I have just completed the Photoshop work and layout in Adobe InDesign for the charity photo calendar we shot a few weeks back. I am amazed at how quickly I can use those tools now, I guess that’s the result of many thousands of pages of work in the Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks.
I think that the ability to quickly and effectively use Photoshop to create and manipulate images, and then a layout program lie InDesign, is an absolutely key skill in the multi-functional indie film makers tool kit. I reckon I use Photoshop almost every day. An understanding of stuff like colour depth, CMYK, DPI etc., is SO useful, both in film post production, but also in sales and distribution. I am amazed when so called ‘creative’ people say things like, ‘Oh no, I can’t use Photoshop…’
In the coming week I will have a website up for this charity calendar so if you are interested, you can see more there. Right now I am just glad to have all 13 pages laid out, it was becoming one of those jobs that I just couldn’t find the time to complete.
Onwards and upwards!