September 30, 2013

Felina of El Paso: the Breaking Bad finale

Update: more can be found in the BB insider podcasts.

I guess there's something in cowboy songs after all, though perhaps not so much in this blog post, as I noticed later.

The Breaking Bad finale had several songs that emphasize themes, including Marty Robbins’ song El Paso, which some claim reveals secrets behind the 'Felina' title (both recombinant wordplay with the title and lyric meanings). It probably wasn't a disguised plea for fans to now watch FX’s ‘The Bridge’, which takes on immigration reform, violence in Juarez, and El Paso politics.

Coincidentally, the Grateful Dead recently released a famous concert video, Sunshine Daydream (Amazon), which has an odd segue of the ambience of Dark Star to El Paso (after 1:12:00):

Guess the show got what it deserved, a stronger exit than Dexter and a Baby Blue more uplifting than Dylan's. Here's Badfinger, and the Marx Brothers with "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" (a ringtone in the finale):

September 25, 2013

Audio standards and Adobe Loudness Radar

Audio standards and Adobe Loudness Radar at PVC follows up on a recent PVC article with additional background and tutorial links on a new tool in Adobe Creative Cloud.

September 8, 2013

Creative Cloud October update: over 150 new video features

...summarizes and collects information on the impressive update (PDF), from Adobe mainly. Check out the Motionworks video too. Read the rest at PVC in Creative Cloud October update - over 150 new video features.

Almost lost in the hoopla by me: the update to Photoshop CC to version 14.1, which includes Adobe Generator to extract image assets out of a Photoshop document.

September 4, 2013

Premiere Pro News Notes #6-7 (Audio Editions)

...collects news on noise removal, normalize, EQ, Editing and Animating to Sound, control audio in Clip Mixer and Timeline, voice overs, Adobe Audition and other of assorted audio-related tutorials and tips on Adobe Premiere Pro.

Premiere Pro News Notes #06 (Audio Edition)

Premiere Pro News Notes #07 (more Audio)

Thumbnail by Satya Meka.