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Film Editing Pro

FilmEditingPro(ET)

This blog site caught my attention with its relative tutorials and simple layout. Right off the bat you can see a tutorial on Keyframes for Premiere Pro which is what we’re working with in Time Based Tools. They divide the blog into Tips, Jobs, Interviews, and News all about editing (usually in Premier) and the film world. The tutorials go really in depth and are pretty user friendly.

Overall the site looks well put together, could use some more aesthetic details so it’s not so plain. The way they have it helps though for simplicity and navigation. Provided with each tutorial post is an overview section so you know what you’re getting into which is super helpful in my opinion as you never know how much they will explain or if they will cover what you need to know (or more).

As this is a blog for an instructional website, all of the tutorial posts (which are most of them) appear to be written by qualified individuals or as they say, “Hollywood Pros”; I feel like I can trust the information.

One thing that convinced me to read-on was an article about editing and being distracted. As a student, my main issue is motivation to do work, so this would be a beneficial read. Through the article I was introduced to new skills to help stay focused and they were even specific tips for my field of interest.

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http://www.complex.com/music/2018/01/jay-z-talks-metoo-movement-on-vans-jones-show

The site that I chose for my professional review was complex.com. If I were in charge creating categories for blogs, I would classify this a Hip-Hop lifestyle blog. The site that I chose for my professional review was complex.com. This is a site that has been a staple for me and lots of hip-hop culture lovers for years. Think of jet magazine mixed with times and the tabloids. Furthermore, one of my idols and biggest influences Sean Jay-Z Carter, recently came on CNN to do an interview discussing various topics of relevance in today’s societal climate. But before I go into that more I would like to give a little background on Jay-Z he first landed on the music scene in a major way in the 90s. Since then he has succeeded in multiple industries, sparked the careers of some of my favorite artists all in his humble, professional and informed way. The CNN interview not only peaked my attention because the article was being written on a site I check almost daily; it was not even that one of my top artists of all time would be featured. Nor was it that the content about politics and fatherhood and of course, music; and these are all things I must say I have taken an interest in one way or another. The way that this site is composed is so simple yet edgy and effective. A very smooth flow already had me surfing the site when I stumbled upon the article itself. The page with the video was not too crowded and my attention was directed right to the visuals. This is a site that has been a staple for me and lots of hip-hop culture lovers for years. Recently one of my idols and biggest influences, Sean Jay-Z Carter, came on CNN to do an interview discussing various topics of relevance in today’s societal climate. But before I go into that more I would like to give a little background on Jay-Z. He first landed on the music scene in a major way in the 90s. Since then he has succeeded in multiple industries, sparked the careers of some of my favorite artists, gross over 500 million dollars in a year, and done it all in his humble, professional and understated way. The CNN interview not only peaked my attention because the article was being written on a site I check almost daily; it was not even that one of my top artists of all time would be featured. Nor was it that the content was about politics and fatherhood and of course, music; as these are all things I must say I have taken an interest in one way or another. The way that this site is composed is so simple yet edgy and effective. A very smooth flow already had me surfing the site when I stumbled upon the article itself. The page with the video was not too crowded and my attention was directed right to the visuals. They gave a nice synopsis of what would be covered, without revealing too much which was nice. I use this site all the time but I would recommend it to others for the professional, yet down-to-earth, relatable approach that the site takes more times than not. The writers on Complex are very talented and know how to create a story.

also here is a quote that was included on the page that I felt to be momentous.

Hip hop legend Jay-Z tells CNN’s @VanJones68 that #MeToo “needed to be uncovered for the world to correct itself” #VanJonesShowhttps://t.co/3140xI6kNthttps://t.co/t9IgKmO9DQ

— CNN (@CNN) January 28, 2018

W18-P3 Blog Search

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http://www.musicatlane.com/music-tech.html

I racked my brain for some keywords to lead me to an area of interest with the ultimate goal: Gainful Employment. My primary joy is learning about pretty much all things audio related. How things sound, when the sounds happens, where the sound comes from, the impact that sound has on the environment, and  what effect that sound has on me. Does that sound reach my ears in a positive way, a negative way, or does it not seem to have any effect on me at all.

I first thought about what I know about sound. I know sound is primarily an auditory thing. The absence of sound is the component which most compliments the sound. A sound can be vocal and it often if either something spoken or sung.

What do I feed the system (google-ling). Where in the cyber world do I look? I play music via keyboards. And, am employed part-time as a keyboard musician. The only problem is the income from this job is limited. Obviously my search must look outside this ability. The key to my current employer’s 3 cases of hand bells is in my possession. I intend on making use of these bells in the not too distant future. Any hope of this increasing my income is negative. Although their use feels very welcoming, my attention needs to be on what do I need to learn and where do I look to be able to get work.

Lane Community College as of the past fall term 2017 now has something new.

It is a 2 Year AAS Degree in Music Technology & Sound Engineering. This program is designed for the aspiring artist working in Music Technology as a Recording Artist, Studio Technician/Recording Engineer, and D.J., Producer or Television and Broadcast technician.

I’m not sure where to look for work. My strongest interest is recording and editing audio. Where does a person find lucrative employment?

I went to Mary Jo Kreindel’s office and was lucky enough to get some direction from her. She advised me to speak with Alberto Redondo in building 6. I was able to talk with Alberto. I asked him if he could give a me a website to seek some answers to my end goal of gainful employment.

For more information about the MDTA Resource Center, the recording studio, or the music technology lab, please contact Alberto Redondo, Music Lab Coordinator at redondoa@lanecc.edu​ • (541) 463-5649 or visit:

https://www.lanecc.edu/perarts/music/mdta-resource-center

Lane’s website is nice, neat and appears complete. The quality of the information on this site is high quality and the presentation is visually appealing. The overall rating I give it is two thumbs up.

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Respectfully Submitted: Kevin Kleppe

Hans Zimmer is my hero

The Professional blog I chose was that of famous composer Hans Zimmer.  if you’re into Music in film, Hans-Zimmer.com is a great place to visit.

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I know it’s probably not the prettiest website.  It feels outdated and a little confusing to navigate, but it is full of awesome content. This blog features a biography of Hans, a list of team members both past and present, as well as many videos that give an inside look at how Hans and his team operate behind the scenes. I chose this blog because I am a very much into audio.

I feel like it’s really easy to find behind the scenes footage and commentary about film making, but we don’t get a chance to see how music and sound is created and applied in the process.  I feel like sound is often taken for granted among students here at lane, and Hans has some incredible insight into the composition of sound for movies.

The website itself does not have the prettiest font or the freshest look, but it contains a lot of videos about film scoring. spend some time at Hans-Zimmer.com and learn some tips and tricks from one of the greatest composers of the 21st century.

One of my favorite movies is Gladiator.  I was in High School when Gladiator came out and I remember falling in love with the soundtrack.  One of the coolest resources on Hans’ website is the making of the Gladiator soundtrack.  I think seeing how music is made helps paint a bigger picture as to how movies impact us as we watch them.

 

 

 

W18 – P3 Kevin’s BLOG Search

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http://www.musicatlane.com/music-tech.html

 

I racked my brain for some keywords to lead me to an area of interest with the ultimate goal: Gainful Employment. My primary joy is learning about pretty much all things audio related. How things sound, when the sounds happens, where the sound comes from, the impact that sound has on the environment, and  what effect that sound has on me. Does that sound reach my ears in a positive way, a negative way, or does it not seem to have any effect on me at all.

I first thought about what I know about sound. I know sound is primarily an auditory thing. The absence of sound is the component which most compliments the sound. A sound can be vocal and it often if either something spoken or sung.

What do I feed the system (google-ling). Where in the cyber world do I look? I play music via keyboards. And, am employed part-time as a keyboard musician. The only problem is the income from this job is limited. Obviously my search must look outside this ability. The key to my current employer’s 3 cases of hand bells is in my possession. I intend on making use of these bells in the not too distant future. Any hope of this increasing my income is negative. Although their use feels very welcoming, my attention needs to be on what do I need to learn and where do I look to be able to get work.

Lane Community College as of the past fall term 2017 now has something new.

It is a 2 Year AAS Degree in Music Technology & Sound Engineering. This program is designed for the aspiring artist working in Music Technology as a Recording Artist, Studio Technician/Recording Engineer, and D.J., Producer or Television and Broadcast technician.

I’m not sure where to look for work. My strongest interest is recording and editing audio. Where does a person find lucrative employment?

I went to Mary Jo Kreindel’s office and was lucky enough to get some direction from her. She advised me to speak with Alberto Redondo in building 6. I was able to talk with Alberto. I asked him if he could give a me a website to seek some answers to my end goal of gainful employment.

For more information about the MDTA Resource Center, the recording studio, or the music technology lab, please contact Alberto Redondo, Music Lab Coordinator at redondoa@lanecc.edu(541) 463-5649 or visit:

https://www.lanecc.edu/perarts/music/mdta-resource-center

 

 

Lane’s website is nice, neat and appears complete. The quality of the information on this site is high quality and the presentation is visually appealing. The overall rating I give it is two thumbs up.

 

doctor who

 

Respectfully Submitted by: Kevin Kleppe

Blog Search: Cartoon Brew

Here is the URL for this website: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/

 

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Cartoon Brew is a blog which people who follow it can see a vast variety of different animations done by professional and student animators from around the world. Cartoon Brew does not only show articles of different animated films, but tools and techniques as well. This blog is interesting to browse because there are different, inspiring, Oscar awarded films that are creative and fun to watch. Cartoon Brew has a “Tool” section of the blog which provides different tips and techniques for 2D and 3D animations. I believe this blog is a great resource to everybody who is interested in animations and wants to learn different techniques because Cartoon Brew has recent information people can read, watch and learn on their own pace.

The blog’s quality of information includes articles and videos about certain topics of animations are very useful. An article called, ” iClone 7 Introduces Markerless Facial Capture Tech” discusses how people can now capture facial movements without adding markers to the person that is doing the facial movements of a character. There is a video where it explains the software and how it works. The only thing you need to do this s a webcam and the iClone 7’s software that enables people do this to 3D animated characters.

Overall, Cartoon Brew’s blog is a fun and interesting place for people who are interested and want to learn how to animate, or want to see other people’s films that were created. This blog can also help you find jobs for animators and events that are relevant to animations. It is located at the blog’s homepage. Cartoon Brew always has something new to read different articles, to learn different techniques, and to watch other films and shorts that can help inspire people to create.

By: Anthony Worstell

“Who’s out there?” by Emmett Crass

This past week I went on a search for a professional blog to write about and to share in class. This proved harder than expected as I either couldn’t find professional websites that interested me, were more than just the first Google Search result to come up when typing “Professional Animation Website Portfolio”, and were in English.

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Eventually I located Zac Gorman’s website. I found Zac Gorman interesting because he was one of the Storyboard Artist’s website from “Over The Garden Wall”, a Cartoon Network mini-series about two brothers and the paranormal. I also found out that he works as a writer and artist for “Rick and Morty”, an adult cartoon about a genius grandfather and his grandson’s adventures through the universe and different realities.

Just as I enjoyed a couple of his shows, I really like how fresh and organized his blog is. I am a big supporter of minimalist style choices for websites used for work because it looks clean. Less is more is a pretty good rule to follow.  His first page layout is easy to

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follow and he only has color on the preview images in his portfolio to direct attention to his work. The pages on his work show are creative as well. He mainly did storyboards for “Over the Garden Wall” so that is what he displays and he shows a few pages from the official “Rick and Morty” comic he created. The “Great Lakes Avengers” didn’t take off

as much as the other projects he worked on so he doesn’t spend a lot of time on this page but he does provide a creative introductory illustration of the main characters and some background information.

 

His “About/Contact” page is where I think he could have improved a little. It would have been nice for him to include a small picture of himself and his statement “For some reason, his webcomic Magical Game Time was archived by the Library of Congress.” lacks confidence. Perk up, man! You can’t sell yourself short on your blog, this is where you’re trying to sell yourself.

As far as resources I think it’s nice he gave an email for himself and his agent to get in contact with him. You can also see where to buy his work at his “Buy My Books” page.

Blog Review: Kotaku

I never really did blog reviews before, so bear with me.

Kotaku is a fairly known gaming blog featuring game news, reviews, guides, and more. You can have a look at their main page down below:

Kotaku

Kotaku Main Page
The site itself is pretty simplistic, with all the recent blog posts showing with their featured pictures. Along with popular trends and recommendations to the left, and other features at the top. Also, they used THAT meme. Which is…surprising.

Being an average “gamer” myself (that term makes me cringe), I thought this blog would be best for anyone that needs any sort of guide at a game. Whether it be for getting better, or just seeing what else a player can do in said game. Even if you just got a new console, and wonder what is the best game to start off with.

I suppose one example is trying to find a game from a certain genre that you want to enjoy, but aren’t good at. In my case, that would be fighting games. Kotaku has an article on a new fighting game that was recently released (and I myself enjoy) called Dragon Ball FighterZ. While most fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighters (which I’m God-awful at) are always requiring you to memorize multiple button combos and chains, FighterZ isn’t like that.

Part of what makes it easy to feel competent is that FighterZ’s actual inputs are beautifully simple. The most intensive joystick input for a special move is a quarter-circle—a fireball motion for the Street Fighter heads. That’s it! That’s the most complicated move you have to memorize. Hell, the game even auto-combos for you if you just like spamming light or medium attacks, though those combos aren’t always optimal or safe. But if you want to just hit buttons and make cool s**t happen, then you can do that.

Eric Van Allen

The information given in this article is pretty straightforward, and gives a pretty good look on how simple FighterZ actually is.

In terms of quality in this blog, it’s pretty simplistic (as I’ve previously stated in the screenshot I shared), but I do feel like they should add more to the site instead of making look a little bland (like my blog). That’s about it.

Creative Bloq

Here is the website I chose: https://www.creativebloq.com/

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Creative Bloq’s articles are written by different people and it is packed full of tips for animators, illustrators, designers, photographers, etc. I’ve never come across a page with so many motivating tutorials and inspiring articles about multimedia design! Just by spending a few minutes on the page I discovered: How to create a video game character in ZBrush, How to create a lava lamp with KeyShot, 5 simple tips for painting beautiful skies, 12 huge web design trends for 2018, and 19 top free brush fonts. The site provides many great resources I know I’ll need in my future work field: animation. It’s also opening my eyes to other things: speed painting, designing fonts, creating virtual 3D landscapes. Now I have an idea of what professional tools I might want to look out for in the future due to it’s helpful articles, such as 12 best pencils for designers and artists. I find this site to be produced very efficiently, It’s partnered with a few magazines, in which it goes in detail about which was covered in the articles, and it has many writers finding astonishing new tutorials and information to post on a regular basis. The quality of the information provided is outstanding, it’s cleanly written and the authors get to the point in teaching you how to use the information in your life. For example on of the articles: The best free graphic design software. It lets you know where to find the design software, how you might use it, and the best part is it’s free! I’d highly recommend you check out Creative Bloq, and get inspired, as I did.

Written by: Haley