Lightworks Video Editing: Basic Timeline Edits

Lightworks Video Editing: Basic Timeline Edits

Now that you know how to set up a Lightworks project and have mastered importing video, JKL playback, and setting cue points, it’s time to get serious about editing. While there is a general process to editing, there are no hard and fast rules. My approach may be much different than your approach, but generally your edit will need to …

Lightworks Shared Project Spaces and Editing From an External Hard Drive

Lightworks Shared Project Spaces and Editing From an External Hard Drive

By default, Lightworks saves all of your projects in the “Lightworks/Projects” folder found in your home directory. With a Lightworks Pro license, you are given more control over your project spaces, allowing any location for your projects. This is useful if you want to consolidate all of your projects on a drive other than the one on which your operating …

Lightworks Video Editing: Import, Playback, and Cue Points

Lightworks Video Editing: Import, Playback, and Cue Points

Now that you know how to set up a project in Lightworks, I’m sure you are dying to edit something, so lets jump right into this. Throughout this tutorial, I’m going to be editing the “Path to Adventure” episode. Follow along by downloading the assets linked below (right click the link and choose save as). Path To Adventure Video Assets. …

How to Make a Landing Page for Sharing Your Kickstarter

How to Make a Landing Page for Sharing Your Kickstarter

A landing page can be a great tool for helping your fans share your Kickstarter project. We were inspired after reading Tim Ferris’s post about hacking Kickstarter to create a landing page of our own. You can see a live demonstration of the landing page we made for The Hello World Program Kickstarter here: bit.ly/hwshare. This template is simple enough …

How To Make A Penguin Puppet, Part 3: The Finishing Touches

How To Make A Penguin Puppet, Part 3: The Finishing Touches

The final installment of our How To Make A Penguin Puppet tutorial is short and sweet, just like a penguin. We will apply the finishing touches: mouth plates, eyes, and foam padding for the head. If you are just joining us, you will want to start with Part 1: Tracing and Cutting the Pattern. Every penguin is different. The sizes …

How To Write a Twitter Bot with Python and tweepy

How To Write a Twitter Bot with Python and tweepy

Twitter is the social media site for robots. You probably have robot friends and followers and don’t even realize it! In this tutorial, you’re going to write your own Twitter bot with Python and tweepy, and then set it loose in the world. First we need to create a Twitter Application. Go to https://dev.twitter.com/ and log in with your Twitter …

A Brief Primer on Video Formats

A Brief Primer on Video Formats

Video formats are terribly important for video editors to understand. They are also incredibly boring. So I’ll be as brief as I can while hitting the major points you should familiarize yourself with. Lets start with a dash of history. NTSC was the analog standard for broadcast television in most of North and South America. Other popular formats from around …

ImageMagick Tutorial: How To Batch Resize Images on the Command Line

ImageMagick Tutorial: How To Batch Resize Images on the Command Line

Let’s say you’re writing a series of Blender tutorials and you’re using PrintScreen to grab screen shots. Unfortunately, this gives you a Pictures directory filled with massive images not optimized for uploading to, and displaying on, a web page. The last thing you want to do is resize them manually. You’re in luck! With the ImageMagick -resize option, you can …

ImageMagick Tutorial: How To Batch Crop Images on the Command Line

ImageMagick Tutorial: How To Batch Crop Images on the Command Line

Let’s say you’re writing a series of tutorials on Blender and you’re using the PrintScreen key to take screen shots. PrintScreen is great, but it grabs everything. You probably don’t want your application dock appearing in every image. And you probably don’t want to edit dozens of images manually. You’re in luck! ImageMagick has an easy to use crop function …

How To Make A Penguin Puppet, Part 2: Sewing

How To Make A Penguin Puppet, Part 2: Sewing

Why do penguins carry fish in their beaks? Because they haven’t got any pockets! In part 2 of our penguin puppet tutorial, we’re going to stitch our pieces together. If you want, you can sew in a pocket for fish, too. If you’re just joining us, check out part 1 of this tutorial, Tracing and Cutting the Pattern. 1. Let’s …

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