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The invention of editing is the thing that allowed film to take off. — Walter Murch Occasionally, clients will balk at the time/cost of the edit. To the uninformed, the edit may seem like simple, mechanical task when, in fact, the editor is the last storyteller to touch a film project. When I meet such […]

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One of the very first lessons I learned when I began working with Pixel Corps was the priority sound takes in motion pictures. Alex Lindsay is fond of saying “If your sound is bad, your image can be pristine and the viewer will disconnect.” For this reason, every talented filmmaker I know is fanatical about […]

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I wanted to make a photograph of a car that looked like it had been shot in one of those fancy studios with the enormous soft boxes, but I had to do it on the grass at the fair grounds. This video shows how I made it happen using layer masks in Photoshop. Relighting a […]

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Many often have a difficult time when color correcting or enhancing images. They generally lose sight of the goal: making the image look better while still being believable. Many users go “too far” in their quest to fix images. If the image starts to look fake or too altered, it will be distracting. Although getting […]

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Lately I’ve been posting some Photographs online only to get the old-fashioned, tired, lame, “that looks so good it could have only been done in Photoshop” comment. Really? 1995 called and wants its excuses back! Just because YOU can’t make a photograph doesn’t mean that someone else can’t. It’s easy to “blame” Photoshop. It makes […]

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“We’ll fix it in post!” NO! YOU WON’T! Now that we’re seeing hybrid still cameras/video cameras, the warnings that my friends in the video industry give about relying on post need to be re-stated. One of the biggest mistakes made by all kinds of shooters, both video and still, is the false belief that they […]

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