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Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac: CS6 Gripes / CS6.5 Wish List (FCP switcher)

Updated on May 7, 2013 (after the announcement of Adobe Premiere Pro CC): Overall, I would recommend that disgruntled FCP7 users make the jump to Adobe Premiere Pro. It’s a 64-bit, cross-platform NLE that’s as close to Final Cut Pro 8 as you’ll find. It integrates with AfterEffects and the rest of the Creative Suite in ways that no other editing application can match, and with the introduction of the excellent Creative Cloud service, it’s easy and affordable to stay up to date.... More »

Free downloads of my VFR flight planning forms (PDF)

Free PDF download of my simple, better VFR flight planner (cross-country navigation log and flight plan form), featuring a streamlined layout and a radio frequency column.... More »

Packafoma relocating to Brooklyn

After living in Los Angeles for nearly 15 years, I will be moving with my girlfriend to Brooklyn in August 2012. My producing partner, Shea Roggio, already lives on the east coast and keeps studio space in Philadelphia and New York, making for a promising opportunity to expand our collaboration.... More »

Separators for Safari bookmarks bar

A simple bookmark menu separator for Apple Safari that lets you organize your bookmarks into sections or categories within your bookmarks menu or bookmarks bar folders.... More »

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 Gripes / CS6 Wish List (perspective of an FCP switcher)

This is not a comprehensive review of Adobe Premiere CS5.5. It is just a list of negatives: my gripes, wishes, and personal preferences. Adobe has since released Premiere Pro CS6 and, to their credit, they made a number of the improvements that I was hoping for and added some excellent features.... More »

Two of Us music video shoot in Olympia, WA

Photos from the Two of Us music video shoot in Olympia, Washington…As is the case with most indie productions, our crew members had to wear many hats. Thank you to our production coordinator, Liz Conroy, for taking on the job of still photographer and supplying us with most of the images below, presented here in roughly chronological order.... More »

New blog under construction

May 2012: Packafoma Post, the new blog section of packafoma.com, is under construction and will be ready in a few days. Check back for updates on Packafoma’s relocation from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, and for articles regarding post-production, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Creative Cloud.... More »