Learn How to Color Correct in Adobe Premiere Pro for Free

CreativeLive is offering a free 3-hour online class today, covering everything you need to know to color correct your work in Premiere.

Today, from 9 am – 12 noon PDT, CreativeLive is live streaming for free its class “How to Color Correct in Adobe Premiere Pro” with Adobe master trainer Abba Shapiro. The class will cover basic and advanced color correction techniques using Premiere’s Lumetri Color Effects panels, including:

  • Understanding color and contrast
  • Reading video scopes
  • Basic color correction techniques
  • How to use curves for fine-tune adjustments
  • Using the hue/saturation wheel
  • Legacy color effects
  • Creating a look

Want a quick glimpse? Check out the video below with Abba Shapiro taking you on a quick tour of color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro:

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Michael Jackson’s Groundbreaking ‘Thriller’ Music Video Will Premiere in 3D in Venice

Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D

Michael Jackson‘s Thriller is perhaps the greatest music video of all time. It was the first music video of its kind, created as a nearly 14-minute short film that happened to have a chart-topping song playing throughout. The music video was such a publicized spectacle that it premiered at the AVCO Theatre in Los Angeles in 1983 and went on to sell out every night for three weeks straight. Thriller is also the only music video to be inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, which is a pretty big deal.

Now fans will get to experience Thriller as they never have before when it screens in 3D at the Venice Film Festival. After being announced back in 2014, the 3D conversion of the music video directed by John Landis is finally ready for audiences to see it. Find out more about Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D below.

A press release has announced that Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D was completed by Optimum Productions with assistance by John Landis, using the original 35mm film negative available in the King of Pop’s archives. It sounds like the process has taken longer than anticipated since the 3D conversion of the music video was intended to be released in theaters and on Blu-ray in 2015.

In addition to the 3D conversion, the sound from the video has been given a makeover as well. All of the audio, including Michael Jackson’s signature tune, Elmer Bernstein‘s score, and even the sound effects, have been converrted to 5.7, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos standards for the highest quality audio visual experience of Thriller since it debuted in theaters all those years ago.

Here’s what John Landis had to say about the big news:

“I am so happy to have had the chance not only to restore but enhance Michael Jackson’s Thriller! We took full advantage of the remarkable advances in technology to add new dimensions to both the visual and the audio bringing it to a whole new level. Even though Thriller was shot traditionally, I was able to use the 3-D creatively. Let me just warn you, there is a rather shocking surprise in there!”

Since Thriller wasn’t reedited or recut for this 3D conversion, I’m curious as to what this shocking surprise is that John Landis is talking about. Those in attendance will also be treated to a screening The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, a 45-minute documentary and was only available on VHS from 1983-1990 and never available on any format since then. Fun fact: MTV and Showtime paid $ 250,000 each for the rights to the documentary, which is how the music video, the most expensive ever made to date, was funded.

Sadly, most of us will be waiting awhile to see Thriller in 3D since it’s only premiering at the Venice Film Festival for now. However, since the previous plan was to release Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D in theaters and on Blu-ray, I’m willing to bet that we might get to see the music video come back to theaters, complete with the making of documentary, sometime down the road. After all, Halloween isn’t too far away, and with two months between the Venice Film Festival and the spooky holiday, that should be enough time to get some kind of theatrical distribution plan together for the music video.

Stay tuned to find out when you can see Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D yourself. In the meantime, here’s the original video:

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Title Semi-Revealed — What Does It Mean?

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Westworld has been enveloped in mystery since it first hit the airwaves on HBO last fall, and although most of Reddit and the Internet have guessed its many twists and turns, the show is going to keep it that way for Season 2.

We know very little of the second season of HBO’s genre hit, other than the fact that it’s happening. Release dates? Episode titles? Cast? Nothing. But co-creator and writer Jonathan Nolan have decided to appease thirsty Westworld fans with a tantalizing hint for the second season premiere. Naturally, frenzied theorizing ensues.

An unassuming Reddit thread was biding the time before the second season of Westworld airs — which is expected to be around 2018 — by discussing the mazes of the show and their meaning, when Nolan suddenly dropped by to reveal a partially hidden picture of the script for the Season 2 premiere.

Paired with a message from Nolan that simply read “nope” — in response to a Reddit user asking members to stop posting pictures of random mazes, saying, “Just because you see a maze doesn’t mean it’s quality Westworld related content” — the picture show the script obscured by maze in a handheld plastic smiley-face toy. How tongue-in-cheek.

Westworld Season 2 Jonathan Nolan Script

But let’s get to the important part: the episode title.

Only part of the episode title can be seen, which reads “Journey Into N—-.” What could it say? Some of have speculated that it reads “Journey Into Night,” which could be a reference to the first season’s finale episode. Anthony Hopkins’ Ford had planned the narrative shortly before his untimely death.

“[it] begins with the birth of a new people, and the choices they will have to make, and the people they will decide to become,” Ford said at the end of season 1.

Or could it be a reference to a new world? Could the “N” stand for “Nature” and be hinting at a jungle or forest world? I don’t know, I’m just spitballing ideas. There’s no way I can twist this to turn it into “Journey Into N-Samurai World.”

With about a year to go until the second season airs, this will have to keep Westworld fans busy as they theorize where the show could go next. Programming president at HBO Casey Bloys doesn’t expect the second season until 2018, saying previously, “I don’t have a date exactly – they’re going to have to map it out and write the scripts – but my guess is sometime in ‘18.” With Game of Thrones premiering its its eighth and final season in the summer of 2018, Westworld may not see the sun until later in the year. That’s a long journey indeed.

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season Premiere Review: A Whole New Internet

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The most brilliant comedy on TV returns! The fourth season premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley is titled “Success Failure,” which is a pretty accurate description of the show so far.

Richard and the rest of the Pied Piper crew have seen tiny pieces of amazing success and attention thrown at them that promise to make them enough money to live the rest of their lives, only for them to lose it all each and every time. After three seasons of this, it’s hard not to get a little bit disinterested in this motley crew, but this season started off by doing something pretty brilliant – they’re rebooting it. Or at least, they’re changing the direction of the show.

A New Title Sequence

One of the most underappreciated parts of each Silicon Valley episode is its title sequence, which changes from season-to-season. The sequence shows the Valley being built up with corporations in a mere ten seconds, so quickly that it takes a few rewatches to catch the many in-jokes each contains.

For instance, near the space where a Napster balloon floated up before imploding and falling to the ground, a massive Uber balloon rose up in season two. In season three, a smaller Lyft balloon rose up to bounce against Uber, futily. But at the start of the season 4 premiere, they’re both about the same size and knocking against each other, probably due to Uber’s incredible snafus made earlier this year and Lyft taking advantage of their rival’s bad press so expertly.

Last season, there were a couple of drones delivering bottles of champagne to buildings. This year, they’re all over the skies, delivering six-packs of beer and individual pizza slices.

Another building now has a sign for Theranos, which immediately starts to peel off the building, probably due to the multiple FBI vans outside. The company isn’t doing well, lately. There are probably a dozen more tiny references taking place on the rooftops and streets, just a small hint of the brilliant depths of the show.

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The Most Silicon Valley Moment

If you think a $ 400 juicer is a stupid waste of money (it is), how about what Hooli CEO Gavin Belson gets up to in this episode? We see him with his new hire Jack Barker on the way back from a successful trip to China. Gavin becomes incredibly angry when Jack convinces him that it would be faster to drop him off at his destination first, even though it’s clearly farther. Gavin becomes so obsessed with this slight that he sends his right hand man on the exact trip from China to San Francisco to time how long each leg of the journey it takes. When he returns and confirms that it was indeed 28.3 minutes shorter if they had gone Gavin’s way, Gavin sends him back out to take five more private transcontinental flights in order to sum up the average time, to account for headwind and other variables. The purpose of this? He’s concerned with Barker’s corporate spending.

Barker ends up delightfully punished for this at the end of the episode, demoted to an “office” in the fourth sub basement next to the servers, facing the door of a men’s room.

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The Doors of a Billionaire

With each of these weekly review, I plan to single out the best one-liner of the episode, so color me surprised that this one didn’t belong to something from the mouth of Erlich Bachman. We all know that T. J. Miller is king of the one-liners and will usually dominate this section, but we can’t blame him because this episode features an appearance by Chris Diamantopoulos’ Russ Hanneman, the billionaire who put radio on the internet. He appears in his ridiculous car to meet with Richard outside of his kid’s school. His greeting?

“Thanks for meeting me here. My fucking nanny got a D.U.I. and lost her license and I’m stuck picking up my own kid like an asshole. So what’s up?”

This is perhaps the tamest portion of his dialogue, which is delivered in front of horrified children and parents. Russ may be crazy, but it’s only because of this interaction that Richard realizes that he’s not fully behind the new direction of Pied Piper, and he has only one thing he can do – quit.

By far the best joke in the episode is Russ peeling out in his car after his chat with Richard, blasting Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” the way we all wish Paul Ryan did.

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The Most Inspiring Speech

Dinesh and Gilfoyle have the best (lack of) chemistry on the show, so it was perhaps shocking to think that Gilfoyle would ever back Dinesh as the new CEO of Pied Piper. But after Dinesh’s rousing speech, he had no option but to fall in line.

“Gilfoyle, can I please be CEO of Pied Piper?” pleads Dinesh.

“Spoken like a true leader,” replies our favorite anarchist. “But, since your failure as a leader is a virtual certainty, tolerating your short reign as CEO in exchange for a front-row seat to the disaster seems fair. Plus if I’m wrong, which I’m not, I get rich. So I’m down with Dinesh.”

And the new crew gets almost immediately to work on their video conferencing app, with a new gung-ho leader who’s actually interested in the product they’re creating.

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Building, Not Sustaining

Richard’s problem has always been that he’s a weirdo genius. He’s an amazing engineer and the rest of the crew has admitted many times that they can’t code like he can, but he has absolutely no social skills. This is what makes the show so fun to watch, but it also means thatany time he tries to steer the ship, it’s destined to smash into pieces against rocks he didn’t even see.

Richard finally realizes that in this episode, and breaks off from the new Pied Piper video chat direction (which Dinesh is excited about, since it’s his!) to do his very own thing – and that thing is to build a new internet using his algorithm.  He doesn’t even know how this will work, so this should be interesting. Will he achieve an engineering miracle, only to fall back into the same self-defeating problems? Or will he finally give up the front-facing roles of the company to people that are actually good at it? We still have a whole season ahead of us to find out.

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Death on Scenic Drive Exclusive Teaser Premiere


Death on Scenic Drive: Gabriel Carrer’s intimate psycho thriller delivers a punishing trailer

Gabriel Carrer’s Death on Scenic Drive, the new film from Latefox Pictures Inc. and Smak Studios is the follow-up to Carrer’s 2015’s film festival vigilante hit, The Demolisher. We reported on the film earlier this year and now we have your exclusive first look at the berserkly intense teaser trailer.

Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Carrer, Death on Scenic Drive unravels over the course of three nightmarish days, during the cold winter months at a secluded countryside home. It focuses on a young woman named Larissa (Stephanie Ash), who encounters an entity that transforms her into death itself, and reins a violent storm against Dallas Henson (Ry Barrett) and the family that resides there.

RELATED: Gabriel Carrer talks The Demolisher

The film boasts special make-up effects by The Butcher Shop FX Studio (Bed of the Dead, Female Werewolf), a gripping tense score by Starsky Partridge, who was the lead sound designer for the popular video game, Unreal Tournament, and is shot by cinematographer and producer, Scott McIntyre.

Death on Scenic Drive is currently prepping for a festival run so please visit the film’s official Facebook page for upcoming updates.

And now…that freaking trailer!

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Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Premiere Live!

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Premiere Live!

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere live

Though the film won’t debut for North American fans for a couple more weeks, Marvel Studios will be rolling out the red carpet for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere tonight at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time and you can watch the whole thing online in the player below!

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Kurt Russell as Ego, the Living Planet.

RELATED: James Gunn Confirms He Will Write and Direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Directed and written by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Opening in theaters on May 5, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7 and Thor: Ragnarok on November 3. Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to open on May 4, 2018.

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Fan photos from the premiere of ‘The Fate of the Furious’ in NYC

On Saturday, April 8, the cast of The Fate of the Furious attended the movie’s premiere at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. All of the stars, with the exception of Dwayne Johnson who went straight into the theater, stopped by to sign autographs and take photos with fans waiting outside the theater. Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Elsa Pataky, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron all stepped onto the red carpet for the event. “What an amazing premiere!” Vin said on Instagram. “All love.” He also saluted the late Paul Walker before the movie’s screening began. Vin Diesel introduces #F8 with a salute to Paul Walker, whose mother and daughter are in the NYC audience. pic.twitter.com/6gCUqsXp8E — Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) April 9, 2017 “There wasn’t a second we made this movie, not a minute, not a day that went by that we weren’t thinking about our brother Pablo: how to bring him into the movie, how to represent him, and how to make something that he would be proud of. Pablo, I hope you are proud tonight,” Vin said, adding that Paul‘s mother Cheryl and daughter Meadow were both at the screening. Check out..

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