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Movie Reviews that are Probably More Enjoyable than the Movies Themselves
By: Mike Cohen on Apr 26, 2013 at 6:00:14 pm

There is a Film History and Appreciation forum right here on this very Creative COW website. Most of the discussion is either about current movies (the appreciation part) or classics (90% Star Wars and a few other topics when we get bored with looking at pancakes shaped like the Millenium Falcon - although that never gets old!). The best moments are where one of the regulars writes a movie review of a current movie, and it is more entertaining than most movies. Take a recent review of The Host - a teen-oriented sci-fi movie based upon the book by...


Organizing Multi-Camera Footage
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:48:05 pm

In the previous episode, PTC002 - Creating a Music Video: Production , we have shown you what it takes to produce a multi-camera music video. Now that all our footage is captured, it is time to begin the post production process. The first and most important step to editing is organizing your footage. From importing to renaming, Host Richard Harrington will demonstrate how to easily assemble and line up all of the pieces you need to effectively edit. Organizing Multi-Camera Footage Republished by Richard Harrington...


Photofocus Interview about Lightroom 5 Public Beta with the Adobe Product Manager
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 25, 2013 at 12:34:00 am

NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed:// Download episode here... or get it on iTunes Rich takes a deep dive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick. Topics include: Learn about all the new features in Lightroom 5 Public Beta How can you try Lightroom out for free? Adobe Labs link for Lightroom 5 Beta - Why does Adobe offer public betas? How can you give feedback. Forum specifically created for customers to provide feedback on Lightroom 5 beta - What else is in the new app?...


Choice Skinner on His Short Film
By: Bob Gillen on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:44:28 pm

Director and writer Choice Skinner talked to us about his award winning short film, about story, and writing for web series. Skinner’s short film A Second Thought recently screened at the SoHoFilmFest. Skinner shot the two-minute film on an iPhone during a two-hour ride on a city bus last year. Using the iPhone “…definitely opens some doors and makes it possible to be able to take an idea from conception and bring it to fruition.” THE FILM STORY Skinner’s story centers on a young man’s romantic chance encounter with a beautiful woman who shows interest in him during a bus...

DSLR tutorial: Beneficial features of the Canon 6D
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:33:00 am

Watch more at . In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman discuss the benefits of the Canon 6D, including affordability, enhanced low-light shooting, and built-in wifi and GPS capabilities. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moir . DSLR tutorial: Beneficial features of the Canon...

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Where Are All My Ladies at NAB?
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:34:57 pm

When I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago for the NAB Show, I went to the Hofbräuhaus, the traditionally crazy German restaurant based on the brewery of the same name in Munich which is loaded up with a menu of Deutschland beers and meats. The south lower hall at the convention center had more sausage than this place. And that's my crude and unladylike way of asking: where all the women at? Video post-production has been male-dominated for a long time. I don't need to be reminded of the big time Hollywood editors that have made their mark on...

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A New Photo and Tutorial
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:21:54 am

I hope you enjoy this new HDR shot from Alaska. A New Photo and Tutorial Republished by Richard Harrington...


NAB 2013: New From Convergent Design
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 20, 2013 at 10:33:00 pm

Adorama is in Las Vegas this week at NAB! Join Rich as he chats with Amber Cowles of Convergent Design about the new Odyssey, a full-featured 7.7" OLED monitor. It also offers high-quality disk recording. NAB 2013: New From Convergent Design Republished by Richard Harrington...


The New Radial Filter in Lightroom 5
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 20, 2013 at 12:23:00 am

I'd like to share a few things from Adobe about the new Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta Radial Filter Busy backgrounds or bright colors can distract viewers from the focal point of an image. Photographers may try to reduce the distraction by cropping an image, but this can result in the loss of interesting detail and balance. Another approach to focusing the viewer s attention is to create a vignette effect, but this only works if a subject is in the center of an image. The Radial Gradient tool in Lightroom 5 now offers photographers more flexibility and control in how...


Premiere Pro tutorial: Automatic syncing with audio waveforms
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:33:00 pm

Watch more at . Find out how to sync audio with waveforms automatically in Premiere Pro. This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. User Interface Improvements 2. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro 3. Quality and Format Improvements 4. A Better Timeline Panel 5. Project and Media Management 6. Improved Effects...


Keynote tutorial: Using landscape view in Keynote Remote
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:33:00 pm

Watch more at . This tutorial shows how to view mobile presentations in landscape using Keynote Remote. This tutorial is a single movie from the Delivering Keynote Presentations course presented by author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 36 minutes and shows you how to successfully deliver a Keynote presentation. Introduction 1. Getting Organized 2. Rehearsing Your Presentation 3. Using Keynote Remote 4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen 5. Alternate Presentation Techniques 6. Creating Handouts 7. Creating Movies and Graphics from Keynote Conclusion Keynote tutorial: Using landscape view in Keynote Remote Republished by Richard...


Always on the Lookout for Interesting Visuals
By: Mike Cohen on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:06:31 pm

Yesterday I took the train from New Haven down to Baltimore for a convention. With cell phone in one pocket and camera in the other, I am ready at a moment's notice. I'll update this as the days pass. Although this looks like a typical touristy photo, I am staying in a touristy area! The main road along the inner harbor has these pedestrian bridges to keep people off the road. Classic 1980's concrete construction...

My Not-So-Secret Diary: NAB 2013
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:14:12 pm

I'm not sure how many times you have to go to NAB before the old(er) people stop pinching your cheeks, but it turns out two isn't the number of times. Not that it bothers me in the least because I'll be the first to tell you I know nothing. I really don't. There are a lot of ways to experience an event of this magnitude, and in many ways this year was just like number one all over again. This was the first year I had an exhibitor badge, and the first year I had a press badge. These both...

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NAB 2013: New From Canon
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 16, 2013 at 8:08:37 am

Rich Harrington visits the Canon booth at NAB to speak with Chuck Westfall about some hot new products. Find out more about the 6th member in Canon's Prime Lens Series, the 35mm lens. See what Canon has to offer for cinematographers and video pros, such as the Canon XA20 Compact Full HD Camcorder and the Canon XA25 High Definition Camcorder. Order them now at NAB 2013: New From Canon Republished by Richard Harrington...


NAB 2013 Wrap-Up - Stay Tuned!!
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 15, 2013 at 1:14:11 pm

Usually one of the happiest days of the year for me is the day I'm driving back from NAB. All the stress leading up to the show: Handling the hundreds of requests for a booth meeting (some of them actually during the show), wearing out lots of shoe leather walking and walking (everything in Vegas is a mirage - way farther than it looks), and constantly being "on" engaging in intelligent conversation from 7:30 am (not my usual wake-up time) until the last sip of wine at each night's press dinner. It's all over for another 360 days and I'm...

Producer AnnmarEe Bell on “Teenage Kicks”
By: Bob Gillen on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:12:09 pm

Annmaree Bell, producer and founder at Azure Productions in the Sydney, Australia area, is presently developing the feature film Teenage Kicks. Bell says, “The film came from a short film we made called Drowning.” In the short, teen Mik has suddenly lost his older brother. The one solid thing in his life is his best friend Dan. But Dan has a new girlfriend… Bell says, “Craig Boreham, writer and director on the short film, spent some time with the characters, and the feature-length Teenage Kicks was born.” We questioned Bell on what makes a story producible. “Firstly I look for...

On the Post Production trail at NAB 2013 - 4K, Premiere, SpeedGrade & Baselight
By: Dennis Kutchera on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:13:21 am

Well, I am finally back home from NAB and I need to sort through a ton of swag. Plus, I still have notes from the show that I would like to share with you. Is My World Really 4K? If there was one thing that stood out for me this year, it was 4K. Clearly this is where many vendors want to take us as evidenced by the 4K cameras, monitors and workflows being demonstrated on the show floor. I think we can safely say that film is dead as we are even moving beyond 4K with Red offering 6K...

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A Few Of My Piqsures as Interactive Objects
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:33:00 pm

A company that I've been working with is Piqsure. They are about to roll out their public beta to allow people to post their images in cool new ways (including high-resolution viewing on blogs and social media). Comments welcome. Neil Armstrong's Space Suit Powered by Piqsure Valley of Fire Panoramic Powered by Piqsure Rapunzel at Rest Powered by Piqsure Young Woman in Israel Powered by Piqsure A Few Of My Piqsures as Interactive Objects Republished by Richard Harrington...


NAB 2013_Wally Cam Interviews
By: walter biscardi on Apr 14, 2013 at 2:21:41 pm

Throughout NAB 2013, I had some fun with a small bullet cam grabbing on the spot interviews with all sorts of people about all sorts of topics. The only rule I had was it had to be fun and no editing required! Here's all of the videos in one place! Special thanks to Marion Laney for letting me borrow the camera. In the first of Walter's "Wally Cam" on the spot interviews, we find Kylee Wall at the Small Tree Communications Booth. '> After a wide ranging and somewhat bizarre interview for PostChat, Walter turned the cameras onto his interviewers...

Adobe Unveils the Next Generation Video Tools and Offers 40% Off for a Limited Time
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 13, 2013 at 8:54:20 am

While visiting the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Vegas, Adobe had a huge booth. At it, they showed the next generation of their video products (such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and SpeedGrade). While they didn't promise a release date, the likelihood was definitely stated as "soon." which should mean major updates to all their tools can't be far behind. If you want to see a detailed overview of Adobe Premiere Pro check out my class on Lynda . Adobe offered a special deal that is only good for a few days. Save 40% off a year of...

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On the Post Production trail at NAB 2013—Day 4
By: Dennis Kutchera on Apr 12, 2013 at 12:43:25 pm

Wow, the last day of NAB 2013. I’ve been in Las Vegas since Saturday and in spite of my Rebok Nordic Walkers, I got a couple of blisters. Today the show closed at 2:00 p and the crowds were light. It was a fantastic time for Byron and me to take a one hour camera crash course that Red was offering. It was the first time for both of us to handle a Red. The Red is as easy or even easier to use than a Sony XDcam. The menus and indicators on the touch screen all make sense. Since...


NAB 2013 Wrap-Up
By: walter biscardi on Apr 12, 2013 at 6:43:08 am

Flamingos at the Flamingo of course.... Well another year has come and gone at the National Association of Broadcasters and here's some of the things I saw this year. Wasn't able to get around as much since I was working all day Mon / Tues in the Small Tree Booth but still saw some good stuff. 4k, Storage and Data Management Literally everything was 4k all over the place and we're expected to be shooting and editing in this format as quickly as possible. It's obvious that very few folks in production actually have a handle on how we're all...

Time-Lapse & RAW Workflow: DSLR | Video Skills
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 11, 2013 at 10:33:00 pm

Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. Join Rich in the first episode of this three-part series about creating a professional time-lapse video using an all-RAW workflow. In this episode, Rich shares some clips from his trip to Panama and explains how he overcame the obstacles of shooting a time-lapse in a crowd of tourists. Then, watch as he begins the post-production workflow by processing the images in Adobe Camera RAW. Related Episodes: Time-lapse Gear: DSLR | Video Skills Time-Lapse: Organizing: DSLR | Video Skills Time-Lapse: Developing: DSLR | Video Skills Time-Lapse &...

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Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Four
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:42:54 pm

Day Four, but really day six. Day six of four. Whatever. Last day of NAB. Day negative one seems like a week and a half ago at least. DEEP THOUGHT: SMS. When I read NAB suggestions and tips and wrap-ups from people who have been coming to the show a long time, I rarely hear anything about communication. This is mind-boggling. How did you meet people? Did you just know where they are? Randomly bump into people and become life-long friends? Call on the PHONE? NAB is such a frenzy, how did you really take advantage of all these great...

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Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Three
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 11, 2013 at 2:35:40 pm

Hooray for borrowed wifi. The gift that keeps on giving, whether it wants to or not. DEEP THOUGHT: cave dwellers. Working in the fabulous Small Tree Communications booth again today, I had more opportunity to ask booth visitors what they were looking for and what they saw in the lower south hall. Other than the cute widdle Bwack Magic itty bitty camera, most people were talking less about things and more about ideas for new workflows. The commonly mentioned things were collaboration tools like Adobe Anywhere, Axle Video, and Digital Rebellion's Kollaborate. Everyone was trying to get a handle on...

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NAB 2013 - The Last Day
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:41:34 pm

NAB 2013 had a really good vibe, all the way around. Yesterday's traffic was as busy as Monday and Tuesday and now, Thursday -- the day when you could roll the proverbial bowling ball down the aisle -- also seems crowded. One guy in the elevator said he scanned more cards on Tuesday than for the entire NAB 2012. I had booth appointments this morning and did see a few interesting things. Axle -- which won a Best of IBC 2012 from TVBEurope -- was a small but very popular booth showing "radically simple media management" that installs in minutes...

Check Out My Detailed Adobe Premiere Pro Technology Preview Class
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:35:00 am

Watch more at . Find out how to paste select attributes from one clip to another using the Paste Attributes dialog in Premiere Pro. Here's the full length course (with more to come after the app is released). Premiere Pro Technology Preview /126763-2.html?utm_campaign=SxF5DCi6zaI&utm_medium=viral&utm_source=youtube Check Out My Detailed Adobe Premiere Pro Technology Preview Class Republished by Richard Harrington...

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On the Post Production trail at NAB 2013—Day 3
By: Dennis Kutchera on Apr 11, 2013 at 8:36:51 am

Day 3 at NAB and I’m now past the exhaustion and sore feet. Tuesday night, I was not sure if I was going to make it to my bed after all the walking. Boy, did I sleep in today. So on day 3, I felt no pain. I can’t believe I found myself watching another Smoke 2013 demo this morning, but I am really impressed with what this editor/compositor/colorist software is capable of doing. In my last post, I wrote the praises of Flanders Scientific (FSI) monitors and their new line of CM monitors. Today I paid a visit to...

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Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Two
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 10, 2013 at 6:29:30 pm

Blah blah written on day two posted on day three because INTERNETS SUCK. DEEP THOUGHT: "saving steps". In high school and college, I worked as a waitress. In the world of serving tables, we have a concept called "saving steps." That is, you're on your feet every shift, so you try your best to think about each trip around the dining room. You address the needs of multiple tables at once so you don't end up running back and forth and wearing yourself out unnecessarily. Servers who don't save their steps are referred to as noobs, and thusly looked down...

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Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day One
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 10, 2013 at 6:14:17 pm

Day one is two days and mumblemumble dollars short. Vegas, man. What can I say? I DID write it on day one. DEEP THOUGHT: connections. Wandering around the south hall today shortly after it opened, I found myself bouncing from person to person, many I knew and some I didn't. This has become somewhat expected by now -- you're in one room with a couple hundred people from a relatively small community (of which the Internet sub-community is even smaller), of course you're going to run into each other. That's part of the fun. However, today I had a bit...

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NAB 2013 - Day 3 - 5 PM
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 10, 2013 at 5:49:31 pm

The traffic on the NAB floor show is usually much lighter than Monday and Tuesday, but today the aisles were still as crowded as the first two days of the show. That's a surprise, and a pleasant one, especially since this is not a "big news" NAB. Thursday is traditionally the day that exhibitors finally get to roam the floor to visit friends and competitors. Let's see if tomorrow is quiet enough for them to do so. I must be burning out because I continually went to appointments at the wrong time today. At least I didn't nearly walk into...

On the Post Production trail at NAB 2013—Day 2
By: Dennis Kutchera on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:22:39 am

Day 2 of NAB 2013 and I briefly started in the Central Hall, so some of this post is not just about post today. Clearly tape has become a dead medium as I cruised through the Panasonic and Sony booths—not a video tape or VTR in sight. I had a brief look at the broadcast monitors from both companies. I am not a fan of Sony monitors, but they were showing a tech demo of 56 and 30 inch 4K OLED monitors. OK, I was impressed. I am hearing so much 4K chatter this year from cameras to post, that...


Lowel's GL-1 Power LED Light.
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 10, 2013 at 9:35:00 am

Join Rich in Las Vegas at the NAB show where he caught up with Director of Communications, Duane Sherwood, to talk about Lowel's brand new GL-1 Power LED Light. This light is perfect for photographers or videographers who want just a little extra light on their field shoots. Features: Hand held Tungston color LED source Adjustable dimming Rechargeable Battery Cool to the touch Quiet The Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light is available now at Lowel's GL-1 Power LED Light. Republished by Richard Harrington...


NAB 2013: Day 3 at 7:30 am
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 10, 2013 at 7:44:14 am

Oh yeah, I've been up awhile. I'm on my way to a press breakfast, the first of ten appointments today (it'll probably end up being 12 or 13). I hope to have more time to blog later in the day, but since the only WiFi is in the press room, I wanted to get in a few words. First, a few things I forgot to write yesterday: finally met Kylee Wall, COW blogger extraordinaire This is her 2nd NAB and my 24th NAB. She's having a great time at the Small Tree booth with Walter Biscardi. It was great to...

Adorama NAB 2013: New From Blackmagic Design
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 9, 2013 at 10:33:00 pm

In this episode Adorama TV host, Rich Harrington visits the Blackmagic Design booth at NAB to speak with Stuart Ashton about some hot new products. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor, MFT lenses with ProRes and RAW recording is available for pre-order now at Also available for pre-order is the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. A high resolution 4K digital film camera with large Super 35 sensor and global shutter for 4K and Ultra HD production. Adorama NAB 2013: New From Blackmagic Design Republished by Richard Harrington...

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NAB 2013 Day 2: What I'm thankful for
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:24:23 pm

First, let me count the things I'm thankful for. My comfortable shoes -- not Hush Puppies this year but these cool Munro shoes I inherited from my mother. Second, my almost-brand new laptop, an HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC. I did not want to spend the money for an UltraBook or an iPad 3 but I wanted something light and small with a full keyboard. This laptop rocks, love it! Third, the mango lasse drinks at the India Origin restaurant in the South Lower hall. I did not have time to wait in the insanely long food lines nor did...

On the Post Production trail at NAB 2013—Day 1
By: Dennis Kutchera on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:34:03 am

A little Pre-NAB This is the second time I’ve come to NAB with my son Byron Kutchera, who turned 21 last year. He was crazy enough to follow in his Dad’s footsteps and get into the TV an Film business, For the first time ever, I came to NAB two days early to take in a little Vegas culture; and what better way to do that than to see The Vegas Show at the Saxe Theater, a stage show celebrating the golden era of Las Vegas with reenactments of classic performers doing their signature stage shows. It was a very...

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End of Day 1: the buzz is...very little buzz
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 8, 2013 at 5:21:31 pm

But that's a good thing, really. Have customers gotten savvy to the "we're the best thing since sliced bread" mentality? Are they fed up with products that are promised to ship next month only to find out it's next month plus six or eight more months? At the AJA press conference this morning, President Nick Rashby set out the company's new rule: only talking about shipping products. The company has plenty of new products that are shipping, including Ki Pro Quad for Canon C500 and Ki Pro Quad for Sony F55 (along with numerous other products I'll detail in a...

Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Zero
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:55:54 pm

Today's deep thought is brought to you by free wifi a day late. It's hard to post a daily blog from a wifi-only iPad. ANYWAY. Today's actual deep thought is about what lies behind the curtain. The man back there we're not supposed to pay attention to until the little dog comes and bittes his leg. Vegas is all about the facade. It makes you feel loved, desired, wanted. Vegas lusts for you. Come here, give us a hug. It's okay to spend your paycheck. We'll make sure you don't know how many hours you've spent wandering around with your...

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Monday AM and BMD has another new camera...
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:56:17 am

One of the biggest surprises at last year's NAB was Blackmagic Design's introduction of a Cinema Camera. This year, BMD did it again, times two: First, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, a new 4K digital film camera with a Super 35mm size sensor and professional global shutter, EF mount optics and Apple ProRes file recording. For $3,995. This camera is one of BMD's entry into UltraHD (aka 4K), one of the pre-NAB buzzes. This camera also supports the new 6G-SDI video connection out, for use on live video production. Many of the company's products were upgraded to support 6G-SDI, by...

My NAB Speaking Schedule
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 8, 2013 at 8:55:00 am

Monday 10:15 11:00 am | Tiffen Booth C8818 (Free) 12:15 1:00 pm | Tiffen Booth C8818 (Free) 1:15 1:45 pm | Drobo Booth N6926 (Free) 2:00 3:15 pm | Practical Motion Background Post|Production Conference 3:30 4:45 pm | Advanced Motion Control 3D Post|Production Conference 5:00 6:15 pm | Hyper-syndication Post|Production Conference Tuesday 10:15 11:00 am | Tiffen Booth C8818 (Free) 11:15 11:45 am | Drobo Booth N6926 (Free) 2:00 3:15 pm | Photoshop for Premiere Editors Post|Production Conference 2:00 3:15 pm | Practical Motion Background Post|Production Conference 3:30 4:45 pm | Time Floats By Post|Production Conference 5:00 6:45 pm |...

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NAB 2013 - and so it begins...
By: Debra Kaufman on Apr 7, 2013 at 8:30:41 pm

Sunday is always a hectic day for the press, as we trek from hotel to hotel for various press conferences. Sometimes the manufacturers provide transportation from one event to another ('cause you'd never get there on time any other way), but most of the time we're on our own to cab it or ride the rails (the Monorail that is). If Sunday's events are any indication, here are the trends I see so far: 1. Everybody is playing nice with everybody. Manufacturers realize they have much more to gain from partnerships than selling the concept that all you need is...

Come see me in the Small Tree Communications booth, y'all.
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:54:59 pm

South Lower Hall, 6005. Find Orad from the main aisle and turn left. It's looking pretty freakin' sweet right now. Lots of great stuff to show you...or just stay for the huge circular screen. I'll be there Tuesday and Wednesday. Walter Biscardi will be there Monday and Tuesday. No matter when you come, you'll see some COW friends. Not gonna lie. This is pretty fun already....

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Susan McGrath on Line Producing
By: Bob Gillen on Apr 7, 2013 at 10:50:32 am

Toronto-based line producer Susan McGrath talked to us about her work line producing for series television. For the last decade, she has produced, line produced, story produced and production managed series and documentaries airing on A E, CBC, Court TV, CTV, Discovery, Global, HGTV, History, OMNI, Oxygen, SLICE, SunTV, TVO, Vision, and W. 
 Recent Projects “The last two series I’ve line produced have been wild and challenging in very different ways. The series I just finished (Never Ever Do This At Home) involved slowly destroying a house over 14 episodes. It involved pyro-technics, a first for me. We were...

Win a Camera at NAB from Adorama
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 6, 2013 at 10:52:00 pm

You can win a great camera at NAB. Chances are pretty good for those of you at show. Register at this page Visit the Adorama booth at The NAB Show (Booth C7412) to get your ticket Be at booth at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the drawing. Good luck. Win a Camera at NAB from Adorama Republished by Richard Harrington...


Remotely Backing Up Your Footage
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 6, 2013 at 6:23:00 pm

In a previous episode, PTC004 - Shooting HDR Photography , we learned how to have a successful HDR photography shoot, while focusing on the benefits of high dynamic range photography, camera settings, and appropriate gear to use. In this episode of Power to Create, Host Rich Harrington and Special Guest Abba Shapiro return to discuss the first steps to take when finishing up a shoot, backing up your footage. Uncontrollable obstacles can happen, but you can avoid being a victim. Technology like the Drobo Mini has made transferring your footage easy and accessible. In this episode you will learn: How...


Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Negative One
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 6, 2013 at 5:20:03 pm

Yeah, so, NAB, am I right? Alright, look. This is my first year seeing NAB from the other side in many ways. I'm very much an observer. I will tweet a lot of strange pictures and probably a lot of nonsensical thoughts over the next week, but I felt like I should at least attempt to contribute something worthwhile during this thing. There's a deluge of coverage from the show floor. People who have been around a lot longer and actually have strong opinions will be covering everything anyone could possibly want to know about new products. That's not really...

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Looking ahead at NAB 2013
By: walter biscardi on Apr 6, 2013 at 1:27:16 pm

Coming to you from 36,000 feet over these fine United States as we jet from the home of this year's Final Four Championship to Sin City. I figured this was a good a time as any to share my thoughts for this year's annual love fest for all things production also known as the National Association of Broadcasters Convention. Which begs the question, how many people attending are actually broadcasters? I'm sure their numbers have been overtaken by the thousands of independents and digital content developers. But I digress. 4K Reading the hype before the show, it's obvious that we...

Photofocus podcast April 5 — "Live" from Alaska
By: Richard Harrington on Apr 5, 2013 at 6:23:00 pm

Here is the new feed: feed:// Download episode here or get it on iTunes Rich and Scott record a special podcast live from Alaska. They breakdown how they get ready for a professional shoot. Topics include: What gear to bring and what to leave How to get gear on location How to get the shot by setting objectives Using multiple camera bodies Scott s Eagle shot he s still trying to get Pre-visualization strategies What makes a great photo How to photograph birds What is the best depth of field for action? Plus the announcement of our new HDR Learning...


NAB Sneak Preview from Small Tree
By: Steve Modica on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:33:47 am

I’m getting ready to head out to Las Vegas this weekend to get the Small Tree booth all setup (SL6005) and I’m really excited. First off, we have a brand new version of our Titanium platform coming out called “Titanium Z”. The Z platform is AWESOME and the folks here at Small Tree (including The Duffy) are very excited to start telling people about it. First of all, in keeping with our history of bringing really high-tech functionality (like real time video editing) down into the commodity price space, we are now bringing down Storage Virtualization. To offer Virtualization, we...


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