While chatting with my young friend I realized that, though I have praised this subscription based creative program suite on many separate occasions, I don't feel like I have summed up quite as extensively as I did with him, exactly what I like about it and how I personally utilize it. So, I figured, while I was answering his question, I might as well share our conversation with you, The Inner Tubers, as you might find the information equally helpful. So, here it is, spelling, grammar errors, and all:
Good mythical morning, Kevin.
I enjoyed this weeks inner tube. i am assuming you recorded before this friday due to a thingy about this weeks SGK
haha, yeah, I wasn't thinking about when the show is going to come out.
yah, well I imagine it takes a while to produce those shows.
Oh, I have a quick questions. Do you have Adobe Creative Cloud?
Is it worth the money for what you get?
It really is. As long as you are working on stuff. I mean, here are the programs I use on a weekly basis: you get Premier (a fantastic professional video editor) After Effects (An industry level graphic and animation program) Photoshop (The industry standard for image editing) Audition (A professional and very diverse audio editor) Illustrator (a vector image editor, for logos and stuff. Basically so you aren't making pixelated images and logos) Lightroom (An awesome photo editor). And that's not to mention the stuff I don't use, because they aren't my interest, Flash animator, Dreamweaver (a pro web designer) and several more. PLUS, they have several new apps they just release that you get for free. AND you never have to buy an upgrade, because it always comes with it. I mean, they upgrade every year, it seems, and the upgrades used to be, like, $500 by themselves. So I'd say, it is very worth it. In my opinion. PLUS, if you're a student, you can pay the student price, which is, I think, $30 a month, rather than the $50.
Wow, that is a lot of programs for a pretty decent price. Do you need professional training to learn some of these programs? Although, me personally, already know some of these.
Well, I would say, After Effects and Photoshop are the hardest to figure out at the beginning. Because they are the most expansive. It might also be that they are just not my particular skill set. I am not really a visual person. But yes, they all have a learning curve. Though, nothing you can't learn from youtube and google. I often think of ideas, and just google how to do it. Creative Cow and Video Copilot have MOUNTAINS of tutorials. Sometimes you gotta get creative, by learning one thing from one tutorial and another from another, and combined them. Kinda like using a fried chicken wings recipe to fry chicken thighs, you still want to look at a chicken thigh recipe to make sure you're cooking it long enough.
The best thing to do is just get in and start doing it. And when you hit a snag, just look it up.
I have to do it with Protools all the time, and I'm probably the most proficient in that.