DC Post | Production Conference

A three-day training event, the DC Post | Production Conference is designed for professionals in TV, video, film, motion graphics and new media who wish to maximize their creativity and efficiency and improve their technical skills. Sessions are geared toward intermediate to advanced professionals and are presented theater-style with ample time for Q&A. The conference runs three full days in four parallel tracks.

 

DC POST | PRODUCTION CONFERENCE
DAY 1 | Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
TRACK UAV

Room: 154A

CORPORATE VIDEO

Room: 154B

POST
PRODUCTIONRoom: 152A
POST
PRODUCTIONRoom: 152B
9:00 am –
12:30 pm
Certified to Fly:
What You Need to Know About Flying a Drone Professionally

Corporate and In-House Small-Crew Production
(continues after lunch)

IN DEPTH

Cross Train: Video Editing in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve

IN DEPTH

Apple Final Cut Pro X

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm IN DEPTH
Improving Your Aerial Videography Skills

Corporate and In-House Small-Crew Production

IN DEPTH

Color Grading in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve

IN DEPTH

Adobe Premiere Pro

DAY 2 | Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
TRACK PRODUCTION

Room: 154A

PRODUCTION

Room: 154B

POST
PRODUCTION

Room: 152A

POST
PRODUCTION

Room: 152B

10:00 am –
12:45 pm
IN DEPTH

How to Script: Best Practices for Writing Your Project

IN DEPTH
Cinematic Lighting for Small-Crew Productions

IN DEPTH

Export to Web: Video Compression for Web and Mobile Devices

IN DEPTH
Designing in Three Dimensions: 3D for Motion Graphics Artists and Video Editors

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Visit GV Expo Exhibits
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Directing “Real” People On-Camera

Working with Log and LUTs in Production and Post

Fixing Audio in Post:
How to Get Rid of Common Problems

Advanced Color Grading Techniques with Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Beyond a Talking Head: Creative Lighting for Interviews

Directing Your Audio Talent

Tracking and Stabilizing Footage with Adobe After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro

Advanced Color Grading Techniques with Apple Final Cut Pro X

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Evening User Groups
DAY 3 | Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
TRACK PRODUCTION

Room: 154B

CREATIVE BUSINESS

Room: 154A

POST PRODUCTION

Room: 152A

WEB VIDEO

Room: 152B

10:00 am –
12:45 pm
IN DEPTH
Understanding 4K and HDR Camera Production

IN DEPTH
Hacking Freelance:
Building and Sustaining Your Career

IN DEPTH

The Essentials of Virtual Reality Post Production

Learning on the Web:
Producing Online Educational Videos

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Getting the Best Performance:
Directing Actors and Non-Actors

Crash Course in Intellectual Property

360° Sound:
Intro to Audio Finishing for Virtual Reality

IN DEPTH
Successful Live Streaming:
How to Avoid Common Problems in Live Streaming

3:15 pm — 4:30 pm Guerrilla Production Strategies:
Getting More Done with Less

How to Avoid Budgeting on the Back of a Napkin: Budgeting Video Projects

Documentary Editing:
Managing, Organizing and Legal Tips

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Being a Better Director:
Shooting for the Edit

Legal, Business, and Contract Issues for Creatives

Documentary Techniques with Photos:
Creating Compelling Footage from Photographs

Graphics for the Small Screen:
Designing Motion Graphics for Mobile and Web Video

 

* Schedule may change slightly

 

DAY 1 | Tuesday, Nov. 28

 

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Certified to Fly: What You Need to Know About Flying a Drone Professionally
Luisa Winters
With the FAA’s announcement of the new FAR Part 107, there seems to be tremendous confusion about what drone pilots may and may not do. This session is a quick-start guide to receiving your very own Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification from the FAA. While this session will not be long enough to cover all of the material that you need to understand to pass the test, it will guide you through the process, detailing what you need to study and learn, and clarify all the steps required to become Part 107-certified quickly and painlessly.

This session is taught by a veteran UAV operator/pilot and FAA-certified advanced ground school instructor.

 

 

IN DEPTH Cross Train: Video Editing in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
Jeff Greenberg
Are you an editor or post specialist? Need to expand your skills? Are you a colorist who has never touched the edit page? Yes, you can learn to edit in DaVinci Resolve. Attend this session and you’re three hours from getting Resolve under your belt. We’ll learn how to set up and handle video, edit, trim, add effects and transitions, and output. There is no faster way to go from 0 to 60 than this class. Learn only the keyboard keys that are truly necessary to use Resolve!

Get all of your questions answered from master trainer Jeff I. Greenberg (http://JGreenbergConsulting.com).

Target audience: The editor who needs to get up to speed FAST in Resolve.

 

 

IN DEPTH Apple Final Cut Pro X
Abba Shapiro
If you want to wrap your head around the latest version of FCP X and have only half a day to get up and running, this course will get you started. Join Abba Shapiro in this fast-paced half-day class as he guides you through the skills you need to create a video in FCP X.

Topics covered:

  • Exploring the interface
  • Setting up a project
  • Importing video and photos
  • Basic editing techniques
  • Working with audio
  • Applying filters and transitions
  • Creating titles
  • Sharing your project

 

 

9:00 am – 5:30 pm (all day)

 

Corporate and In-House Small-Crew Production
Jem Schofield
Today, more companies are building in-house production teams to create ongoing content for their products and services. Generally, this lends itself to creating smaller crews. Additionally, corporate video production companies have changed in terms of structure and their resources. While the equipment has gotten better and also less expensive, the crews have gotten smaller!

With this new production landscape, this full-day, two-part workshop by Jem Schofield of theC47 will focus on small-crew video production. You will learn about effective project planning, budgets and proposals, small-crew production gear, lenses (primes versus zooms), related support gear, audio recording tips and tricks, and lighting techniques that are best suited for small-crew corporate productions.

Topics covered:

  • Project planning, budgets and proposals
  • Small-crew production equipment
  • Lighting techniques
  • Camera and lens tips and tricks
  • Effective sound recording
  • Working with talent
  • Working effectively as small crews, with great results

Target audience: Directors of photography, camera operators, producers, directors and anyone who wants to understand how to successfully work in modern, small-crew corporate production environments.

 

 

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

IN DEPTH Improving Your Aerial Videography Skills
Francis Torres
Drones, quadcopters and UASs have truly revolutionized the way we capture our world from the skies. Aerial videography is only going to become more common and more accessible to amateurs and professionals alike. In this class we will take a deep dive into how to get more cinematic and dynamic shots with a drone for your next project. Topics to be covered in this class include U.S. drone law and safety, preparing for an aerial shoot, best drones for aerial videography, camera movement and compositional theory, and post production tips and tricks using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. From amateurs to professionals, this class will bring your aerial videography to the next level.

 

 

IN-DEPTH: Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve
Robbie Carman
DaVinci Resolve has become the go-to color grading tool for Hollywood features, commercials and projects of all kinds. In this fast paced, in-depth session designed for new DaVinci Resolve users, colorist Robbie Carman will guide you through the essentials of coloring using DaVinci Resolve.

He’ll start out by exploring essential color correction workflows to get projects and footage into Resolve. Next up, he’ll dive into the color page interface, including a discussion of working with nodes so he can take a deep look at the primary and secondary grading tools that are available in Resolve.

Color correction is more than button-pushing, so throughout this session, he will explore the “why” of color correction, not just the “how.” If you’re new to DaVinci Resolve, this session will help you get up to speed quickly with its award-winning color correction tools.

Target audience: Editors, assistant editors, new colorists, DPs, producers

 

 

IN DEPTH Adobe Premiere Pro
Luisa Winters
This session is for advanced users of Adobe Premiere Pro and will run at a fast pace. We’ll go through import (proxy creation), editing tips and suggested shortcuts, effects and transitions (including keyframing), color correction and audio. We will cover the Essential Sound and the and Essential Graphics panels, relatively new in Premiere Pro CC. We will also cover the Lumetri panel and the Lumetri Scopes. If you are an advance user of Adobe Premiere Pro and want to get some tips on making your editing more efficient, this session is for you!

 

 

DAY 2 | Wednesday, Nov. 29

 

10:00 am – 12:45 pm

 

IN-DEPTH How to Script: Best Practices for Writing Your Project
Amy DeLouise
Your script is your blueprint, not just for the edit but also for production. Learn how to create a narrative arc, even for nonfiction. You’ll maximize your preproduction planning time with a shooting script, then learn how to transition this document into an editing script that helps you cut as well as get approvals. Learn the best way to incorporate transcripts into your workflow for interview-driven productions. This session is a must-attend for anyone who needs to write.

Target audience: Producers, scriptwriters, “preditors” (producer-editors) and directors.

 

 

IN DEPTH Cinematic Lighting for Small-Crew Productions
Jem Schofield
As resolutions in production increase (Ultra HD is four times the resolution of Full HD), the way you light your subjects becomes even more important. When your camera sees everything, it’s your job to show your talent and locations in their best light. While the light sources that you use in video production and filmmaking are important, it’s how you shape and control those sources that really make the difference. And it’s even more important when we move from HD to 4K productions.

In this half-day workshop, Jem Schofield of theC47 will focus on using light to achieve cinematic results (mainly low-key lighting techniques) in documentary and corporate productions. Focus will be in using small lighting and grip kits that don’t require large crews.

Topics covered:

  • How to create large, soft light sources
  • Low-key lighting for documentary and corporate projects
  • Understanding and working effectively with different color temperatures
  • Quickly setting up for great looking interviews regardless of the subject
  • How to bounce, block, cut and diffuse light sources quickly and effectively

Target audience: DPs, camera operators and aspiring filmmakers interested in understanding how to quickly and effectively light projects for both HD and 4K productions.

 

 

IN DEPTH Export to Web: Video Compression for Web and Mobile Devices
Jeff Greenberg
Overwhelmed by compression? Stuck just using the presets? Unsure of what to change? Want better looking compressed files? What about all this H.265?

This class is split 50-50: half the class will be foundations of video compression, the other half will be spent building presets. This session will demystify the process of compression for the web and multimedia, regardless of which compression tool you are using.

Get all of your questions answered from master trainer Jeff I. Greenberg (http://JGreenbergConsulting.com).

Target audience: Anyone who is intimidated by video compression.

 

 

IN DEPTH Designing in Three Dimensions: 3D for Motion Graphics Artists and Video Editors
Ian Robinson
This session is designed to get you as comfortable working in three dimensions as you are working in two. If you’ve ever wanted to explore how to integrate 3D into your daily workflow, or just get more proficient working in three dimensions, this session is a great place to start. With each update, Adobe After Effects offers more options for designing 3D content. Join us as we explore all the variations of 3D offered in After Effects. From 2D layers in 3D space to creating actual 3D geometry natively in After Effects using the Cinema 4D Renderer, it’s often challenging to keep it all straight. To help with that situation, we’ll cover the when, why and how’s of each setting as we dissect and create some engaging motion graphic animations.

 

 

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Directing “Real” People On-Camera
Amy DeLouise
Real people bring opportunities and challenges to the production process. Learn how to work with non-actors for scenarios, direct-to-camera, and interviews. Understand ways to connect, support and get the best out of the real people in your videos. This course offers practical strategies for both preproduction and production to improve the quality of footage captured.

Target audience: Directors, producers and “preditors” (producer-editors)

 

 

Working with Log and LUTs in Production and Post
Richard Harrington

Capturing video in log tells the camera to record more from a scene—meaning you’ll be able to recover more from your highlights and shadows and adjust more colors and tones in postproduction. In this course, join Rich Harrington as he shows you how to record video in log, process the files, and complete a postproduction workflow.

Topics covered:

  • Recording options for log
  • Configuring cameras to record in log
  • Monitoring log recordings
  • Following typical camera workflows
  • Getting ready for post
  • Using log files in Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Using log files in Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Managing and manipulating lookup tables (LUTs)

Target audience: Directors of photography, camera operators, producers, editors and colorists

 

 

Fixing Audio in Post: How to Get Rid of Common Problems
Cheryll Ottenritter
The audio cable for your shoot produced a hum and you didn’t realize it.. The archive footage you have to put in the project has some of the worst audio you have ever heard. Your narrator had dentures and all you hear is the clicking. How do you fix these problems, and others, in post? When should you leave well enough alone and leave the noise? The tools for audio repair are crazy good; there is very little that you can’t do. In this class we will use the Adobe Creative Suite, Pro Tools and IZotope RX 6 Advanced.

 

 

Advanced Color Grading Techniques with DaVinci Resolve
Robbie Carman
In this session, join colorist Robbie Carman as he shows you how to take your color grading skills to the next level by utilizing many of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve’s powerful advanced color correction tools. Learn about log and raw workflows, color management, LUTs, log and offset grading tools, primary and secondary curves, composites, advanced keying, ResolveFX and advanced node structures. Throughout the session, learn how Resolve can help you fix problems and create compelling projects. If you’re looking to improve your DaVinci Resolve color grading skills, then this session is for you!

Target audience: Editors, assistant editors, colorists, DPs, producers

 

 

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Beyond a Talking Head: Creative Lighting for Interviews
Peter Nicoll
This session offers techniques and tricks of the trade from a veteran documentary cinematographer. The class will be presented in two parts. In the first, Peter will give a slide presentation showing examples of “talking heads” and the methodology behind what makes them work in specific situations. Part two is a live demonstration of different key light positions that will create the perfect look and feel for your film or video project. Taught by Peter Nicoll, an award-winning director of photography with 15 years of professional experience in the industry, the class is aimed at students, young professionals looking to gain an edge, and producers looking to learn different perspectives.

 

 

Directing Your Audio Talent
Cheryll Ottenritter
Have you ever wondered how to get more out of your voice over talent? Learn tips and tricks to direct talent for spots, short form and long format programming. Whether you are coaching a seasoned star or the guy next door with a good voice, this class will help you learn how to get the read you want. We will also dive into best practices and workflow for recording voice.

 

 

Tracking and Stabilizing Footage with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro
Richard Harrington
Whether it’s removing camera shake or tracking a camera’s movement, Premiere Pro and After Effects have you covered. You can apply a variety of techniques to smooth out the camera movement in a shot using the Warp Stabilizer and track the camera to add objects into a scene realistically.

Topics covered:

  • Analyzing footage
  • Using the 3D camera tracker to stabilize footage
  • Choosing and moving a target
  • Removing Blur caused by Camera Shake
  • Adding 3D text to a scene
  • Tracking an object
  • Applying the Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Choosing a stabilization method
  • Reducing rolling shutter distortion
  • Matching movement

Target audience: Motion graphic artists and video editors

 

 

Advanced Color Grading Techniques with Apple Final Cut Pro X
Abba Shapiro
In this training, Abba Shapiro will take the mystery out of color correction in Apple FCP X. He’ll show you advanced color correction techniques. You’ll learn how to read and use FCP X’s video scopes to better judge and correct your video, as well as how to use FCP X’s pre-installed looks and looks of your own to stylize your video. Whether you need to fix the color in a shot, match the colors between two shots, or give your video an overall look, having a deep knowledge of FCP X’s color tools will allow you to get the job done and done right

 

 

DAY 3 | Thursday, Nov. 30

 

10:00 am – 12:45 pm

 

IN DEPTH Understanding 4K and HDR Camera Production
Jem Schofield
UHD, 4K, 5K, 6K, 8K, HDR, Rec. 709, P3, BT.2020, Log, LUTs, RAW, Raw, raw?! What are they and how and when do you use them? As modern 4K+ digital cinema cameras evolve and become more affordable, it is important that you not only learn a particular camera system but also understand how modern production works as a whole. While it may seem overwhelming, it can be understood!

With digital cinema cameras from companies such as ARRI, Blackmagic, Canon, Panasonic, Sony and RED allowing for not only 4K acquisition but also HDR recording with huge color spaces, multiple recording options (resolutions and codecs), Raw and Log recording and plethora of other options, it’s hard to sort everything out. That’s what this workshop will focus on.

In this half-day workshop, Jem Schofield of theC47 will explain how modern digital cinema cameras work so you can make informed decisions about how to shoot your next projects. While he will go over the features and options on specific cameras, the data covered in the workshop will apply to all modern digital camera systems.

Topics covered:

  • Best practices for shooting 4K with modern digital cinema cameras
  • The realities of HDR production
  • Understanding Log versus Raw based recording
  • Successfully exposing for Log
  • Understanding capture-based and distribution-based color spaces
  • Log and LUT workflows with today’s digital cinema cameras

Target audience: Directors of photography, camera operators, producers and anyone who wants to understand how to successfully work with modern digital camera systems.

 

 

IN-DEPTH: Hacking Freelance: Building and Sustaining Your Career
Amy DeLouise
Whether you are just breaking into the field or are going out on your own after a long in-house career, this workshop is a must-attend, with details on how to navigate the creative and business sides of your work. This workshop includes strategies for financial management, negotiating, workflow planning, client management and career development. Take yourself to the next level with this in-depth session.

 

 

IN DEPTH The Essentials of Virtual Reality Post Production
Jeff Greenberg
Just started in VR? Thinking about getting started and worried about the costs or feasibility?
This session will go over the general field of VR (kept current for the day of the talk) including affordable cameras and state-of-the-art headsets. Specifically, the class will cover the full workflow and pain points of shooting/data handling/stitch/editorial/distribution. There will be broad coverage of the state of stitching. Direct focus will be on the VR implementation in Premiere, the (new) Mettle plug-ins and some dabbling in Adobe After Effects.

Get all of your questions answered from master trainer Jeff I. Greenberg (http://JGreenbergConsulting.com).

Target audience: Anyone getting into VR production.

 

 

Learning on the Web: Producing Online Educational Videos
Richard Harrington
Are you looking to produce online educational content? Join Richard Harrington and team members from RHED Pixel. They’ll share secrets to producing effective online content to educate and inspire others. Their past client roster includes Adobe, Apple, Lynda.com, Microsoft, the American Red Cross and more. Learn how to produce a wide range of projects from simple screen capture videos to complex projects.

Topics covered:

  • Setting educational goals
  • Managing talent and course development
  • Choosing the right production approach
  • Measuring the effectiveness of the course

 

 

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Getting the Best Performance: Directing Actors and Non-Actors
Kelley Slagle
Filmmaker and actor Kelley Slagle shares her perspective on directing with her experience both behind and in front of the camera. She’ll discuss how to get the best performances from both actors and non-actors in your productions. Topics include proper casting, creating a supportive environment, the importance of preparation, navigating rehearsals, productive communication and shooting tips.

 

 

Crash Course in Intellectual Property
Seth Polansky
Seth C. Polansky is an attorney who specializes in contracts, intellectual property and start-ups. In addition to his 17 years of legal experience, he is also a performing musician, live sound engineer, adjunct college professor and indie film producer. Through his experiences with creative professionals, he found that most are untrained in intellectual property law. This class will provide an overview of the intellectual property issues that creative professionals deal with on a daily basis. The class will be interactive, and will leave time for a detailed Q&A.

 

 

360° Sound: Intro to Audio Finishing for Virtual Reality
Cheryll Ottenritter
Before diving into audio finishing, we will walk through the steps for audio production for VR and 360°. We will then cover workflow and finishing a VR project in Pro Tools. Learn best practices for recording in the field and finishing in your DAW. Tools demonstrated will be Facebook360, YouTube, Reaper, Pro Tools and Dolby VR. Workflow in and out of your NLE will be discussed. Middleware tools will be saved for a future class.

 

 

1:45 pm – 4:30 pm

 

IN DEPTH Successful Live Streaming: How to Avoid Common Problems in Live Streaming
John Dudley
For many marketing, advertising, communications and audio-visual professionals, live streaming or webcasting can have a wide range of meanings, with varying levels of expectations and challenges. With streaming technology becoming more accessible and platform capabilities expanding faster than ever, the fundamentals of successfully delivering compelling content that aligns with your objectives and moves people to act remains the same.

In this course, John will cover the basics of live streaming and video webcasting and the associated logistics, ranging from using commonplace consumer technology to integrating professional video, sound and back end content delivery solutions. The goal of this program is to share current and time-tested strategies to help you make smart video production, IT and CDN decisions.

Dudley Digital Works president John Dudley, who provides live webcasting solutions for some of the world’s leading brands and causes via his DC Webcasting service, moderates this discussion.

Topics include:

  • More than a webinar: What webcasting is and what it’s not
  • How to determine if streaming live is a viable investment of time and resources
  • Defining consumer, prosumer and enterprise webcasting
  • What’s a CDN? The basics of content delivery networks and how to chose one
  • Lights! Camera! Connectivity! The convergence of video production and IT
  • Production equipment, hardware and software tools requirements
  • Front and back-end crewing options, roles and responsibilities
  • After the Show: Integrating an on-demand content strategy
  • Measuring Impact: Using analytics to develop actionable insights for the future

Target audience: Marketing, advertising, public relations, corporate communications, journalism, video, A/V and IT professionals

 

 

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Guerrilla Production Strategies: Getting More Done with Less
Abba Shapiro
It’s easy to get good looking video when you have a big budget, expensive gear and a large crew, but how can you take advantage of new tech and cool gadgets to get great guerrilla-style video? Whether it’s apps that act as clapboards, show you depth of field, or allow you to remotely control and monitor you cameras, mobile tech can save you money and often increase production values. This session will look at both applications and hardware (Steadicam, mounts, etc.) that will help your production and post production workflow.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What mobile gear and mobile apps can best complement your production.
  • How to do more with less crew.
  • Traveling light and right.
  • Beer budget strategies that provide a champagne budget look.

 

 

How to Avoid Budgeting on the Back of a Napkin: Budgeting Video Projects
Richard Harrington
Budgets keep video productions in line and on time. But how do you estimate costs when you’re just starting out—or planning a shoot in a new location? Rich Harrington has almost 30 years of experience in video, many of them consulting for clients who needed detailed proposals and budgets to move forward. In this course, he explains the nuts and bolts of budgeting for video production. Learn how to develop professional budgets, quotes and proposals, and then transform those estimates into invoices. Plus, learn how to split projects with contractors, set payment terms, and make sure the bill is delivered and you get paid. The exercise files include the budget, proposal and invoice for the sample project shown in the course, as well as a budget template you can use for your own future projects.

Topics covered:

  • Evaluating outsourcing and partnering options
  • Setting your rates
  • Incorporating material and overhead costs
  • Scoping the project
  • Estimating the production time
  • Collecting data with time tracking
  • Creating a quote or proposal
  • Setting payment terms

 

 

Documentary Editing: Managing, Organizing and Legal Tips
Kelley Slagle
In this session, producer and editor Kelley Slagle shares tips on organizing and managing your documentary footage, creating metadata, and using tools for collaboration, including web applications, file sharing and file syncing programs. She also discusses legal, copyright and IP issues that you may encounter during your edit.

 

 

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Being a Better Director: Shooting for the Edit
Abba Shapiro
As a director, you have a vision of the story you want to tell—what strategies and workflows can you use to ensure that vision makes it to the screen? To be successful, you need to keep the edit in mind throughout the production process. This session will look at the do’s and don’t’s of preparing for the shoot, production strategies, and the pitfalls of not shooting with the edit in mind.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What can you do before the shoot to make sure the production goes smoothly?
  • What steps should you follow to make sure you get the footage you need to make your edit work?
  • Production strategies that will allow you to edit faster.
  • Continuity techniques: making sure everything matches in post
  • Media organization best practices

Target audience: Producers, directors, and the one-man band who need to make sure that what they need for the edit is captured on set.

 

 

Legal, Business and Contract Issues for Creatives
Seth Polansky
Seth C. Polansky is an attorney who specializes in contracts, intellectual property and start-ups. In addition to his 17 years of legal experience, he is also a performing musician, live sound engineer, adjunct college professor and indie film producer. One of the most if not the most significant hurdle creatives face is the fact that the industry runs on contracts. Creatives are not afforded the opportunity to learn the intricacies of the contracting process. This class will provide an overview of the contracts and contract types that creative professionals deal with on a daily basis. The class will be interactive, and will leave time for a detailed Q&A.

 

 

Documentary Techniques with Photos: Creating Compelling Footage from Photographs
Richard Harrington
In this class, join Rich Harrington and explore the world of documentary storytelling using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand new works of art. Basic image editing techniques in Photoshop such as toning, cropping, sharpening and resizing are covered. The course also shows how to add movement to photos in After Effects, helping to create a dramatic story.

Topics covered:

  • Understanding resolution
  • Organizing photos with Adobe Bridge
  • Working in the right color space
  • Removing damage with the healing and cloning tools
  • Making Content-Aware Scale and Fill repairs
  • Adding Vanishing Point Pans
  • Controlling focus with blurring and sharpening
  • Correcting alignment
  • Restoring contrast with Curves and Levels
  • Using Ease and keyframe assistants
  • Rendering animations

 

 

Graphics for the Small Screen: Designing Motion Graphics for Mobile and Web Video
Ian Robinson
Creating motion graphics that look just as good on the small screen as they do on the big one is more challenging than most people think. As more video projects are viewed on an ever-expanding list of portable devices, the motion graphics package is often the best way to reinforce your brand and brand message. In this session, we will learn about how to best use type, color and composition to create sharp looking graphics across all screens. To utilize the fastest workflows, we will work in many applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, the Cinema 4D Renderer and the Creative Cloud Desktop application. Come learn which tools work best to create custom motion graphics in the least amount of time.