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Photoshop World Orlando 2011 Dates and Info

I've been speaking at Photoshop World for seven years now... it truly is a great event and a ton of fun. Here are a few important updates for you to know.


Don't Miss the ASMP Strictly Business Conference


I'm speaking at ASMP's Strictly Business Conference. There are two stops left for this great show on business for photographers.

“The American Society of Media Photographers invites you to the Strictly Business 3 Conferences, the newest generation of this highly acclaimed series.”
Your registration includes 4 meals, 2 receptions, 2 keynote presentations, 6 workshops and bonus evening sessions. This packed schedule will inspire you and direct your career!
When and Where
February 25-27 in Philadelphia April 1-3 in Chicago

Shooting DSLR Video Precon Returns to Photoshop World

You can sign up here –

16 New Articles Posted to the Conference Downloads Page

I've uploaded several new handouts from recent conferences. Remember, you can download slides, resource files, articles and more by visiting the Conference Handout page.


Government Video Expo Coming Soon

I'll be speaking at the upcoming GV Expo conference in Washington, DC – Specifically in the Digital Media DC event.

I'll be teaching the following classes:

  • Successful Site Surveys: Getting Your Project Off on the Right Foot
  • What's New in Photoshop CS5
  • Green Screen Secrets: Practical Tips for Great Keying
  • Motion Control 3D: Creating Movement within Photos
  • Tweet! Tweet!: Making Sense of Twitter
  • Producing HDSLR Video Shoots - Essential Planning and Preproduction
  • Rotoscoping and Keying with Adobe After Effects
  • Producing Podcasts and Web Video: Creating Web Video
  • Transcoding DSLR Footage for Post Production

I hope to see some of you there.

CONFERENCES: NOV 30 - Dec 2, 2010
Walter E Washington DC Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW | Washington DC 20001


Discounts for DV Expo and Two Free Passes

Turns out I'l be speaking at this year's DV Expo for
3 days on DSLR Video. I'm very excited to have the chance to share new things.

And in the spirit of sharing... I have two presents for my blog readers.

Here is a secret discount code that will work up to and during the show:

LAFCP10 – worth $50 or 10%

Also... I will be giving away TWO FREE VIP ALL-ACCESS PASSES

How do you win?
  1. Post to your favorite social media outlet about this blog entry –
  2. Post a comment below as to why you need to attend this conference. What would this mean to you, why is it important, etc.

Taxes – if any are yours to pay | This is not a contest of skill | I will draw two winners on 9/23
You must get yourself to Pasadena, CA (I just booked my own flight for $119 each way)


Teaching at Motion Conference in Santa Fe

I'm teaching a class at this year's Motion conference. The Terrific Trio: Combining Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, & Photoshop Extended

October 16, 2010 8:30 am at motion{u} :: santa fe

As a motion graphics designer, you'll use After Effects, Photoshop, or Illustrator to some degree in every project. But how do you decide which tool is best for the job and how can you use them together for the most efficient and effective workflow?

This workshop cuts to the chase and teaches advanced techniques for all three applications (no matter what your experience level is with each). You'll learn essential techniques including typography, repairing and retiming footage, stylizing footage, background design, and 3D objects.

Learn how to integrate After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator for an efficient and effective workflow. Topics include:
  • Pixels and Vectors: Mastering Resolution
  • Typography for the Screen
  • Repairing, Stylizing and Retiming Footage
  • Perfect Loops: Designing Backgrounds
  • Creating and Importing 3D Objects
  • Check Your Sources: Organizing Files for Animation
  • Mastering Transparency: Perfect Masks and Alpha Channels
  • DVD and BD Menu Design
  • Motion Control 3D
  • Virtual Sets with Panoramic Photos

Pre-register today –


I'll be at the IBC Conference

For all the European geeks... I'll be teaching at the IBC conference in Amsterdam September 11 & 12.

  • Producing HDSLR Video Shoots - Essential Planning for Successful Productions
  • Motion Control 3D: Adding Perspective and Movement to Photos
  • Photoshop for Video Professionals
  • Motion Graphics Workflow with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Transcoding and Editing Strategies for HDSLR Post Production

Hope to see you there!


I'm Coming to Europe to Teach!

I'll be speaking at this year's IBC conference in Amsterdam in September. –

"A 2-day training event in multiple tracks geared for production and post-production professionals in TV, video, film, motion graphics and new media. The conference features the latest advanced tips and techniques in producing, editing and delivering digital content.

Sessions are geared for intermediate to advanced TV, video, film and motion graphics attendees and are focused on digital video production techniques as well as post production using Apple, Avid and Adobe creative software tools.

Sessions are objective and are taught by FMC's world renowned team of Certified Instructors, power users and authors."

Here's the schedule –
Sign up here –

Hope to see some of you there.


Sign Up for Creating DSLR Video at Photoshop World

Interested in DSLR Video? Like Vegas? Don't miss my workshop at this years Photoshop World.

Going to Photoshop World? Take My Pre-Con

I hope you can join me at Photoshop World this Year

I have a great pre-conference session called:

Explore options for creating and working with video from your camera, from practical shooting techniques and essential lighting to easy editing strategies and online sharing.

Instructor: Richard Harrington
Time: 01:00pm-06:00pm
Price: $199

Sign Up Here –

Photoshop World Las Vegas

The schedule for Photoshop World Las Vegas has been released.

Be sure to head on over (as well as take advantage of the Early Bird offer).

Plus... see my picture ;)


My Photoshop World Schedule

Going to Photoshop World? Here's my class schedule if you'd like to say hi. Always happy to catch up and share techniques.

1:00 - 6:00 Creating Video With DSLR Cameras – Pre-conference

1:00 Peachpit Booth
4:00 Peachpit Booth

8:15 Creative Typography for Video
9:30 Photoshop for Video
6:00 After Effects & Flash

Upcoming Conferences

I've been getting a lot of questions about what classes I have coming up.... Well here are the short answers.

Photoshop World

10-15 NAB Post|Production World Conference
18 DC Podcaster Meetup

15 DC Podcaster Meetup
DV User Group


Two Workshops in DC Area for SIGGRAPH

I'll be teaching two classes in the Washington, DC area for DC_SIGGRAPH and DC ACM. The workshops are part of their Spring 2010 Professional Development Seminars. These are hands-on workshops that include a textbook.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop
Thursday, March 18 (AM session)

Motion Graphics Toolbox with Adobe Creative Suite
Thursday, March 18 (PM session)

You can register early for a 10% discount (by February 28, 2010). Reference Code (please use when registering): 101

“DC ACM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for meaningful connections between the area’s academics, professionals, and policymakers in the computer science and information technology fields. The proceeds from the seminars support DC ACM activities such as computer science lectures for the general public and awards for junior and senior high school students at regional science fairs.”


Want to Learn DSLR Video? Come to Photoshop World.

Just a heads up, I am teaching a Photoshop World pre-conference class on DSLR video. The workshop is March 23 in Orlando, FL.

Here's a short video about the class –
Register today and save! There's only 2 weeks left to save $100 on the Photoshop World Conference

"OK, it’s two weeks and one day, but you get the idea. The $100 early bird registration deadline is coming up, and if you want to join us in Orlando on March 24-26 for the world’s largest Photoshop training event, (and do it on the cheap) you can sign up or just get more details right here (By the way: if you’re a NAPP member, you can get a full conference pass for only $499 using that early bird discount)."


Free Pass to NAB or $100 Off Conference. – Expires Febraury 19

It's almost time for NAB – The National Association of Broadcasters Conference. If you want a free NAB pass for show floor or to save $100 on any conference — then here's a great offer. Thanks to Creative Cow, visit and enter code CC01 and save — good thru February 19.


New Social Media Class in DC and NYC

Here's a new class I am teaching in New York and Washington, DC. I promise to cram in lots of practical advice to get results.

Social Media for Business Professionals
Washington, DC: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 – Register
New York: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 – Register
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: $199

When used correctly, social media tools can help you reach potential customers and keep your current clients engaged and interested. In this informative session you'll learn practical advice that can be implemented immediately. Such as: - How to use Twitter to share your latest news and keep in touch with your best customers - Learning how to set up a corporate page on Facebook to share video, photos, and information - Keeping your business leads up to date with LinkedIn - Creating enjoyable blog posts and content for your readers Target audience: This class is for business professionals looking to increase business opportunities through social media tools. The workshop focusses on practical ways to establish a social media presence that is both effective and maintainable.


Editors Retreat This Week

I head to the Editors Retreat event in Miami tomorrow (this is my sixth time going - it's that good). Lots of great networking and training events for all. I'll have some resources (and hopefully one of my sessions posted this week). Hope to see some of you at the event.

An intensive, interactive environment for TV, video and film editors that fosters creativity and the exchange of ideas at the highest level.

  • Four Days of Sessions in Multiple Tracks.
  • Award-Winning Keynote Speakers.
  • Daily Social Networking with Experts.
  • Numerous Prizes.

Last Chance for NAB Free Pass

It’s almost time for the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas (April 18-23). If you are planning on going to , this is your last chance to register for a free pass for the exhibit floor. After April 9, the price goes up.

Visit this page –
Use this code –

Also.. if you are looking for a huge training conference, check out
Post|Production World (I have 14 classes over 5 days).


Free Expo Hall Pass for Photoshop World

Join us at the
Photoshop World Expo
March 26 - 27

If you are going to be in the Boston area in March but can't attend Photoshop World, you can still come join us at the Photoshop World Expo absolutely FREE!
The Expo portion of Photoshop World is a showcase of the latest cutting-edge digital imaging, computer- and design-related technologies, products, and services. You can also take advantage of free classes and product demos, as well as special discounts on the latest books and DVDs at the Official Photoshop World/Peachpit Bookstore!
Get your FREE, downloadable EXPO PASS ($40 value)
Photoshop World: The Eastern Conference Expo Hours: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Friday, March 27, 2009 - 9:00am to 1:00pm Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115 Hall C

Just Got Back from Photoshop World

I just got back from Vegas... tucked the kids in... and sat down for a quick blog post. What a great event... this year’s Photoshop World was a blast. I taught several new classes that I really enjoyed (the resources are going up in a few days).

The show was a great chance to catch up with industry pros as well as friends. I managed to bump into two former students and several viewers of our podcasts.

Some of the highlights of the show:
  • Adobe announced that they will announce CS4 on September 23 (weird... I know)
  • I caught a few great classes from some top instructors
  • I saw some great new technology, blog posts forthcoming
  • Lots to talk about soon... tonight I am tired.

Editors Retreat Returns

Recharge Your Creativity and Craft • January 28 - February 1 • Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Now in its third year, the Editors Retreat has become an annual gathering for the post-production elite. Highly experienced editors from the worlds of film, TV and video gather to network, exchange ideas, share tips and of course, have fun!

Past keynotes and attendees have included such names as Alan Heim, Sally Menke, Stuart Bass, Chris Franklin and David Helfand as well as Apple, Adobe and Avid experts and industry power users. Attendees have included representatives from HBO, FRONTLINE, MTV, Lockheed Martin, Harpo Productions and Telemundo.

Running for 5 days and 4 nights, the Retreat offers advanced sessions on post visual and audio techniques and features valuable insight into emerging trends and technologies. An equal amount of time will be devoted to discussing the creativity, craft and business practices of successful editors.

To ensure that only the best of the best attend, participation is subject to an application and screening process. Visit for the full schedule and more details.



What is Photoshop World?

In case you’ve neverr had a chance to go, here’s a quick look at all things Photoshop World. The event is a ton of fun and a chcne to get some of the best instruction available.


Are You in Europe? I'm Coming There...

For the second year in a row, I'll be coming back to Europe to offer training. I'll be speaking at the
NAB European Post-Production Conference on a variety of topics.

Sunday 26 October 2008

  • Producing Video Podcasts: Key Lessons Learned

Monday 27 October 2008
  • Creating a Graphic Identity for Your New Media Projects
  • Compressing Audio and Video for Web Delivery
  • Getting it Live: Multicam Techniques

Tuesday 28 October 2008
  • A Sense of Perspective with Vanishing Point
  • Seeing a New Light: Final Cut Pro Color Correction

Wednesday 29 October 2008
  • Creating Graphics for Avid Editing Systems
  • Get the Most from After Effects CS3

If you're based in Europe, I hope you can
come by.


Photoshop World Schedule Announced

The schedule for the new Photoshop World has been announced and I am very excited.. I'll be teaching four brand new classes that I hop you all will enjoy.

Building an Electronic Portfolio (Using DVD, Presentation Software, and Web Galleries)
Looking to expand your photography or design portfolio? This in-depth class will teach you how to create dynamic electronic portfolios to showcase your work. Learn how to prepare your images for the screen, then take them to new places such as the Internet, DVD, and Presentation software.  This session will help you show your portfolio to more people with less expense.  If your looking for easy and innovative ways to showcase your work, don't miss this important pre-conference session.

Creative Animation with the Puppet Tool
Looking to create animation from photos?  Learn how to combine layered Photoshop files with After Effects Puppet Tool to  quickly add natural motion.  You can bend, warp, and animate both raster images and vector graphics, including still images, shapes, and text characters.  In this session, you'll learn creative possibilities for creating animated elements for use in video and multimedia projects.  

Advanced Motion Control 3D
Clients, Producers, and After Effects Artists alike have fallen in love with bringing pictures to life. Want to learn how to create movement "within" a photo?  This popular class has been fully updated to show you even more techniques for using Photoshop files for creative story telling.  Learn how to use 3D cameras, lights, particles, and the Vanishing Point feature to create exciting animations that capture the imagine and engage your audience.

Creative Chromakeying
The use of green-screen and blue-screen is a popular technique for both video and film special effects.  In this informative session you'll learn how to create virtual environments from photos, then key your video using Photoshop or After Effects.  A special emphasis will be placed upon using After Effects' powerful keying technology like Keylight as well as strategies to help with the production of the chromakey shoot.

The conference is September 3-6 in Las Vegas... be sure to check it out!


Come See Me at New Media Expo

I'll be presenting at this year's New Media Expo in Las Vegas. The event runs August 14-16 and I hope you can come out. My class is called:

Producing Video Podcasts with Multiple Cameras
Want to cut down editing time and give your show more polish? Learn how to create video podcasts using multiple cameras. Join veteran podcaster Richard Harrington as he shows how to harness multiple angles to improve your show. From concerts and live events to demos and interviews, multiple cameras will help you tell your story. Learn how to setup and match your cameras as well as essential editing techniques. This workshop will make multi-camera productions a snap.


NAB Show 2008 Conference Notes

Thanks to all the great people who attended my classes at NAB this year. It was a ton of work to prep (and I must admit I needed some rest when I got back home). As promised, the class notes and resources have been posted to the Handouts section (be sure to browse for other resources as well).

Here's the list of what's available.

01 Fast Start with Adobe Photoshop for Video Pros – Slides | Book Sample
02 Video Podcasting Essentials – Slides
03 Selling Podcasting to Your Clients – Slides
04 A Sense of Perspective with Vanishing Point – Slides | Practice Files
05 Creating Movement within Photos with After Effects CS3 – Slides | Practice Files 1 | Practice Files 2
06 Directing Video Podcasts – Slides
07 Project Management for Video Pros – Slides
08 In-Depth: Video Production for the Web – Slides
09 Creating a Graphic Identity for Your Web Video – Slides [Enhanced PDF]
10 Render Faster: Wait Less and Play More in Adobe After Effects – Slides
11 Storyboard Techniques with Adobe Photoshop – Slides
12 Creative and Animated DVD menus using Photoshop – Handouts
13 Automating Broadcast Design with Photoshop – Slides
14 Seeing a New Light: FCP Color Correction – Slides | DVD

Photoshop World is Next Week

Going to Photoshop World next week? If so I hope to catch up.

Here’s my teaching schedule.

Wednesday, April 2
04:45p-05:45p Building Your Portfolio Online

Thursday, April 3
Motion Graphics Track
08:15a-09:15a Put Your Portfolio on DVD
10:45a-11:45a Typography in Motion
06:00p-07:00p Motion Control 3D, an Introduction


Speaking at NAB

Looking for some great training on post production, podcasting, or new media? I'll be speaking at several conferences located at this year's NAB conference.

Choose the training you need at NAB Show 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Podcasting Summit    April 11 - 13
This is a can’t miss conference for podcasting professionals and anyone interested in diving into this evolving content delivery method.

New Media 2.0 - Creating and Delivering New Media to New Audiences    April 14 - 15
This new conference is designed for content creators looking to harness the power of the Internet for increased distribution and new audiences.

Post|Production World Conference    April 11 - 16
The largest event of its kind anywhere, this conference delivers high-level training on the latest production and post-production techniques and software.

Producer | Director Workshop    April 11 - 13
This new conference is designed for those content creators who are charged with managing and developing content. Learn new techniques for planning and managing successful video and new media projects.


Photoshop World 2008 in Orlando

The World's Best Instructors Coming To Orlando
Get instruction and inspiration from more than 40 of the most recognized and respected names in the industry.With more than 100 class sessions, and learning tracks dedicated to everything from photography and graphic art, to motion graphics and Web design, Photoshop World has something for you.
For a complete list of instructors, learning tracks, and class sessions, visit


Going to Macworld?

I'll be going to all of Macworld conference this year. I have several classes on iWork, iLife, Photoshop, and Podcasting. I also have a lot of free time to network and mingle. Here's my Macworld page for those of you coming who'd like a chance to socialize or trade tips.


Photoshop World Schedule Announced

The new schedule for Photoshop World Conference & Expo is posted. Visit the updated website to see the offerings. The conference is to be held in Orlando, FL on April 2-4, 2008. Here’s the link. I'll be teaching a few classes on the show floor (which are free) as well as these great classes on using Photoshop for video and multimedia.

Motion Graphics Track:
  • Put Your Portfolio on DVD
  • Motion Control 3D
  • Typography in Motion


Just Back from PowerPoint Live

I just got back from the PowerPoint Live Conference in New Orleans. The show was a lot of fun and I got to meet some great folks who are trying to make PowerPoint more useful. Here are the materials from my sessions.

• Video in PowerPoint | PDF | PPT
• Putting Your Presentation on DVD | PDF | PPT
• Broadcast Graphics with PowerPoint | PDF | PPT


Podcast Expo Coming Soon

If you'll be at the Podcast and New Media Expo show this weekend, consider checking out these free classes on the show floor. Podango is offering an “Unconference,” a featured program of the Podcast and New Media Expo (PNME) taking place September 28-30, at the Ontario Convention Center.

Podango, the online video and audio network that enables publishers and advertisers to “get heard” by today’s hard-to-reach, niche audiences, is heralding a wide range of topics and speakers. They include: new media pioneer Scott Bourne, host of The Apple Phone Show; Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang, hosts of MommyCast; as well as Jason Van Orden, David Lawrence and others. Speakers will share ideas for building and monetizing audiences in today’s niche-oriented, interest-driven new media marketplace.

Photoshop World Early Bird Registration Deadline

If you'll be at the Podcast and New Media Expo show this weekend, consider checking out these free classes on the show floor. Podango is offering an “Unconference,” a featured program of the Podcast and New Media Expo (PNME) taking place September 28-30, at the Ontario Convention Center.

Podango, the online video and audio network that enables publishers and advertisers to “get heard” by today’s hard-to-reach, niche audiences, is heralding a wide range of topics and speakers. They include: new media pioneer Scott Bourne, host of The Apple Phone Show; Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang, hosts of MommyCast; as well as Jason Van Orden, David Lawrence and others. Speakers will share ideas for building and monetizing audiences in today’s niche-oriented, interest-driven new media marketplace.

Photoshop World Begins

If you'll be at the Podcast and New Media Expo show this weekend, consider checking out these free classes on the show floor. Podango is offering an “Unconference,” a featured program of the Podcast and New Media Expo (PNME) taking place September 28-30, at the Ontario Convention Center.

Podango, the online video and audio network that enables publishers and advertisers to “get heard” by today’s hard-to-reach, niche audiences, is heralding a wide range of topics and speakers. They include: new media pioneer Scott Bourne, host of The Apple Phone Show; Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang, hosts of MommyCast; as well as Jason Van Orden, David Lawrence and others. Speakers will share ideas for building and monetizing audiences in today’s niche-oriented, interest-driven new media marketplace.

Going to Podcast & Portable Media Expo?

I'll be at the Podcast and New Media Expo in California. This three day event is all about podcasting and the such. I'll be teachign a class called – Field Production Strategies for Video Podcasting. If you plan to attend, I'd love to catch up. The event will be held September 28-30 in Ontario, California (not far from LA). Hope to see some of you there.


Get Your Sport on in Las Vegas

For those of who work in Sports media (or if you live near Las Vegas), you should attend the C4-Sports conference. The event is billed as an explosive vision of sport. The conference is aimed towards those working for professional and collegiate sports teams, sports media experts in production, editing, content creation, and distribution, and IT and communication professionals from sporting arenas, stadiums, and facilities. They will explore state-of-the-art media technology solutions designed to improve performance, create revenue-generating opportunities, and increase profits

Richard Harrington will be teaching three conference sessions as well as two free classes on the trade show floor.

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