Creative COW Blogs http://blogs.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Blogs, brought to you from media professionals world wide. Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Actor/Producer Sinead O’Riordan http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13573/actorproducer-sinead-oriordan http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13573/actorproducer-sinead-oriordan ORion Productions founder Sinéad O’Riordan: “The lack of strong female roles and the hugely competitive nature of the industry inspired me to establish my own production company.” O’Riordan, a Dublin-based actor and producer, works in both theater and film. She recently produced and acted i Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:49:45 GMT Time is running out on this fantastic NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up program http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13570/time-is-running-out-on-this-fantastic-newtek-tricaster-tradeup-program http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13570/time-is-running-out-on-this-fantastic-newtek-tricaster-tradeup-program NewTek TriCaster Trade-Up Special! Attention TriCaster Owners: Trade-up to a TriCaster 410, 460 or 860 now and save up to 40% off. Special Expires 8/29/14. Your old reliable TriCaster could be worth up to $10,000! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to upgrade your school, house of worship Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:02:37 GMT Data choke points and a cautionary tale http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13568/data-choke-points-and-a-cautionary-tale http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13568/data-choke-points-and-a-cautionary-tale During a normal week, I help a lot of customers with performance issues. Some of the most common complaints I hear include: “I bought a new 10Gb card so I could connect my Macs together, but when I drag files over, it doesn’t go any faster.” “I upgraded the memory in my system because Final Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:47:59 GMT Up Coming User Group Meetings http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13567/up-coming-user-group-meetings http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13567/up-coming-user-group-meetings Hi All We've been developing some new software and hardware features for the TitaniumZ line and I'd like to come out and speak to your users group about them. If you have a Final Cut, Adobe Premiere or Avid group and are interested in hearing about storage futures, Small Tree's new products, 40Gb Et Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:09:39 GMT 10Gb and SMB3 really rocks http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13562/10gb-and-smb3-really-rocks http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13562/10gb-and-smb3-really-rocks We got RSS working on our 10Gb cards a few days ago. This is a feature that splits up data coming into the card into multiple queues. Then we can let different CPUS handle pulling in that data and passing it up the stack. We found what we figured we'd find: When we setup multiple streams, we see dat Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:04:19 GMT Sonnyboo Podcast - Ampersand and Screenplay Credits http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13561/sonnyboo-podcast-ampersand-and-screenplay-credits http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13561/sonnyboo-podcast-ampersand-and-screenplay-credits Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:31:58 GMT Video Collaboration Tools: DaVinci Resolve http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13560/video-collaboration-tools-davinci-resolve http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13560/video-collaboration-tools-davinci-resolve Last Saturday morning, I had the pleasure of visiting Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge and Marketing Manager, Kahlani Leon, for a presentation of some new video collaboration tools. Neil is not just another ordinary video reseller. He has a background in digital computing that spans decades, having sold Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:42:39 GMT How Kevin Spacey Helped Me Get Started In Editing http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13555/how-kevin-spacey-helped-me-get-started-in-editing http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13555/how-kevin-spacey-helped-me-get-started-in-editing Last weekend I was bingeing on House of Cards (as you do) and after one particularly riveting episode where blank and blank blank-out and they all blank (spoilers/adult situations) I finally noticed a familiar logo: Trigger Street Productions, Kevin Spacey's production company. Not that it's terribl Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:31:14 GMT Sound Decisions: A Properly Designed Mixing Room Makes All The Difference http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13553/sound-decisions-a-properly-designed-mixing-room-makes-all-the-difference http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13553/sound-decisions-a-properly-designed-mixing-room-makes-all-the-difference At Biscardi Creative Media, we understand the importance of great audio. To that end, we had our Rialto mixing theater designed specifically for quality sound design. The Rialto features a ProTools HD Native 5.1 system, SPL 5.1/stereo monitor controller, Genelec audio monitors and subwoofer, an 8 fo Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:05:21 GMT Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13551/topflight-videos-fuel-the-jetblue-brand http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13551/topflight-videos-fuel-the-jetblue-brand Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.” That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as it Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:53:27 GMT Once in a lifetime experience in Brazil http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13550/once-in-a-lifetime-experience-in-brazil http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13550/once-in-a-lifetime-experience-in-brazil As a senior engineering manager at Adobe, I’ve been very lucky to visit broadcasters, post houses, and other customers all around the world. I really appreciate learning about how customers use our products and what types of content they produce. Getting to know the people and the cultures during Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:44:50 GMT is E.T. a remake of the Wizard of Oz? http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13545/is-et-a-remake-of-the-wizard-of-oz http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13545/is-et-a-remake-of-the-wizard-of-oz Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:32:38 GMT Help us get Ice Cream Nation started! http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13544/help-us-get-ice-cream-nation-started http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13544/help-us-get-ice-cream-nation-started Hi all! We have an Indiegogo campaign running for one of our newest shows, Ice Cream Nation hosted by Keith Schroeder, the culinary genius behind High Road Craft Ice Cream here in Atlanta, GA. Concept is simple. We send Keith around the country to find interesting and unique ice creams and desserts Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:44:58 GMT Actor/Playwright Laoisa Sexton http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13543/actorplaywright-laoisa-sexton http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13543/actorplaywright-laoisa-sexton “The whole female subject matter, female sexuality in an Irish film is untried territory… but that’s exciting to me to do something new,” says actor and playwright Laoisa Sexton of her debut play For Love. The play was staged off-Broadway by the Irish Repertory Theater in 2013. Laoisa (prono Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:13:26 GMT EXTANT/Mickey Fisher interview for FRAMELINES http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13538/extantmickey-fisher-interview-for-framelines http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13538/extantmickey-fisher-interview-for-framelines Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:26:10 GMT 10.1.2 Killed the Sparse Disk Star http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13511/1012-killed-the-sparse-disk-star http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13511/1012-killed-the-sparse-disk-star Hey gang, just wanted to give you a little update on what we're uncovering right now. The new update to FCPX 10.1.2 brought the ability to export xml of entire events. This is huge. The primary reason we have stuck with sparse disks in our office environment was so that we could quickly and easily m Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:31:17 GMT Movie Clichés - Reading from Old Books http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13510/movie-clichs-reading-from-old-books http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13510/movie-clichs-reading-from-old-books Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:58:58 GMT Capturing the essence of Brazil through motion graphics and art http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13509/capturing-the-essence-of-brazil-through-motion-graphics-and-art http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13509/capturing-the-essence-of-brazil-through-motion-graphics-and-art Filmmaker embarks on journey documenting creativity around the world When we last spoke with Graham Elliott he was just starting work on his next film, World In Motion, which he describes as, “a documentary film series that explores the dynamic connection between location and expression.” Since Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:00:07 GMT Sonnyboo Podcast - Directors Cut v. Special Edition http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13508/sonnyboo-podcast-directors-cut-v-special-edition http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13508/sonnyboo-podcast-directors-cut-v-special-edition Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:55:20 GMT Videoguys Summer Update, June 2014 http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13505/videoguys-summer-update-june-2014 http://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13505/videoguys-summer-update-june-2014 It's been a very busy year for us. We've seen a ton of new products introduced and we've picked up some new product lines. HP Workstations: The creative Pro's choice http://webvideoguys.com/hp-email.html Videoguys now offers HP z workstations! We've worked hard with the folks over at HP to put toget Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:23:34 GMT