Author Archives: Ethan Murphy

Screenwriting Software Resources

Hi Everyone,

I just want to provide an overview of some of the writing specific software resources that are available to you as Middlebury students.

Highland 2

Middlebury is already registered for free student accounts so you just need to follow the instructions to sign up.

Final Draft 11 EDU Trial

This is a free trial available for one time use for 18 weeks. This is a great option for installing a temporary personal license on your laptop.

Final Draft – Lab License Access Via Apporto

You can still access Final Draft on our lab computers, but you must access it via Apporto which is a virtual machine.

go.middlebury.edu/apporto/

Log In Using your middlebury username and password.

Click on the final draft icon and you should be able to use the software the same way that you would in the lab. One very important detail is that you should backup and save regularly to your computer and should not rely on saving to the desktop on the virtual machine.

Editing Gig

I am a local resident looking for student or staff help on a modest video project. I’m a senior citizen, reasonably skilled in digital photography (Photoshop, etc.) but not in video. I have over a dozen CD’s of analog family video that has been digitalized and now wish to edit and sort it. I note your involvement in Digital Projects and wonder if you could recommend someone who might have some time to get me started on the project. I’m an Apple user with a 27” iMac so probably have the computer capability of handling the project. I’d guess that it might involve  5 to ten hours over a month or two and am, of course, prepared to pay for the help.

I look forward to your suggestion/s.

Max Kraus
mhk10@cornell.edu

New Software – Red Giant Universe

Did you know that we added Red Giant Universe to our software offerings just for you? We did.

Red Giant Universe is a subscription service that provides 74 GPU-accelerated video transitions and effects that can be accessed directly within adobe premiere. It is currently installed on the two iMac computers in Axinn 014. To try it out, open any project in Premiere and browse to the effects tab and browse or search for rgu to find all of the Red Giant Universe transitions and effects.

To learn how to use some of these effects, check out these tutorials and filter by Type:Product Quick Tips and by Product:Universe.

To learn more about the Red Giant Universe Offerings check out the Tools.

Are these tools useful? Are they easy to use? Your feedback is always welcome.

Enjoy!

-Ethan

Videographer wanted to record German Department Play

Job description:  Videotape the German Department play in the theater space in the Chateau basement using department camera and tripod unless the videographer has better equipment of his/her own.

Dates: Friday evening and Saturday evening, November 17 and 18, beginning at 8 p.m. (arrive 7:45; play length approximately 1 hour) 

Compensation: Not certain.  We’ll gladly pay the going rate.

Contact: Bettina Matthias in the German Department bmatthia@middlebury.edu  x3248