be abandoned. Ever. (Except by top-down force).

The technology might be replaced by a better alternative, but society doesn’t go backwards.

I could not agree more. The value in knowing is to adapt quickly to changes to better position yourself for the future.

Jul/15

16

Lunch with Mark Spencer

Our first Lunch with Philip and Greg episode is up and Mark Spencer is our guest.

Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, editor, teacher and writer based in the Bay Area. His company Day Street Productions is a production and post studio focused on corporate video. He is an Apple-certified instructor, teaching for organizations such as BAVC, Stanford University, DVExpo, MacWorld, and consulting for corporations and individuals. He is the author of the Apple Pro Training Series book Motion Graphics and Visual Effects from Peachpit Press and has written for print and online publications including DV Magazine, EditWell, ProVideo Coalition and kenstone.net. He maintains www.applemotion.net, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jul/15

15

Lunch with Philip and Greg

A little background to our latest project. Greg and I take people we think are interesting out to lunch, and record it. Our first video will go up shortly, but I thought I’d run through the background first.

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Here is the list of questions I asked of my family on my recent trip to Australia. Plus some questions I’ve discovered since then, that I wish I’d asked.

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Jun/15

29

Why did we change the name of Xto7?

Peter Wiggins of FCP.co asked me why we changed the name of Xto7 for Final Cut Pro to XtoCC.  Here’s my answer.

 

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