History and the Movies – A Historian Tackles a Screenplay

The process of compressing history into drama often generates sharp tensions between the historian and the dramatist. As James Reston Jr. will testify in this hour-long YouTube presentation, the historian usually feels a sinking disappointment as the dramatist explains what it will take to capture and hold the attention of an audience. When Reston was asked to write a screenplay based on his own 2005 book, “Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors,” he leapt at the chance to resolve and to control the historian/dramatist tension.

Transitioning from FCP to Premiere – the Gotchas

For those looking to avoid the pitfalls of FCP X and migrate to Adobe, Vimeo user Walter Biscardi Jr demonstrates some of the differences between FCP and Premiere Pro CS5.5 that may be able to save you some early transitional frustrations.

For the Final Cut Pro editor migrating over to Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5, the transition really could not be much easier. I often refer to PPro as “Final cu Cut Pro 8″ because it feels like the natural progression from FCP 7.

But there are a few quirks within the application that will drive you absolutely bonkers. So before you pull your hair out and start swearing up a blue streak, here’s a few of the “gotchas” that got me and how to avoid them.

One great thing about Adobe is that they ARE listening to feedback. So if you would like to offer input as Adobe prepares CS6, be sure to go to the website listed at the end of the video.

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