Douglas is a long time customer and friend of Videoguys. Going back to the days of Pinnacle Liquid. Over the past few years Douglas has become a valuable member of the Avid community, producing 100s of tutorials. We are big fans of Douglas's easy to follow, well thought out tutorials. Give them a try, and we're sure you'll think the same!
Many video tutorials teach one specific effect or technique. They try to squeeze in as much information as possible in as short a time as possible. They also seem to take it for granted that the viewer already is quite familiar with the software and knows all the basic functions.
In my video tutorials I seldom assume that the viewer knows anything about the application, unless it is a chapter in a series of Tutorials on a certain topic. To help non-native English speakers understand the content I include optional closed captions.
I am a great believer in the old Chinese proverb:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
I also believe that before you try and run you should learn to walk and before you learn to walk you should begin crawling and exploring.
In the PC Forum on the Avid Community I have posted 200+ video tutorials on Media Composer as well as on some plug-ins and third party applications. Even though some of these tutorials are becoming dated they are still watched by many community members. In fact the total number of views will pass the 400,000 mark soon!
To be honest, the collection is very difficult to navigate, as I added each tutorial in a very random manner. In 2010 I started my own download site and among my first offerings were five packets of tutorials containing all 200+ original basic video tutorials that I had posted on the avid community. However, I now grouped similar tutorials together and provided a PDF index covering all five groups of Tutorials.
You can find those tutorials at this URL: http://www.gaijin-eyes.com/June2010DD/2012MC200.html
Since the release of Media Composer 6, purchasers of Media Composer have had Avid FX 64-bit included in the deal. Avid FX is directly related to Boris RED, and to all intents and purposes it is the same piece of software. At present I am working on a series of tutorials covering various aspects of Avid FX, in which the information and instructions can also be applied to the Boris RED standalone version.
To welcome visitors coming to my site from Videoguys I am offering, for a short period of time, a free download of one of my tutorials.
The URL to the page is: http://www.gaijin-eyes.com/June2010DD/2012videoguysoffer.html