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Franklin McMahon
Franklin McMahon
Media Artist Secrets
Portland, Maine USA
Portland, Maine USA

Franklin McMahon is an award-winning media artist with an extensive client list that includes Microsoft, FOX and Time Warner. His photography has been seen internationally in magazines and his extensive work in the field of directing, editing and digital effects have covered the realm of independent film as well as broadcast television. As an independent filmmaker he has directed numerous shorts, feature length movies and television series. An accomplished writer, he currently authors articles about multimedia and the entertainment industry for several national and international magazines and websites including Video Systems Magazine, DV Magazine and Microsoft.com.His web design and animation works well with his mix of soundtrack production and music scoring, basically covering just about all elements of creative site and sound.

His multimedia company Franklin McMahon Studio can be found at http://www.fmstudio.com and his blog "Media Artist Secrets" - The Blog for Creative Professionals can be found at http://www.mediaartist.com


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Podcasting
Podcasting Part 3 - Submit and Promote

Podcasting Part 3 - Submit and Promote
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Podcast Host Franklin McMahon shows how to submit your podcast to iTunes and other directories, how to reach a large audience, promotion and finding out info about podcasting. This is part three of a three part series.

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Podcasting
Podcasting Part 2 - RSS Feed

Podcasting Part 2 - RSS Feed
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Podcast Host Franklin McMahon examines how to write an RSS feed, the easy to create XML text file used for podcast subscriptions. He goes over how to create one from scratch, programs that do it for you, proper iTunes tags and how to validate your feed.

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Podcasting
Podcasting Part 1 - Creating the MP3

Podcasting Part 1 - Creating the MP3
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In this video tutorial Creative COW podcast Host Franklin McMahon goes over creating a podcast, including recording, MP3 export and correct tagging.

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Adobe Flash
Inside Flash Professional 8 Part Three - Video Playback

Inside Flash Professional 8 Part Three - Video Playback
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new video features of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 and demonstrates how to import video, set the various encoding parameters, choose a playback skin and export to a Flash file. This is part three of a three-part series.

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Adobe Flash
Inside Flash Professional 8 Part Two - Text and Filters

Inside Flash Professional 8 Part Two - Text and Filters
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new features of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 such as the new text modes, anti aliasing, blend modes and filters such as blur, drop shadow and bevel. This is part two of a three-part series.

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Adobe Flash
Inside Flash Professional 8 Part One - New Features

Inside Flash Professional 8 Part One - New Features
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new features of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 such as strokes, gradients and overflow, object and document level undo, multiple libraries and ease in and ease out. This is part one of a three-part series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layout

Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layout
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows layout design techniques including color schemes, font selection and alignment. This is part three of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layer Styles

Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Layer Styles
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over gradient and color overlay styles. This is part two of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Fonts

Adobe Photoshop Design Secrets: Fonts
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to make your text look great with kerning, double bold, faux and styles. This is part one of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Audition 1.5: Audio Secrets Part 3

Audition 1.5: Audio Secrets Part 3
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Audition 1.5 to experiment with enhancement delay effects such as studio reverb, sweeping phaser and echo chamber. Also discussed are the various clip playback options as well as programming the favorites menu. This is part three of a three-part series.

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Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Audition 1.5: Audio Secrets Part 2

Audition 1.5: Audio Secrets Part 2
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Audition 1.5 to normalize an audio clip for correct levels and export an audio file as an MP3 with tagged comments and info. This is part two of a three-part series.

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Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Audition 1.5: Audio Secrets Part 1

Audition 1.5: Audio Secrets Part 1
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Audition 1.5 to reduce noise in audio clips as well as add compression for a fuller sound. Also discussed is locating VST folders of effects. This is part one of a three-part series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Photo Effects

Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Photo Effects
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 to add image accents and highlights. Tools covered include mask mode, blur, selective blur, sharpen, dodge, burn and the fiber render engine. This is part three of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Animation

Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Animation
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 to create animations right in Photoshop and export them to GIF and FLASH format. This is part two of a three-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Compositing

Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Compositing
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS2 using photo merge and the place command. This is part one of a three-part series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Digital Photo Drama - Part Two

Digital Photo Drama - Part Two
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to add drama to your digital photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 using rotate, exposure, cropping, shadows and highlights, levels and text. This is part two of a two-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Photoshop
Digital Photo Drama - Part One

Digital Photo Drama - Part One
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In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to add drama to your digital photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 using levels, channel adjustments, channel blurs and the photo filter. This is part one of a two-part Adobe Photoshop tutorial series.

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Adobe Illustrator
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - Live Paint

Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - Live Paint
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon demonstrates the new Live Paint feature in Adobe Illustrator CS 2 which makes coloring vector images a snap.

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Adobe Illustrator
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - New Features

Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - New Features
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon examines some of the new features in Adobe Illustrator CS 2 including the control palette, underline links, custom work spaces and exports such as SWF, SVG and PDF.

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Adobe Illustrator
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - LIVE TRACE

Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - LIVE TRACE
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new Live Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator CS 2.0 that helps create bitmap images to vector illustrations.

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Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 - Vanishing Point

Photoshop CS2 - Vanishing Point
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Creative Cow leader Franklin McMahon examines the new Vanishing Point tool in Photoshop CS2 for mapping images in 3 dimensions.

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Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop CS2 - Adobe Bridge

Photoshop CS2 - Adobe Bridge
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Creative Cow Leader Franklin McMahon shows the new Adobe Bridge, the file browser that works between Adobe Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite 2 Programs.

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Adobe Photoshop
New Tools in Photoshop CS2

New Tools in Photoshop CS2
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Creative Cow leader Franklin McMahon goes over some of the new features and tools in the brand Photoshop CS2 including type previews, spot healing, red eye removal, creating menu sets, video output and web galleries.

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