Just a quick reminder that the Southeast Creative Summit is just around the corner. I’ll be involved as part of the upcoming Southeast Creative Summit in Atlanta, October 25-27. It’s a jam-packed agenda put together by the good folks at the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User Group. This will be a solid weekend of workshops, sessions and presentations, complete with Saturday nights’ Atlanta Creative Ball social event. All located at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The workshops cover a wide range of topics, including editing, color correction, sound design and the business of post production.
Click here for more details and event registration.
I hope to see you there. Cheers!
©2013 Oliver Peters
I’m strictly an amateur when it comes to photography, though I still like to take my share of snapshots. Sometimes I’m lucky. As a holiday break I decided to play around with a hodge-podge of images – some from holiday times or winter locations and others not.
These were processed through Lightroom and Photoshop as well as the photo plug-in versions of Tiffen Dfx and Magic Bullet Looks. On some of these I was going for rich images, some for effects and others a pseudo painterly look. Although these were all still photos, the same looks and processes are applicable to video color grading and stylizing effects.
Click on any image to see an enlarged view and to scroll through a filmstrip view of all. After the New Year I’ll be back with more standard film and video fare.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The holiday times mean many things to different people. For some, it’s a religious festival. For others, a time of reflection and to concentrate more on family. As many have said, it’s a time of giving. Along those lines, a solution for many that is more in keeping with the sentiments of the season, is to give to a favored charity rather than putting more items under the tree.
A few years back I edited a documentary entitled, “Blindsided” - about a teenager (Jared) who had gone blind from a little-known disease – Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). The documentary has aired a number of times in the subsequent years on HBO and HBO Family, but for me it struck a special chord. As an editor, colorist and writer, eyesight is especially valuable and it’s hard to imagine living without it.
The research into the disease is moving into an important phase and is in need of additional funding. If this post equally strikes a chord in your heart and you are able to make a contribution, then I’m sure they would appreciate your support.
LHON Research Project c/o Development Office
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
P.O. Box 016880
Miami, FL 33101-6880
Click this link to learn more about LHON.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Over the past 24 hours, this blog crossed over the 1,000,000-views-mark since its start in March of 2008. Quite a few of you have commented to me during this time about how helpful you find a lot of these posts. I appreciate the feedback and thanks for the comments. I’m certainly glad that these musings are useful as you navigate the confusion that often surrounds post production. From its inception this blog has served as a repository for things that I write elsewhere, as well as additional thoughts, ideas and tips that are best presented in this forum. And I intend to continue along those same lines. Here’s wishing you the best for the upcoming Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Cheers!
This is a quick housekeeping note. If you follow this blog on an iPad, you already know that some WordPress-hosted sites, such as this one, use an alternative format for mobile devices, like the iPad. The Home page displays a small grouping of headers for the latest posts. When you click on one, it loads an optimized screen in the foreground. That was working fine in iOS4, but apparently for now is broken in the iOS5 version of Safari. The first post selected will flash, but still load, however, subsequent selections never load.
I recommend the following solution if this happens on your iPad. At the bottom of the Home page is a toggle to View iPad Site or View Standard Site. Select View Standard Site. Safari will remember this setting when you return to the blog. Since the theme I use employs a page width and column structure that is a bit awkward on iPads, use the Safari Reader function. Select a post from the sidebar and when it loads, click the READER button in the URL bar. That post will open in a format that’s easy to read on the iPad.