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Avid Virtual Event: Create and Collaborate with Media Composer and Avid Huddle

Thursday, July 25, 2024

10AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 12 PM BST / 1 PM CEST


Join Avid Product Evangelist Michael Krulik as he introduces a range of powerful new functionalities to elevate the Media Composer editing experience.

The cornerstone of these enhancements lies in the upgraded AI engine, now with an enriched toolset tailored specifically for advanced transcription and refined post-production workflows and collaboration for editorial, visual effects, and audio teams.

Key highlights:

  • Introducing Avid Huddle: In response to the evolving landscape of collaboration, this innovative platform enables users to review and approve cuts and content directly from Media Composer, regardless of location. Collaboration has never been easier or more efficient.
  • Transcript Tool: Introducing a revolutionary real-time, searchable, and dynamic display of source file transcripts to enhance editing efficiency and empower users with unparalleled media content access.
  • Complete Picture and Sound Roundtrip: Seamlessly integrating workflows between Media Composer and Pro Tools has always been a priority. Now enjoy a smooth and cohesive editing experience from start to finish.
  • OpenTimelineIO Export: Recognizing the importance of flexibility in modern workflows, this new functionality enables users to seamlessly export projects for VFX and online—to external platforms while maintaining the integrity of edits.

Register: https://connect.avid.com/24-q3-avid-huddle-lp.html


Litepanels’ “Inspired By”: David Fincher
Date: July 16, 2024, Online

Los Angeles – 8am / New York – 11am / London – 4pm / Paris – 5pm
In the next episode of Inspired By, Litepanels steps into the meticulously crafted universe of David Fincher. Host Garrett Sammons welcomes director Quinton Myricks to lift the veil on Fincher’s signature chilling style.

Join them live as they uncover how he utilizes reverse key lighting, reflections, and harsh light to craft his hauntingly beautiful worlds.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/ePp6wJdt

Sight, Sound & Story: Making the Grade: Exploring Color’s Role in Television and Film

When: Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Time: 5:00PM PT / 8:00PM ET

General Admission:  FREE!

Moderator: Bob Caniglia (Director of Sales Operations for Blackmagic Designs, the Americas)

Panelists: Colorist Jill Bogdanowicz (“Joker,” “John Wick: Chapters 3 & 4”) and Colorist Mitch Paulson (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles: Mutant Mayhem”)

Inside Episode XXXIII: Color grading is the unseen force that shapes the visual essence of storytelling, elevating narratives to new heights of emotion and immersion. Join us for an enlightening session where Colorists Jill Bogdanowicz and Mitch Paulson, both luminaries in the field, will unveil their expertise, techniques, and creative strategies in color grading. Through illuminating examples from their portfolios, they’ll offer invaluable insights suitable for both newcomers and seasoned professionals. Guided by veteran industry moderator Bob Caniglia, this panel delves into the complexities and craft of color grading. Whether you’re a filmmaker, editor, or aspiring colorist, seize this opportunity to glean wisdom from two of the industry’s most esteemed practitioners as they unveil the secrets behind their craft.

All registered attendees will receive a link and password for access on the day of the event approximately a half hour before 8:00 PM ET.

Register: https://www.sightsoundandstory.com/sight-sound-story-live-july-part-ii-2024

AbelCine Presents – Quick Start: ARRI ALEXA 35

(Multiple dates to choose from)

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 – 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET, Virtual

Tuesday, November  12, 2024 – 7:00 am PT / 10:00 am ET, Virtual

This practical introduction to the ALEXA 35 will go over the most important information on camera setup, configuration, menu options, working with media, and processing files in post.

For class price and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.abelcine.com/learn/calendar/quick-start-arri-alexa-35

AbelCine Presents – RED V-Raptor XL Quick Start

(Multiple dates to choose from)

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET, Virtual

Wednesday, November 20, 2024 – 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET, Virtual

This practical introduction to the RED V-RAPTOR XL will go over the most important information on camera setup, configuration, menu options, working with media, and processing files in post.

For class price and to purchase tickets, visit:  https://www.abelcine.com/learn/calendar/red-v-raptor-xl-quick-start

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