Day 4, 13 Days of Halloween

Popcorn Diaries presents 13 days of Halloween. Let Adriana and Joe guide you on a tour of frightful delights. Every day we will briefly review a movie, and talk about the good and the bad. Every day will be a new day of horror from some of the greatest evil masterminds of the past and present. Let’s begin, and we hope you enjoy this special series.

Day 3, 13 Days of Halloween

Popcorn Diaries presents 13 days of Halloween. Let Adriana and Joe guide you on a tour of frightful delights. Every day we will briefly review a movie, and talk about the good and the bad. Every day will be a new day of horror from some of the greatest evil masterminds of the past and present. Let’s begin, and we hope you enjoy this special series.

Day 2, 13 Days of Halloween

Popcorn Diaries presents 13 days of Halloween. Let Adriana and Joe guide you on a tour of frightful delights. Every day we will briefly review a movie, and talk about the good and the bad. Every day will be a new day of horror from some of the greatest evil masterminds of the past and present. Let’s begin, and we hope you enjoy this special series.

Day 1, 13 Days of Halloween

Popcorn Diaries presents 13 days of Halloween. Let Adriana and Joe guide you on a tour of frightful delights. Every day we will briefly review a movie, and talk about the good and the bad. Every day will be a new day of horror from some of the greatest evil masterminds of the past and present. Let’s begin, and we hope you enjoy this special series.

10 Minute Film School

Is it still possible to make a movie on a low budget?  Check out the short The Robert Rodriguez 10 Minute Film School  on YouTube. Rodriguez directed From Dusk Till Dawn, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City and more. Watching this could provide just the motivation you need to make something from nothing.

Use the many resources available to you at Studio 300 and even get advice on movie production and post-production. Here are a couple of books that can further your film studies:

index2130 Projects to Get you into Filmmaking by Elliot Grove

The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down and Dirty DV Production by Anthony Q. Artis

Exporting in Premiere Pro

Here are some quick tips to save time when exporting your video file to multiple, different formats from Premiere Pro. Start first with a completed master file and then export to other formats from that primary file. To create the master file, export using Quick Time as the format and use the Apple ProRess 422 as the preset:

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Add your movie to the export queue.  That will open up Media Encoder.

Highlight your Master File video and click on Add Output to export the same video to different formats.  Every time you click on Add Output, you can choose another export format.

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For DVDs, choose the MPEG 2-DVD  codec. Choose constant bit rate instead of variable bit rate for a faster encode.

For help editing or exporting using Premiere Pro, come to Studio 300 for immediate assistance.

 

Learn Delta Blues

119-musicJoin Donna Herula for a 75- minute Delta Blues Guitar Workshop. Songs will include Tommy Johnson’s Big Road Blues in drop D tuning and Willie Brown’s Future Blues in open G tuning. Tabs will be provided. We suggest this for players with intermediate skills though all are welcome. Participants should bring their own acoustic guitar to the workshop.
The workshop is: Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Studio 300 (Video Studio C). Register here.

Stick around after the workshop for a free concert with the Chicago-based blues duo of Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello as they bring harmony, heart, and driving rhythm to the blues tradition. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

Video Camp for Teens Summer 2014

This week it was our Teen patrons attending the Fountaindale Public Library and Studio 300 Summer 2014 Video Camp. They made trailers for imaginary films and then completed several Public Service Announcements. All these projects were conceived, written, videotaped, and edited by Teens in grades 9-12. Enjoy their hard work.