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AMIRA Camera SimulatorChances are, if you’ve operated or assisted on a production using an ARRI ALEXA, you’ve also used ARRI’s fantastic ALEXA camera simulator, which digitally mimics all of the menu functions and exterior buttons of the camera. Resources such as camera simulators are excellent training tools for both up and coming cam-ops and assistants, as well as experienced guys who need a refresher on how a particular system works. With the new AMIRA camera making its way out into the world, ARRI has released the first version of the AMIRA camera simulator, and it’s definitely worth checking out you intend to use this camera any time in the near future. More »

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Amid the hubbub of new product announcements this item has flown a bit under the radar — this Fall, RED will start offering a 16 week digital-cinema training course.  It aims to take students from pre-production to production to post-production while developing their own projects with the guidance of working professionals.  At first glance, it looks like a pretty interesting opportunity — you get to make projects on RED equipment, while learning the tools, craft and technique from experts.  But what will it cost?  And what are the pros and cons of this sort of program?: More »

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Not everyone who reads this site is working on a feature film. Many of you make a living by running a video production company, and for some this is the ultimate goal. Take on clients, build a business shooting/editing/producing, and be your own boss. NextWaveDV have launched a training course designed to help production companies make a living independently, and I’ve got a discount coupon code for it below. Also, they’re running a fundraiser for a neat new series, Film Scene, which will be “the show that takes scenes from your favorite movies and teaches you how to recreate them on an indie film budget.” More »

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Video learning site Izzy Video has created a 2.5 hour Final Cut Pro X online training course — and released it for free. Many of the tutorials at Izzy’s site are normally part of a paid membership, but you can go watch this one in its 26-part entirety, without charge. I haven’t done a tutorial on nonlinear video editing since 1998, when I first learned how to edit on a Media 100. But when I booted up Final Cut Pro X this week, I was lost. I couldn’t even drag a clip onto the timeline because the behavior was completely new. So much thanks to Izzy for posting. More »

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Okay, instead of just giving FCP X a hard time, let’s take a look at something that’s a bit more helpful for those trying to learn the new program. This Thursday, June 30 2011 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT, FilmmakingWebinars.com will be putting on a free live seminar on Final Cut Pro X by Scott Simmons. Here’s a preview of the presentation: More »

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This Wednesday, May 26th from 1-2:30pm (Eastern), Adobe is running a free online workshop on DSLR video and Production Premium CS5. Adobe guru Richard Harrington promises, “You’ll learn everything from practical shooting techniques and essential lighting to easy editing strategies and online sharing. You’ll also be introduced to the latest Dell Precision workstation and NVIDIA Quadro graphic solutions to help you make the best decision to outfit your editing needs – including taking advantage of the latest performance improving updates in CS5.” No word on whether they’re capping the number of virtual attendees, so sign up now if you’re interested.

Link: Working with DSLR Video with Adobe CS5 Production Premium

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