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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.

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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.

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Best of Both Worlds

By karadawlish - Jun 18 2018
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Super informative and a great learning tool, but also very relaxing to listen to! Great voice.

Thank you

By RicksterDEE - Aug 22 2016
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As always Carl - You continue to inform us all - thank you

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84 Ratings
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Best of Both Worlds

By karadawlish - Jun 18 2018
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Super informative and a great learning tool, but also very relaxing to listen to! Great voice.

Thank you

By RicksterDEE - Aug 22 2016
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As always Carl - You continue to inform us all - thank you
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Artful Camera

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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.

Rank #1: DCP 150: Philip Bloom - Filmmaker for CNN's The Wonder List With Bill Weir

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Philip Bloom returns to the DCP to talk about his experience filming CNN’s The Wonder List With Bill Weir. Philip talks about the rewards and challenges of shooting this amazing series as he and his the team traveled the world.

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons addresses the question: Should you charge hourly or charge by full or half day for a video shoot?

Philip Bloom's website:http://philipbloom.net

Philip Bloom on Twitter:https://twitter.com/PhilipBloom

This episode is sponsored by MusicBed - Licensing relevant music for filmmakers. To get a $25 credit on your next order:http://mscbd.fm/crlsnpdcst

Show notes for DCP episode 150:http://carlolson.tv/dcp150

Sign up for KRE8insights:http://carlolson.tv/kre8

Become an associate producer of the Digital Convergence Podcast by your generous financial support:http://www.patreon.com/carlolson

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Mar 31 2015

59mins

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Rank #2: DCP 194: Am I Getting Paid Enough? (With Kris Simmons)

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Digital Convergence Podcast listener Pat Miller emailed me some time back with the question “Am I Getting Paid Enough?”

The question came with a twist - Pat didn’t tell us how much he charged his client for the video in question. I invited Kris Simmons to view Pat’s video before making a response.

This episode is our response to Pat's cool question!

What do you think? What would you have charged to do a video like the one Pat Miller did?

Links from this episode:

Show notes for DCP episode 194: http://creativemethod.tv/dcp194

Pat Miller's video discussed by Kris Simmons and Carl Olson: https://youtu.be/UHexdNeMQSA

Pat Miller's website: http://patmillervideo.com

Make a donation to support the Digital Convergence Podcast: http://creativemethod.tv/donate

Send email or leave voice mail feedback: http://creativemethod.tv/contact/

Carl Olson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCarlOlson

CreativeMethod.TV on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativemethod.tv/

CreativeMethod on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativemethodtv/

CreativeMethod website: http://creativemethod.tv

Jun 07 2016

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Rank #3: DCP 178: Should Video Producer Ben Bruton-Cox Buy a Sony A7s II?

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Ben Bruton-Cox of the truly wonderful Our Week In Video podcast sits on the DCP couch to ponder new gear purchases. He desperately wants the new Sony Alpha A7s II. But can he justify it?

The Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons takes on one of the most overused marketing tropes of video production company websites: “We Tell Your Story”. While story is certainly an important part of your toolbox, there is something even more important that digital media creatives should focus on.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Our Week In Video PodcastBen Bruton-Cox WebsiteBen Bruton-Cox on TwitterDCP 87: On The Move With StillmotionSony Alpha A7s II

Become an associate producer of the Digital Convergence Podcast by your generous financial support: http://creativemethod.tv/patron

Make a one-time donation to support the Digital Convergence Podcast:http://creativemethod.tv/donate

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Oct 26 2015

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: Episode 64 - The Canon 5D Mark III

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With an APB out on Chris Fenwick (we think he's holed up in a KOA Campy Cabin in the mountains), planetMitch (planet5D.com), and Gabe Cheifetz (CrumplePop.com) and I take on the latest news and happenings in the world of video and photography.

We lead off with a wrap-up of the excitement (and fall-out) of Canon's latest announcement: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. planetMitch brings a balanced, reasoned response to the Nikon D800 demo video that apparently used Canon 5D Mark II footage.

Gabe Cheifetz, of CrumplePop, talks about FCP X. I'm pleased to have CrumplePop as a sponsor of our podcast. I'm fanatical about their plugins and use them extensively in my training series. Gabe talks about their reaction to FCP X when it first came out, and the unexpected opportunity that arose from Apple's tight integration of Motion 5 and FCP X.

Mar 07 2012

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Rank #5: DCP 115: The Age of the Indie

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Author and indie filmmaker Mike Carroll returns to the DCP and talks about the second edition of his book Naked Filmmaking: How To Make A Feature-Length Film – Without A Crew – For $10,000-$6,000 Or Less Revised & Expanded For DSLR Filmmakers (Volume 1).

Mar 25 2013

1hr 26mins

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Rank #6: Ansel Adams - The Masterworks - At The Booth Western Art Museum (218)

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Ansel Adams - The Masterworks, comes to the Booth Western Art Museum. It's an exhibition showcasing 30 photographs from an edition known as The Museum Set – images hand selected, printed, and signed by Adams himself. Exhibited together for the first time ever, these images are loaned from the personal collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, Ansel’s granddaughter.

Mentioned in the show:

Ansel Adams - The Masterworks at the Booth Western Art Museum: http://boothmuseum.org/anseladams/

Ansel Adams, Photographer (1958) narrated by Beaumont Newhall: https://youtu.be/M-BhJQqHXfQ

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Apr 05 2017

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Rank #7: DCP 198: No Country for Old Men with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's

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On August 25th, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - was officially announced amidst a cacophony of both praise and disappointment - depending on whether you are primarily a stills photographer or videographer. Ben Bruton-Cox of the Our Week In Video podcast helps me work through my own angst over Canon. Is the Mark IV right for me?   “Expectation postponed makes the heart sick, but a desire realized is a tree of life” –ancient proverb.   After 8 years of unrequited love and anticipation, Canon has slammed the door closed on the convergence market that they gave birth to. When the 5D Mark II was released, it had the most basic of video features. But, O!, it was the loveliest HD video ever seen (only 30fps in the beginning, moire, poor dynamic range, and rolling shutter notwithstanding) from a camera costing less than $3,500. With that camera, Canon accidentally created the “convergence” market, and with it, hope and expectation that  Canon would continually improve the video features of the EOS 5D line.   Sadly, I feel that if Canon could go back in time, they would never approved video capability in any of their DSLRs. However, the genie is out of the bottle. The convergence market’s expectation was that their desires for pro video features would be built into 5D Mark IV. They thought “surely after 8 years we will have the ultimate convergence camera!”   Alas, that expectation - at least by those who consider themselves convergence photographers and filmmakers - was unrealized. They are the ones most disappointed in the EOS 5D Mark IV because Canon has the capability to deliver and meet the needs and wants of convergence creators, but have deliberately hobbled these features. What makes this sting even more is the marketing language Canon used to announce the 5D Mark IV gushes with phrases such as:   “see legendary"“builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series"“amazing refinements"“creative videographers will appreciate the brilliance and power that the EOS 5D Mark IV delivers"   You certainly have to have a creative imagination to believe that.   Frankly, the EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an intentional hobbling of features that – I believed if were reversed – would see Canon crush it over and beyond what they are doing now with the sale of mid range DSLRs.   The EOS 5D Mark IV is no doubt a superb still camera with competent - though mostly outdated - HD video baked in.  It’s a camera I want to like. I personally haven’t bought into other convergence cameras by Sony and Panasonic yet.   I love Canon. I love Canon gear. I love the Canon image. I love the Canon ergonomics. I love Canon lenses.   I get it that my love for Canon is unrequited and they probably don't want me – a convergence creative – as a customer. It hurts a bit in part because I and so many other convergence bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers have resulted in the sales of tens of thousands of Canon DSLRs to convergence creatives - all to Canon’s benefit - and all without any compensation to us whatsoever.   Some folks make the claim that we should all just trust Canon’s marketing department, that they are smart, and know what they are doing. This is a dubious claim. Many large companies have marketing departments that have been clueless about their customers - resulting in massive failure for those companies. The same can happen to Canon.   It’s a serious mistake for Canon to jilt the very market they created – albeit accidentally.    Mentioned in the episode:   CrumplePop's website http://crumplepop.com   CrumplePop AudioDenoise http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-plugin-audio-denoise/   CrumplePop EchoRemover http://www.crumplepop.com/fcpx-premiere-audio-plugin-echoremover/Soundstripe.com http://soundstripe.com   Ben Bruton-Cox and Our Week In Video podcast https://www.facebook.com/ourweekinvideo/   Canon EOS 5D Mark IV https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/dslr/eos-5d-mark-iv   Official Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Introduction https://youtu.be/8Z9089048wk   Introducing the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV https://youtu.be/BtD-xEvG21E   Jared Polin “Fro Knows Photos” Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ou39qKoWM   Planet 5D article by Mitch Anger - RANT: “The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Doesn’t Have…” http://blog.planet5d.com/2016/08/rant-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-doesnt-have/

Aug 30 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #8: Episode 56 - Should You Buy A Canon C300?

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Episode 56 - Chris Fenwick, Mitch Aunger (aka planetMitch), and Carl Olson ponder the question: should freelance videographers sell their HDSLR kits and buy a Canon C300?

Jan 04 2012

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Paul Aitken Livin' the Drone Life (215)

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Paul Aitken - expert drone pilot, aerial cinematographer, arthur, and co-founder of TheDroneU.com - is the guest of this episode of the Artful Camera.

In this episode, Paul discusses:

  • How to prepare for and get the FAA’s Part 107 certification.
  • Trends and market opportunities for drone photographers.
  • Why Paul feels the DJI Inspire 1 is a better aircraft than the Inspire 2.
  • Paul's thoughts on why DJI bought a major stake in Hasselblad.
  • Paul's new book Livin' the Drone Life: An Insider’s Guide to Flying Drones for Fun and Profit.

If you are thinking about adding a new drone to your camera line-up, this show is for you.

Mentioned in the show:

The Drone U: https://www.thedroneu.com/

Livin' the Drone Life: An Insider’s Guide to Flying Drones for Fun and Profit: http://amzn.to/2lgRTO6

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Get 10% off a subscription to Soundstripe.com (use code ARTFULCAMERA when you check out): https://artfulcamera.com/soundstripe

Feb 27 2017

52mins

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Rank #10: DCP 137: Patrick Inhofer On Color Correction and Color Grading

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Patrick Inhofer of Tao of Color and Mixing Light joins Dave Dugdale and Carl Olson to talk about color correction and color grading.

Dec 04 2014

1hr 34mins

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Rank #11: DCP 129: Josh Izenberg, Director of SLOMO

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Josh Izenberg of Big Young Films, talks about his award winning documentary SLOMO. The film is about Dr. John Kitchin, who, depressed and frustrated with his life, abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades.

Apr 30 2014

30mins

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Rank #12: Episode 42 - Victoria Taylor-Gore - Pastel Artist, Educator, Canon 7D Filmmaker

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Episode 42 - Featuring Victoria Taylor-Gore, artist, educator, and filmmaker - with host Carl Olson (http://16x9cinema.com) and co-host Chris Fenwick (http://chrisfenwick.com).

Victoria Taylor-Gore's pastels have been exhibited professionally for over 20 years with representation in premiere art galleries in Sante Fe and Taos, New Mexico. Her pastels have a luminous quality - ordinary scenes appear backlight with warm light emanating from an unseen light source. Victoria recently begin experimenting with a Canon 7D to produce short films featuring her art and antique miniatures. She has also ventured outside captuing such scenes as Cadillac Ranch along Route 66. Victoria says "the Canon 7D has changed my life - what a magical tool." Victoria continues: "Painting, filmmaking, and photography deal with the same essential design components... composition, light, color, emphasis...it's all part of visual storytelling."

In this episode, Chris and I are amazed by Victoria's visual story telling and the clever, experimental approach she takes to accomplish her vision. She clearly has an eye for visual story telling. In this episode Victoria delights us with her narative as to how she "paints as a director" and how film is affecting her pastels in new and exciting ways. You will be inspired by Victoria's new found passion for filmmaking with the Canon 7D.

Nov 18 2010

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: Sony a9 - High Speed DSLR Killer (220)

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Sony has announced the a9 - a full-frame, high speed mirrorless camera designed for sports and action photographers. Sony says this camera is the result of listening to their customers.

Capable of shooting 241 compressed RAW images at 20 fps this camera is the fastest full frame camera in it's class. Featuring a new 24.2 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, a silent vibration free electronic shutter capable of speeds up to 1/32000 of a second, and 643 autofocus points spanning nearly the full area of the image, this camera is poised to win the hearts of action photographers around the world.

However, will the Sony a9's ability to shoot 4K/30p video win over the hearts of video pros?

Mentioned in the show:

Sony a9: http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-9

LG - 27UD69P-W 27" IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-27ud69p-w-27-ips-led-4k-uhd-freesync-monitor-black-white/5770300.p?skuId=5770300

Anker USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub Including a BC 1.2 Charging Port with 60W (12V / 5A) Power Adapter: http://amzn.to/2o8hqQ1

This episode is sponsored by:

VideoBlocks - presenting The Future of Creativity - a new collection of stock images - where imagination meets tech. Start your 7 day free trial today at: http://videoblocks.com/camera

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

Artful Camera website: https://artfulcamera.com

Apr 20 2017

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Rank #14: DCP 182: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the long awaited successor of the original 1D X released in 2011. After five long years and continuous technical advancements, does Canon deliver $6,000 value to digital media creatives with this new model? It features 4K, but at what cost? What video making essentials did Canon leave out of the Mark II? It's a real head-scratcher. Also in this episode, I talk about the newly announced Sony a6300 - an amazing compact, mirrorless camera that is priced at $1,000 and has many features missing on the $6,000 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Other topics covered: do you suffer from SaaS fatigue (Software as a Service)? I talk about how I periodically evaluate what I'm spending on SaaS and other services. Going into 2016 I saved a bundle on my SaaS bill.

The Video Business Success Coach - Kris Simmons - whips us into shape so we can put our best foot forward when looking to work with another production company.

Mentioned In The Show:Gizmodo's article: Canon 1D X Mark II: An Epic DSLR That Shoots 4K Video, For a Price

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

DPReview.com's review of pre-production Canon 1D X Mark II

Sony A6300

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Feb 03 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #15: DCP 154: Canon's New 4K Video Cameras - XC10 and C300 Mark II

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The new Canon XC10 4K camcorder and the C300 Mark II (now with 4K internal recording) were announced just prior to the start of NAB 2015. I share my thoughts on these two cameras in episode 154 of the Digital Convergence Podcast.

The Video Business Success Coach, Kris Simmons, explains why you should pay yourself first in your video production business.

Show notes for DCP episode 154: http://carlolson.tv/dcp154

Ron Dawson's blog article: What Really Makes A "Game Changer":http://daredreamermag.com/2015/04/14/what-really-makes-a-game-changer/

Sign up for KRE8insights: http://carlolson.tv/kre8

Become an associate producer of the Digital Convergence Podcast by your generous financial support: http://www.patreon.com/carlolson

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Apr 20 2015

54mins

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Rank #16: What Photographers Can Learn From the Old Masters (232)

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Photography and painting have much in common. Both the painter and photographer are concerned about composition, lighting, color, and story. Photography is a relatively recent invention compared to painting. When the first photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Niepce, the practice of the painter already had a history developed over many centuries. Truly, the craft and art of photography owes much to the legacy of the old masters.

Mentioned in this episode:

What Landscape Painting Can Teach Photographers–by Geoff Wittig http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/12/landscape-painting.html

The Psychology of the "Decisive Moment"–by John Suler http://truecenterpublishing.com/photopsy/decisive_moment.htm

This episode is sponsored by:

CrumplePop - Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X Plugins: http://crumplepop.com

StoryBlocks.com - Uncage Your Creativity. You bring the vision - we bring the stock video, images, and audio. Start your free 7 day trial today. Go to http://storyblocks.com/camera

About the Artful Camera:

Website: https://carlolson.tv

Instagram: @Artful.Camera https://www.instagram.com/artful.camera/

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Disclaimer: some links referenced in the show notes are affiliate links. The use of affiliate links do not affect the price you pay. Artful Camera earns a small commission from each sale which help offset some of the costs involved in producing this podcast. Thank you for your support.

Oct 03 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Episode 59: Is There a Canon 5D Mark III Loose In The Wilds OF Kenya?

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Dave Dugdale (LearningDSLRVideo.com), planetMitch (planet5D.com), Chris Fenwick (chrisfenwick.com) and I span the four major timezones of the continental United States in Episode 59 of the Digital Convergence Podcast. planetMitch rounds up the latest Canon 5D Mark III - the fabled successor of the long-in-the-tooth Canon 5D Mark II - rumors in the wild (literally, in Kenya of all places) and weighs in with his analysis of the unidentified Canon camera photographed by Stephen Oachs.

Jan 25 2012

1hr 14mins

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Rank #18: DCP 119: The 5D Mark III Comes Clean

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Chris Fenwick, planetMitch and Carl Olson discuss the new firmware update (1.2.1) for the Canon 5D Mark III that provides clean HDMI out.

May 01 2013

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Rank #19: DCP 109: Color My World With Dale Grahn

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Dale Grahn's resume as a color timer is impressive. He's worked extensively with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. He must have one of the longest list of films under one name in the IMDB database! Dale talks about the craft of color timing feature films. We get the inside scoop on how he helped develop the bleach bypass look of Saving Private Ryan. Dale is the grand master of color for feature films and broadcast television series. He's the guy, as Chris Fenwick says, you want to watch over their shoulder as they perform their craft. Dale talks about his new iPad app that helps you learn the basics of color grading. The app has several video tutorials with Dale Grahn explaining how to produce different looks. Then you get the opportunity to try to match what he does. The game-like approach is a great teaching aid.

Feb 07 2013

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: DCP 176: Chris Fenwick and the Future of Creating Digital Media

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Looking back at the last five years that this podcast has been published, there have been amazing changes and advances in the tools we use to create digital media. What about the next five years?

Digital media creative, video director, editor, and podcaster - Chris Fenwick - is back on the DCP to share his thoughts about where digital media is going. Chris Fenwick gives use a fascinating look at where he sees the future of digital media creation - and role mobile devices play in shaping that future.

Also in this episode: Kris Simmons - the Video Business Success Coach - takes on one of the challenges of being a freelancer: what do you do when a company hires you and then becomes afraid that you will compete with them? It’s a situation that all of us as freelancers has been in. How can we build trust with those that hire us and also with freelancers we ourselves may hire?

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Mentioned In This Episode:

DxO ONE Camera

Snapchat

iMovie video editing app for iOS

Pinnacle Studio video editing app for iOS

Bossjock Studio podcast production app

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Quick app for iOS

WordSwag app for iOS

Skip the filter for more Instagram likes (via Lifehacker.com)

Chris Fenwick's How To Use Snapchat video

FCPX Grill Podcast by Chris Fenwick

Chris Fenwick's website

Chris Fenwick on Twitter: @chrisfenwick

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Oct 08 2015

1hr 15mins

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