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    Playing with Color in Video Games

    Playing with Color in Video Games
    Hopefully this admission will not be anathema to you, but I only recently purchased an HDTV for my home. Part of my reluctance to join the one-third of Americans in the high-definition era was cost: I recently left my job at the Wall Street Journal for the lucrative world of freelancing. But the other piece was philosophical. I didn't want to ...
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    Make a DVD Portfolio using iDVD

    Make a DVD Portfolio using iDVD
    +*PROJECT: DVD Portfolio*+ *Create your own DVD Portfolio including:* p(. 1. Five different original images for menu backgrounds. p(. 2. One or more original menu musical scores of loops or student written material. p(. 3. Four original animations for submenu buttons. p(. 4. Eight original images created in class reflecting the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. p(. 5. ...
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    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One

    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One
    The Adobe Media Encoder is a flexible tool that can export your video project to a range of formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Macromedia Flash Video (FLV), QuickTime, RealMedia, and Windows Media. Though each format has its own peculiarities, the basic workflow is the same for all of them, which is what is covered here. You can export either a work area ...
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    iMovie: Podcast Commercial

    +*PROJECT: Podcast Commercial*+ *PART 1: COMMERICAL RE-CREATION* p(. Choose your favorite 15-30 second commercial currently playing on television. Break it down shot by shot, location by location, and recreate with your Production Company. Use one or more scene breakdowns to deconstruct your commercial. A scene breakdown is an analysis of the practical implications of the script, scene by scene. A breakdown ...
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    How to Shoot a Video & Capture a Still Image

    +*PROJECT: How to Shoot a Video*+ You have been assigned to a Production Company of 3-4 people, with whom you will work throughout the semester. This introductions project is a useful way to get to know each other and to assess how to make best use of the human resources in your group. You will use a camera and lighting techniques. ...
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    iMovie Music Video

    +*PROJECT: Music Video*+ *Steps* p(. 1. Crew Up: All crewmembers choose new jobs. p(. 2. Working as a group, choose an appropriate song for your new video by a local band. You can also create your own song using GarageBand. p(. 3. Get song approved by CEO. p(. 4. Complete preproduction notebook. Get notebook approval. p(. 5. Shoot your video. Remember ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Adjusting White Balance with the Fast Color Corrector

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Adjusting White Balance with the Fast Color Corrector
    "Continued from, What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/236-adobe-premiere-what-the-fast-color-corrector-tools-do- If the Auto Color effect doesn’t resolve color problems in your video, try white balancing your clip using the Fast Color Corrector effect. Here’s how: *1.* Double-click the target clip on the timeline. *2.* Click the Effect Controls tab to open that panel. *3.* In the Effects panel, click and drag the ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos

    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos
    Problems often arise when you shoot video with a bright light in the background, which is often called a backlight. When in automatic exposure mode, the camcorder assumes that the bright light is too bright, and darkens the entire video to compensate. When your subject is in the foreground, this often results in your subject being too dark. Clearly, the best ...
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    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three

    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/248-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-two *7.* Click the Audio tab to review the Audio settings. p(. Review the Audio Settings. When producing MPEG-2 files for DVD, choose PCM in the Audio Format drop-down menu (as shown) and then encode to Dolby Digital Format in Encore. p(. When producing streaming formats, adjust both Audio Codec and Bitrate here. Note that whatever Bitrate you ...
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    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output

    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output
    Most video acquisition formats like DV and the 1080i HDV codec used by the Sony and Canon HDV cameras are interlaced formats that contain two fields for every frame, usually shot 1/60th of a second apart (1/50th for PAL). In contrast, most streaming formats are frame-based. To produce frame-based video from interlaced sources involves combining the two fields into a single ...
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    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two

    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/246-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-one *5.* Click the Filters tab to open the Noise Reduction option (not shown). Avoid applying this filter unless your video is extremely noisy. *6.* Click the Video tab to open the Video settings. Also be sure to review the Basic Video Settings to ensure that they are correct. h4. Tip: OutPutting MPEG-2 Files -- When and Where: ...
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    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do

    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do
    There are several tools within the Fast Color Corrector to help you fine-tune your video. Top to bottom, here’s what they do: h4. Hue Angle Controls the outer ring of the color wheel; rotating left shifts the colors toward green; rotating right shifts them toward red. h4. Balance Magnitude Controls correction intensity. This corresponds to the ball on the end of ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2
    "Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/244-adobe-premeire-pro-producing-flash-output-part-1 *7.* In the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, click the Show Advanced Settings button. This reveals all encoding options and changes to the Hide Advanced Settings button (Image above). *8.* In the upper-left corner of the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, choose a profile. If you customize any parameters, Premiere Pro ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1
    Flash video is a popular streaming format for Internet and intranet use. The Adobe Media Encoder can produce Flash video in the FLV format, but not the SWF format, which contains the metadata required to make a Flash video executable online. If you’ve used the Flash 8 Video Encoder, the process will look very familiar, since Premiere Pro uses many of ...
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    Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition

    Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition
    Typically, you normalize audio volume so your entire production will have similar levels and your viewers won’t have to adjust the volume from scene to scene. Technically, however, normalization increases the amplitude of the audio to a target level, usually 100%, which is maximum volume available without distortion. What’s critical to realize is that normalization affects the entire file equally. So ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions

    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions
    In conjunction with "Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/240-normalizing-audio-in-premiere-pro-and-audition- h4. To increase low-volume regions in Audition, do the following: *1.* In the Display area, click and drag in the waveform to select the quiet regions. *2.* Choose Effects > Amplitude > Normalize (process). *3.* If the default parameters shown in Figure 74c suit your needs (usually, they will), click OK ...
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