A Few Of My Piqsures as Interactive Objects

A company that I've been working with is Piqsure. They are about to roll out their public beta to allow people to post their images in cool new ways (including high-resolution viewing on blogs and social media).

Comments welcome.

Neil Armstrong's Space Suit

Click to Explore | Powered by Piqsure

Mad Scientist Lab

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A Red Panda

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Valley of Fire Panorama

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Stylizing Color with the Colorado Effect in After Effects

There’s a really dynamic tool in Adobe After Effects called Colorama and in this course I’ll show you how it works.  If you like the gradient map effect in Photoshop, you’re really going to like Colorama, which maps the gradient to a circle.  Where this tool really shines is when you put it onto an Adjustment Layer. 

Stylizing Footage: Stylizing Color with the Colorama Effect  

To learn more I've created an exciting new course called Stylizing Footage: Stylizing Color with the Colorama Effects with Lynda.com                                             


Whether you want to fix a problem in post or simply give your video more style, this course will help everyone from motion graphics designers to video editors improve their footage. Rich Harrington uses Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and even Illustrator to correct problems you'd encounter in real-world projects, like lens distortion, camera shake, noise and grain, and overblown exposure. Plus, you'll learn advanced techniques for speeding up or slowing down your video, rotoscoping footage, and using the numerous creative color and texture effects in Photoshop and After Effects. If your footage has ever needed some extra attention, this course is for you.

Topics in this course include: 

  • Reviewing the retoucher's toolbox
  • Stabilizing footage
  • Fixing alignment
  • Retiming footage
  • Removing lens distortion
  • Using rotoscoping to enhance footage
  • Recovering exposure
  • Color grading with Photoshop
  • Converting to black and white
  • Creating a film or painterly look
  • Adding depth of field

You can check out the class here — http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Stylizing-color-Colorama-effects/149128/160048-4.html

Testing Your Audio Recording Gear

Audio can make or break a production.  If you have poor audio your audience will tune out almost immediately and nothing good will come out of it, especially when conducting an interview.  So having good clean audio is paramount.  Join me in this course as I go over the importance of testing your audio gear to make sure everything is working properly.  We’ll look at audio levels, where to position microphones and confirming that your external audio devices are talking to your computer.

During an Audio-Only Interview: Testing the Recording Gear

To learn more, I've created a new course with communication specialist Amy DeLouise called Art of the Interviews for Lynda.com


There is a real art to conducting an on-camera interview.  Doing research and prep work ahead of time is huge. Join me and communication specialist Amy DeLouise as we team up to show you how the pros prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about performing background research before you "set foot on set," positioning the subject in front of the camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes in questioning, capturing secondary audio for use in a podcast, and much more. Amy brings years of interviewing expertise to this important subject, while I offer tips that will help make editing easier and reduce the amount of money spent in post-production.

Topics in this course include:

  • Planning interview goals
  • Anticipating interviewee's answers
  • Conducting background research
  • Scheduling interviews
  • Building rapport
  • Teasing out supporting points
  • Getting transcripts
  • Avoiding obstacles with challenging interview subjects

You can check out the class here - http://www.lynda.com/Video-Shooting-Video-tutorials/Testing-recording-gear/141499/155897-4.html