Russel Fairley

Russ Fairley
Ready for another shoot!. Russ Fairley

The prevalence of video in our day to day culture has increased year over year, exploding in the last decade. YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Vine, Twitter, Periscope... the outlets for produced (and some not-so-produced) video have facilitated a need for production tips, tricks and techniques. Desktop Video is your source for developing the skills necessary to navigate the sometimes daunting waters of video production.


I am the creator and editor of, a popular production news website. When not writing for or I contribute with Pro Video Coalition and Videomaker Magazine. Outside of writing I founded After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest Adobe post production user group. I also run a boutique production company.


Russ is an Adobe Certified Expert in After Effects CS3 through CS5.

Russel Fairley

"I am big! It's the pictures that got small." - Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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