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Premiere Pro: Blend Modes

A detailed and illustrated article showing how to use a variety of blend modes to combine text with backgrounds to yield striking visual effects in Adobe Premiere Pro (all versions). Plus, these are fun and easy to do. Continue reading

Product Review: Beauty Box, by Digital Anarchy

A detailed look at how Digital Anarchy Beauty Box 3.x works using Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading

August Articles (2014)

A list of all new articles written by Larry Jordan in August, 2014, sorted by category: Commentary, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Product Reviews, Motion 5, other subjects and Webinars. There are 30 articles listed here in total. Continue reading

Premiere Pro CC: Edit Presenter Slides Using Multicam [video]

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows a different use for multicam editing: creating presenter slide sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Continue reading

Premiere Pro CC: Multicam Effects [video]

A short video tutorial showing how to add effects to multicam sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Continue reading

Use Keynote for Video

A detailed tutorial explaining how to create animated text transitions in Keynote that can be exported as a video file for use in Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6. Continue reading

FCP X: Transfer Projects to Premiere Pro CC

A detailed tutorial on how to transfer projects from Final Cut Pro X to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Continue reading

Motion 5.x: Add the Illusion of Depth [video]

Larry Jordan shows how to use Apple Motion 5.x to add the illusion of depth by rotating images in 3D space, without adding cameras or even switching into 3D space itself. This is a very easy technique to add a dynamic look to info graphics or opening titles. Continue reading

Motion 5.x: Add Soft-Focus Depth-of-Field [video]

A short video tutorial illustrating how to add soft focus depth-of-field to a 3D camera in Apple Motion 5.x. Continue reading

Motion 5.x: Add a Light in 3D [video]

A short video tutorial illustrating how to add, modify and animate a 3D light in Motion 5.x. Continue reading

FCP X: Create a Hold Frame [video]

A short video tutorial illustrating how to create a “Hold” frame in Final Cut Pro X and how they are different – and in many ways better – than a traditional freeze frame. Continue reading

FCP X: Create High-Quality Slow Motion [video]

This is a video tutorial showing how to create high-quality slow motion by conforming a high-frame rate clip to a slower frame rate project in Final Cut Pro X. Continue reading


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