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Movie Set Job Description - Camera Department
By: Peter John Ross on Dec 7, 2013 at 8:35:16 pm

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My Favorite New iPad Air Case and Screen Cover
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 7, 2013 at 7:38:00 am

Like many I bought a new iPad Air. Thanks to Apple's secrecy, finding a decent case has proven pretty much impossible. This is because the exact shape and position of buttons was a secret. Want a case that loosely fits or covers your buttons... no problem. It's also easy to find one that doesn't shut the device off when you close the lid. But I like my gear to last and look professional. After a lot of searching, I'm very happy with the results. The Perfect Case for iPad Air I ended up choosing the Bear Motion Case ® For...

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Phishing Email scam underway using your Apple account as bait
By: walter biscardi on Dec 7, 2013 at 6:49:50 am

If you have an Apple Account (iTunes, iPad, iPhone) there is a Phishing email scam going on. Here's an email I received, note that the return email address is fake. Looks real though, pass this along and if you receive the email do not reply to it or click the link....

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Keynote tutorial: Assembling a Layered Graphic File in Keynote
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 6, 2013 at 8:18:00 am

Keynote integrates well with Photoshop, which means you can easily import PNG files for use in your presentations. In this tutorial, find out how to assemble a layered file in Keynote, and get some expert tips for building presentations based on Photoshop images, such as making your PNGs all the same dimension. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Keynote-tutorial... .   Keynote tutorial: Assembling a Layered Graphic File in Keynote Republished by Richard Harrington...

Apple

Adobe employee’s clever music videos get over one million views on YouTube
By: Adobe Sponsored on Dec 5, 2013 at 1:54:35 pm

Extraneous Lyrics 2012 leveraged integrated Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects workflow Creativity is the name of the game at Adobe, so it’s no surprise that many of Adobe’s own employees are creative types themselves. Dave Werner is one example. By day, Dave is a senior experience designer, using video and animation to help design new Adobe products. In his free time, he turns his attention to personal projects that leverage the same creative tools. Dave’s popular Extraneous Lyrics videos are verbose versions of pop songs from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Gotye, One Direction, and Taylor...

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Long Exposure Time-lapse Essentials
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 5, 2013 at 6:00:00 am

In order to capture a moving street shot, I turned to long exposure. To really see the lights and energy of the scene, I wanted to elongate the action. Here’s the logic I applied to the shot. First I set the camera to manual mode to avoid any significant settings changes from shot to shot. With timelapse, you want to see variation over time, so the last thing you want is an aperture or shutter changing. Next I stopped the camera all the way down and shot ƒ/22. This let the least amount of light into the sensor. I set...

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Get Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 a Month
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 4, 2013 at 6:00:00 am

Adobe recently unveiled its Photoshop Photography Program which let Photoshop CS3 (or newer) customers get Photoshop CC and Lightroom for US $9.99 a month. Many of you were upset that Creative Suite owners and Lightroom customers couldn’t participate. We told you to be patient. The time has arrived (but the window of opportunity is short). Starting today, the Photoshop Photography Program is available to anyone who wants to participate ( but only until December 8, 2013 ). That means you’ve got just under two weeks to decide if you want to participate. The Photoshop Photography Program includes the following for...


Using Shy Layers in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 3, 2013 at 1:25:59 pm

Making a layer "shy" hides it from view, allowing you to work with a clean and organized Timeline. In this tutorial, find out how to use shy layers in After Effects and explore some of their advantages. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . This tutorial is a single movie from the After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 8 minutes and reveals time-saving features for navigating to specific timecodes, adjusting keyframes, changing layer behavior, and other tips for mastering the Timeline panel in After Effects. Using Shy Layers...


Scruffy.TV transforms workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud
By: Adobe Sponsored on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:45:09 am

Distributed team relies on Adobe video tools for latest parody, Flight Club Ambitiously aiming to lead the media revolution, Scruffy.TV creates custom content and is building a full, online network that is hosting all-original content. Kanen Flowers is the creative director behind the initiative, which includes That Post Show , Scruffy Thinking , Scruffy Shows , and HERO PUNK . Other team members include Kristin Martin, Ryan Jacobi, and Weston Woodbury. We sat down with these multitalented creatives and talked about why they decided to move to an all Adobe workflow based on Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on...

Creative Cloud

The Production Process Part 1: Pre-Production
By: walter biscardi on Dec 2, 2013 at 7:35:58 pm

Sister company Biscardi Creative Media launched its first Google Hangout today which is a lot of fun. Essentially a live podcast that is instantly converted over to a YouTube video when completed with the ability to edit the video on YouTube when its completed. The main focus on the BCM Hangouts will be educating clients and potential clients on all aspects of the production process and how we work. However there is cross-over and in the first set of Hangouts we’ll be discussing the four steps of the Production Process. The goal of this series is to demystify what it...

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Using a Click Track to Create a Music Video
By: Richard Harrington on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:44:00 pm

When you’re working on a music video and need to record a commercial or promo that’s tightly tied to a music track, it’s important to think ahead for post-production. Recording with a click track gives you the ability to sync multiple cameras and multiple takes across several locations. Using consistent, sequential audio cues, known as a click track, will help you sync your visuals in post. On this week’s show, Robbie and Rich walk you through the benefits of using a click track when recording a musical performance. This week we cover • Using a click track: Learn how to...

DSLR VideoVideo

How to develop and Act In a Web Series
By: Bob Gillen on Dec 2, 2013 at 12:26:00 pm

Creating Story continues its focus on web series, with LA-based actor and acting coach Claire Winters sharing comments on developing and acting in a web series. Classically trained, Winters’ many roles include the bipolar disabled daughter of Philip Seymour Hoffman in the HBO mini series Empire Falls, and a wealthy uber-feminist film student in the comedy feature Filmic Achievement. Film professor Mildred Lewis has said of web series, “(Viewers) can watch legacy media or take advantage of virtually unlimited, less well-known content.” The question for Claire Winters: in an open environment such as a web series, do actors need to...


Use Brainstorm in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 30, 2013 at 1:23:00 pm

With the Brainstorm tool, you can create new, randomly generated effects for use in your After Effects projects. Find out how to use this tool and experiment with your own effects in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/After-Effects-Guru-Mastering-T imeline/144848-2.html?utm_campaign=hHYAqr6sOhs utm_medium=viral utm_source=youtube. This tutorial is a single movie from the After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. Use Brainstorm in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

AdobeMotion Graphics

An Odd Delight: A Corporate Editor's Leap Into Broadcast
By: Kylee Wall on Nov 29, 2013 at 5:18:10 pm

Seeing a stack of tapes labeled and ready to gather dust on a shelf is a feeling of accomplishment I've never had before last week. A full season of This American Land, in glorious HDCAM Not because I've never really had physical copies of any of my work (although outside of a DVD or two, that's definitely true), but because this was my first time cutting for broadcast and I'm pleased to announce I didn't screw any of it up. Before this show, I only occasionally had to worry about title safe lower thirds or broadcast safe colors -- when...

editing

Fixing the Exposure Triangle Beyond Camera Settings
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 29, 2013 at 2:48:00 pm

Throughout the past month , we’ve tackled the exposure triangle —the critical way to get properly exposed photos and videos. Remember your camera and lens have three essential controls that affect how much light comes into the camera: the aperture or opening of the lens, the shutter speed (how long the shutter opens), and the ISO (the sensitivity of your sensor). But a problem as tough as exposure can still be hard to crack. What happens when you can’t get more light into the camera and the shot is dark? How about when you want shallow depth of field and...

DSLR VideoVideo

Keynote Tutorial: Animating images
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:41:00 pm

It can be hard to keep your audience engaged during a presentation, but don't worry; Keynote offers you a way to spice things up: animating your images. Find out how to animate images in Keynote in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Keynote-tutorial... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Keynote: From Outline to Presentation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 10 minutes and shows how to build and deliver a great Keynote presentation. Keynote Tutorial: Animating images Republished by Richard Harrington...

AppleBusiness

USC graduate students embrace Adobe Creative Cloud to edit thesis film
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:04:37 pm

USC filmmakers break new ground with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC Filmmaker Christopher Guerrero—soon to graduate—and Maury Shessel—already on his career path—both attended The University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Both video pros have tried various software programs and suites to edit and post-produce projects and they agree: Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on Adobe Premiere Pro CC for editing gives them everything they need to create a box-office hit. They decided to edit Chris’s graduate thesis film, Mike Garcia and The Cruz , using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and shared their...

Creative Cloud

First Look: FSI CM250 OLED Reference Monitor
By: walter biscardi on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:34:56 pm

“First Look” at the new FSI CM250 OLED Reference monitor from Flanders Scientific. I sat down with FSI's Bram Desmet to check out this new monitor and instead of blogging about it, we broke out the camera and decided to show you down below what this incredible monitor is all about. In a nutshell it’s a plasma screen type viewing environment but with the same exacting color quality the FSI brand is known for. Designed to work either alone or alongside existing FSI monitors, the CM250 would be a welcome addition to any Post facility, home based edit suite or...

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Joseph Kosinski’s film “Oblivion” showcases elegant effects created with Adobe After Effects
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:33:15 am

World‐class user interface designers, graphic artists, and animators create crisp, timeless visual elements for sci-fi film When you want great visual effects for your latest futuristic film, you need to hire a great team. That’s exactly what Joseph Kosinski did for his latest film, Oblivion , starring Tom Cruise as a drone repairman working on an uninhabitable future Earth. Kosinski turned to Bradley G. Munkowitz (GMUNK), who he’d previously worked with on Tron Legacy . As lead interface graphic designer, GMUNK then pulled a team together that included Interface Graphic Designers Joseph Chan (Chanimal) and Jake Sargeant, and Interface Animators...

After Effects

DSLR tutorial: The Exposure Triangle
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:33:00 pm

When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light. In this tutorial, explore a straightforward way to get strong, well-exposed shots with your DSLR. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . DSLR tutorial: The Exposure Triangle Republished by Richard Harrington...

DSLR Video

Upping the HUD ante with Adobe After Effects
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:06:30 pm

Cantina Creative creates next-generation heads-up display effects for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Stephen Lawes, creative director and co-owner of Cantina Creative and Cantina VFX Supervisor Venti Hristova raised the bar once again on the heads-up displays (HUDs) for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 , which premiered in May and released on DVD in September. The film features Robert Downey Jr. as superhero Tony Stark, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and other top stars in supporting roles. Lawes and Hristova’s primary task was the creation of 100 HUD-only shots in the film, used with multiple versions of Iron Man and other...

After Effects

VFX and motion graphics experts use Adobe After Effects on “Star Trek Into Darkness”
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:10:30 am

Andrew Kramer focused on movie titles while OOOii team created stunning graphics and heads-up displays for blockbuster film Resurrecting the classic science fiction franchise of Star Trek is certainly a challenge that any motion graphics and VFX artists would gladly accept. For the latest installment, Star Trek Into Darkness , Andrew Kramer of Bad Robot and author/owner of the site Video Copilot was the lucky one tapped to create more than 30 title sequences for the movie. Production studio OOOii eagerly took on the job of designing all user interfaces and future technologies within the movie. Kramer, OOOii CEO Kent...

After Effects

Keynote Tutorial: Adding a Photo to a Drop Zone
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 18, 2013 at 1:40:00 pm

Keynote's themes often include drop zones--areas where you can drop several photos of different sizes and have them formatted consistently, which will save you time when building your presentations. Find out how to add a photo to a drop zone in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Keynote-tutorial... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Keynote: From Outline to Presentation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 10 minutes and shows how to build and deliver a great Keynote presentation. Keynote Tutorial: Adding a Photo to a Drop Zone Republished by Richard...

AppleBusiness

Videoguys November 2013 Update
By: Gary Bettan on Nov 17, 2013 at 4:08:36 pm

Videoguys November 2013 Update We've been adding a bunch of new articles, products and promotions over at Videoguys.com. With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to let our customers know that I have re-activated our INSIDER5 coupon which gives you 5% off on any order you place between now and Nov 22nd. ----------------------------------------------------- Videoguys DIY 10 - Our wait for Thunderbolt is over! http://tinyurl.com/qj55can I know it has been a LONG time since we first introduced our DIY 9 build and even our DIY 9.5 updates are over a year old. Every day we get calls and emails from...

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Seasoned film editor takes Adobe Premiere Pro CC for a spin
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:03:58 am

Customizable interface, visual effects integration, and fast rendering time impressed long-time Avid editor Born in Rome, raised in Switzerland, and son of director Andre de Toth, Nicolas de Toth is a second generation film maker. After studying acting for six years Nick worked in production, occupying various positions, from gaffer and grip to production manager. His editing career started as an assistant editor, working with Academy Award-winning editor Neil Travis for eight years. He’s now been editing on his own for 10 years, with film credits including Stoker, This Means War, and Wolverine: X-Men Origins. The windows of time between...

Premiere Pro

Understanding GoPro Bodies
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:35:00 pm

GoPro cameras are great for time-lapse, underwater, and aerial photography. This tutorial takes a detailed look at GoPro cameras. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... . Understanding GoPro Bodies Republished by Richard Harrington...

DSLR VideoVideo

Cutting‐edge post production house switches to Adobe Creative Cloud video workflow
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 12, 2013 at 8:50:46 am

Senior Post chooses Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing for web, broadcast, film, and music video content Josh Senior founded Senior Post in September of 2012 on the principle that at the heart of every project is great storytelling—that makes clients look good. That was nearly a year ago, and Josh still has the napkin he used to sketch out his initial ideas. He has lots of napkins, but that one is special. The company focuses 75% of its time on video editing and 25% on motion graphics work—100% storytelling all the time. We talked with Josh about how his...

Premiere Pro

Creating Books I Want to Read Myself
By: Bob Gillen on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:16:05 am

UK-based writer Joanna Penn and I connected through email to talk about her creative writing. Penn describes herself as a writer-entrepreneur. Her body of work includes fiction and nonfiction. “I write thrillers under J.F. Penn and non-fiction under Joanna Penn.” Penn’s three-book thriller series centers on psychologist and ARKANE agent Morgan Sierra. “Set against a backdrop of early Christian history, archeology and psychology,” says Penn, “the fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, secret societies, global locations, violence, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural.” READ MORE... Creating Books I Want to Read Myself Republished by Bob Gillen...


Elevate Your Video Camera
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 11, 2013 at 3:04:00 pm

A great way to create more interesting video perspectives is to raise your camera higher . Positioning the camera above any scene gives a unique view—and putting the camera into motion from that position can result in really dynamic shots. In this week’s video, we look at a couple of tools for raising your camera up higher, and discuss techniques for getting the most out of elevated shots. This week we cover Using a monopod to extend your reach. Learn why a monopod is one of the easiest ways to get the camera up higher and extend it into a...

DSLR VideoVideo

Movie Clichés - Plans Never Work
By: Peter John Ross on Nov 10, 2013 at 7:18:14 pm

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What I Learned About Post-Production at My First Job
By: Kylee Wall on Nov 10, 2013 at 2:16:18 pm

And I don't mean my first industry job. My first JOB. The first time I got a minimum wage paycheck for cleaning out a toilet. Well, in my case it was for cleaning up about 7 gallons of frozen ketchup, but we can talk about that another time. The deeper I get into my editing career, the more I realize that the basis of everything I do on a daily basis was learned at my first job. When you peel away the layers of technological aptitude and the years of experience, the thing that sets one person apart from another...

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Keynote tutorial: Ken Burns effects with Magic Move
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 9, 2013 at 1:42:00 pm

The Ken Burns effect involves panning and zooming on a still image. In this tutorial, Rich Harrington sheds some light on how you can use the Magic Move feature to create Ken Burns effects in your Keynote presentations and make them stand out. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Keynote-tutorial... . This tutorial is a single movie from the Keynote: Using Photos and Videos Effectively for Great Presentations course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 39 minutes and shows how to add photos and video to your Keynote presentation and make it more professional and engaging....

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How Do I Mount and Control a GoPro Camera?
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:37:00 pm

From its origins as a surf camera to its current incarnation as a flexible tool for any project that needs a small, durable, and capable camera, GoPro has become synonymous with go anywhere, “get the shot no matter what” productions. Smaller than your fist and providing endless mounting options, GoPro cameras allow you to get shots you never thought were possible—especially where larger, more expensive cameras won’t work. In this week’s episode , we’ll take a look at the iconic GoPro camera and how it can become even more flexible with different mounts, and the GoPro App, which allows you...

DSLR VideoVideo

Stargate Studios Sets the Bar for Visual Effects on Productions
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 8, 2013 at 8:56:59 am

Adobe Creative Cloud and automation create competitive edge for iconic production studio Delivering content for some of televisions top shows, including House of Lies , Grey's Anatomy , and, of course The Walking Dead , Stargate Studios continues to break the mold of how feature films, television series, electronic games, and commercials are generated. The studio was founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson, a distinguished cinematographer and visual effects supervisor with 30 years of expertise in film, television, and visual effects. The now international production company provides concept development, advanced production services, and state-of-the-art postproduction services. In an industry that...

After Effects

Film Adaptation of Macbeth Set in Northern Ireland Prison
By: Bob Gillen on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:48:44 pm

Tom Magill, co-founder and artistic director of the Educational Shakespeare Company ( ESC ), uses drama and film to heal the trauma so deeply rooted within criminal justice and metal health settings. Centered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, ESC works to enable those mired in brutal circumstances to understand and transform their lives through the creative process. The plays of Shakespeare, most prominently Macbeth, feature strongly in this healing process. ESC describes itself as an award-winning culture and arts education charity specializing in storytelling through drama and film. “The majority of people I work with,” says Tom Magill, “are carrying trauma....


"We Are What We Are" enjoys theatrical release following Sundance premiere
By: Adobe Sponsored on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:54:27 pm

Filmmaker’s third film edited with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro Countless filmmakers have launched their careers at the Sundance Film Festival, many going on to gain honors as highly regarded as an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. For Director Jim Mickle, having his third independent film, We Are What We Are , premiere in the Midnight category was nothing short of an honor. After cutting his first two films on Final Cut Pro, Mickle made the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud for his latest work. The film has now been released in theaters,...

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Autokeyframing in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:37:00 pm

Using Auto-keyframe mode in After Effects can speed up your animation workflow. Find out how autokeyframing works, as well as some of its pitfalls, in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu... . Autokeyframing in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington...

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What is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?
By: Richard Harrington on Nov 1, 2013 at 3:07:00 pm

Blackmagic Design is well known for its reasonably priced video post-production products, including interfaces and adapters. Recently they’ve also started making cameras, including the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Production Camera 4k, and Pocket Cinema Camera—all with high-end features and great price points. On this week’s episode, we’ll take a look at the small, yet capable Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera . About the same size as a traditional point-and-shoot stills camera, the BMPCC is capable of shooting video using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and now, the compressed RAW format as well, all to a fast SD card. It’s a versatile camera that...

DSLR VideoVideo

A bird’s-eye view of World War II
By: Adobe Sponsored on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:36:14 pm

Emmy-winning documentary created for HISTORY includes 300 animations and 79 VFX shots created with Adobe video tools When a television program wins an Emmy award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction, it must be something special. World War II from Space , a program commissioned by HISTORY, is a stunning 90-minute documentary visualizing key events from World War II from the vantage point of space. This was a huge creative endeavor with 300 animations and 79 VFX shots—all completed over the course of one and a half years by U.K. production company October Films and visual effects studio Prime...

After Effects

Darren Orange moves from role-playing games to feature films
By: Adobe Sponsored on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:11:27 pm

Creative Cloud powers the production workflow for Reactor 88 Reactor 88 is an independent production company based near Chicago with a unique focus on creating films based on role-playing game narratives. The company’s first production, InSpectres was released in September 2013 and the team is hard at work on their second film, Dead News Report . We spoke with Darren Orange, CEO of Reactor 88, about their films, their inspiration, and their tools. What drew you into filmmaking? It was a complete accident. I wanted to make video games originally, but when I made a short film to illustrate the...

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Practical Checklist for Video Production Conferences
By: Kylee Wall on Oct 23, 2013 at 12:58:18 pm

You've booked your conference (perhaps the Southeast Creative Summit ), been practicing your handshake, and read How to Win Friends and Influence People - twice. The eve of your classes is upon you. You're ready to learn all the things and network your face off. Congratulations, you've prepared yourself well. But have you prepared yourself for yourself ? You can't learn if you aren't comfortable, and you won't want to be social if you're grumpy. Don't forget to check your own checklist for creature comforts. 1. Plan workshops ahead of time. Print out the schedule grid (because you can't rely...

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How Sensitive is Your Camera?
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:44:00 pm

When you’re talking about exposure, it’s important to know the sensitivity of your camera. A camera’s sensitivity is measured with an ISO unit. The ISO standard is controlled by a technical group called the International Organization for Standardization and it’s the digital equivalent to film speed from days past. From camera to camera, the native sensitivity will vary. Newer cameras tend to be more sensitive to light thanks to improvements in camera sensors. This means that you can shoot with less available light or use smaller apertures to control depth of field. But if you set your ISO too high,...

DSLR Video

Photo Travelogue Oct 2013 Part 1
By: Mike Cohen on Oct 16, 2013 at 9:17:03 pm

10 days in Washington during the government shutdown of 2013, followed by warmer climates. More later: Business as usual here: Avert your eyes: Washington is a mix of old and new: The MLK library design by Mies van der Rohe After a long day a nice meal is a nice reward: Spooky: Live HD surgery via satellite: One day to rest......though mostly spent packing: On to Miami: Dinner in Mary Brickell village I saw a Bentley, a Maserati and an Aston Martin on the same block. Print my customs forms, repack gear, time for bed. Thanks for viewing. Mike Cohen...


Live Training and Live Networking, They Build Trust for your Career
By: walter biscardi on Oct 14, 2013 at 6:13:29 pm

I’m fortunate that I get the opportunity to speak in front of many groups and recently that’s been more high school and college students. No matter what the discussion is about, we always spent a lot of time talking jobs and networking. Because we’re all so digitally connected it should be easier to network, at least that’s what they think. Twitter, Facebook, Forums like these on the Cow and Google Hangouts, that’s all you need to build a reputation. Not really. Folks hire who they trust. We trust who we meet. We trust those who have met you. A college...

Southeast Creative Summit

Five Video Editing Tips – from Writers
By: Kylee Wall on Oct 13, 2013 at 7:46:55 pm

I like writing. I always have, and I've always been okay at it. It makes a lot of sense to me when editors also write -- blogs, scripts, whatever -- because the tasks are so similar. It mostly comes down to constructing a story of some kind, and the same pitfalls seem to apply more and more as I keep editing and writing stuff. Since I'm sufficientish (or maybe proficientish? I don't know words) at writing and I want to be AWESOME, I did the obvious and looked up advice from famous authors so I could copy off...er...attempt to emulate...

video editing

Telling a Story with the Camera
By: Peter John Ross on Oct 11, 2013 at 3:26:53 pm

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Mastering Shutter Speed
By: Richard Harrington on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:15:00 pm

Does your footage look too choppy? Are action scenes a streaky mess? It might be because your shutter speed isn’t set properly . The shutter in a camera is a lot like a pair of shutters on a window. It controls how much light comes through and hits the camera’s sensor. This week, we continue to look at exposure. There are three critical pieces to achieving good exposure and creative control with your shots. Fortunately, shutter speed is the easiest to learn, with just a few simple rules. This week we’ll cover • What is shutter speed? Learn how shutter...

DSLR Video

Can't get to the Supermeets? Come to Atlanta October 26th for the Creative Ball!
By: walter biscardi on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:29:23 am

So you say you can’t make it out to Las Vegas, Amsterdam or San Francisco for the annual Supermeets? Well the Atlanta Creative Ball is bringing that awesome Raffle and Party experience to the Southeast! This is going to be one heck of a party for creative professionals get to cut loose, swap knowledge and war stories and have a chance at some awesome prizes. On Saturday night, October 26th, we invite you to come enjoy Dinner, Drinks, Networking with your fellow Creatives, Meet up with folks from Blackmagic Design, AJA Video Systems, Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Mocha, Screenlight, Axle and...

Southeast Creative Summit

Sirens & Sinners: Filmmaking in the Weimar Republic
By: Debra Kaufman on Oct 9, 2013 at 1:28:45 pm

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a copy of the new book Sirens & Sinners: A Visual History of Weimar Republic Film 1918 - 1933 . For all you film lovers out there, you know what an amazing time this was for filmmaking. In fact, some of the films made during this era continue to be strong artistic influences. I'm talking about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920;, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) -- for my money, still one of the scariest films ever made; The Blue Angel (1930); M (1931).....the list goes on. The Weimar era was...

film history

Single Day Tickets Now Available for the Southeast Creative Summit!
By: walter biscardi on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:34:22 pm

SINGLE DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for the Southeast Creative Summit. The Atlanta Cutters has a limited number of single day tickets available for either Friday or Saturday, Oct 25 & 26. Just $149 each. Admission includes the 50% savings to the Atlanta Creative Ball. Can still get all three days for just $449 with the code creativecow2013 https://southeastcreativesummit.eventbrite.com/ The Southeast Creative Summit will be 56 workshop sessions over 3 days. In addition, we'll feature the first ever Atlanta Creative Ball, an awesome social night of food, networking, sponsor showcases and of course the Raffle which is approaching $30,000!...


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