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Inspired by Amsterdam

A rich library of free production-ready assets for your video, photo & design work, inspired by Amsterdam

Update 10/5/15: All of the apps mentioned in this post— Adobe Hue, Brush, Shape, and Color CC — are now available as part of a single app Adobe Capture CC, that lets you turn real-world inspirations into production-ready assets. Capture CC is available for iOS and Android

#TeamAdobe has arrived in Amsterdam for the 2015 IBC Show, and we are feeling inspired! Earlier this week, we revealed what’s coming next to our video and audio tools. Today, we’re hitting the city in anticipation of the conference and using Adobe’s capture apps to create a collection of Amsterdam-inspired production-ready assets for video, photo, and design work. We’re making this library available to you as a free download so you can join us in Amsterdam, no matter where you are in the world.

Adobe’s capture apps – Adobe Hue CC, Shape CC, Color CC, and Brush CC – allow you to capture inspiring palettes, moods, shapes, and textures and convert them into creative assets as easily as snapping a picture. These apps are powered by CreativeSync, and automatically populate your Creative Cloud libraries, making them instantly available in apps like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and more, without the hassle of having to move files around or keep track of the latest versions.

We’ll be highlighting one asset to our Inspired by Amsterdam library per day, and adding more unique Looks, brushes, color themes, and shapes throughout IBC. Be sure to check back to see what inspirations we’ve collected and learn how you can bring a bit of Amsterdam into your next creative project!

Follow this link to add the Inspired by Amsterdam library to your Creative Cloud account and get all of the assets for free:



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Thinking Like a Colorist

Watch a replay of Robbie Carman’s Ask a Video Pro webinar to learn how you can bring creative color into your editing and postproduction workflow:

Colorist Robbie Carman began his career as an editor, so he knows both sides of the traditional divide between cutting and finishing. But he’ll be the first to tell you that the traditional divide is a thing of the past. With today’s digital workflows, powerful hardware and production tools creative work with color is much more accessible.

At NAB this year, Robbie presented a session that would have been inconceivable even just a few short years ago: “Work Like an Editor, Think Like a Colorist,” where he highlighted the new color workflows between Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade, and Project Candy. Most importantly for many filmmakers and production professionals, he showed how color can be a incorporated into everyone’s workflow – especially with the new color tools coming soon to the Creative Cloud.


Robbie kicked off his NAB presentation with a quote from Expressionist artist Vassily Kandinksy: “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” Robbie continued, “Everything I do as a colorist, I try to live by this guiding principle.” As a speaker, he has a knack to making complex content easy and engaging.

Watch the presentation below and get inspired by Robbie’s passion – as well as a nice overview of some of the great things coming to Adobe pro video.

And if you want more Robbie (and really, who wouldn’t?) you can watch a replay of Robbie’s Ask a Video Pro session – at

Behind the scenes with colorist Thomas Bergman

Recently Adobe TV posted a beautiful video created by Thomas Bergman of Silbersalz Film, a production company located in Stuttgart, Germany. The film is one of my all-time favorites: their production quality is stunning. Their work illustrates the impact of  “creative looks” on moving images, and shows the range of a professional color grading application for shaping narrative visually.

Needless to say, I am proud that the company is an all-Creative Cloud, all-SpeedGrade post house.

This interview was recorded on set at the Silbersalz facility during production on their SpeedGrade film.

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10 Years of SpeedGrade: Interview with Patrick Palmer

2013 marked the 10th anniversary of SpeedGrade. Last November in Munich, the city where SpeedGrade was born, we held a special event to make the occasion. We were joined by lots of old friends and new users at the fabulous ARRI Cinema where we watched a some great technical and artistic presentations.

SpeedGrade on the marquee at the famous ARRI Kino in Munich, Germany.

SpeedGrade on the marquee at the famous ARRI Kino in Munich, Germany.

The whole SpeedGrade team was there – a feat, considering we’re spread all over Europe and North America.

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SpeedGrade 10th Anniversary Event – November 21 in Munich

Here’s an interesting fact for you: SpeedGrade was first introduced in 2003. That’s right: SpeedGrade is now ten years young this year! To mark the occasion, we are holding a special event at the ARRI theater in Munich on November 21. If you are based in, or near Munich Germany, or if you happen to be in the area next week Thursday, please join us!

Please note: most of the presentations will be in German. However, if any English-only speakers make the trek to Munich, you can sit next to me and I will do my best to give you a running translation of the presentations. In any case, we will be posting interviews with presenters and other stories about the history of SpeedGrade soon after this event.

Here is the program:

10 Jahre SpeedGrade
Modern Filmmaking and Adobe Creative Cloud

November 21, 2013 – 12:00 – 4:30 pm
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