Mac OS X Yosemite New Features

Catching up on posting some courses over the past few months…

OS X Yosemite New Features walks you through all of the updates in Apples newest operating system for desktop and laptop computers. If you’re using Mavericks, or any older version of OS X, you should check this out on lynda.com

Yosemite NF

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How to Remove Music from Your iTunes Library

Last week, every tech blog seemed to be talking about the tool that Apple released to let users remove the “gifted” U2 album from their iTunes account. But, I think there’s a bigger conversation here. How do you remove anything from your iTunes account. Here’s an article I wrote for the lynda.com Article Center to answer that question.

How to Remove Music from Your iTunes Library

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How to Remove Music from Your iTunes Library

iOS 8 New Features on lynda.com

Last week, we posted iOS 8 New Features on lynda.com, on the same day Apple released iOS 8 to the public. Getting used to iOS 8 or playing around with the new iPhone 6? You might want to check this out.

iOS 8 New Features

SIGGRAPH Roundup and Interview Sneak Peek

Here’s a throw to my SIGGRAPH 2014 roundup at lynda.com and preview of the interview series we will be publishing featuring digital artists at the conference.

Notes from SIGGRAPH 2014 – Part 2

Here’s a throw over to my one of my articles on the lynda.com Article Center. This one focuses on some of the exciting technology I saw at SIGGRAPH 2014 featuring the 3D printing and Motion Capture.

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http://www.lynda.com/articles/siggraph-3d-print-motion-cap

Notes from SIGGRAPH 2014 – Part 1

Here’s a throw over to my one of my articles on the lynda.com Article Center. This one focuses on some of the exciting technology I saw at SIGGRAPH 2014 featuring the Oculus Rift headset.

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http://www.lynda.com/articles/notes-siggraph-virtual-reality

Up and Running with Android Wear on lynda.com

The new Android Wear watches are here and I’ve got everything you need to get setup with Up and Running with Android Wear.

Watch the course introduction for Up and Running with Android Wear

 

Smart watches are about to hit big. There have been some smart watches on the market for a few years. But, Android Wear introduces a native Android OS watch that is completely integrated with Android phones and tablets. These watches bring alerts, voice control, and much more to your wrist.

Check out this course on lynda.com to see how to get everything set up and to learn the essentials of the watch’s interface. You’ll also see how the Android watches interact with third party apps. It’s a short course, but it’s packed with everything you need to get up and running with Android Wear.

Up and Running with Kindle

My second course on e-readers has released on lynda.com. This time, we’re going to get Up and Running with Kindle.

Watch the course intro for Up and Running with Kindle

 

If you’re new to the world of e-readers, you should check this one out. Amazon’s Kindle is a very popular option. This course covers several Kindle models – the standard Kindle, the Paperwhite, and the Kindle Fire tablets. If you don’t have an e-reader, this course may help you decide which one you want. If you have a Kindle, the course will help you get set up and will introduce some tricks you might not know about. I hope you’ll take a look.

Up and Running with Nook on lynda.com

I’ve got another new course on lynda.com – Up and Running with Nook.

Watch the course intro for Up and Running with Nook

 

If you’ve never tried an e-reader, these things are awesome. You should check out the e-ink based readers like the Nook Glowlight and the Kindle Paperwhite. A backlit screen that looks and feels exactly like paper. It’s such a pleasurable experience reading on a screen that doesn’t burn light into your eyes like a computer or an iPad. It feels like you’re back to reading physical books again. Plus, you can have thousands of books in your library, all accessible from a single e-reader device.

In this course, I’ll get you up and running with the Nook Glowlight. The Glowlight ties into the Barnes & Noble book store, of course, where you can buy from a huge library of books. But, you’re not limited to that. In this course, I also show you how to download free books for a Nook as well as PDF files. If you’re thinking of picking up a Nook, or if you’re looking to learn a little more about the Nook you have, check this course out.

Managing a Video Production with an iPad

Check out my new course on lynda.com – Managing a Video Production with an iPad.

Watch the intro for Managing a Video Production on an iPad

I’m sure you already know there are a ton of apps available for iPad and Android for video production. Sure, there are a lot of camera apps, but I’m talking about apps that are focused on other specializations. There are lots of great apps for the working videographer. There are tools for pre-production and planning. There are apps that replace some of the on set tools – slates, teleprompters, etc.

This course is very personal for me. It’s built around a workflow that I developed as a Producer and Assistant Director on several low-budget and no-budget video projects. This is a paper-free Assistant Director’s workflow using iPad apps. I use a handful of the best apps to create shot lists, make a shooting schedule, run the schedule during the shoot day, create call sheets, run a teleprompter, slate shots, and collect talent releases.

I’ve had a lot of success with this workflow. I can show up on set carrying nothing but an iPad and know that I can keep the crew organized and keep the shoot running on schedule. I hope you’ll check it out.

Some of the apps featured in this course:

Special thanks goes out to the developers who created Shot Lister, Movie Slate, Teleprompt+, and Easy Release for their generous help and support as I put this course together.