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Time Saving Tips For Shooting and Editing Video

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The Shoot Have a plan – When I first started learning video at the Platypus Workshop, we weren’t even allowed near the camera until we could articulate our “commitment” or our story in a concise, one paragraph statement. Make a shot list if appropriate – If you go into a shoot with a list of shots that you want to walk away with, you will work more efficiently as well as make sure you’ve covered…

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It’s Not Rocket Science

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For decades, my Dad, a real live Rocket Scientist, has been telling me I’ll be more productive if I work fewer hours and solve problems faster if I take more breaks. But did I listen? Of course not! Until, that is, I heard it from someone else… The “Entrepreneurial Time Management System” by Dan Sullivan turns my Dad’s approach to life and work into a simple and effective formula. The concept is to divide your…

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Be a Professional with dpBestflow

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Today, many photographers find themselves having to justify their creative fees and post-processing fees to clients. After all, it seems everybody these days has a digital SLR and a copy of Photoshop and thinks they can do it themselves. The truth is, your relationship with the client only begins with creating a compelling image. It is complete when the image is successfully reproduced in its final format. Clients rely on you to know how to…

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Using the dpBestflow Website

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We’ve packed quite a bit of information in the website, so we thought we’d make a movie to show you how to navigate. We suggest you spend a few minutes looking over the video before you dive in. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think. [div hVlog style=”text-align:center; margin:0 0 12px 0; padding:0″][vPIP class=”hVlogTarget” type=”video/quicktime” onclick=”vPIPPlay(this, ‘width=540, height=337’, ”, ”); return false;”] [/div]

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dpBestflow – Join Us Tonight!

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On December 3, 2002, Dave Harp, the president of ASMP at the time, asked Richard Anderson, Peter Krogh and me to meet with him and Gene Mopsik in Baltimore. The ASMP Digital Standards Committee was born that afternoon and I don’t think any of us remotely imagined the full import of what we began that day. Today, it is my great honor to invite you to celebrate the launch of a unique and powerful information…

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dpBestflow is a Multimedia Learning Environment

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As Richard points out in yesterday’s blog, the dpBestflow project is a muti-dimensional, multi-media effort.  We know you are visual people, and for some subjects, a movie makes the point better than text. You’ll find quite a bit of content on the site that walks you through some workflow by actually showing it in action. This six minute video outlines the creation of metadata templates in Photoshop CS4. [div hVlog style=”text-align:center; margin:0 0 12px 0;…

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