Tutorial - NAB Edit 2014 - with Dave Dugdale

My good friend Dave Dugdale asked me if I would be willing to sit down with him at NAB and cut a piece he had shot. I was honored that he wanted to shoot the whole thing and make a tutorial out of it. I’d never been asked to actually explain so much about what was going on in my head and although it was a bit weird at first it actually made ME think abit about why I did so much of what I do on a day to day basic. 

On a side note, I was TOTALLY impressed with how quickly Dave turned this tutorial around. He had a first draft to show me Saturday AM and he had left NAB on Thursday. Dave Started with about 3 hours of material and felt bad that he only got it down to 40 minutes but frankly, I think he did a great job. 

I’d also like to credit Ryan Christensen one of the guests in the suite this evening,  for giving me the tip that I used in my Multicam Syncing tutorial. Everyone shows you how to sync a few clips together but Ryans tips made it MUCH easier to sync MANY clips all at the same time. Its VERY powerful and I’d recommend you check it out as Doug cut all of the syncing out of THIS edit demo for times sake.



Tutorial - FCPX 10.1 Multicam Syncing

Creating Synced Multicam clips is something that I do all the time. Most people demo how it works by taking two clips and syncing them. But what do you do if you have a folder full of clips from a shoot. We routinely do interviews with two cameras and with “Spanning Clips” it can be a little tricky keeping track of all the break points. This tutorial shares a new technique I learned from Ryan Christensen during Dave Dugdale’s NAB Edit Demo.


Robots are taking over - Ping Pong

This is a crazy cool piece with Timo Boll, ranked 8th in Table Tennis, but at one time he was racked number 1, playing a ROBOT!!!!! You gotta see this thing!


Tutorial - Real-Time Editing in FCPX

This is a short demo to show just how much stuff can be done in real-time, WHILE your play head is rolling. Although this may just seem like a circus stunt, many of the things that I’m showing here I have actually done IN an edit session with a producer over my shoulder. When you get used to this type of flexibility its hard to imagine going back to anything else.


iPhones are good cameras.

Shot entirely on iPhone 5S’s and directed by Jake Scott, the son of Ridley Scott who directd the “1984” Macintosh Commercial 30 years ago, this piece was shot in 1 day in 15 locations around the globe to commenorate the 30th anniversay of the release of the Macintosh. Here is the BTS video of how it was made