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Greetings! Welcome to the Genesis Project. Here you will find little nuggets of information, tips, tricks, tutorials, links and solutions for video production. The purpose of this blog is to help people become proficient at Adobe applications, focusing especially on the apps that live in Adobe’s Production Studio bundle.

Okay, let’s start off with the obvious question: Why the Genesis Project? If you’re a Star Trek fan, you will point to ‘Project Genesis’ from the Star Trek II & III movies. The idea of Project Genesis was to create life from lifelessness. Wikipedia has a listing on it (they seem to have one on everything!) If you’d like to read up on this, here’s the link: Project Genesis

Consider also the Bible’s first book, called Genesis. Genesis literally means beginnings as in “In the beginning…” and it’s along these lines that I dreamed up the name. You see, when I came to Adobe I knew non-linear editors through and through, having worked with Premiere Pro, Avid, Final Cut and Pinnacle’s Liquid for years. However, I knew very little about After Effects, Photoshop and a number of other Adobe applications. I was a beginner when it came to those applications. During the next year, I applied myself to learning the fundamentals of these applications, particularly After Effects and Photoshop. I can’t say that I’ve mastered them, but I’ve gotten to the point where I’m productive on them. Even more importantly, I’ve got a passion to tell others how easy it is to create things with these applications and thus the reason for this blog.

So, if you’re a beginner to an intermediate user, looking for new ideas or just need to figure out how to do something, I hope to be able to provide you some reasons to come back and visit.



CS4PP, rather than repeat myself let me say that the article in Videomaker said it all. I concur, top to bottom, TERRIFIC!!! However, with regard to tutorials, Soundbooth in particular (for which no classroom in a book seems to exist) and its relationship to Premiere, needs a little help. I would like to suggest one of your video’s that focuses on mapping audio to video and viceversa inclusively. Something along the lines of Rubber Ducky-Your the one and automate to timeline. If you think this would be worth while, I’d be glad to flesh it out more.
PS If I see you in NY maybe you could spare a few minutes to talk about it.

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