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Hellevator, My New Short Film Written By Comic Book Legend David Michelinie

Greg Nappo as Jordan

It’s my first film in over 5 years, Hellevator is finally done! A little backstory: I asked David Michelinie (comic book creator on Iron Man — with Bob Layton, Amazing Spider-Man and more) if he’d like to write a short film for me. He sent me the script for Hellevator, a film that takes place mostly in one location, an elevator. Greg Nappo, a fantastic actor I’ve worked with in several films, took the lead role as high-strung sales executive Jordan Marley, and we shot the film in a studio, in front of a green screen.

Jeremiah Hall handled the visual effects (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Boris FX), I cut the short film in Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, and Grant Balfour composed the music score and provided sound effects. Check out the Facebook page here.

Here’s a clip from the film, which I hope to get into film festivals and some local, South Florida screenings:

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Public Beta Now Available


I’ve been playing around with the Adobe Photoshop CS6 public beta for a little while, and it’s pretty cool. The window and toolbars are darker, it’s faster, the content-aware features are incredible, the Creative Cloud is cool, and there are 3D capabilities. You can download the free public beta here. You can even use it to edit a little video, but it isn’t as powerful an NLE as something dedicated like Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro. That feature is aimed more at photographers who sometimes record a little video with their DSLRs while taking pictures, and want to do a quick video edit.

Check out this link for a round-up of hands-on previews. My friend and colleague Jeremiah Hall and I will have our own first-hand looks soon, which I’ll link to here.

RED EPIC-X With Filmmaker Jeremy Wiles

I had a chance recently to meet with Jeremy Wiles of Creative Lab in West Palm Beach, Florida, to check out his RED EPIC-X, learn his production and post-production workflow (he uses the latest version of Premiere Pro for Windows) and essentially get to know the EPIC-X. I did a write-up of it over at Digital Producer, so check it out!

New Final Cut Pro X Plug-Ins, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 For Videographers

The floodgates have opened, and we’re getting a TON of quality Final Cut Pro X plug-ins and third-party apps. I’m actually going to be reviewing some of them soon, but I wanted to share some links to the latest and greatest for FCP X. My friend Graeme Nattress (who works at RED) has released Levels and Curves for FCP X, and you’ll need FxFactory to purchase it (or try it out), same with his excellent Film Transitions plug-in. Irudis has released their free Tonalizer/VFX LITE (similar to their PRO version) plug-in, and the legendary Twixtor is now available for FCP X. FCP.co discusses how it compares to FCP X’s Optical Flow. Also, FCP.co talks about ClipExporter, a very affordable app that will get a single or multple clips out of FCP X for visual FX purposes, etc.

My good friend and colleague took at look at the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, and its capabilities for videographers. I like Lightroom 4 a lot, and feel that its video capabilities are terrific for photographers shooting some video, but mostly pictures. If you’re a heavy-duty videographer and editor, and you love Adobe, Premiere Pro is terrific for organizing and editing pretty much any video format.

Sorry I have blogged lately, but I was out of town, then playing catch-up. Back to the usual FCP X and other film/video/TV blogging!

Adobe Photoshop Touch Now On The iPad

Adobe announced today that their Photoshop Touch is now available on the iPad for $9.99. Here’s what Adobe has to say about this, and I think it’s pretty darn cool!

The new Adobe Photoshop Touch app lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook, and more — all from the convenience of your tablet.¹ Initially available for Android.

Check out the official page for more information.

Sync Your Audio And Video Quickly With PluralEyes

I did a review of Singular Software’s excellent PluralEyes, which syncs video and audio from separate sources, quickly and easily. It’s remarkable software, and I love that if you have footage from multiple cameras, it can sync, and if you wish, replace the audio with a clean track! It’s available for Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro and EDIUS. Check out my review of PluralEyes at Digital Media Net.