Shannon Olona

San Diego, CA

Shannon values storytelling in everything she creates, whether she’s blogging, photographing, or editing film. When she’s not working on Community and Content at NewBlueFX, she can be found running along the coast, hiking, and documenting her travels.

Editing the Big Bang Theory: An Editor's Chat with Peter Chakos

August 27, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Resources
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Interview with Emmy Award Winning Editor of Big Bang Theory, Peter Chakos

How do you edit with a bang? To find out, we turned to the award winning video...

How to Create a Vlog in 9 Easy Steps

August 24, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Resources
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how to create a successful vlog in 9 steps

Whether you're a budding YouTube celebrity or a long-time professional editor,...

10 Best Places to Be a Video Editor

August 19, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Resources
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how to start career in video editing

Need to find a job after graduating film school or just want a fresh start in a new city? Well...

It's Time to Celebrate

August 23, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Sale
NewBlueFX customers sale for ultimate upgrade credits

Each download, each shared project, each happy tweet, call and e-mail we receive in appreciation for NewBlueFX...

How to Edit Firework Footage

August 13, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, FX Tips
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The 4th of July has long since passed but you still have the footage sitting on your computer. Good thing you can still re-use it as b-roll footage or share it with your family.  But before you do, we’ll show you how to quickly fix and impress with 5 easy to use NewBlueFX plugins.<...

It’s a Super Mario Title Tutorial

August 12, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Movie Titles, tutorials
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Bust out your Nintendo 64 and chow down on some birthday cake because our favorite red-hatted...

Editor's Chat: Alex Allgood

July 28, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Editor's Chat
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Did you catch our short film, “Dog Thoughts?” Now meet the Atlanta filmmaker behind “Dog Thoughts,”

New Effects, Transitions, and Animations in Titler Pro 4

July 27, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, FX Tips
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When we designed the new Titler Pro 4, we wanted to give you the tools to...

30 Ways to Save Time in Titler Pro 4

July 08, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4
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Beat the deadline and don’t waste a second creating your next title. Enter the express lane of editing with these 30 new shortcuts for Titler Pro 4.<...

July Cutting Room Calendar

July 02, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Event Calendar
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Become inspired and engage yourself in the film community this July. Attend world-class film festivals and learn from the best at filmmaking and editing workshops. Take advantage of July and explore the cutting room calendar.

Film Festivals

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How to Recreate Famous Movie Titles: Jurassic Park

June 18, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, tutorials
How to Recreate Famous Movie Titles: Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are everywhere thanks to the new Jurassic World release.

And while the new...

"Dog Thoughts" a Short Film by Alex Allgood

June 17, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4, Alex Allgood
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Ever wonder what dogs are really thinking?

Thanks to the Dog Collar 3000 and a little help from NewBlue Read More

Why Upgrade to Titler Pro 4?

June 15, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4
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It’s a great question. It’s because Titler Pro 4 was...

Bring Your PSD & Vector Files to Life

June 12, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4, FX Tips
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Titler Pro 4 helps bring Photoshop and EPS files to life with its new import functionality. Move your multi-layered PSD designs  from Photoshop to Adobe Premiere Pro or any other NLE in a...

8 of the Best Free Resources for Adobe Premiere Pro CC & CS6

June 10, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Adobe Premiere Pro, Resources
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Adobe Premiere Pro has a rich legacy dating back to its release in 1991. Today, Adobe Premiere Pro has gained steam in some of the biggest markets including television and feature films. More recently, it was used in the high-grossing film, Gone Girl, and before that in ...

Titler Pro 4: Getting Started Tutorial

June 09, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4, tutorials
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So you’ve heard about Read More

Faster Titling is Here: Rock the Cache

June 05, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4
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Tired of stuttering titles? Forget the lag and get smooth playback with Titler Pro 4’s new caching features. Titler Pro 4 caching and quality choices deliver flexibility for every stage of the editing process, faster render speeds during your final movie output and playback in real-time...

Introducing the 4th Edition of Titler Pro

June 01, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4, Behind the Scenes
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Here at NewBlueFX, we’ve been hard at work over the past several months redesigning our popular 3D titling tool for video editors like you. You asked, we listened, and with the help of our developers, beta testers, marketers, and support team - we crafted 20+ new features to help improve...

8 of the Best Avid Resources

May 29, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Avid Media Composer, Titler Pro 1.0, Resources
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Avid Media Composer set the world of non-linear editing on fire when the founder of Avid Technology Inc., Bill Warner, released Avid 1 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in April 1988. It was touted by Russell Evans in his book, Read More

Top 5 Features of Titler Pro 4

June 03, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Titler Pro 4
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Ditch that slow and complex titling software. Make the switch to the titling tool that’s designed to deliver: NewBlue Titler Pro 4. Create epic titles fast with dozens of customizable premium templates-- right in your NLE.

Let’s take a quick tour of Titler Pro 4’s top...

Top 5 Free Video Effects Plugins

April 15, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Color Fixer Pro, Essentials 3 Ultimate
5 Free Video Effects

Massive explosions and high-speed car chases may need to be scaled back on budget films, but that doesn’t mean editors need to sacrifice quality visuals in post-production. There are a variety of quality free video effects plugins available for NLEs like Avid Media Composer, Adobe...

Get Vegas Lighting with Color Fixer Pro

April 14, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Color Fixer Pro, Essentials 3 Ultimate
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 “Bright light city gonna set my soul, Gonna set my soul on fire” Elvis presley sings as “Viva Las Vegas” plays while we walk around the showroom of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Vegas.  Elvis’s words are certainly setting the...

Big NAB Sale

April 13, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog
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This year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show is here, we’ve got Vegas on the mind. To celebrate we’re offering one of our biggest sales yet! There’s no...

The Top 10 Edited Sequences in Film History

April 09, 2015 by Shannon Olona | Blog, Resources
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Some edits are hardly noticeable, while others change history.

Film editing has come a long way since Robert W. Paul produced one of the first films to include more than one shot in the 1898 film Come Along, Do! No longer are editors restricted to using the same...