Simon Walker is an Adobe Certified Master Trainer, and trains industry professionals in the full range of Adobe Creative Cloud video tools. More info about Simon...





Free mocha Pro v3 event with Escape Studios in London 30th May

I'll be one of the speakers at this free event in London:

Join Imagineer Systems, Red Giant and Escape Studios for the an evening of drinks, product demos, special guests and more.
Come along for a fun, free evening of drinks, product demos and special guests. I'll be showing tips and tricks using Magic Bullet Suite inside Adobe CS6, including what's new in CS6 Premiere Pro, and how those features relate to Magic Bullet Looks 2, Colorista II, Mojo and Cosmo. I'll also explain how to remove noise with Magic Bullet Denoiser II in After Effects, and some of the new AE CS6 3D features. 
Learn how mocha Pro v3's new features for advanced roto, tracking and 3D camera solved are being used to increase vfx efficiencies.
Red Giant will be on had to discuss powerful plug-ins for visual effects, color grading and post-production.
Special guest artists from Baseblack will show how they used mocha to assist on difficult shots from "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows" films.
When: Weds, May 30th, 2012
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Framestore Preview Theatre, 19-23 Wells Street, London, W1T 3PQ
RSVP: or +44 (0) 20 7348 1920

Shooting for the Web Training in Wales

My Cardiff based shoot, edit and upload course in March 2012, featuring Sony XDCAM cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro editing software is now fully booked, but Cyfle are accepting enquires for the next one:


The course is aimed at Producers, Journalists, Researchers, Stills Photographers, Editors, DSLR Shooters, Film-makers, Web Authors and anyone who needs to create on-line video content.

You'll learn the process of scripting, shooting, editing and uploading video for viewing and distributing on line. We cover the basics and touch upon the more advanced features of shooting on Sony EX1/3 cameras, editing on Adobe Premiere Pro and outputting and uploading for the internet.

If you live in Wales you could qualify for funding for this course:


Visual Storytelling with Magic Bullet Suite

If you're in Stockholm on Tues 14th Feb, some along along to the Adobe Post Production event:

Some of the leading creativies and industry partners will be showing how to increase the quality and productivity of your workflows. I'll be joining Adobe, HP, Nvidia, Wacom, Matrox and Nikon, and I'll be demonstrating colour correction and grading techniques for Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite of post production plug-ins:

Visual Storytelling with Magic Bullet Suite
Colourist and Adobe Certified Instructor Simon Walker, will show how colour grading techniques are used in film, and will provide practical demonstrations how to create moods, suggest genres, and to inform the audience of the motivations of on-screen protagonists without using dialogue. Simon will be demonstrating correction techniques in Premiere Pro and After Effects using Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite of colour correction plug-ins, and will reveal some of the time-saving secrets of creating custom presets.


Magic Bullet Looks in FCPX

Apple's recent Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 update fixes a bug which now lets third party colour correction plug-ins function correctly. Here's my tutorial showing how Magic Bullet Looks works in FCPX.


Getting Started in Looks 2 with FCPX from Red Giant on Vimeo.




Make your video look better!

Colour grading seminar in Dublin, 28th Jan 2012

An inspiring look at aspects of colour grading and colour correction for editors, film-makers, post production artists and producers. 

This one-day seminar will get you thinking like a colourist and is designed to give you the insight and tools you need as a film-maker or producer to capture the right look for your film, documentary, short, commercial or on-line video. During the seminar, I'll be analysing images and getting to the heart of what makes a successful grade, covering story exposition using visual language and I'll show how grading can change the mood and atmosphere of a film.

Cick here for more information and booking details


Free sessions at London Skills Week: 21-25 November 2011

As part of Ravensbourne's Build Your Own MA program, I'm speaking at London Media Skills Week in November, specifically about how to improve the look and quality of your videos when compressing for distribution:
Simon Walker will show practical ways to improve the look of digital video, strategies for reducing pixelation and noise as well as encoding recipes for making online video look as good as possible. Simon will be joined by a major post production company talking about the work flow on their latest films.
This session is aimed at Editors, Producers, Directors, Self Shooters, anyone involved with the shooting, editing and encoding and uploading of digital video.
Here's the link to book a free place (my session is on Thurs 24th):
London Media Skills Week is a one-off chance to access free training sessions and networking events at Skillset Media Academies across the city between 21-25 November 2011. Sessions are open to professionals with two or more years experience in the creative and media industries. For further information visit:
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