Pat Sloan

Pat Slaon for NewBlueFX
San Diego, CA

A Hitchcock film buff and video software geek, Pat’s been on the NewBlueFX team for over 5 years. When he isn’t helping video editors make the most of NewBlueFX, you’ll find him playing hours long games of Settlers of Catan.

Pat's May Cutting Room Calendar

May 06, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Event Calendar

May Cutting Room Calendar

Hi fellow editors, it’s Pat from NewBlueFX. In this month’s Cutting Room Calendar, we have a few must-see film festivals, classes and workshops you won’t want to miss. Let’s take a look!

Film Festivals

25+ Reasons Why You’re Missing Out on Transitions 3 Ultimate

March 17, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Transitions 3 Ultimate

When we reimagined NewBlueFX, we seized the opportunity to greatly improve our transitions plugins. In fact, you’ll find over 25+ improvements in NewBlue Transitions 3 Ultimate. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why every editor...

Coming Soon: The HighLine™ and PowerMotion™ Collections

March 06, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Coming Soon, Titling Styles
Check out the new collections full of new Title Animations and lower thids

Titler Pro 3’s Title Designer offers an incredibly intuitive and fast way to create your own video title animations. But for those of you who don’t want to start from scratch, we present to you the new...

Going Beyond the Run-of-the-Mill Video Transitions

February 04, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Transitions 3 Elite

Most NLEs come with a standard set of transitions, such as cross fade, fade to black and simple wipes. These are great for your run-of-the-mill edit, but sometimes you need a little emphasis, a push or something altogether unique.

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Create A Style All Your Own with Stylizers 3 Ultimate

January 27, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Stylizers 3 Ultimate

Video stylization truly took off in the 1980s with the dawn of MTV and music videos from artists like Peter Gabriel. To this day, editors use stylization techniques to add flair, motion, light or color for interest and emphasis.

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Get Motion Picture Looks With NewBlue Filters

February 27, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, filters

Have you ever noticed how different motion pictures are associated with different looks? Take the movie The Ring here:

See how it has a blue cast?

Now You’ve Got a Swiss Army Knife in Your Editing Suite

March 01, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Essentials 3 Ultimate

Karl Elsener made the Swiss Army knife in 1891 and soon this device replaced dozens of cumbersome and often heavy tools. How ingenious! NewBlue Video Essentials is much like this great invention. In fact, we call it the Swiss Army knife for video editors.

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Smooth Cuts With Transitions 3

February 10, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan
Get off on the right foot with our Transitions starter pack

Transitions are like fonts. When used expertly, they provide added grace and interest. But in the hands of the uninitiated, they can be distracting, overused mess. 

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Sometimes You Just Need a Bag of Tricks

February 04, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Stylizers 3

Whether on an old school Moviola or a cutting-edge NLE, video editors are artists; we take scraps and expertly combine them into something meaningful.


The Ken Burns Effect and So Much More

February 24, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Elements 3

Ever heard of the Ken Burns effect? Burns popularized this technique in his PBS documentaries The Civil War (1990),