The whole technology industry is still trying to strike gold with the ultimate online editing platform and now Mozilla, the makers of the infamous web browser, Firefox, is giving it a shot, too. Popcorn Maker 1.0 is designed to allow users to create customizable online viewing experiences using its collaborative platform and user friendly interface. We've played around with the site a bit and wanted to share the good and the not so good of this new online tool. Popcorn Maker 1.0: The Good We're part of a generation that is head over … Read more about Mozilla Offers New Online Video Editing Tool
Exciting news today, Video Blocks lovers! Thanks to your suggestions, Video Blocks rolled out some new updates this weekend, including the option to download more than just one file type! This latest development is aimed to help our users customize their experience based on their media needs. Here's a look at the new format offered and a quick look at deciding which is right for you! VideoBlocks Download Formats When you go to download a new clip on Video Blocks, you'll now notice that there are two download buttons. The first one is for an … Read more about Video Blocks Offers Multiple Download Formats
Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro? I have to admit that this is a difficult blog post for me to write. I love Apple. I love Final Cut Pro. This brand has given me the feeling of professional prowess since my beginnings as a video editor at the ripe young age of 15. However, a time has come for me to make a very big decision. Does Apple's lack of compassion for the professional editor mean it's time to abandon ship? Is it time to become an Adobe enthusiast? Now, I've questioned my allegance to Final Cut Pro ever … Read more about Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro?
We all know that the current "hipster" phase is bringing all sorts of weird trends back. High waisted pants, shoes that look like they came from the Salem witch trials, and glasses so big they fall off your face. Well, the photography industry seems to be relishing in these vintage trends as they bring back some much loved products of our pasts. Check out a couple recent finds in not-so-vintage camera news: Kodak Goes to Washington Whether you're into politics or not, you're surely aware that there have been a few debates over the past couple … Read more about Vintage Cameras Make a Modern Mark
Back to school time is here! We've decided to run a short series on some of the colleges and universities with the best reputations in media education. Over the next week or so we'll break down some of the options by major, state vs. private school, area of focus and more. These short and unbiased top 5 lists should help you, or your kids, find a starting point when researching higher education. The old saying is to go big or go home, so today we're going to feature the top 5 universities and colleges with excellent reputations in film studies … Read more about Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing
No one wants to talk about the economy these days, but given the Bureau of Labor Statistic's most recent projection for the video editing and camera operating fields, it might be worth bringing up. You see, their most recent results have found that the job opportunities for camera operators and video editors are only supposed to grow by 4% over the next decade. That's well below the average growth rates for other occupations. So why is our industry in such peril? And how can you make sure that you're part of the growth, and not part of the … Read more about The Future of Video Editing Careers
Tomorrow (or tonight at midnight, depending how much of an enthusiast you are) is the much anticipated release of director Christopher Nolan's latest film, The Dark Knight Rises. This third installment of his much acclaimed Batman trilogy is expected to be one of Nolan's most successful features to date. Over the past decade, London-born Nolan has proven himself as one of Hollywood's most elite directors, working on smash hits such as Momento, Batman Begins and Inception, among others. We've complied our top 5 favorite scenes from Christopher … Read more about 5 Top Scenes from Christopher Nolan Movies
I was greatly saddened to hear about the death of 83-year-old children’s author, Maurice Sendak, this morning. I’ve always held a special place in my heart for the creativity that comes to life in children’s literature, and Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are certainly finds itself in the elite of that genre. As a child I loved the story for its spontaneous stream of consciousness and its relatability. As an adult, I appreciate the subtle life lessons it teaches and admirable whimsy that Sendak was able to conceive even though he wrote it in his … Read more about Five Lessons Video Editors Can Learn from Where the Wild Things Are