Creative COW Blogs 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, 25 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT PHP Script 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 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 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 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? Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:32:38 GMT 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 “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 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:26:10 GMT 10.1.2 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 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:58:58 GMT 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 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:55:20 GMT 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 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 Soldier and storyteller EMMY-winning U.S. Army videographer uses Adobe Creative Cloud to create powerful portraits of soldiers’ lives Robert Ham is passionate about filmmaking; he takes a video camera and tripod whenever he travels and capturing people’s stories. From 2007 to 2013, he served as an Army Combat Correspon Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:03:14 GMT more Avid relinking online sequence thoughts --- metadata linking to essence --- metadata linking to I am specifically looking for metadata relinking to essence and metadata relinking to metadata problems to solve. As of Media Composer|Symphony version 6.5 what metadata relinking essence elegance does one choose? Gear locking metadata to relink using a custom column. If Start timecode, duration, cu Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:11:52 GMT Filmmaker Jon Rosling’s “Five Pillars” In UK-based filmmaker Jon Rosling’s 2013 debut feature film Five Pillars, ex-soldier Darren returns from the war in Afghanistan to find himself disenfranchised by a society struggling to find its identity. Several critics commented that the societal topic is nothing new. I asked what impact he hop Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:55:41 GMT scott freeman's art Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:39:15 GMT Fueling creativity at Coyote Post Post-production studio stays nimble with Adobe Creative Cloud Located in the historic Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles, Coyote Post offers clients a range of post-production services, from editorial through to final color. Only a couple of years young, the studio has assembled a talented team Thu, 29 May 2014 19:01:47 GMT Filmmaking dreams realized Talented Swedish director edits first feature film using Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC Pablo Fernandez began his career at 15, working as a full-time graphic designer. His father owned a successful Swedish advertising agency and growing up surrounded by creativity greatly influenced Tue, 27 May 2014 16:51:52 GMT Understanding the new Licensing Options of Avid Media Composer Software At NAB2014 Avid announced that editors would now have several choices on how they can purchase Media Composer. Avid has now released the latest version (MC8.0) in all the new licensing options. Videoguys has put together a detailed FAQ with explainer videos to help you better understand your options Thu, 22 May 2014 18:17:24 GMT