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Larry Jordan This video is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar by Larry Jordan: “3rd-Party Tools for Apple Final Cut Pro X”. This short video tutorial is the first five minutes of Larry's in-depth tour and training on the version 6 update to Smartsound’s SonicFire Pro.

» Read the entire LARRY JORDAN DEMONSTRATES SONICFIRE PRO 6 & THE VALUE IT ADDS TO FINAL CUT PRO X article

Published on: October 27, 2016

Cut video to musicFor years editors and media creators have been telling us they love the way our technology allows them to mold music to their scenes; letting them maintain the integrity of their editorial vision for their videos and films.

» Read the entire Keeping The Beat: Sonicfire Pro 6’s New Cut-Video-To-Music Feature article

Published on: June 24, 2016

To have the biggest impact on your audience your music has to work perfectly with the visual. Sonicfire Pro includes unique technology that will help you find music that matches the pacing and the timing of your visual sequences. However, if the music doesn't quite align with your on-screen events, our newly improved Timing Control feature allows you to easily move special beats of the music without losing the rhythm or length of the music - and now does it more accurately with better results. Like all SmartSound features, no music experience is required.

» Read the entire Sonicfire Pro 6 Overview article

Published on: June 17, 2016

Animation isn't an easy project to fit royalty free music into, but with the right guide and the large customization of soundtracks; your animation project can come to life.

» Read the entire Getting Cartoony article

Published on: April 05, 2016

Over at the blog of Digital Worlds is an excellent article on creating a Game Design Document, which starts by asking, “what questions do game designers need to ask before they start work on the design of a game,” and more.

» Read the entire Music & Game Design article

Published on: March 02, 2016

SmartShoot, which puts photographers and videographers together with clients (much like eLance), has a great article on Script Writing for Corporate Videos. If you are developing your presentation script, we think this article might be a great help, and if you have already drafted your script then it may even help improve it. (We recommend also having a copy editor go over longer scripts to correct passive voice and other structural writing errors, and make it more punchy).

» Read the entire Script Writing for Corporate Videos article

Published on: February 02, 2016

There is a great interview on Digital Production Buzz with Marco Missinato, an Italian-born composer who began writing music at the age of six. He came to L.A. in the Nineties to pursue his passion. In the interview, he discusses the vital issue of adding power to your projects by choosing the right music, in addition to how music can create a sense of oneness in today’s turbulent times. The same principles apply, regardless of the emotions videographers seek to produce in their audience.

» Read the entire Marco Missinato: The Emotional Power of Music article

Published on: January 26, 2016

Although it's nice to have a large video production budget to work with, sometimes you have to deliver a high quality video with a smaller budget. Every video you make is a reflection of your expertise, so you never want to put out something mediocre. Here are so to help you save money on video production while still putting out work you're proud to call your own.

» Read the entire High Quality Production On a Budget article

Published on: January 21, 2016

The Film Scoring Theory segment of the Movie Making Manual (a collaboratively-written open content textbook available online via Google Books) offers outstanding advice to both novice and more experienced filmmakers and video producers specifically related to selection of mood music.

» Read the entire Movie Making Manual: Film Scoring Theory article

Published on: January 14, 2016

Kickstart the New Year with some basic tips on storytelling. You can read them in all their glory over at Gizmodo And while the advice barely scratches topics of plot, story arc or pacing, Pixar’s 22 Rules do a fantastic job relaying the kind of content they want to see in their scripts - which is good advice for anyone writing character-driven fiction

» Read the entire Rules of Story Telling According to Pixar article

Published on: January 01, 2016

MotionWorks, an educational resource for motion graphic designers, has a superior video tutorial on how to recreate the chilling look of Saw 4 using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. The video is about an hour long, a capture of a live class MotionWorks did that covers everything from sourcing stock images to the use of Photoshop brushes. The result is fantastic, and horrifying.

» Read the entire Adobe After Effects & Photoshop Techniques (Halloween Edition) article

Published on: October 26, 2015

We’ve already discussed how to make truly realistic blood over at Instructibles.com, but it isn’t edible. Videographers who deal with fake blood know how difficult it is to get color and consistency just right, so that it looks real. The great things about the method detailed in this  are that the ingredients are available in any grocery store, and it requires no cooking.

» Read the entire Making Edible Mouth Blood article

Published on: October 16, 2015

To celebrate Halloween a lot of people love to put together horror videos. Slasher flicks, atmospheric pieces, supernatural stories – all these and more. SmartSound has a few links to help make the best videos possible.

» Read the entire Making Blood the Chemical Way article

Published on: October 12, 2015

In an article on Wistia.com (“where business smarts meets video smarts”), their staffers Chris and Dan discuss some points on choosing music for your video. focusing on what considerations go into actually choosing that perfect background score.

» Read the entire Choosing Music For your Video (Wistia) article

Published on: August 13, 2015

There is an excellent article called 8 Tools for Putting Yourself on Tape by theatre and film actor KC Wright that offers good insights for SmartSound users putting together an audition tape.

» Read the entire 8 Tools for Putting Yourself on Tape article

Published on: August 11, 2015